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Robert Damon Spitzer

Born in 1946, Bob was raised in Winnemuccca and Reno, Nevada, and spent his high school and college summers working as a construction laborer, equipment operator, and crew foreman for his family’s construction company in the Lake Tahoe area, as well as one summer working on a gold placer prospect in remote central Alaska, and another doing mineral exploration in northeastern Nevada for a mining company.

He entered Stanford University in 1964 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering in 1968.  Military service followed.  Bob received a commission in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps and served a tour of duty in 1970 as Alpha Company commander for a Construction Battalion Unit (“Seabees”) on the ground in Quang Tri and Chu Lai, South Vietnam, producing aggregate from a quarry, concrete, and asphalt concrete, for road building and maintenance.

Bob earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco in June 1975, and was admitted to the California Bar in December 1975.  He moved back to Nevada, served as law clerk for a district court judge in Reno during 1976, and was admitted to the Nevada Bar in September 1976. He went to work for a prominent Reno law firm, Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison, and Howard, where he was an associate from 1976-1979 and a partner from 1979-1983, and where he received excellent training and mentoring.  From 1983-1989, Bob was a partner in Hoffman, Lien, Faccinto, and Spitzer, Incline Village, NV, and Tahoe City, CA, during which time the firm was heavily engaged representing landowners against the bi-state (NV and CA) Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in the land use regulatory wars at Lake Tahoe.  Since 1989, Bob has been a sole practitioner in Incline Village, Nevada.

Bob has raised his three children at Lake Tahoe. He hikes, backpacks, bikes, skis, hunts, fishes, and engages in other outdoor activities in the Sierra Nevada and other northern Nevada mountain ranges and the desert.


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