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Dennis Myron Leavitt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.7   28 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    34 years, 2,132 cases

  2. Family
    30%

    34 years, 2,132 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%

    1,061 cases

ONE OF THE "TEN BEST" DIVORCE LAWYERS IN NEVADA - AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS.

Attorney Dennis Myron Leavitt is the son of the late Nevada Supreme Court Justice Myron E. Leavitt. Dennis was raised in Las Vegas, and attended Las Vegas High School. Prior to attending law school, Dennis worked as a valet parking attendant on the Las Vegas strip for over a decade.

Dennis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Business and Accounting. After graduation, Mr. Leavitt accepted an offer to attend the University of Idaho School of Law. While at the University of Idaho, Mr. Leavitt was recognized for his achievements in the studies of Family, Business, Criminal, and Constitutional Law.

Mr. Leavitt graduated from the University of Idaho School of Law in 1989, and has been practicing law in Las Vegas ever since. For the past 30 years, Mr. Leavitt has developed unparalleled expertise in complex litigation. He has worked in the areas of Business Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Elder Abuse Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Real Estate Law, and many more. Mr. Leavitt has successfully represented some of Las Vegas's major casino properties, including: The MGM, Hilton, Bally's, Binion's Horseshoe, Golden Nugget, Sahara, Flamingo, and Arizona Charlie's. Dennis is currently lead counsel for the Las Vegas Athletic Clubs, and has successfully argued in front of the Nevada Supreme Court on several occasions.

Over the years, Mr. Leavitt has developed a reputation among his peers and the community for his experience and expertise in the area of Family Law. His success in Family Court led to an invitation from the Las Vegas Family Court to become a Pro-Tempore Judge. Dennis gladly accepted this honor, and was sworn-in in 2012.

Dennis has successfully represented and argued cases on behalf of thousands of Divorce clients, and has been in front of every one of the 20 Las Vegas Family Court Judges. Mr. Leavitt is uniquely qualified to handle Divorces involving the most complex Financial, Prenuptial, and Custodial issues.

Mr. Leavitt loves his fellow Las Vegans, and has volunteered thousands of hours to serving pro-bono clients, coaching and sponsoring little league baseball and basketball teams, working with the Boy Scouts of America, and mentoring students of UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.

