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John R. Holiday

Child custody Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.0   8 reviews

also known as The John Holiday Law Firm

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2013
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    The majority of my practice centers on the custody and support of children. In actuality, only six percent of my current cases do not concern any minor child, but sometimes child support or domestic violence is the salient issue rather than custody.

    11 years

  2. Child support
    Sometimes child support is determined outside of a custody or divorce case through the Department of Family Services in a separate program instituted as part of welfare reform and run by the local district attorney's office.

    11 years

  3. Domestic violence

    11 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    This percentage only reflects those divorces in which child custody, domestic violence and child support are not at issue.

    11 years

John Holiday is the owner of the John Holiday Law Firm where he focuses his practice on the areas of child custody, child support, and domestic violence. John has been practicing in Nevada since 2013. Prior to becoming an attorney, John served two tours in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps and taught world history at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. John speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently and is available to consult with clients in those languages.


John R. Holiday, Esq.
400 S. 4th St.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Dean | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired John on short notice for a trial. The fee was reasonable and the outcome he obtained was far better than I expected.
Posted by Jennifer | September 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
John Holiday
John is Hard working, ethical, aggressive and knowledgeable and he Fights hard!
Posted by Kimberly | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond expectations
I couldn't have asked for better representation who makes me feel both confident and comfortable with my custody case.
Posted by Tiffany | August 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody battle.... John is awesome
John is very knowledgeable and helpful. Any time of day he was there with any question or concern I had, with an answer to them all. I’ve been going through a bad custody battle that just seemed to get worse and worse. John got me my girls for week on, week off instead of 2 days. He taught me technique right before court to help keep me calm and positive and continued to keep me calm through out the hearing. Which we know is a must. Him and his team are awesome. John Buchmiller and Assoc. If you need an amazing attorney and results then he is the one.
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Posted by Adison | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Hoilday
I have been working with John hoilday to get my three children back from there grandmother and he has been awesome and very professional. He seems to really care and I would recommend him highly .
Posted by Talin | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Get’s the job done
We hired John Holiday for a visitation battle with my ex wife. He listened to our concerns in regards to how I felt father’s get no real rights. I already had a court order to see my daughter over the summer for 6 weeks but last minute my ex decided she didn’t want to let her come. She wanted me to go from 6 weeks to 2 weeks. She always changes order for no real reason and got away with it until now. I am overjoyed to finally get to see my daughter and so glad we hired this attorney. He still is continuing to work with us to make sure I get my attorney fees back and money refunded to go towards airfare that we won in court! We will use him again for any further issues. I appreciate how fast and efficient he is. Thank you for helping dad’s, because everyone knows Nevada is a mom favoring state. Me and my wife were worried in beginning to be honest as it’s been a nightmare from day one. Thank you again for all your hard work! Best decision we made was hiring attorney! If you have a custody battle or have a record, he will help you. All kids need there dad.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible lawyer
Helped my child custody & support case in the very beginning but in the middle he turned into a monster! I was ignored constantly and he refused to complete preparation for trial after having me sign a fee agreement for it. He did not have my best interests at all in the end and while I did not agree, he applied extreme pressure for me to settle instead of him just backing out of my case.
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Posted by Jesse | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible choice!
Hired john for my custody trial and he literally didnt take time to prepare for it. Refused to file and motions. Didnt show up twice for our meetings. I had to file a grievance with the state bar. Fired him and he refuses to give me my files! This person wont even file his motion to withdraw as council even after the judge ordered him too...didnt do anything but hurt my case...
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AVVO RATING 5.5 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Reprimanded issued in NV, 2022
updated on 03/01/2023

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • John Buchmiller & Associates
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Managing Partner
  • Capital Legal Group
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Eric Earley
  • 2013 - 2015


  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Nevada State Bar - Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese


Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a fierce advocate who makes his clients' needs his first priority."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great attorney. John's military experience, honesty, and intelligence are great assets that create happy clients. He is very hardworking, personable, and reasonable. I highly recommend John to military servicemen and Spanish speakers. He will do a great job at a reasonable price."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable and aggressive!"
Child custody Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great Child Custody lawyer and I highly recommending using him to fight for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Holiday was co-counsel with me on a personal injury case which we won at trial. I've also worked with him in the past on bankruptcy and business law matters. He is a well-rounded, smart, and talented attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced and zealous advocate in the area of Family and Custody Law. He is bold and intelligent. If you are looking for an unwavering and powerful voice in your case, I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is the lawyer that I choose to work with on complex family law issues. I met John when he was a law clerk and was already impressed with his intelligence. His experience, passion and knowledge is a benefit to any attorneys who want to collaborate on family law cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Holiday assisted me on cases over the years, particularly when I needed a bilingual lawyer to explain matters to my Hispanic clients in family court in a way that I could trust the information would be accurate. I have seen him mature as a legal mind from his first year in law school to the present day a decade later and know him to be a competent advocate with worldly experience. He’s a veteran, strong in his conviction, and tough in the legal arena. El Sr. Holiday me ayudó en casos a lo largo de los años, particularmente cuando yo necesitaba un abogado bilingüe para explicar los asuntos a mi cliente hispano en la corte de familia de una manera que pudiera confiar en que la información sería precisa. Lo he visto madurar como una mente legal desde su primer año en la facultad de derecho hasta la actualidad, una década después, y sé que es un defensor competente con experiencia mundana. Es un veterano, fuerte en su convicción y duro en el ámbito legal."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John keenly understands the complexities of child custody disputes and applies his intellect and passion to every case."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Professional, organized, and punctual. He is a fierce competitor."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Holiday cares deeply about every case he works on."
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