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Michael Cary Van

Litigation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.2   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 9 years
    Nevada - NV 34 years
    Utah - UT 37 years
    Washington - WA 5 years
    Texas - TX 12 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2019
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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MIchael C. Van is an attorney with well over 30 years of experience, who is licensed to practice law in Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Arizona. Clients appreciate Michael most for his dedication to acheiving the right result in each case. He is a good lawyer, without a doubt, but he treats each client like family and is willing to help out in any situation at any time, day or night. If it is important to a client then it is important to Michael, which is why so much of his business comes from referrals. 

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Shumway Van
8985 S. Eastern Ave.
# 100
Las Vegas, NV, 89123
Shumway Van
8 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Shumway Van
310 South St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
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Posted by Meghan | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can’t even begin to explain how wonderful Mr Van is! Starting out on my horrible divorce, I had a different lawyer who didn’t listen to a thing I was telling them. From the very beginning, he listened and took on my very complicated case. He took me at my word and helped me! He was very thorough in search to find information and the truth! The opposition will be scared of this great attorney! I am sure my ex’s attorney is still mad we prevailed against her antics and waste of my ex’s money. In all seriousness, he is truly talented in his field. Through a tough divorce he made me feel like I had a voice, people who were championing for me, their full attention and sound advice I could trust to be in my best interest. I don’t know how I would have gotten through this all without him being apart of my counsel. If you are looking for an attorney look no further!
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Posted by CRC | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only attorney we call for our business and personal needs...
We have worked with Michael Van, Esq. for 24 years. He has helped us with our personal and business law needs. He is someone we can count on to work hard on our behalf. Michael is a trusted attorney who gives sound advice and works hard to make sure that his clients are taken care of. Why go anywhere else? We don't and never will. Thanks Michael Van for being so amazing!
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Posted by Mike G. | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent reputation and outstanding service.
After the death of my father, Mr. Van provided excellent advise and provided direction in handle estate issues and power of attorney. Compassionate, considerate and professional. Will hire Mr. Van again for any legal services my family may need.
Posted by Brett | July 17, 2015
Great Lawyer
I have worked with Mike for 4 years. He's easy to work with and gets things done. He has always treated me like his most important client and I know that can't be the case. I have recommended him and his firm, Shumway Van, to 10-20 people.
Posted by Laura | July 16, 2015
Solid Contractor Lawyer
Michael Van was referred to me by a general contractor when I was in desperate need of advice 18 years ago. He and his firm has handled all of our company's legal needs since. During the downturn he handled a case which defended our position on a mechanic's lien for a very large sum. Our customer had filed bankruptcy and was demanding that we settle for pennies on the dollar. We were in serious jeopardy and Michael navigated us toward a successful settlement. We were the only ones in the case to get paid the full amount owed. Our business would not have survived otherwise.
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Posted by Mark | July 10, 2015
An Attorney and Friend
Mike is a great attorney and an even better person. I only want to do business with people I admire and respect. I have been a client of Shumway Van for almost 3 years now with both my personal and business needs. Mike has been a great source of information and strategy planning. I feel that Mike has my best interests in mind. He focuses on helping grow my business not just doing legal work. I have worked with attorney's under Mike's stewardship in Las Vegas, Utah and San Antonio, TX. I could not recommend an attorney or law firm more.
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Posted by Jared | July 9, 2015
Mike is a great Attorney.
Mike has been my attorney for about 7 years. He has always cared about the success of my company and is effective in communicating strategies and doing things that create the best possible scenario in the lawsuits i have had to deal with. Mike is trustworthy and honest and has always made the effort to help us, even when we don't give him a ton of time to react and prepared. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Mia | December 7, 2012
Highly Recommend! Family Law Attorney. Very Professional, Well Respected and Caring Individual
Mike and his staff treat you like family. They kept me informed and stayed on top of my divorce case and preceding case that followed TWO years later. Mike and his staff never left me as a client in the dark to defend myself. They documented my case well for the judge so he had a clear picture of the "bully" my ex husband is. They answered phone calls and emails in a timely fashion and helped me and my kids get our dignity back from such a devastating divorce. Although my case did not bring any money for them, they fought hard for me and my kids. The end result, was me getting awarded more than I thought. I attribute this to Mike and his staff staying on top of my case and presenting a well versed and documented presentation to the Judge. Mike has a rapport with the Judges in the system and was even well regarded by the opposing counsel. I highly recommend this firm if you want a caring, professional and affordable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely worst attorney in town!
Very bad experience with the lawyer. I wish i can give him a 0. No thoughts to help clients and put all energy to how to create chances to ask money. Shameless in the process!!! Worst in town firm.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shop around
During our 1st meeting we were told we could do a chap my home, paid the fee... sent all our back up... few months later was told we could not do a 13 but a 7.... had to pay again.... once we were release, found out we had 2 incendents come up that were not completed... call and called many times and no return call till 8 mos later..... they were nice about it only because we complained to the right people... found another problem, something they should of done, it's marked so on the BR form... Been trying to have someone call and explain why they missed this since the end of June.... it's now 10/27/16 they are playing dumb.... no one wants to fix what we call broken... need to make it right... but they don't want to go back to court to fix what they did not do.... Shop around and make sure you get someone who will return your call, even if your case is complete you will get a return call in a timely manner, from a caring attorney who promised you that if you had further questions you may call. We paid twice for 2 chapters, you'd think they would taken care of us the 1st time if they knew what they were doing. All nice at first and still nice today... but playing dumb with us... Our bank explained this to us and our loan company also did... they said the same thing, they both can't be my BK is also marked saying what the bank explained.. Ask all your questions before you pay!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shumway Van
  • 2008 - Present


  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Nevada State Bar
  • Attorney Representative
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Nevada State Public Charter School Associatoin
  • Governor Appointed Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Nevada Federal Bar Association
  • Bench Bar Relationships
  • 2017
  • Nevada Subcontractors Association
  • Beware of Traps in Subcontractor Agreements
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
General practice Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike Van is an incredible attorney whose knowledge and experience encompasses multiple areas of law, including business and commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, and other areas of civil litigation. Mr. Van is always advocating for the interests of his clients, whether during settlement talks, or in the courtroom, and consistently goes above and beyond to advance their interests and resolve their concerns."
Business Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"In the time that I have worked for and with Mike Van, I have come to appreciate how an attorney should fight for his clients. Mike is knowledgeable, practical, and tenacious in his representation. He is the kind of attorney you want going to bat for you."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a great attorney who truly cares for each of his clients and represents them with complete integrity and competency."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Michael Van for about two years now. Mr. Van is a very experienced and knowledgeable litigator. He is keenly aware of what is best for his clients, whether that be settlement, aggressive representation at trial, or anything in between."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike Van is the attorney you want if you want to get something done. He's creative and can finds practical ways to solve problems that most attorneys would say are impossible to solve. If you want a lawyer who gets results, give Mike a call."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael knows how to sort his way through nearly any legal problem. He is an outstanding litigator and talented attorney."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael and I have been partners at Shumway Van & Hansen for five years now and I have had the opportunity to work with him on a number of matters in both business and law. It is my opinion that Michael best serves his clients by utilizing an amazing ability to find middle ground between parties and to produce settlement in cases where settlement seemed most unlikely. He is also able to come up with very unique litigation strategies that seem to produce wins in cases where losses were extremely likely."
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Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer Michael Cary Van
Michael Cary Van
Litigation Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 37 years