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James J. Martines

James J. Martines

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense

About Me

After growing up in Henderson, NV, Mr. Martines attended college at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio where he double majored in English and Philosophy. After graduating with honors from JCU, Mr. Martines attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio where he was active in Moot Court, served on the Board of Governors, won two Best Brief Awards, and took 2nd Place in Oral Arguments at the 2004 Moot Court Competition at Harvard University.



After graduation, Mr. Martines returned home and, for the last ten years, has been representing your friends and family in the following areas:  Personal injury, Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death, DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, and Land Use / Zoning.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    8 years, 250 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    10 years, 500 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    10 years, 500 cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    10 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Contingent (25-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    Jennifer Rigdon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jason Charles Kolbe

    I've had the pleasure of working with James on a number of matters. His knowledge of land use matters is second to none. The same goes for his understanding of criminal and personal injury matters. His clients are lucky to have him on their side.


    Jason Kolbe Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Martines Law Group, Ltd.

155 S Water Street
Suite 220
Henderson, NV, 89015-5014

Martines Law Group, Ltd.

4230 S Decatur BLVD
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89103



NVAttorney Active200505/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best BriefNational Animal Law Moot Court Competition2004
2nd Place Oral ArgumentsNational Animal Law Moot Court Competition2004
Best Brief AwardCleveland-Marshall Moot Court Board of Governors2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Outside CounselCity of North Las Vegas2014 - 2014
AttorneyPeters and Associates, LLP.2014 - 2014
Land Use / Zoning AttorneyCity Of Henderson, Nevada2007 - 2013
Ambassador to Nevada LegislatureCity Of Henderson, Nevada2007 - 2013
Planning Commission AttorneyCity of Henderson, NV2007 - 2013
Franchise AttorneyCity of Henderson, NV2006 - 2007
AttorneyMartines Law Group, Ltd.2005 - 2014
City AttorneyHenderson City Attorney's Office2005 - 2013
DUI ProsecutorCity of Henderson, Nevada2004 - 2006
ClerkAttorney General of Nevada2003 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southern Nevada Home Builders AssociationAssociate Member2014 - Present
Land Use Committee, SNHBACommittee Member2014 - Present
Business Network InternationalCharter Member2013 - Present
Nevada State BarExecutive Committee Member2007 - 2013
City of Henderson, NVAmbassador to the Nevada Legislature2007 - 2013
State Bar of NevadaAttorney2005 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - 2013

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Waters v. City of HendersonPrevailed at 8th Judicial Dist. Court
Nevada Energy v. City of HendersonPrevailed at Nevada Supreme Court

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
John Carroll UniversityEnglish & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Henderson Planning CommissionZoning & Open Meeting Law2012
Henderson Planning CommissionLand Use / Zoning2011
Planning CommissionHenderson Planning Commission2010
Henderson Planning CommissionLand Use / Zoning2010
Henderson Planning CommissionOpen Meeting Law2009