Licensed for 33 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by Victor | November 2, 2012
Excellent family law attorney
Mr. Leavitt helped me finalize my complicated-late child support payment case. I shouldn't have been paying child support to my ex because my son had been living with me full time for over 6 years but I was still being charged child support and had $25,000 in arrears against me. I went to him in fear that I wouldn't be able to afford to fix my case but he was kind and gave me a fair price and handled my case quickly. He got the arrears wiped out and my drivers license reinstated. I will refer him to everyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2012
Excellent Divorce Attorney
The next time I have legal issues, Dennis will be the first person I call. Unlike other attorneys I have seen in the past, he actually listened to and did what I wanted. He offered keen insight and expertise into the law, and was less expensive than other attorneys to boot. He was realistic and to the point. When I had questions or concerns, he was either available to speak with me or called me back right away. He performed very well in court, and commanded the respect of the judges and opposing counsel. You can tell he is VERY experienced and respected by other attorneys. Call Dennis, you won't be sorry.
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Posted by Irma | February 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Leavitt and Loammi helped me with my issue in a superb professional , efficient way . They were amazing at keeping me posted with any changes and I always felt like the communication was available and quick. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for excellent service .
Posted by Leah | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most amazing family and team every!
I am beyond grateful for Dennis & his son Ben as well as laomi & Leah!! They are the most amazing team together. I went thru an extremely nasty divorce and wanted nothing more than for the judge to see how unfit the father was. Dennis and Ben did everything and more to ensure my son would be safe and happy/healthy. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for the rest of eternity! If you want an attorney who truly and genuinely cares about you and your family then you’re in the right spot! I cannot thank them all enough. Best attorneys around hands down!!!! Every penny spent was so worth it. I wish I could put into words exactly how amazing they are. I had millions of questions and they never once hesitated to take the time out to answer them for me and even just listen to me with all my worries and concerns. Dennis and his team are truly one of a kind. If I ever need any legal help ever again in life I won’t go anywhere else. Dennis is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Lindsey A. | May 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
I went for a consultation seeking legal advice on potentially filing for divorce. I was not sure what to expect because I have never been through this process before. I felt as though Dennis really cared about what I had to say and really took the time to listen to me. The staff was also very pleasant
Posted by ORVILLE E GARDNER | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the Attorney You Want!
Mr. Dennis Leavitt is the attorney you are looking for if you have a complicated or contentious divorce/child custody case. He is considerate and takes the time to really understand what is important to you. He is attentive and consistently communicates in a timely manner. Attorney Leavitt was reassuring during a very stressful time in my life. I really appreciate his expertise in NV law and attention to detail. Additionally, everyone in the Leavitt Law Firm is customer service oriented and friendly. Mr. Dennis Leavitt gets exceptional results and wins!
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Posted by Autumn | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Dennis Leavitt
During my consultation, Dennis and Frank told me what I should expect in my proceedings. They were honest in doing so. Not everything was what I wanted to hear, so it stuck with me that they weren’t being unrealistic. I really appreciated their genuine legal advice. The office staff is very friendly!!
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest straightforward lawyer in a land of bull
Dennis was excellent. He did exactly what he said he would and the case went exactly as he predicted. He stopped a relocation from occurring that would have only allowed me to see my children once a month at best. In the end, I got the joint custody I had been fighting for since I stupidly allowed a default divorce agreement to go through. Changed my life. Thank you Dennis!
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Posted by Allie | April 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative!
I am getting divorced. A friend referred me to Dennis. He told me that I should try to come to agreement with my soon-to-be ex, as it will be cheaper for us to get divorced that way. The hard part is not fighting over everything!! If my ex will be reasonable, Dennis will have saved us a lot of money by doing an uncontested divorce! Either way, I will be hiring Dennis soon. He showed me that he is an honest person who I will trust with my case.
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Posted by HAPPY CLIENT | March 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My go-to attorney
Dennis has been an incredible attorney for me. What I like most is he is available when I need him. Other attorneys constantly have their secretary send clients to voicemail. Not Dennis. On the occasions he's been meeting with other clients, his return calls are prompt. He is clear with me regarding the details of my case. I haven't felt "out of the loop", which is common with some attorneys. I am glad I hired Dennis
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Posted by Scott | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dennis
If you want to see an attorney with experience, go to Dennis. I consulted with 8 other attorneys before hiring Dennis. He is by far the best one that I talked to. The other ones just have larger marketing budgets. Dennis is a genuine man who wants more than to just cash your check.
Posted by Benjamin | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Attorney
Leavitt Law firm handled my divorce. It was a contested divorce, but Dennis Leavitt helped me get a fair deal. I felt as if he really cared and worked hard to get me a positive outcome, which isn’t always the case with attorneys. I recommend him to anybody that needs a family law attorney.
Posted by Mike | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!
I could tell that Leavitt Law Firm has elite expertise in family law during my consultation, which is why I hired him after meeting with other attorneys. Divorce is NOT easy! But Dennis at least made me feel like I was going to get what I deserved in the proceedings.
