Bed Bugs Webcast

Christian E. Hardigree is a faculty member and the Department Chair for the Hotel Management Department in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, including Hospitality Law, Laws of Innkeeping and Food Service, Hospitality Employment Law, Labor Management Relations, Legal Aspects of Recreation and Leisure Services, and Laws in Sports and Leisure Studies. Christian has been teaching courses at UNLV since 1997. She has former served in other administrative roles including the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, the Chief of Staff/Assistant President for UNLV, and the Associate Athletic Director for Special Projects and Community Development.

In addition to her educational and administrative obligations at UNLV, Christian has an extensive background as a trial attorney practicing primarily in the areas of premises liability, security/safety, products liability, and employment law. She maintains an active caseload at the firm Parnell & Associates, including private consulting and mediation/arbitration services. She is also a state appointed arbitrator for Nevad's mandatory arbitration program. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Nevada and Georgia, as well as the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Christian also serves as a consultant for numerous Strip properties in Las Vegas on a variety of litigation issues.

Christian conducts research and presents papers at industry conferences nationally as related to her various areas of expertise. In recent years, Christian has spoken to numerous groups on bed bug litigation, educating the hospitality industry on the legal pitfalls inherent in today's litigious society. The proliferation of bed bugs has created an obstacle course for virtually every business owner which necessitates a working-man's understanding of the technicalities of the American legal system.

After obtaining her B.S., cum laude, from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, Christian obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, focusing on employment discrimination, arbitration/mediation, and labor management relations. She has been with Parnell & Associates since 1997, where she is currently a partner.

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Christian E. Hardigree

Christian E. Hardigree
Parnell & Associates

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