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About me

I have been licensed to practice law for over twenty years.  I am an experienced negotiator and trial attorney who practices exclusively in Family Law.  I obtained a certification as a Financial Divorce Analyst after passing numerous, rigorous, financial examinations. 


I am a Certified Divorce Mediator and Negotiator completing workshops that are presently taught at Harvard University Law School.  I believe in the mediation process when fair negotiations take place. 


I am one of a handful of attorneys in the United States who successfully completed the American Bar Association Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute on Trial Testimony and the Expert Witness.  On the occasions when the opposing side has appealed my client’s trial win with my firm, I have successfully defended these wins as the Nevada Supreme Court Affirmed these decisions. 


I am a former Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children.  Prior to practicing Family Law, I prosecuted cases at the Colorado Springs, Colorado District Attorney’s Office.  I was also a jury consultant for high dollar complex civil litigation resulting in tens of millions of dollar judgments in the client’s favor.


As your lawyer, I will advise you of your legal rights and the pro and cons of the various courses of action available to you.  I will put forth my best efforts to fully represent your position, whether negotiating a settlement or litigating in court.    

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English, German

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 45%
  2. Divorce: 45%
  3. Family: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Cerceo

    I highly endorse Carol. Over the years, we have been both opponents and have developed cases together. She has creative ideas for problem solutions, and she is fearless in representing her clients.

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    Robert Cerceo Family Attorney
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  • Amber Robinson

    I endorse Carol. We've had a number of cases over the years. She is professional to the Court and opposing counsel. She is always on point, prepared, and aggressively (in a good way) argues for her clients.

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    Amber Robinson Family Attorney
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Contact info

712 South Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89107

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive200206/11/2016
COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199508/22/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
100 Hour ClubLegal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project2010
50 Hour ClubLegal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project2003
Certificate of CommendationUnited States Senate2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBarnes Law Group2006 - 2016
AssociateHM Law Firm2005 - 2005
District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office Colorado Springs, CO1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Supreme Court CasesTrial Court Decision Affirmed
Supreme Court CasesTrial Court Decision Affirmed
Supreme Court CasesTrial Court Decision Affirmed
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990