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Albert G. Marquis, founding partner of Marquis Aurbach Coffing, has been practicing law in Las Vegas for 40 years.  He began his career as a trial lawyer, handling high-profile cases involving celebrities such as Redd Foxx and Martin Sheen.  In 1983, he recovered $1.2 million against Aetna Casualty, including, which remains to this day, the highest emotional distress damage award in Nevada history. Over the years, he has been responsible for several precedent-setting cases in the Nevada Supreme Court.  Mr. Marquis is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell‒the highest rating possible.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers of America® (Real Estate Law); Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Litigation); and Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007.  Mr. Marquis has written hundreds of articles for legal periodicals as well as two poetry books: Frivolous Cowboy Poetry and Bucked Bruised & Blackballed.  Recently he co-authored Running Past Midnight with ultra-runner Molly Sheridan.


Al now acts as a business consultant for his clients.  His overriding objective is “lawsuit avoidance,” and he spends considerable time assisting business owners in establishing an “exit strategy.”


 


Over the years Al’s interests have included flying, boating, scuba diving, horseback riding, and race car driving.  These days, when not practicing law, you can usually find Al with his wife, “Tex,” at Kingston Ranch in Sandy Valley.  On request, you can sit back and enjoy a little self-deprecating cowboy poetry, where he will delve into subjects such as watching horses mate, drinking whiskey at eight, and bringing a horse into the house.


 


Al’s new best friend is his white lab, Charlie.  Charlie is a service dog who works with kids at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.  In 2013, Al and Charlie were honored with the Foundation’s Community Angel Award.  Thereafter Al became a NCCF Director, and Charlie was designated as the Foundation’s official mascot.  To meet Charlie, attend the annual NCCF Gala at the Bellagio the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  For more information, go to www.nvccf.org.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 20%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Al Marquis for almost seven years, during which time I came to learn that Al's legal experience is extraordinary and hard-earned. Al's strength is his ability to see the big picture of any legal issue and provide guidance not only to resolve the particular issue before him, but to also to position the client in the best possible manner for ongoing business relationships. In addition to being a great lawyer and mentor, Al is a larger-than-life character. His non-legal interests include writing cowboy poetry, flying airplanes, and living on his ranch with his beloved wife, dogs, and cockatoo.

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Contact info

Marquis Aurbach Coffing

10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89145

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive197511/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Real Estate Law ListingBest Lawyers in America2016
Top 100 Lawyers in Las VegasMYVEGAS Magazine2015
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2015
Top Lawyers (Litigation)Desert Companion Magazine2014
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2014
Community Angel AwardNevada Childhood Cancer Foundation2013
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2011
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNevada Super Lawyer2008
Super LawyerNevada Super Lawyer2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMarquis Aurbach Coffing1979 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Childhood Cancer FoundationBoard Member2014 - Present
State Bar of NevadaN/AN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hornwood v. Smith's Food KingRecovered $1.2 Million
Bacher v. State Engineer, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 95, 146 P.3d 793 (2006)N/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Communique (Clark County Bar)Joining the 40 Year Club2015
CCIMThe Benefits of Being Organized2015
Nevada Lawyer MagazineThe Importance of Professional Empathy2014
CCIMProtect Your Assets for Future Generations with an Asset Protection Trust2013
Nevada Trial Lawyer AdvocateERISA Subrogation Rights Can Swallow Your Case2010
CommuniqueDividing the Pie2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of WashingtonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UNLV Law StudentsHow to Interview2012
Lorman Education SeminarInterbasin Water Transfer2010