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Paul Robert Connaghan

Business Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 36 years
    Colorado - CO 28 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Paul provides practical and creative solutions for individuals and businesses in commercial and real estate transactions, contracts and litigated disputes. He forms LLC's and corporations, negotiates and writes a variety of agreements, and brings parties together for a positive outcome in their business and real estate dealings. He represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers.


Paul found a niche as a Mediator, having gained certification in Washington DC upon completing Pepperdine University School of Law's interactive training program with the Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution. After 25+ years in the legal profession, Paul understands: "The Mediator provides a key opportunity for people to pave their own path to justice without the fallout, expense and uncertainty at the mercy of the court system"


Paul's mission is to better the lives of others, making the most of his experience and knowledge in the law. Successful representation hinges on closely listening to and getting people's objectives, bringing about excellent results, promptly and affordably.


I carry out clients' strategies with corporations and limited liability companies (LLC), as well as other business organizations and asset protection and estate planning methods, such as wills and trusts.  I have successfully represented individual heirs, administrators and trustees in trust and estate administration both in and out of probate court.

Currently, I represent an intriguing business, Energy System Nevada, LLC (ESN). ESN owns the patent to game changing technology we expect will revolutionize oil and gas drilling. I assisted in the formation and our law firm serves as general counsel for ESN.  It owns the intellectual property rights to a unique, safer, environmentally friendly and money saving method and tool for surface (above ground) blowout prevention (BOP) on land-based oil rigs. 


I have served as an Arbitrator with the Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. I enjoy volunteering on pro bono legal matters and further benefit the community via several volunteer and fund raising avenues.  


I devote my utmost and personal attention, effort and professionalism to each client.

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Connaghan Law
7854 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89117-1944


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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent experience
I retained this attorney's services in early 2019 pursuant to an unfortunate dispute in which I became involved. Outstanding experience. He brings decades of legal expertise, tempered with a pragmatic, logical approach to the law and how it pertains to individual situations. Most of all, his caring and compassion for his clients is obvious from start to finish. I challenge you to find better legal representation anywhere.
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Posted by Martin | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Efficient
Resolve our case with few phone calls and emails, I will use him in all our Real Estate matters.
Posted by Ken | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding - straight forward & honest
Paul is very knowledgeable and also very caring about his clients. He takes time to do needed research and presents a game plan for the desired outcome. I would highly recommend using Paul's expertise and experience.
Posted by Mo | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional service
On Sep, 1st , I found Paul Connaghan online and he brought sanity and decency to a very complicated real estate transaction. He earned the respect of all involved parties and steered us away from a needless lawsuit. I would highly recommend him, he is well worth his hourly rate.
Posted by Dan | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Issues?
I am pleased to be given the opportunity to write this review of Paul Connaghan. Paul is a very thorough Attorney and produces a very fine finished product in meeting our respective Client's goals and objectives. We have used Paul several times and appreciate his knowledge and demeanor, a consummate professional.
Posted by Danielle | December 12, 2012
Review of services rendered by Paul Connaghan
Paul Connaghan is a VERY trustworthy caring honest attorney who gives and gets all the facts. we always call Paul for legal advice and representation in his field and always recommend him to our friends and family members, as well. We trust and love his services so much, we come to him for references of who to seek out in other fields, as his word is always golden. Anyone we have ever referred love and trust him and his firm just as much as we do. Our company and line of business puts us in situations daily that call for legal advice and we are proud to say Paul has been beyond efficient in helping us with every question we have had. If he does not know, he finds out and again, truly does care about his clients well-being. As a Las Vegas native, I know good attorneys are very rare and hard to find. I feel lucky and blessed to have Paul Connaghan on our side.
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Posted by CECILIA | December 11, 2012
Paul was AMAZING, to say the least. He is an extremely professional, trustworthy, and passionate attorney. The amount of time and efforts he put into helping us is extraordinary. I am extremely grateful for his service and would recommend him to anyone. THANK YOU SO MUCH, PAUL AND STAFF!
Posted by Erik | December 6, 2012
Attorney you can trust! Highly recommended!
Paul is an excellent attorney and always does what he says he will do. He is a person of integrity and is always looking out for his clients best interest. I have personally had Paul represent me several times and each time the outcome was very favorable. Thank you Paul!
Posted by Darwin | September 22, 2011
Outstanding service
Being an out of state owner of a rental property in Las Vegas, a scenario arose where I was having issues with my tenant. Fairly straight forward case, in my opinion, but something I felt the need of some legal guidance. I was fortunate enough to have found the Connaghan/Newberry lawfirm. Mr Connaghan and his staff are excellent! Paul exceeded my expectations and brought resolution to my dispute in an efficient and timely manner. I would not hesitate to use him again and I highly recommend his law firm.
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Connaghan Law LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hearing Officer
  • Clark County, NV Department of Family Services
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Connaghan | Newberry A Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Deaner, Deaner, Scann, Malan & Larsen
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Certified Arbitrator, court annexed program
  • Supreme Court Of Nevada
  • 2000 - 2013
  • General Counsel
  • Vestin Mortgage
  • 1999 - 2005
  • In House Counsel
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Abuse and Neglect Representation
  • Multi-Million Dollar Land Purchase
  • Paved the way for the client’s purchase of a strategically located, multi-million dollar 80 plus acre parcel of land in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Land Purchase
  • The closing grossed over $180 million on behalf of 180 investor clients.
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  • State Bar of Nevada, Judicial Discipline Commission
  • Advisory Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Lions Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • "The List" of Local Law Firms
  • The Las Vegas Business Press
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation as an Honorary Judge at Mock Trial
  • Sate Bar of Nevada
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • IREM/National Association of Realtors
  • 1995
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • 1989
  • Cum Laude
  • Boston College
  • 1983
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  • State Bar of Nevada publication
  • Forecosures in Nevada
  • 2008
  • State Bar of Nevada publication
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Nevada CLE - Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Ethics in Real Estate
  • 2014
  • Conference for Keller Williams Real Estate Agents
  • Short Sale Law
  • 2011
  • Legal Options for Nevada Homeowners
  • Foreclosure Mediation, Short Sale, Loan Modification & Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Foreclosures in Nevada CLE
  • Foreclosures in Nevada
  • 2008
  • Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions CLE
  • Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2008
  • CLE
  • Foreclosures in Nevada
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Paul
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is very experienced and has a commitment to his clients that clearly shows. His analysis is always accurate. Many trust his judgement because he is not satisfied unless he achieves the highest standards. I endorse Paul without reservation."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a very experienced and skilled litigator who has his client's best interests first and foremost in his mind on whatever matter is brought to him. He is easy to work with, very amicable, and professional. I highly recommend him for a variety of legal matters on the civil side."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Paul, his commitment to his clients and cases is superior to any other attorney I have encountered in Las Vegas. He is passionate about the law and passionate about his clients' legal matters. Paul has negotiated a multitude of real estate transactions and workouts from small residential to large scale commercial. What sets him apart from any other lawyer is that he exerts 110% effort no matter the size of the case or the income level of his client."
Las Vegas Business Lawyer Paul Robert Connaghan
Paul Robert Connaghan
Business Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 36 years