Born in Denver, Colorado, after graduating from high school, Mr. Balkenbush served three years in the United States Air Force. Mr. Balkenbush graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 with a degree in education. During his senior year he received the Outstanding Student Athlete Award. Mr. Balkenbush attended California Western School of Law where he received his J.D. Cum Laude in 1978. He was a member of the Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies and State and Local Taxation.
Mr. Balkenbush joined Thorndal Armstrong in 1986 after working as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada and the Chief Deputy District Attorney and County Counsel for Douglas County, Nevada. He is licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court District of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Balkenbush’s practice includes environmental law, employment law, construction law, civil rights defense, planning and zoning law, product defect law and general insurance defense law.
Mr. Balkenbush is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Away from work Mr. Balkenbush enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and golfing. He and his wife have four children and eight grandchildren with whom they spend a lot of time.
- U.S. District Court District of Nevada
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, 1974
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, California Western School of Law, 1978
- Member, California Western Law Review
- State Bar of Nevada