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F. Peter James

Child custody Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.7   20 reviews

also known as Peter James


Licensed for 16 years

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Learn F.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%
    Initial and post-decree child custody matters, including child support and visitation issues

    16 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Initial and post-decree child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, and asset and debt division matters

    16 years

  3. Family
    15%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, annulment, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody, grandparent visitation rights, and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.

    16 years

  4. Appeals
    10%
    Appeals of final decisions by a trial court to the appellate court. Also, writ petitions for review of a non-final order to the appellate court.

    16 years

  5. Child support
    5%
    Child support matters include obtaining, modifying, and collecting child support.

    16 years

At the Law Offices of F. Peter James, we believe that family is everything. We understand difficult circumstances with family law matters can lead to seeking legal representation. These experiences can be overwhelming with many questions and concerns. During times like these, we provide the legal knowledge we know you need by always showing compassion.

We will work diligently and out of the box to resolve your divorce, custody, child and spousal support issues. Each family and situation is unique in its own right. The law is the foundation, but it is intentionally vague in many areas. Our goal is to make the law work for you and your personal circumstance. One of our priorities at the Law Offices of F. Peter James is to offer unbiased evaluations of the case to better inform and prepare each client and prospective client for the journey ahead. This is your family, your life. Call today to schedule a consultation and see for yourself if we are a good fit for you.

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Licensed for 16 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 02/23/2013

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

Contact F.

Law Offices of F. Peter James, Esq.
3821 West Charleston Boulevard
Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV, 89102

