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Edward L Kainen

Family Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   11 reviews

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%
    We work with our clients to solve their difficult and most personal problems, and to achieve the best possible results. We are innovative in finding solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs as they are going through divorce or other family transitions. We assure our clients the highest level of quality through our knowledge, experience and ability . Simply put, we provide high quality legal services and superior results to clients who demand the best family law representation available.

    34 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    28 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%

    28 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Alimony
    5%

    28 years, 5,000 cases

  5. Litigation
    4%

    34 years, 10,000 cases

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    4%

    28 years, 500 cases

  7. Adoption
    1%

    28 years, 200 cases

  8. Child abuse
    1%

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  9. Child support
    1%

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  10. Domestic violence
    1%

    34 years, 5,000 cases

  11. Guardianship
    1%

    34 years, 250 cases

  12. Mediation
    1%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  13. Uncontested divorce
    1%

    28 years, 2,500 cases

Whatever the case or whomever the client, we provide individualized representation to each client, knowing that when you walk through our doors, your case is the most important thing in your life at that time.

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Licensed for 34 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/10/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022
State KS
Status Inactive
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Edward

KAINEN LAW GROUP, PLLC
3303 Novat Street
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89129

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Patricia Farley | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely one of the Best
I was incredibly lucky to have Ed handle my divorce and child custody matters. He is a try professional who conducted himself always in my best interest and more importantly the best interest of my children. His advice, compassion and friendship has had a long lasting affect on my life and the well-being of my children. I am forever grateful to Ed and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
Kainen Law Group helped me with a legal matter and I was impressed at how professional and helpful their team. I would definitely recommend!
Posted by Adrianna | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Much gratitude!
The Kainen Law group exceeded my expectations from the very first day until the very last day when my case was closed . They were always so kind and helpful. They were easy to talk to and to reach with any questions that would come up at any given moment along with calling me back in a reasonable amount of time to make me feel safe and secure. The Kainen Law group always treated my like family and performed with an attitude and work ethic of excellency. To top it off they won my case and did everything necessary to make sure we come out on top. We won our custody case battleand walked away victorious. I would not only highly recommend this law group but would not hesitate in hiring them again if I ever needed too. Thank you Ed, thank you Andrew , and Thank you Kainen office staff your services are unparalleled .
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Posted by Darren H | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST family law attorney
There is an old saying...you get what you pay for and I needed the expertise, knowledge and skill set that Mr. Kainen's law firm provided. If you want the BEST family law attorney to get the results you need, and have the money to afford his services, this is the attorney for you. I hired Mr. Kainen because I needed to get full custody of my daughter to take her with me half way around the world to Hong Kong for a work assignment as an airline pilot. My ex-wife and I both lived in Las Vegas and shared joint custody of our daughter but with Mr. Kainen's help I was able to get full custody and relocate with her. No easy task but it happened and I got the results I deserved. Best money I've ever spent, how much is your child worth?
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Posted by MRB | December 6, 2012
Family First!
Child custody and relocation is the most stressful situation I've experienced as a parent. Ed's knowledge of family law and advice has been a lifesaver. My family is forever grateful for Ed and his entire staff. The time he took to get to know my situation and personalize care is what makes him a stand out person/attorney. I felt my needs were heard and met. We were represented exactly how we expected in the courtroom. He doesn't play games, he knows our lives, and our children are at stake here. Simply the best.
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Posted by Michelle | June 28, 2012
My lifesaving attorney
When I had to decided to file for a divorce it was a brief meeting with Edward Kainen that changed my life forever. When I met with Mr. Kainen he made me feel comfortable and confident which is why I chose to have him represent me. He has been my attorney for almost 3 years now and I have had a very difficult case. He has never once disappointed me with his advice or in the court room! He and his staff are very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and responsive. I truly felt as if a family member was representing me. I will continue to retain him and recommend him to everyone I know.
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Posted by Chris | June 15, 2012
Absolutely the best of the best!
Ed is a true professional. He was a pleasure to work with. He did a fantastic job with my divorce. He was attentive, responsive, and very easy to work with. He answered all my emails and phone calls promptly and worked out a settlement that I was very happy with. He was very fair with the billing and conscientious with keeping the fees as low as possible. Most importantly, he listened to me and helped me get through a difficult time. In the end, I was thrilled that I hired him to help me through my divorce after going through a terrible experience with my previous lawyer. He took the mess created by my former lawyer and he was able to resolve a very tough case -- through a little carefully executed litigation he was able to force a settlement that was very favorable to me. I couldn't have gotten through the process without him. He is knowledgeable, an expert in family law, and clearly familiar with the court system. He guided me through every tough decision, each situation, and in the negotiations. I don't believe anyone else would have cared enough or tried as hard as he did for me.
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Posted by Patricia | June 13, 2012
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Ed Kainen continues to do an outstanding job representing and protecting the best interest of my family. Mr. Kainen is straight forward, clear on direction, and extremely knowledgeable. His ability to offer personal attention and quality representation is truly impressive. Throughout my divorce, I was provided honest, compassionate legal guidance that truly made a difference in my life following this unfortunate experience. I continue to recommend Ed Kainen without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2012
The best divorce attorney in Las Vegas. Period.
Divorce is a terrible thing. I don't wish it on anybody. But if you find yourself faced with divorce, you will not find a better lawyer anywhere in Las Vegas than Ed Kainen. He is aggressive; accurate; he has a great support staff; and he has years of experience that prove vital in the courtroom. Without going into details, I will share that I am a single father with primary custody of my son; I kept my home, my car, and all community property; and my ex got no money or alimony of any kind from me. Even after my divorce was complete, I still have Ed on retainer for assistance in enforcing the provisions of the divorce decree. If you are price shopping, look elsewhere. But if your kids mean the WORLD to you, and you need to fight the biggest fight of your life for the sake of your kids, you need to hire Ed Kainen. Because if your soon-to-be ex hires him, you're in trouble!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2012
Top quality, efficient, customized representation
The divorce representation I sought from Mr. Kainen was a bit unconventional due to the unique circumstances of my case, but the efficiency of the representation, availability of Mr. Kainen, and responsiveness of he and his staff made me feel like I was his most important client. The results he achieved in my case exceeded my expectations and I have recommended Mr. Kainen to others multiple times in the few months since my case ended. Mr. Kainen and his firm have my gratitude, respect and most enthusiastic endorsement.
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Posted by Craig | June 8, 2012
Simply The Best!
Ed was the best. Very knowledgable and understanding of my interests and ensured I was well advised and protected. Extremely fair and down-to-earth easy to talk with. I have recommended Ed to other friends and have only every received glowing reviews!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior and Managing Partner
  • KAINEN LAW GROUP, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ecker & Kainen, Chartered
  • 1995 - 2011

