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Samantha J. Mentzel

Family Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Samantha J. Rouse

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Samantha

Learn Samantha’s areas of practice.

The entirety of Samantha's legal practice has been in family law. Samantha has represented Nevada clients in some of the most complex divorce and custody litigation. Whether your case goes to trial for 18 days or you are able to settle without setting foot in the courtroom, Samantha' boutique law practice gives all of her cases careful consideration and attention to ensure a positive outcome for her clients.

Samantha is a native of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin and moved to Round Mountain, Nevada during high school where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class. Samantha attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) as a Millennium Scholar graduating cum laude with a B.A. in political science. During her undergraduate career Samantha served as the Chief Justice and Justice of CSUN UNLV Student Government and actively participated in Alpha Gamma Delta. After college, Ms. Mentzel earned her J.D. at William S. Boyd School of Law. She received an academic scholarship to William S. Boyd School of Law and actively participated in the Nevada Justice Association, Phi Alpha Delta (law honorary), Organizations of Women Law Students, and Second Amendment Society.

Samantha worked throughout college and law school in Las Vegas, while attending classes full time including positions with the Clark County Probate Commissioner and the Hon. Judge Bill Henderson.

Prior to starting her own firm, Samantha was a partner at a firm, her previous partner now a Family Court Judge with the Eighth Judicial District Court.  Samantha gained her extensive knowledge through her years of practice, working for the most esteemed family law firms in Las Vegas, handling cases involving difficult and complex marital litigation. Samantha is a licensed member of the State Bar of Nevada and focuses her practice exclusively on family law.

Samantha is married with two daughters and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named "Chuck." In her free time, Samantha enjoys cooking, traveling, and cheering on the UNLV Rebels, Green Bay Packers, and Las Vegas Raiders (you have to root for the home team).