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Emmylou Runyan | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, wastes no time, extremely efficient
I hired Peter James to represent me for my custody case. He listened to all of my needs, requests, and concerns. He was quick to get my case up and going. He was very communicative and made revisions to documents upon request in a very timely manner. He represented me very well when I was unable to represent myself. Ultimately, he made sure all of my requests were fulfilled and there were little to no hiccups throughout the case. I have recommended him already to a few others and they, too, are happy with his work. 10/10
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Posted by Joshua | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Peter is a true, honest attorney. He told me straight forward what to expect. His knowledge and experience in handling divorce and custody cases is outstanding. Mr. James is one of the few attorneys capable of handling Supreme Court cases in Las Vegas. This is one of the main reasons we chose to hire Mr. James. His attention to the law and detail is unmatchable.
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Posted by Eric | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter rescuers me from a Disaster
Peter is a true honest super lawyer. He has lots of experience of handling divorce cases. He’s one of the few super lawyer who is capable to handle Supreme Court cases in Vegas. He cares about his clients. Peter just represented me and won the case. Thank you, Peter!
Posted by Ali | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Peter is a phenomenal attorney. He was perfectly clear and straightforward . After our first meeting I knew that he was right for me. He never gave me false hope and laid every possible outcome, good and bad, on the table. It is so easy to work with him and his staff in the office. He helped me out with pretty complicated visitation case which I was worried that I could not see my daughter but Peter got me sorted out after just the first court hearing. I would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Lisa | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He actually HEARS you
Mr. Peter James was exactly who I needed in a time of crisis. In 2015 I was on a desperate mission trying to find a lawyer who could help me with a custody case. His office was the first one to actually hear me, my worries and my plea for help. I met with Peter that same day and he helped put my mind at ease. His office staff was so kind and helpful and it just revealed another level of respect I had for him because if you aren’t good to your employees then how would I assume he’d be good to me and my family...their personalities and behavior was a complete reflection of his professionalism, education and kindness. I was proud to have Peter there to represent me and my children
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Posted by Karie | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My children will grow up together!
Me. James and his staff were wonderful throughout my last year. They did what they said they would, communicated well through email and phone calls! This single mom of two who no longer lives in Nevada was relieved I chose such a confident, hard driven attorney who fought to the end for me to win custody of my daughter. I ended up with more child support than I thought I would get, attorney fees, and a peace of mind knowing we fought by using facts! I can rest assured I fought fair. I highly recommend this firm! This single Mom of two who had everything to lose held trust with Mr. James and it was worth every penny!
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Posted by Dianne | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Difference
Let’s face it .. Divorce is one of life’s most difficult challenges - but having the right support system with you makes all the difference. I am here to say that Peter James is that difference. Armed with what seems like a limitless handle of the law, a calm, supptive and extremely professional demeanor, Peter easily takes away the stress and burden that divorce can bring. Personally, I owe my graditude for a very smooth process and highly recommend him should you be looking for the same.
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Posted by Mark Moiseyev | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding team-Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Peter James and his staff. They did an outstanding job on my divorce. They were very knowledgeable every step of the way. Peter always got back to me and helped me through a long process. He is very fair and I give him and his team an A+. Thank you for your help and guidance with this stressful time in my life. Mark M Henderson , NV
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Peter James is an exceptional Family Law Attorney! Peter knows Family Law, but different from his peers, he knows how to use the Law to successfully argue on behalf of you and your child! Peter goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, at ease, and confident throughout your child custody/divorce matter. He is caring, compassionate, calm, and competent! I trust Peter James and highly recommend him to anyone facing a divorce or child custody issue. He is the BEST of the best!
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Posted by Stephanie | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter James is one of the best attorneys in Las Vegas
Peter James is one of the best attorneys in Las Vegas. During my initial consultation with Mr. James not only did he help me to understand the legal aspect of my case, he also was able to reassure me that we could take action to turn a bad situation into a positive situation for my girls and I. Mr. James is a professional, and the best at what he does. He is also a very caring man with the best interest at heart for children. I am Thankful everyday for Mr. James devotion to his work and my family. His devotion has changed our lives and I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Nicolette Pucker Harridge | February 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
F. Peter is tough, thorough & sees his cases through. He's attentive. I highly recommend him for child custody cases.
Posted by David | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Peter James and his staff are amazing. From the first meeting all the way through to the very end, their knowledge, experience, care and professionalism were above and beyond. These are delicate and difficult matters, and I will tell you that there is no one better to have in your corner. The communication about our matter was fantastic, we always knew where we were at in the process, and in the end we could not be happier with how everything was handled.
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Posted by Ofek | August 30, 2013
Peter James and his staff was professional
Peter James was extremely professional from the beginning until my case was settled. I interviewed a few different attorneys and Mr. James by far was the most patient and thorough in explaining to me the process. He never hesitated to answer all my questions and bring up any issues I should plan for before hiring him and his firm. Through the process of my case, he and his assistant were always responsive and the kind of service you would expect when hiring a law firm. You can feel comfortable working with Mr. James.
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Posted by Mike | August 11, 2013
Outstanding Service
Peter provided me with the assurance I needed during the difficult divorce and child custody proceedings. All of my concerns were addressed in a timely fashion and I could not have asked for better service or outcome. My case had many twists and turns in dealing with the other half and he knew exactly how to properly navigate through the legal system in order to provide the best outcome not only for my but my children. I have always heard the horror stories about a divorce and the terrible outcomes, but he was able to put those fears aside and provided the guidance I needed to navigate this unpleasant time for my family. Thank you Peter and staff!
