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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Nevada, including civil and criminal law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
Ross C. Goodman
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Joseph L Benson II
Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Jennifer V. Abrams
Divorce Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Ben J Bingham
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyer
Reno, NV
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Adam Williams
Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Nick Wooldridge
Personal Injury Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Michael S Valiente
Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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John Henry Wright
Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Mace J Yampolsky
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Eric A Stovall
Personal Injury Lawyer
Reno, NV
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Michael D Pariente
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Jason H. Weinstock
Workers Compensation Lawyer
Henderson, NV
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Nevada Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

State Bar of Nevada - The State Bar of Nevada is a more than 80-year-old public corporation supervised by the Nevada Supreme Court. Founded in 1928, membership in the bar is mandatory, as it helps regulate attorneys in Nevada through admissions, ethics, and client protection divisions. Additionally, the State Bar of Nevada provides educational and developmental programs for both its members and the public. The bar has over 10,000 members today – 71 percent of which reside in Clark County.
NACJ - Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice - The Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) was established in 1989. NACJ seeks to protect federal and state constitutional rights and to improve the quality and administration of justice for those accused of crimes. NACJ supports criminal justice attorneys in Nevada by providing continuing education, fostering community engagement, and encouraging zealous advocacy. NACJ includes criminal defense attorneys in Nevada practicing in both state and federal court.
NJA - Nevada Justice Association - The NJA is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout Nevada. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The Nevada Justice Association (NJA) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in Nevada and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.
Legal Associations in Nevada - Legal organizations in Nevada create a vibrant network for legal professionals to connect, learn, and grow. Covering diverse practice areas, these associations offer valuable resources, networking events, and educational opportunities. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, they contribute significantly to the development of legal expertise, professional relationships, and the overall advancement of the legal field in Nevada.


State Bar of Nevada Board of Legal Specialization (SBON)

State Bar of Nevada Attorney Specialization - The State Bar of Nevada's Board of Governors authorizes attorney specialization in the state. Specialization can be attained by the organization that has been approved to certify lawyers in each specialty area. Most areas of specialty are certified by national certifying organizations such as the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Certification. Nevada also authorizes the Nevada Justice Association for personal injury and workers' compensation specialties while the State Bar of Nevada's family law section for family law specialization.

Specialty Areas

Family Law - The State Bar of Nevada Family Law Section is an approved certifying organization for granting board certification in the practice of family law to Nevada attorneys who qualify. To earn board certification, the attorney must demonstrate substantial involvement, submit references as required, meet the continuing legal education standards, and pass a written examination among other requirements.
Personal Injury - Board certification in personal injury law is an area of specialization offered by the State Bar of Nevada through the Nevada Justice Association. Attorneys can earn this designation as a specialist in personal injury law if they pass all the requirements, which include a written examination, providing references, and demonstrating substantial involvement and knowledge in the practice area of personal injury law in Nevada.
Workers' Compensation - Workers' Compensation Board Certification is an area of specialization offered by the State Bar of Nevada through the Nevada Justice Association. Attorneys can earn the designation as a certified specialist if they pass the requirements which include demonstrating substantial involvement in the practice of workers' compensation law, providing references, meeting the legal education standards, and passing a written examination.

Law Schools in Nevada

William S. Boyd School of Law - William S. Boyd School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 1998, William S. Boyd School of Law is a Public school with approximately 444 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Nevada Government and Court Resources

Nevada Attorney General

Nevada Attorney General - The Nevada Attorney General, elected by the people, serves as the chief legal officer for the state. The Attorney General's duties encompass providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Nevada in legal matters, and overseeing the enforcement of laws. The office plays a critical role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Nevada Department of Business & Industry

Nevada Department of Business & Industry - The Nevada Department of Business & Industry (B&I) oversees various regulatory responsibilities essential for fostering a business-friendly environment and ensuring consumer protection across the state. Its primary duties encompass regulating and licensing businesses, promoting economic development, and safeguarding consumer interests. B&I is responsible for overseeing numerous industries, including gaming, housing, real estate, insurance, and occupational safety. The department ensures compliance with regulatory standards, administers licenses, and promotes fair business practices to uphold consumer confidence and protect public welfare.

Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services

Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services - The Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services (DIDS) is responsible for providing legal representation to individuals who cannot afford their own attorneys. Established to ensure fair access to justice, DIDS offers defense services, legal counsel, and advocacy for those facing criminal charges or legal proceedings. By promoting competent defense, DIDS contributes to the integrity of Nevada's legal system and the fair treatment of indigent individuals within the criminal justice process.

Nevada Division of Child & Family Services

Nevada Division of Child & Family Services - The Nevada Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is tasked with protecting and supporting the well-being of children and families across the state. DCFS oversees child welfare services, including investigating reports of child abuse or neglect, providing interventions and supportive services to families in crisis, and managing foster care and adoption programs. The division aims to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children by promoting safe and stable environments. Additionally, DCFS collaborates with community partners, offers family-centered services, and works to empower families, striving to provide essential resources and support to improve the lives of Nevada's children and families in need.

Nevada Judiciary

Nevada Judiciary - The Nevada Judiciary has a historical foundation and plays a vital role in the state's legal landscape. Established upon Nevada's statehood in 1864, its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, protecting individual rights, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Nevada's judiciary also addresses unique legal challenges related to its gaming industry and diverse population.

Nevada Legislature

Nevada Legislature - The Nevada Legislature operates under a bicameral system, consisting of the Nevada Senate and the Nevada Assembly. The Senate has 21 members serving staggered four-year terms, while the Assembly comprises 42 members serving two-year terms. As the state's legislative body, the Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern Nevada. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and economic development.

Nevada Supreme Court

Nevada Supreme Court - The Nevada Supreme Court acts as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a wide range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Nevada. Additionally, the Nevada Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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