Posted by Kristine | February 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dennis Leavitt
I came in to Leavitt Law Firm for a free consultation. When I explained my situation to Dennis, it turned out that I didn’t even need an attorney. He told me what I needed to do and not to hire an attorney, because it was unnecessary. Dennis’s honesty left a good impression on me. I will certainly go to him if I do need an attorney one day.
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Posted by Michelle | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Dennis if you want results
I consulted Dennis Leavitt when I was facing a lot of pressure from my ex to sign divorce paperwork so we could "get it over with." Upon taking the paperwork to Dennis, I learned that my ex was really trying to screw me over and lowball me on child support and alimony. Dennis helped my kids and I out tremendously. He helped me get the alimony and child support I needed to provide for my children while I got back on my feet after my split with my husband. Dennis is worth the investment because he WILL get you the results you deserve and are entitled to. As my attorney, he fought for my rights. Divorce and child support are not easy issues for anyone, so you should hire an attorney that you have confidence in and can trust. For me, Dennis was that guy.
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Posted by James | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED..Experienced, Competent, & Straightforward
Dennis Leavitt if one of the very best attorneys in Las Vegas. He handled my case and helped me get results that I did not expect. His bio states that he has 25+ years experience, and it was very obvious to me that he knew what he was doing at all times throughout my case. His office was responsive and helpful throughout my case, even when I got to be a tad annoying with my frequent phone calls and questions. I really appreciate their commitment to my case and will recommend Dennis Leavitt & Leavitt Law Firm to anyone that needs an attorney.
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Posted by Yvonne | January 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who cares...
Dennis is in this business to really help people who need it! I didn't find him to be your typical blood-thirsty, money-hungry attorney. Dennis is compassionate and took the time to really listen to my case and did everything in his power to get me what I wanted! He has been supportive and very prompt in his responses to the many questions and concerns I had about my divorce. He also made himself available to meet with me whenever needed, and he is so easy to talk to. Dennis guided me through the process of legal paperwork with patience. He has an amazing receptionist who is incredibly helpful and pleasant to talk to, as well. I am a teacher, and I was beyond lucky to secure an attorney who is willing to work with me financially. Dennis's prices are more than fair, especially in comparison to what my ex-husband paid. There were so many occasions when I couldn't have been more grateful for having Dennis as my attorney. I appreciated his guidance and direction through such a complicated legal process and am very satisfied with the outcome of child custody. He fought hard for me! Dennis was strategic, composed, knowledgeable, and highly experienced! I am extremely satisfied and grateful for his expertise and demeanor.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brief Phone consultation
Mr. Leavitt was honest and very helpful. He let me know that it was a waste of time and money to pursue my matter any further...and it was a FREE consultation! I would come back to him if ever the need.
Posted by Jazmine | October 10, 2014
Got My Son Back
Dennis helped me get my son back from his father who wasn't allowing me to see him. I had been denied any time with my son for over 3 months and I was about to loose my mind. No one would help me. When I called the office, Dennis talked to me on the phone for 45 minutes without even knowing me. I was very impressed. Many of the other offices that I called would not even talk to me without me coming into the office and paying money. Dennis did what he said he would do and his staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Leavitt Law Firm to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by Janice | April 8, 2014
Made Me Feel Important
I hired Mr. Leavitt to help me with my divorce and custody case. Unlike other lawyers, Mr. Leavitt spoke to me on the phone for 45 minutes without even meeting me or requesting one dime. He answered most of my questions and did what he said he would do for me in court. The office staff was very kind and friendly and made me feel wanted. They made me feel like my case was important to them and now I can look to the future with happiness and excitement to spend time with my children. I would recommend this office to anyone who needs an attorney. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro-Tempore Hearing Master
  • Clark County District Court, Las Vegas, Nv
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Leavitt Law Firm
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Moran Law Firm, LLC
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Clerk
  • United States District Court For The District Of Idaho
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Towne v. Towne
  • Very happy client

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Business Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Clarke County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Volunteer
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers In Nevada
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • 10 Best in Nevada
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best In Nevada
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Valley's Top Lawyers
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • 10 Best In Nevada
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Joint Publishers of The Total Client Service Library
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce CLE
  • Divorce
  • 2008
  • Family Law CLE
  • Family Law
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Dennis
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer all of my clients that have family matters to Dennis - they are always very pleased with his representation."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Family member
"Dennis Leavitt is a seasoned Family Law practitioner, and anyone retaining him would be in perfectly capable hands."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dennis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an excellent attorney. I endorse him."
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Las Vegas Divorce and separation Lawyer Dennis Myron Leavitt
Dennis Myron Leavitt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 33 years