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Edward L Kainen

Edward L Kainen

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Alimony, Litigation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Support, Domestic Violence

About Me

Whatever the case or whomever the client, we provide individualized representation to each client, knowing that when you walk through our doors, your case is the most important thing in your life at that time.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Family: 35%
    27 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    21 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Alimony: 5%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  5. Other: 12%
  6. More 



Hourly ($500/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Ann Ellyn Kolber

    Ed is a knowledgeable and competent attorney, and is very well versed in the area of family law. He is a true asset to our legal community!


    Ann Kolber Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew S. Spencer

    Ed's credentials are impressive, but it is his concern for giving his clients great service that makes him special.


    Matthew Spencer Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


3303 Novat Street
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89129



NVAttorney Active199308/10/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198908/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the Year (Family Law)Best Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States RegionSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States RegionSuperLawyers2012
The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada 2012Vegas Inc.2012
Top 75 Lawyers - Mountain States RegionSuperLawyers2008
“Top 25" lawyers in the State of NevadaLas Vegas Life Magazine2007
Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearClark County Pro Bono Project2002
Super Lawyer, every year 2007 through PresentSuper LawyersN/A
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKAINEN LAW GROUP, PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerEcker & Kainen, Chartered1994 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court of Nevada Bench Bar CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Nevada Board of Certified Family Law SpecialistsChair2006 - 2011
Nevada Board of Certified Family Law SpecialistsBoard Certified Family Law Specialist2006 - Present
Supreme Court of Nevada Bench Bar CommitteeMember2005 - 2008
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionChair2003 - 2005
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionExecutive Council1997 - 2006
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Nevada chapter)FellowN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-Chair Continuing EducationN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
High Profile Family Law mattersN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Nevada Family Law Report"Get it Right the First Time: the Case for Opposing or Denying Motions to Amend"2002
Communique (Clark County Bar)"Unbundled Legal Services: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"2002
NUT & BOLTS of Family Law (1996 - present, updated annually)NUT & BOLTS of Family Law1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UNLV Boyd School of Law - Spring Semester 2012Adjunct Professor, Legal Theory and Practice - Famliy Law2012
State Bar of Nevada Annual Family Law ConferenceCase Law Update (annually, 2002 through 2011)N/A
State Bar of Nevada Annual Family Law ConferenceNuts & Bolts of Family Law (annually, 1996 through Present)N/A
Annual Family Law Training for Pro Bono AttorneysFamily Law Training for Pro Bono Attorneys (annually, 2002 to Present)N/A