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • High Profile Family Law matters

Associations

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Nevada Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Nevada chapter)
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Nevada Chapter
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Supreme Court of Nevada Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2005
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 1997 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year (Family Law)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year (Family Law)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada 2012
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 75 Lawyers - Mountain States Region
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • “Top 25" lawyers in the State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas Life Magazine
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • Clark County Pro Bono Project
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer - every year since 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer, every year 2007 through Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Nevada Family Law Report
  • "Get it Right the First Time: the Case for Opposing or Denying Motions to Amend"
  • 2002
  • Communique (Clark County Bar)
  • "Unbundled Legal Services: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"
  • 2002
  • NUT & BOLTS of Family Law (1996 - present, updated annually)
  • NUT & BOLTS of Family Law
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Nevada Annual Family Law Conference
  • Nuts & Bolts of Family Law (annually, 1996 through 2016)
  • 2016
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law - Spring Semester 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Theory and Practice - Famliy Law
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Nevada Annual Family Law Conference
  • Case Law Update (annually, 2002 through 2011)
  • 2011
  • Annual Family Law Training for Pro Bono Attorneys
  • Family Law Training for Pro Bono Attorneys (annually, 2002 to Present)
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (20)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a knowledgeable and competent attorney, and is very well versed in the area of family law. He is a true asset to our legal community!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed's credentials are impressive, but it is his concern for giving his clients great service that makes him special."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ed is an honest, intelligent, and hardworking attorney that I always appreciate having on the other side of a case. He is knowledge about the areas of law in which he practices, and has insight as to the way the local judges view issues. He is rational and reasonable and pleasant to work with."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"Ed is a top-notch divorce attorney in Las Vegas, and I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kainen is one of the top family law attorneys in the State and would recommend him to any one looking for superior representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is a tenacious advocate for his clients' interests and a great attorney. I refer clients to him frequently."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer as an outstanding lawyer and human being."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ed for many years. He is one of the best, most knowledgeable family law attorneys around."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed's reputation precedes him as one the preeminent Family Law attorneys in the State of Nevada. Our Firm regularly refers clients to Mr. Kainen's office, with the confidence that they will be represented with professionalism. What I appreciate most about Ed is his unique ability to consider the specific challenges of each client's case and to achieve an appropriate resolution. I endorse Mr. Kainen and his firm without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kainen is an excellent attorney who works hard to obtain the best possible result for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kainen is well respected in the State of Nevada. I have heard him speak at many conferences and I respect his opinion."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is a talented, dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. I would trust him to handle my own family law matter if I ever had one."
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Las Vegas Family Lawyer Edward L Kainen
Edward L Kainen
Family Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 34 years