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As a native Las Vegan, I have lifelong ties to our community. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the UNLV Honors College in 1999, I worked for several years at a local ambulance company as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I) and as an American Heart Association certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. While working full-time as an EMT, I attended the William S. Boyd School of Law where I earned several academic awards and graduated in the top 10% of my class. Since 2007, my practice has focused almost exclusively on family law.


I am a member of the Nevada State Bar Family Law Section. I am also a member of the State Bar of Southern Neavda Attorney Discipline Panel, the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee, and was chosen as a Super Lawers Mountain States Rising Star in 2016 - an award given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Nevada.  


 


EDUCATION


 


William S. Boyd School of Law


Las Vegas, Nevada


J.D. 2007, Magna Cum Laude


 


University of Nevada, Las Vegas


B.A., Political Science, 1999, with University Honors


 


HONORS AND AWARDS


 


William S. Boyd School of Law:


 


Top Grade Award (CALI) – Legal Processes I (legal research and writing)


Top Grade Award (CALI) – Legal Processes III (legal drafting)


Top Grade Award (CALI) – Property I


Top Grade Award (CALI) – Property II


Academic Merit Scholarship


 


University of Nevada, Las Vegas:


 


Pi Sigma Alpha Political Honor Society


Dean’s List


Bluecoats Academic Scholarship


Sylvan Century III Leaders Scholarship


Liberal Arts College Academic Scholarship


Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Scholarship


 


Nevada Boys State, 1994


 


ADMISSIONS


 


State Courts of Nevada, 2007


U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2009


 


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


 


Truancy Diversion Judge – Legacy High School, 2011-2013


Pro Bono Attorney for Foster Children (CAP Attorney Project), 2008 to Present


Pro Bono Guardian ad Litem for Child (Appointed by Court), 2006 to 2008


 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


 


The ABC’s of Family Law CLE Instruction for Non-Family Law Attorneys – Spousal Support and Attorneys Fees, 2014


 


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS


 


State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section


Clark County Bar Association, Publications Committee Member

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 30%
    8 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    8 years
  3. Family: 30%
    8 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Pecos Law Group

8925 S Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV, 89074

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive200702/23/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Circle of Support AwardClark County Bar Association2016
Top Grade Award (CALI) – Property IIWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2005
Top Grade Award (CALI) – Property IWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2004
Top Grade Award (CALI) – Legal Processes IIIWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2004
Top Grade Award (CALI) – Legal Processes IWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2003
UNLV Honors College Academic ScholarshipJohn and Mitzi HughesN/A
Liberal Arts College Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasN/A
4-Way Speech ScholarshipRotary ClubN/A
Academic Merit ScholarshipWilliam S. Boyd School of LawN/A
Leadership ScholarshipSylvan Century IIIN/A
Bluecoats Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySteinberg Law Group2012 - 2014
AttorneyHoward Kim & Associates2010 - 2010
AttorneyFleeman Legal Group2010 - 2012
AttorneySmith and Kim2009 - 2010
Attorney / Law Clerk (2005-2007)Longabaugh Law Offices2005 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Quest Preparatory Academy Governing BoardSecretary2015 - 2015
State Bar of NevadaSouthern Nevada Attorney Discipline Panel Member2015 - Present
Quest Preparatory AcademyGoverning Board Member2015 - 2015
UNLV Alumni Association, Boyd Law School ChapterLifetime Member2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Clark County Bar Association CommuniqueAssociate Editor2014 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of NevadaFee Dispute - Mediator / Arbitrator2014 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Publications CommitteeMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Communique, the Official Publication of the Clark County Bar AssociationFive Things Attorneys Should Know About Family Law2016
Communique, the Official Publication of the Clark County Bar AssociationRecent Changes in Child Custody Law: Dimming the Bright Line Rule for "Physical Custody" Designations in Nevada2015
Nevada Family Law ReportRecent Changes in Child Custody Law: Dimming the Bright Line Rule for "Physical Custody" Designations in Nevada2015
Communique, the Official Publication of the Clark County Bar AssociationFive Things Attorneys Should Know About Discovery in Family Law Cases2015
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada CLESpousal Support and Attorney's Fees2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)2007
University of NevadaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABC's of Family LawSpousal Support and Attorney's Fees2014