Location

Sin City Divorce
723 S. 7th St.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2023
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Very Pleased
I just wanted to leave a super positive review! Sam helped me with two very separate court cases and she was beyond incredible! Very upfront, honest and professional!
Posted by Travis | April 12, 2023
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Excellent representation.
Samantha is responsive to questions and kept me informed throughout the process. These types of cases are emotional and she pushed me when I needed to pushed and helped me make the right decisions. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Eva | April 12, 2023
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Samantha Mentzel is a Rockstar
Working with Samantha was amazing! She was very open, honest, and direct! She was very well informed and knew the laws forward and back. She always gave 200%. It was a complete blessing to have her on my side during this unfortunate life event! Hoping to never need it again, but I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Posted by Cristina | June 25, 2022
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Child Custody
Samantha is an excellent lawyer. She did an excellent job throughout the entire 9 month long process of my custody litigation. She went above and beyond to offer advice and to be direct while speaking with me about the case. Her professionalism was amazing throughout, even when I was having trouble understanding some things involved with my case. She far exceeded expectations and the outcome was more than ever could have imagined, especially after the curveballs that were thrown her way.
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Posted by Steven | March 8, 2022
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Amazing lawyer
Samantha was an incredible lawyer to work with. She assisted me in a case where the children’s mom was trying to relocate them out of state. She made everything easy to understand and kept me engaged through the whole process. Thanks to Samantha I got everything I wanted without having to go to trial. I would recommend her to anyone, it will make your legal issues so much easier.
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Posted by Ree | October 21, 2021
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On top of her game!
I found Samantha by pure luck. Another lawyer wouldn’t take my case because she thought I was unreasonable for not wanting to pay alimony and referred me to Samantha. Samantha got right to work and finished in less than two weeks what my previous lawyers had dragged on for almost 2 years. She stayed in contact with me every step of the way and walked me through everything with very clear instructions. She is a no nonsense lawyer that fought hard and fast for me. She was able to settle my case out of court and I came away better off than I had hoped for. My ex wife’s lawyer was no match Samantha and I don’t think there is another one in town that is. If you want the best possible outcome for your case, hire Samantha Mentzel. My only regret is that I didn’t hire her sooner. Thanks again Samantha for helping me out and doing a great job! Ree
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Posted by Jorgen | October 21, 2021
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A real trustworthy and amazing person
Sam Mentzel is our hero! I was worried sick thinking of ways to be able to keep my daughter safe and after 4 consolations I called Sam. She was the only one to have read everything about my case and let me tell you she must be able to see the future!! She foretold everything in my case. She never gave me false expectations or bad advice. She picked me up when she knew I was down. It’s because of her I can keep my family safe!
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Posted by Areli | March 30, 2021
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Happily divorced
Samantha J Mentzel was in charge of my divorce after a prior bad experience with someone else. As soon as I contacted Samantha she explained perfectly how my case would be taken care of. She got started right away and was always in communication with me about my case. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I definitely recommend her services she is very professional.
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Posted by Vanessa | February 25, 2021
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Amazing, professional, a strong voice in court and overall!!! Retain her and you can be confident in court!!!
I sought out a knowledgeable, professional and experienced attorney for a custody/child support dispute with my ex-husband and Samantha assured me right away of my rights and what to expect in court. With previous lawyers, I felt blindsided at times but with Samantha I was cool as a cucumber the entire time. She's so experienced with all things divorce and custody and I felt like my best interest was always the number one thing on her priority list!!! I will continue to retain Samantha for all future custody/child support issues. She is the best attorney I have ever had and feel 100% confident that she's the best attorney for me and anyone who needs help!
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Posted by Hailey | October 29, 2020
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Divorce
I was very nervous about my divorce case and that I wasn’t going to be able to get what I wanted and deserved out of it for my daughter. But Samantha stepped in and got me every single thing I asked for! She’s the best!
Response from Samantha Mentzel November 16, 2020
Hailey: It is easy working hard for such a great client!
Posted by Rob | May 16, 2019
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Samantha rocks
Samantha rocks. Opposition had no idea what they were in store for and thought they would play their usual games. She chewed them up and spit them out .
Posted by Vicky | June 19, 2018
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Best choice!
Hired Samantha for child custody. Sam is very fair and straight forward. If you’re looking for someone who cares, you’ve found her! She’s amazing. I will never hire someone else!
Posted by Steve | June 19, 2018
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Super Sam
Hired Samantha to represent me in a divorce. She completed the task on schedule as well as well being within the budget she initially told me. She exceeded my expectipns at every juncture. During mediation, Samantha totally controlled the procedure. I felt she was very strong while at the same time being fair. She guided me through a very difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Tami | November 14, 2017
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Stress Free! Amazing!
Had an amazing experience with Samantha during a difficult time in my life. Communication was perfect, staff was friendly and on top things. They turned a stressful situation into no stress at all.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
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You're in Good Hands with Samantha!
I was taken to court for frivolous reasons, and our case goes back about 5 years. She pulled up strong, pertinent details that I had forgotten about and presented our side with facts, evidence and in a very professional manner. And very efficiently! She also made some very good suggestions that I did not think about and in the end it benefitted the welfare of our daughter, which mattered the most. She's very thorough and she cares!
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Posted by Jenna | August 23, 2017
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Excellent and Professional with Quick Results
Working with Ms. Mentzel was a great experience considering the subject of child custody is very emotionally driven. I needed to adjust a long standing custody agreement with my ex-husband who was not willing to work with me. Samantha was very realistic in discussing the situation and guided me to make the best choices for my child. Samantha, along with her team, was able to work with my ex-husband in an efficient manner and we were able to come to a quick resolution. Samantha is very caring, as well as honest and realistic. I am extremely grateful for her help and the changes that came have already been incredibly beneficial for my child. If you need an excellent attorney who is honest, forthcoming and trustworthy I highly recommend that you work with Samantha Mentzel.
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Posted by Mary | August 20, 2017
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Must hire!
Samantha Mentzel is smart (clearly knows the She helped resolve family issues fairly and got me what was in the best interest of my children. I highly recommend hiring her and the McFarling law firm. The whole entire staff treats you like family.
Posted by Brian | August 18, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Samantha to get custody of my two children from my exwife. She was very knowledgeable and kept me informed through the entire process, if I had any questions she would quickly answer. Samantha was always upfront about what to expect and didn't make any unrealistic promises. In the court room she was aggressive and won the case, giving me custody. She is a great lawyer and if I ever need a custody lawyer again I would go straight to her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2017
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thorough and efficient
I needed to get specific details for a motion from a case that was 5 years old and she gathered up useful details that I had forgotten that were useful to making our point. She presented a powerful case and in the end it all worked out in our favor and I am forever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2016
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Strong, Phenomenally Prepared, Truly Invested Lawyer and Consultant
I hired Samantha and it was the best decision my family made!! Our case was a child custody case where physical primary custody was split between myself and my ex. The case in question was strenuous and emotionally unraveling for my whole family and children as my child was held by my ex who had physical custody on paper but my child had been residing with me at her request out of state for over 1 year and she was kept from coming back to us after She was sent to my ex for vacation time. Samantha not only prepared emaculately but shares the emotional struggles with her clients and puts clients at ease and she became one of our guardian angels and champion and ultimately won a very emotional and tough custody battle for my daughter!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sin City Divorce
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Throne Hauser Mentzel
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • McFarling Law Group
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Jimmerson Hansen
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stovall & Associates
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Aquino Law Group
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2008