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Posted by Sara | September 19, 2012
Amazing!
I have been working with Mr. James for over a year. He has by far exceeded all & any expectations in my case. He is very knowledgeable of the laws, he keeps me informed in a timely manner, & has responded to my many questions (no matter what). He is also very honest & doesn't sugar coat things (which I totally appreciate!). I appreciate his hardworking, professional, & easy going personality; which makes this very difficult time in my life seem possible. Everyone at the law firm is friendly, pleasant, & on top of things.
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Posted by Debra | August 6, 2012
A Lawyer With Morals and Integrity
I have known Peter James for many years and I have refered him to my clients many times. In cases where people are not able to afford a lawyer he has gone out of his way to help them. He has even help with documents and advice to one of my clients who he said "she doesn't need me" because she had enough knowledge to do it on her own.He took the time out to help her and she was able to get custody rights back.He goes above and beyond any attorney that I have ever known. He helped with child support owed to me by my ex and has been helpful with any questions issues etc and is always there for me. He is well respected in the community. He is someone you can count on and trust. Debra
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Posted by Eric | June 7, 2012
Superb!
Peter is an excellent attorney. His knowledge is superb, ability to litigate is superior. Peter first handled my divorce, which went as smooth as it could under the circumstances. Following that, there were several custody issues that arose due to my ex and Peter was able to successfully navigate those waters in an outstanding fashion. Peter is and has been as solid as a rock in terms of his ability to meet the opposing party head on. Though I hope I never have to, if needed I will call upon Peter again and again.
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Posted by Dennis | May 23, 2012
A Very Professional Attorney
Mr. James has represented me through a long and difficult divorce/custody dispute lasting almost two years. In all that time, he never missed a deadline or an appearance. All work presented was professional, well researched and compelling to the Court. He is certainly a competent and knowledgeable attorney, but he is also approachable and easy to deal with from a client's perspective. His staff and colleagues are also very helpful and friendly. All things considered, his representation was a very pleasant surprise amid a very unpleasant time in my life. Family law matters are very important and stressful on a personal level. Get yourself a good lawyer like Mr. James to help you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not willing to go the extra mile
He will do as you ask, but the errors along the way you will pay for in the long run. He didn't include any customary custodial wording in our documents, which then lead to unclear situations, along with more litigation fees. He also left hours out of the visitation schedule, which again lead to more litigation and more times before the judge.
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Posted by Bill | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Little Advice and Effort
Peter did accept my case to help but ended up leaving a lot of money on the table. Also made himself avaliable when needed. But the guidance he provided left me with a monthly take home of 2K less than my divorced wife after promising to pay 8 years of alimony even though I make more then her. I wish he would had a more fighting drive to help with the numbers. Court would have been a better option then settling. After 3 years looks like I have a good case and going to court finally. But much harder now after we accepted the offer and over a 90k already lost.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Principal
  • Law Offices of F. Peter James, Esq.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney / Partner
  • Rocheleau Law Group / Right Lawyers
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Ciciliano & Associates
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Judge Michelle Leavitt, District Court Judge
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Harvey v. Harvey
  • Affirmed
  • Fairbairn-Williams v. Williams
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • Arcella v. Arcella, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 104 (2017)
  • Remanded
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Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Appellate Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nevada Justsice Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Man in Nevada
  • Distinguished Publishing
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce War Radio
  • Loan Modifications, Short Sales, and Foreclosures
  • 2011
  • Divorce War Radio
  • Nevada Child Custody and Child Support
  • 2011
  • Divorce War Radio
  • Family Court Discovery
  • 2011
  • In Session on Court TV
  • Legal Commentator on O.J. Simpson Trial
  • 2008
  • In Session on Court TV
  • Interview regarding Judge Halverson
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (22)
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. James is a very knowledgeable attorney who takes careful consideration of the law versus his client's best interest and wishes. Mr. James is a strong advocate and family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I know. He is good in the Courtroom- a good advocate, and respectful to all. He is also one of the lawyers I frequently refer cases to if I have a conflict, or am unable to take a case."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a smart, experienced, and ethical attorney. Peter is a pleasure to have as opposing counsel as he works toward resolution."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a knowledgeable and professional attorney and an effective litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter possesses the legal knowledge, skill and thoroughness to effectively represent his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, I have known him for years since we went to law school together. He is an experienced, skilled, and caring advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is probably the brightest attorney I know. His knowledge of the law and navigation of the court system is unparalleled. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"Peter has a full understanding of all issue that go into Family Law practice. He helps his client's both legally and emotionally during this difficult process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a compassionate advocate for his clients and a skilled litigator in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a reasonable yet effective lawyer who understands the needs of the clients and the need to be a fair litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter has proven himself to be a talented litigator. He possesses a rare combination of sharp legal instincts, vast legal knowledge and genuine compassion for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. James and I advocated for our clients against each other a few years ago and I was impressed by his reasonableness, intelligence, and professionalism. Most of the time these are the only qualities that get the client in the best position in domestic relations cases."
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Las Vegas Child custody Lawyer F. Peter James
F. Peter James
Child custody Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 16 years
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