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R. Duane Frizell

Litigation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 18 years
    Texas - TX 24 years
    New Mexico - NM 25 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

About R. Duane

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R. Duane Frizell was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in west Texas and southern New Mexico. He is the founding attorney of the Las Vegas law firm Frizell Law Firm. Mr. Frizell practices in the areas of business, commercial, and real estate litigation; civil appeals; and licensing, estate, and probate ligitation. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts in Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas, and has been involved in cases with parties from around the globe. 

Mr. Frizell earned his bachelor's with a double major in Chinese and Political Science and his master's in International and Area Studies with a focus in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University. He graduated from the University of Maryland, School of law with university honors. While in law school, he served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Maryland Law Review. After law school, Mr. Frizell served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Pamela B. Minzner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. He has been in private practice since the end of his clerkship.

Mr. Frizell has lectured on ethical issues for attorneys at continuing legal education seminars. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, and he currently serves as an arbitrator on the State Bar's Fee Dispute Committee. He is admitted to practice in the states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. Mr. Frizell is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and the Green Valley Rotary Club.


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Posted by Leida | January 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Frizell Is The Hero!
We are proud to be the client of Frizell teams! Mr. Duane Frizell is a very respected attorney. He provides us an exceptional representation. Not only we share the same church but Mr. Frizell is a very understanding and a kind individual. He is brilliant and understanding. Mr. Frizell is our hero! Thank you Frizell teams! God Bless!
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Posted by Greg | February 2, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Honesty & Integrity
I've been honored to know Duane Frizell for a few years, and I have found him to be a paragon of honesty and integrity. If he makes you a promise, he keeps it. I'd trust him with any future legal matter I may have.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Frizell Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Callister & Frizell
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Attorney - of Counsel
  • Bolick & Boyer
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Callister & Reynolds
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Scott & Hulse
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hicks & Lucky
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk - Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • Brigham Young University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bahena v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 57, 245 P.3d 1182 (2010) (Co-Counsel)
  • Successful
  • Mannos v. Moss, 143 Idaho 927, 155 P.3d 1166, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 74,621 (2007) (Lead Counsel)
  • Successful
  • In re Recalls of Gadsden Indpendt. Public Schools Board Members,2005-NMSC-037, 138 N.M. 575, 124 P.3d 210 (2005) (Lead Counsel)
  • Successful
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  • Nevada Rotary Foundationo
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Appellate Sectiono
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Green Valley
  • Past President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Las Vegas Business Press
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Las Vegas Business Press
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse and recommend R. Duane Frizell. Duane is a very competent and diligent attorney. He has been a pleasure to work with and added value to our team working on a difficult case all over the country. I look forward to working with Duane again in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I enjoy his legal insights."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mr. Frizell for several years and have been very impressed with his analytical abilities and commercial litigation skills. I would certainly recommend him for your real estate and business litigation needs."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Frizell is a very capable and highly ethical litigator."
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Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer R. Duane Frizell
R. Duane Frizell
Litigation Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 25 years