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I am a Nevada attorney who practices in all courts in Nevada but who lives in Las Vegas.  I have over 25 years of experience in personal injury, criminal, civil litigation, bankruptcy, family law and estate planning.  I will give you a free initial phone or e-mail consultation.  I am available for referrals and as local counsel.  My mission is to provide personal attention and reasonable rates for legal services.  I also run Conexa for uncontested legal matters which provide discounts on my normal legal rates.  I do cases on an hourly rate, fixed fee rate or contingency fee depending on the nature of the case.  I am available 24/7/365 for legal emergencies. I am also a Nevada arbitrator and am trained to do alternative dispute resolution including medation in civil, personal injury and family law matters.   I promise to give you a frank assessment of your case and will not get involved in filing a frivolous lawsuit.  I am not shy about handling the unusual or controversial case.  I will also give you a second opinion on your case.  You can visit my at james-smith.com for further information about me and my services.  You can also visit nevadadivorce.org or lasvegasbankruptcy.com for discount services.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French, German

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Licensed

  1. Divorce: 25%
    32 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    32 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    32 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    32 years
  5. Other: 40%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

7251 W Lake Mead Blvd Ste 300
Las Vegas, NV, 89128

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive198111/10/2015
CAActive198002/13/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono AwardNevada Certified ArbitratorN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyEdward J. Achrem & Associates2003 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Nevada Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2007 - 2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of IowaN/AOther - Bachelors1974