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member & Secretary
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • VP & VP Panhellenic
  • 2004 - Present
  • Junior League of Las Vegas
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite - Southern Nevada's Top Attorney's
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Palms Mortuary
  • Wills & Trusts
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (13)
Endorse Samantha
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of working with Samantha for several years. Sam has a straightforward approach to representing her clients and i knowledgeable about all areas of family law. I would not hesitate to refer a potential client to her."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Samantha has been a great mentor to me before becoming a lawyer and still today in family law, from litigation and writing techniques to knowledge of the law. It's a privilege to work with her at McFarling Law Group."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samantha is an experienced family law attorney who is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is always professional, while also striving for the best results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mentzel and I have worked on several matters together recently. I have found her to be professional, diligent, knowledgeable, and fair. We have been able to resolve several emotion-filled cases in an effective and amiable manner. I heartily endorse her, and look forward to working with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samantha practices with exceptional knowledge, experience and ethical standards. She's not afraid to fight for what's right and see every case through to its successful outcome. Highly recommended"
Child custody Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Samantha has proven to be an effective advocate for her clients while maintaining a high level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Recently, Samantha served as opposing counsel on a very contentious divorce. She is very smart and thanks to her common sense and knowledge of the law, we were able to resolve the case in the best possible way for both parties. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable about custody issues and litigating custody matters. She assisted me with a very complicated case and knew an extensive amount of valuable information. I give her my highest recommendation!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Mentzel as opposing counsel on cases and I have personal knowledge that she is a very good attorney who represents her clients very well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Samantha has been opposing counsel on several family law cases. I have found her to be professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, while at the same time being a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sam without hesitation. She has learned from both practical experience and from some of the best practitioners in the business, and she is now one of the best herself!"
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Samantha is an outstanding attorney. She represents her clients with a commitment to obtaining the best possible result at all times. She will aggressively represent a client's interests to the end."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Samantha embodies hard work and dedication to the success of each and every client. She goes above and beyond in her pursuit of the best possible result for her clients. She is an excellent legal writer whose acumen and detail-oriented nature make her pleadings a pleasure to read and learn from."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Mentzel early in her career and am proud to see her grow into the stout attorney she is today. Even though I was sad to see her leave, I was comforted in knowing she was doing it to follow her passion in family law full-time. It's because of this passion she offers her clients why I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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