Our Attorneys

chad golightly
john b. greene
tamara lile vannah
paul marrero

Chad M. Golightly graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Finance in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho in 1994. Mr. Golightly was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1994. In 1995, Mr. Golightly opened his own law practice. Since 2003, he has specialized in personal injury law, representing clients who have suffered through the negligence of others.

Robert D. Vannah graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1971. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, in 1976. Mr. Vannah was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1976, the State Bar of California in 1990, and the State Bar of Colorado in 1995. Mr. Vannah practices primarily in the areas of insurance bad faith, personal injury, and product liability, exclusively representing Plaintiffs. He has over 30 verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars each, and over 150 settlements in excess of $1 million dollars each.

John B. Greene graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Political Science in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1991. Mr. Greene was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1991, and he served as a law clerk to the Hon. J. Charles Thompson until December of 1992. Thereafter, Mr. Greene worked in private practice, primarily representing hotels, casinos, clubs, grocery stores and pharmacies in their premises liability claims involving slips, trips and falls, negligent security, and pharmaceutical negligence. He joined the firm in 2008. Mr. Greene now exclusively represents Plaintiffs in personal injury claims and uses his expertise to assist those injured in car accidents, slips/trips and falls, and other premises liability cases.

Tamara Lile Vannah graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Psychology in 2004. While working on her undergraduate degree, Tamara worked as a paralegal at Vannah & Vannah for 3 years. Tamara attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, where she received her Juris Doctor degree. In 2007, Tamara joined the firm as an attorney, after being admitted to the Nevada State Bar.

Paul Marrero is a native Nevadan, born in Las Vegas. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a millennium scholar. He majored in Political Science with a minor in English literature. He took a break from his education from 2003-2004 to teach English in the People’s Republic of China, in a small rural town called Yingxian. After graduation, Paul took a job doing exploratory drilling for gold, which led him to jobs both above and below ground throughout Northern Nevada and Alaska. Paul is a 2011 graduate of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. While in law school, Paul completed a judicial externship with the Hon. Gregg Zive (Ret.), U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, in Reno, Nevada, and worked at Vannah & Vannah as a law clerk. Following law school, Paul worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Mark R. Denton, District Court Judge, in Las Vegas, Nevada, handling complex business litigation on a daily basis.

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Our Mission

Golightly & Vannah provides the highest quality legal service to each and every client, and fights for favorable judgments on their behalf. Learn more.

Our Strength

For over 20 years, Golightly & Vannah has provided the highest quality legal service to each and every client. We are recognized throughout Nevada as one of the most reputable personal injury law firms.


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