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Donald Curtis Kudler

Car accident Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.4   5 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    75%

    29 years, 800 cases

  2. Personal injury
    11%
    These non- car accident or slip and fall cases included dog bites, assault and battery and other personal injury cases in which I represent or represented victims of injuries caused by others.

    29 years, 20 cases

  3. Slip and fall accident
    7%

    29 years, 100 cases

  4. Business
    4%

  5. Medical malpractice
    3%

Donald C. Kudler was born and raised in Los Angeles where his father presently lives. His brother and sister live in Arizona. He later moved to San Francisco to attend law school and then to Las Vegas to start his career as a lawyer in 1993. In 2005 Mr. Kudler married Ondine Darcyl, a jazz vocalist who grew up in Argentina and moved to the USA to go to law school. The couple lives in Las Vegas with their dog.

 

Mr. Kudler graduated from Lowell High School in Whittier, California in 1978. In his senior year, he won first place in the 1978 Hughes Aircraft Business Competition Day Accounting I contest over students from high schools across Orange County, California. As a teen, Donald Kudler was active in B’nai B’rith Youth Organization ( BBYO ) and to this day maintains friendships and business relationships with men and women he met during that time. During high school and college, Donald Kudler worked for his father’s outdoor advertising company becoming involved in every aspect of the business from interaction with government agencies to apply for permits, to the manufacture, installation, sales and design of signs and the cleaning of the premises.

 

Donald Kudler obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 1983 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1987, both from California State University, Fullerton. Both degrees are with an emphasis in Management Information Systems. In 1993, Mr. Kudler earned his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law where he joined Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. During law school Mr. Kudler represented indigent clients in mediation at the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. Right after graduation, he moved to Las Vegas, got admitted to the Nevada Bar and started his first job as a lawyer with Robert Massi working in the areas of estate planning, contracts, personal injury, and advising clients in a variety of legal areas. In 1994, Donald Kudler started to work for Albert Massi primarily as a litigator representing injured persons in personal injury cases. He was also advised in transactional law and civil litigation. In 2004, when Albert Massi retired, Donald Kudler and Allen Cap created the law firm of Cap and Kudler.

 

For fun, Donald Kudler finds new Latin rock bands on the internet and reads fiction, about Kaballah and Argentine history. He is an amateur photographer – his photos of local courthouses are displayed on this website. With his wife, he enjoys skiing, collecting art, traveling to Buenos Aires and Punta del Este as well as exercising and playing ball with the dogs in their back yard. The couple enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Photos and videos

This is part 4 of a seminar given by las Vegas Personal Injury lawyer, Donald Kudler, to other las Vegas Lawyers on Settlements in Personal Injury cases.
This is part 3 of a seminar given by las Vegas Personal Injury lawyer, Donald Kudler, to other las Vegas Lawyers on Settlements in Personal Injury cases.
This is part 2 of a seminar given by las Vegas Personal Injury lawyer, Donald Kudler, to other las Vegas Lawyers on Settlements in Personal Injury cases.
This is part 1 of a seminar given by las Vegas Personal Injury lawyer, Donald Kudler, to other las Vegas Lawyers on Settlements in Personal Injury cases.
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Licensed for 29 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 02/23/2013

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

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Today I consulted with Attorney Donald Kudler on the phone concerning a civil case I'm involved in. Attorney Kudler took time out of his busy day to discuss my case and give me legal advice. He's very knowledgeable in all areas of the law with over 22 years experience. I highly recommend Attorney Donald Kudler.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hit & Tun Accident
Mr. Kudler was very courteous & professional. He not only gave me a free 15min consultation, he spent about 35min with me to understand my case. He made me feel comfortable & at ease. He REALLY listen to me & my problem & made me feel that their is someone who cared about me. I would use Mr. Kudler to represent me if I need to take my case to court.
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Posted by Colin | July 29, 2013
Don Kudler = A Great Lawyer
Don Kudler handled my personal injury case for over 6 years. He worked very hard and very diligently to help get me what I needed out of the case. He was responsive and helpful. He explained different legal processes and kept me in the loop on the important developments. Without Dons' help, my entire life moving forward would be very difficult and most overwhelming. I am extremely thankful for his guidance, dedication, and expertise. I would recommend him for personal injury to anyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2011
Affirmed from Henderson
I got the answer clearly from this lawyer regarding a decision of the Unemployment Appeals Division was affirmed. My former employer appealed when my unemployment was approved due to misconduct was not established by the employer.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder Abuse Neglect
I consulted and hired Donald Kudler. Donald spent a good amount of time and effort securing records and wrestling with the courts to grant requests for the records. I was elated Donald would help our family. However, after review of the records received, Donald sent me a letter by mail and withdrew from the case. When I called Donalds office with questions regarding the evaluation of the records and\or detailed explanation of what he discovered in medical records, Donald did not return my call. So, I left messages with his legal assistant and e-mailed Donald my legal questions. To date I have not received a personal phone call, explanation and/or answers to my questions. I am very disappointed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Cap & Kudler
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Albert D. Massi
  • 1994 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert A. Massi
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • M.B.A.
  • 1987
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Alejandro Valdovinos, et al v. Michael Kopnitsky, et al
  • Settlement of wrongful death automobile accident
  • R. v. Allstate
  • Record Short Trial Jury Verdict $758,000.00

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Civil Trial Law Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas
  • My Vegas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer - Nevada
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer - Car/Auto Accidents
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer -Nevada
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Neavda
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Nevada
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Downtown Cultural Series
  • Juries and Jury Service
  • 2015
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish
  • Ethics and Settlements
  • 2010
  • Breaking Down the Short Trial Program in Nevada
  • Breaking Down the Short Trial Program in Nevada
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (5)
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a great guy and very knowledgeable attorney. He helped me out tremendously when I first began practicing law and was always respectful and informative. I really respect and admire him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kudler is an attorney who has taken the time to use his legal experience to answer legal questions to help others, including fellow attorneys in the community, and many of the answers he provides have been found to be helpful and agreed with by several other attorneys including myself."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Kudler is an expert in the field of personal injury. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Kudler is a highly experienced lawyer who serves his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kudler is an excellent attorney who works hard to obtain the best possible result for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is very experienced and knowledgeable."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have never met or spoken to Mr. Kudler. I have only seen his advice on Avvo and I am impressed with his thoughtful, indeed wise answers. He obviously knows his field of practice very well. If anybody asks me for a referral in Nevada for an accident case, I will mention his name."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kudler and I worked together on a breach of contract case pending in Nevada. He was a great asset to have on our team and was always available to help us navigate the Nevada court system. Mr. Kudler provided necessary insight on several key decisions that allowed us to successfully resolve our case favorably for our client."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kudler provides good information and practical knowledge to the community. He is a lawyer who cares. His clients are fortunate to have retained him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Don for 15 years. He gives his clients his best."
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