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William is an Eagle Scout, class of 1990, and a board member of the Las Vegas Area National Eagle Scout Association. He is also the General Counsel for the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial Committee.


William Devine holds extensive experience in consumer bankruptcy law and debt collections law, as well as intellectual property matters.


In April 2014, William started his own firm, Devine Law Firm PLLC, with one other attorney and three staff members to shift the focus of his practice towards helping more individuals and consumers directly.  The new firm expands the areas of practice that William provides his clients adding personal injury and family law services to his bankruptcy, real estate, asset protection, and civil litigation practice.


Prior to Devine Law Firm, William was a named partner in the law firm of Rainey Devine.  After joining Rainey Legal Group, which changed its name to Rainey Devine, William was critical in expanding the firm from two attorneys to a five attorney firm that handled both consumer and corporate work.


Prior to joining Rainey Devine, William was an associate attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group of  Armstrong Teasdale, a nearly 300 attorney firm with offices throughout the country.  During that time, William practiced exclusively in the area of patent prosecution in the electrical, computer science, and electro‑mechanical technology arts.  William has drafted numerous patent applications and has successfully prosecuted and obtained multiple patents for such clients as General Electric, Washington University, and BHA Group.   Other firm clients have included inventors from India, China, Scotland, England, and of course the United States.


While in law school, William worked for 2 1/2 years as a law clerk for a Las Vegas general practice attorney and gained experience in a multitude of practice areas, include civil litigation, family law, real estate, and self-insurance for worker’s compensation matters.  William also managed the day-to-day operations of the attorney’s tax audit defense practice.  Also, while in law school, William gained significant exposure to bankruptcy practice, while serving as a judicial extern to the Honorable Linda B. Riegle of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Nevada.


Prior to becoming an attorney, William was a technology consultant in the emerging Internet industry, and held various technical management and executive positions with multiple technology start-ups in and around Houston, Texas during the nineties.  William uses his vast technology experience to improve the efficiency of his practice and client communication.


William remains an active participant in the UNLV/Boyd Alumni association and has spoken multiple times for the UNLV MBA New Ventures Management course speaking to the business aspects of intellectual property law.  William is also an active tribal member of the Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma, serving on the Tribe’s Constitutional Review Committee.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    8 years, 318 cases
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    8 years, 272 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    8 years, 191 cases
  4. Trusts: 15%
    8 years, 107 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tin Hwang

    Attorney William Devine is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He has helped me on numerous occasions. He is knowledgeable and is certainly one of the best in the state.


    Tin Hwang Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Damian R. Sheets

    William is my go to lawyer for all Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Contract cases. As a criminal lawyer, I need someone that I know I can count on to take care of clients in the civil realm. Without William's wisdom and guidance, I wouldn't know where to turn when my clients need help outside the criminal justice system. I would recommend him to anyone.


    Damian Sheets Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Devine Law Firm, PLLC

8905 S. Pecos Road.
Suite 23B
Henderson, NV, 89074


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer 2014 - BankruptcyDesert Companion Magazin2014
Circle of Support AwardClark County Bar Association2012
Volunteer of the Year AwardClark County Bar Association2011
Deans AwardWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDevine Law Firm, PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerRainey Devine, Attorneys at Law2010 - 2014
PartnerRainey Legal Group, PLLC2009 - 2010
Patent AssociateArmstrong Teasdale, LLP2008 - 2009
Law ClerkKurth Law Office2005 - 2008
Law ClerkLaw Office of Grenville Pridham2005 - 2005
Extern - Law ClerkU.S. Bankruptcy Court - Honorable Linda Riegle2005 - 2005
Senior ConsultantP.G. Technologies2002 - 2004
Director of EngineeringProvis Broadband2001 - 2001
Senior Network ConsultantiExalt.Net2000 - 2001
Owner-Independent ConsultantSmart Guys1999 - 2002
Senior Systems EngineerBlueGate Systems1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Justice AssociationRegular Member2015 - Present
Howard McKibben Inn of CourtsBarrister2011 - Present
Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial CommitteeGeneral Counsel2010 - Present
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of OklahomaConstitutional Review Committee Member2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member2009 - 2012
Clark County Bar Association, New Lawyers CommitteeCommittee Co-Chairperson2008 - 2013
National Eagle Scout AssociationPrograms Committee Member - Las Vegas Region2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bankruptcy Nondischargeability casePlaintiff obtained non-dischargeable judgment against Defendant of almost $100k.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada-Las VegasBusiness ManagementMBA - Masters in Business Administration2007
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nevada real estate continuing education courseNRS Legislative Update 2013 (CE.565400-RE)2013
University of Nevada - MBA New Ventures ClubNew Ventures in Intellectual Property2009
Basics of Intellectual Property & Ask-a-LawyerIntellectual Property - Patents2009
University of Nevada - MBA PresenterNew Ventures in Intellectual Property2008