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About me

I went to law school and became a lawyer to help people.  Practicing family law allows me to help people in a very meaningful way.


I try to give unbiased evaluations of the case, even if it means breaking the bad news to my clients and potential clients.  


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    10 years
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    10 years
  3. Family: 15%
    10 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    10 years
  5. Appeals: 5%
    10 years



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  • Carol M Barnes

    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.


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  • Ann Ellyn Kolber

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a knowledgeable and professional attorney and an effective litigator.


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Contact info

Law Offices of F. Peter James, Esq.

3821 West Charleston Boulevard
Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV, 89102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mountain States Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Lead Counsel RatedThomson Reuters2015
Distinguished Man in NevadaDistinguished Publishing2015
Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top LawyerDesert Companion Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / PrincipalLaw Offices of F. Peter James, Esq.2013 - Present
Attorney / PartnerRocheleau Law Group / Right Lawyers2010 - 2013
Senior Associate AttorneyCiciliano & Associates2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyAlverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders2006 - 2007
Student InternJudge Michelle Leavitt, District Court Judge2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2008 - Present
United States District Court, District of NevadaMember2006 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2006 - Present
Nevada Justsice AssociationMember2011 - 2014
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyPresident2005 - 2006
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyTreasurer2004 - 2005
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Price adv. LafftertyAffirmed (Successfully defended appeal)
Caruso v. MaizeReversal and Remand
Haberland v. State of NevadaWrit of Prohibition issued
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Nevada-Las VegasEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce War RadioLoan Modifications, Short Sales, and Foreclosures2011
Divorce War RadioNevada Child Custody and Child Support2011
Divorce War RadioFamily Court Discovery2011
In Session on Court TVLegal Commentator on O.J. Simpson Trial2008
In Session on Court TVInterview regarding Judge Halverson2008