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James Oronoz

Personal injury Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Jim Oronoz


Licensed for 24 years

Virtual consultation available

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Car accident
    30%

    500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    30%

    25 years, 500 cases

Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC serves clients seeking criminal defense and personal injury representation.  The attorneys at our law firm have earned a reputation as the top personal injury and criminal defense attorneys around.

 

When you are faced with a potentially life-altering situation, it's important to think critically and carefully review every single legal option before you. The support and guidance of a dedicated Las Vegas attorney can prove an asset in helping you overcome your criminal charges or receive compensation after an accident.

 

James "Jim" Oronoz is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV rated (Preeminent in Personal Injury and Criminal Defense), Las Vegas personal injury lawyer and criminal defense attorney with nearly over 15 years of experience successfully fighting for the rights of his clients in Las Vegas courtrooms. He understands the serious short-term and long-term implications of injuries on accident survivors. This is why he fights for the most favorable outcomes that provide exceptional compensation for his clients, against the largest and well-represented insurance companies.

 

Mr. Oronoz's experience as a Las Vegas courtroom veteran allows him to defend the rights and fight for compensation on behalf of clients in a wide variety of areas. This includes accidents involving premises liability, child injury, tourist injuries, product liability, construction accidents, and wrongful death, among others. Every client receives the highest levels of personal attention during these troubled times.

 

As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Jim works with individuals and families who have been injured due to a driver's negligence. He is experienced in representing cases of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, 18-wheeler truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, taxicab accidents, bicycle accidents, and others. Mr. Oronoz uses his keen attention to detail and proactively builds a case on behalf of his clients. When confronting an insurance company more concerned about its bottom line, presenting a solid case initially can go a long way towards minimizing the impact of a lengthy trial. Realizing that most cases are won because of painstaking pre-trial preparation, Jim is committed to leaving no stone unturned in the preparation of your case. Rest assured, by the time your case gets to trial, everything will have been done to maximize the strengths of your case.

 

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact Jim Oronoz of Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC today. Your initial consultation is free and you do not pay a single attorney fee unless a financial recovery is made on your behalf. When you have lost so much, it's important to work with a Clark County attorney who possesses both the experience and drive to fight for your future.

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Licensed for 24 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/10/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC
9900 Covington Cross Drive
Suite 290
Las Vegas, NV, 89144

