Real Experience.

The attorneys at AMES & AMES are among the best. Law Review, Leadership and Real Industry Experience are in our DNA. Through years of experience and education, our attorneys have developed well-earned reputations for providing creative and effective solutions to real problems.

 

Byron L. Ames

Managing Partner

Byron is a Managing Partner in the Firm and is responsible for management of the Firm's Nevada and Utah offices. His practice includes all phases of general litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis in the transportation, hospitality and construction industries.

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Tera K. Andrews Ames

Managing Partner

Tera is a Managing Partner in the Firm and is responsible for management of the Firm's Nevada and Utah offices. Her practice includes criminal defense, special counsel work for the Nevada State government, and all phases of general litigation. Tera currently serves as the Administrative Law Judge for Kamas City. She also spent over five years sitting as a Judge Pro Tempore in the North Las Vegas Justice Court of Clark County, NV.

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Stephen M. Bigham

Senior Associate

Stephen is Senior Associate to the Firm and works in the Kamas, Utah office, where he focuses on general litigation matters. He also serves as a mediator for the Salt Lake Community Action Program, and Utah Dispute Resolution's Small Claims Mediation Program. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Roy C. Buckmaster

Associate Attorney

Roy works as an associate attorney in our Utah office. He is experienced in many areas of civil litigation including general litigation, personal injury and employment law. Additionally, Roy has worked as a prosecutor handling criminal matters. Roy is licensed in Utah and Arizona.

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Scott L. Smith

Associate Attorney

Scott is an Associate Attorney and works in the Utah and Nevada offices where he focuses on general civil litigation and worker’s compensation cases. Scott has a varied legal background including: insurance defense, worker’s compensation and working for the Securities and Exchange Commission. When Scott is not practicing law he enjoys playing sports, skiing, biking and running.

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Nicholas Herr-Kostic

Associate Attorney

Nicholas recently joined Ames & Ames, LLP as an Associate Attorney in our Utah office after graduating from Pepperdine University School of Law. During law school, Nicholas worked for the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office and a private business law firm.

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Kurt Taylor Sorensen

Law Clerk

Taylor Sorensen recently graduated from University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law. He took the Utah Bar in July and is awaiting his results. During law school, Taylor worked as a law clerk for Park City Municipal Corporation providing legal research regarding land and water use. Additionally, he clerked for Judge Royal Hansen, Utah Third District Court and served as a law clerk for the National Security Subcommittee for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Jason C. Kolbe

Of Counsel

Jason is "Of Counsel" in the Firm and works in our Las Vegas, NV office. Jason is experienced in many areas of civil litigation including trucking, hospitality, construction, workers compensation, personal injuries, product liability and premises liability.

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