Alia A. Najjar, M.D., Esq.


Reno Office

3740 Lakeside Drive, Ste. 202

Reno, Nevada 89509

Telephone: (775) 322-4697

Facsimile: (775) 322-4698


Las Vegas Office

2850 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 200

Henderson, Nevada 89052

Telephone: (702) 751-3003

Facsimile: (702) 751-3004

Alia A. Najjar, M.D., Esq. is a partner in the Reno office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. As a licensed physician with general surgery training, Ms. Najjar uniquely blends her medical experience with her critical eye for detail to assess the most complex civil litigation issues involving personal injury, professional negligence, medical malpractice, regulatory compliance, contract agreements, employment, and administrative matters. Her client roster includes healthcare experts, insurance carriers, and long-term care and medical facilities, particularly in high-exposure cases.

Beyond her extensive litigation and administrative law experience, Ms. Najjar's surgical training equipped her with the precision to manage issues related to professional negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, and licensing board matters. During her residency, she honed her skills at top-tier hospitals, conducting various surgical procedures such as cholecystectomies, appendectomies, herniorrhaphies, colectomies, and more. Additionally, she adeptly managed intensive care and floor patients with diverse medical and surgical challenges, showcasing her ability to handle complex situations--a skillset seamlessly integrated into her legal practice. 

In May 2009, Ms. Najjar earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Prior to her legal studies, she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2003 and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Texas in 1999.

Licensed to practice law in Nevada and California, Ms. Najjar is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Notably, she also holds a license to practice medicine in the state of Texas. Her multifaceted expertise uniquely positions her as a valuable asset in delivering exceptional legal services at the intersection of law and medicine. 

Memberships and Affiliations 

  • Clark County Bar Association, (2012 - present) 
  • Board member, (2022 - present)  
  • Editor-in-Chief for the Publications Committee, (2021 - 2022)  
  • Associate editor for the Publications Committee, (2016 - 2020); (2023 - present) 
  • Nevada Justice Association 
  • American Medical Association 

Presentations and Articles 

  • Is it Good to Go Green? Pitfalls of Physician Investment and Ownership of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Communique, May 2015 
  • The Tail Wagging the Dog: Nevada's 9-Month Super-Priority Dilemma, co-author, California Mortgage Finance News, Winter 2014 
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Impact on Medical Malpractice, co-author, Communique, September 2014 
  • Organized and participated in CLE Panel, "Substance Abuse, Addictive, & Mental Health Disorders," Clark County Bar Association, October 24, 2014 
  • Guest lecturer at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," January 2014 
  • Panel Member at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, "All-Nighters and Adderall Event," September 9, 2014 
  • The Struggle for Sanity and Sobriety in the Legal Profession, Continuing Legal Education Substance Abuse Article, Communique, September 2018 
  • The New Controlled Substances Prescribing Mandates in AB474 (2017) Creating of a Plethora of Problematic Legal Issues for Practitioners and Patients in Pain, co-author, Communique, September 2018 
  • The Research Around CTE is Far from Settled, co-author, Concussion Defense Reporter, Winter 2019 
  • Special Report: Practicing Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic, author, Communique, May 2020 

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Contractual Disputes
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate and Guardianship
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • Regulatory and Compliance Services
  • Workers' Compensation Defense


University of California Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2009)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D. (2003)

University of Texas of the Permian Basin, B.S. summa cum laude (1999)

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