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by J.H. | May 9, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Jim represented me in a personal injury, car accident case. I was rear-ended by someone who was not paying attention and sustained major neck, shoulder and back injuries. He was able to fight the insurance company and I was able to recover a very large amount which allowed me to pay all my bills and set aside enough that will enable me to have a comfortable retirement. This guy is the best. He returns calls, is on top of his cases, and is always willing to fight hard for his clients.
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Posted by Brian | October 25, 2013
Superb Lawyer
Jim has helped me with my divorce and several other cases including one criminal case in which he got all charges dropped. I am a free man today because of Jim's great knowledge of the law and ability to battle in the courtroom. He is the best around! You get in trouble you call Jim!
Posted by Fred | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Fight for You!!!
I was charged with some very serious charges, and was looking at a lot of time in Prison. Jim and his team fought my case for my freedom . Jim always called when he said he would, Jim would always do, what he said he would do!! Jim kept me out of prison, and I appreciate my freedom everyday. Let Jim and his team fight for you and your freedom. You do not want to go anywhere else, you will not find another Law team that will go the distance like they will.
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Posted by Scott | September 16, 2015
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Outstanding
Jim was very professional and a man of his word great lawyer Does what he says he's going to do Would hire him again
Posted by J.F. | May 9, 2015
Jim got me out of serious trouble.
I had two criminal charges which I felt were about to destroy my entire life. I couldn't sleep. My anxiety was terrible. I constantly worried about my cases. Going to Jim Oronoz and hiring him as my lawyer was a decision that turned my life around. Jim's the best! He found defenses to each of the charges that I was facing and kept me out of jail. I was very happy with the outcome that Jim achieved. I highly recommend anyone needing a great lawyer in Las Vegas to hire Jim Oronoz.
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Posted by Margie | April 21, 2015
Highly Recommended!
Jim is extremely knowledgeable and competent both in and out of the courtroom. I felt well represented and have complete confidence in Jim's abilities to represent me. He has kept me well informed of my case throughout the legal process. I have had to use Jim's services on several occasions and have also recommended him to friends who need legal guidance and representation.
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Posted by J. P. | April 21, 2015
Fantastic with a nasty divorce
As a female going through a terrible divorce that included physical and emotional abuse, I needed someone not only compassionate but tough. Jim was kind and understanding with me, but a real bulldog in the courtroom. He spent an inordinate amount of time gathering information, photos and depositions for my case. Things worked out in my favor in the courtroom - and I would consider Jim a friend today. A wonderful human being and attorney, would recommend him every time.
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Posted by Amanda | April 14, 2015
Trustworthy Attorney
Mr. Oronoz generously helped me in my time of need. He was very considerate and caring. I felt that I could trust him to protect my interests while maintaining the highest forms of professionalism and integrity. He was always very honest with me, which I greatly appreciated. I knew all of the possible outcomes that I could face, and Mr. Oronoz openly gave me the best advice so I could make the most educated decisions in my cases. I am grateful that I had Mr. Oronoz on my side.
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Posted by Michael | April 14, 2015
Great attorney for myself and many others
Over the course of the last half decade or so, Mr. Oronoz has gone out of his way to personally help me and anyone that I have sent to him. He is diligent, extremely educated, very experienced in the courtroom and has a way of putting you at ease when having a meeting - even when regarding very serious cases. He goes out of his way to do what's right for you and has an enormous amount of perspicacity in the courtroom. I would highly recommend Mr. Oronoz for just about any legal situation that could come up.
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Posted by Christina | February 6, 2013
Past Client
My feelings for James Oronoz are very personal. I had talked to other lawyers in the past but he was the only attorney that handled my criminal federal case in a very personal caring way. He was always honest. Which was not always an easy thing to do. The Oronoz law firm worked as a team that understood my constant tears as I was fighting for my freedom. I will continue to recommend this law firm because they fight from their hearts as if their lives depended on it. There are lots of attorneys out there but if you want the best go with James Oronoz. Your heart will never be sorry.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Freedom
Case is on going can not go into particulars but what I can say if you want an attorney and staff who genuinely cares about you and your well being. Contact James Oronoz or Lucas Gaffney! Knowledgeable excellent services Alisha their legal assistant is a phenom., they are truly just a phone call away.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vannah & Vannah
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Clark County Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of La Verne
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • First Degree Murder Case with Use of a Deadly Weapon
  • Not Guilty on all counts at trial.
  • Felony Gun Charges
  • Not Guilty of all counts at trial
  • Felony Domestic Violence
  • Not Guilty on all counts at trial.
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Associations

  • National Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer and Judicial Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer and Judicial Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Nevada, CLE Committee
  • Ethics
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Nevada, CLE Committee
  • Defending False Confessions
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Nevada, CLE Committee
  • Modern Evidence Modern Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (11)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim Oronoz is an aggressive criminal defense attorney with more not guilty verdicts than anyone else I know. Jim Oronoz has more than a decade of experience in all aspects of criminal defense, and uses his knowledge of the system to benefit his clients. He is dedicated to his clients success and is not afraid to fight to obtain a just result for his client. Anyone searching for a criminal defense attorney would be well served to have Jim Oronoz on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a bulldog in the courtroom. He always goes to bat for his clients and never backs down. He is one the best criminal defense lawyers in the entire state."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tenacious and effective - an awesome combination when you need results."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work in the same office building as Jim. Anytime I have a question related to criminal defense or criminal procedure, I turn to him for advice. He continually demonstrates a wealth of knowledge on criminal matters, and I endorse him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Oronoz is an experienced and aggressive attorney, who has an excellent reputation and will always fight hard to get you the best possible outcome for your situation"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As the Director of Litigation Support, I worked with Jim on a number of trials while at the Clark County Public Defenders Office. I found Jim to be a tenacious advocate. He will tirelessly fight for his clients. I personally observed Jim in several trials. I saw first-hand his unique ability to connect with a juries. Jim can distill a complex set of facts and turn them into interesting and easily understandable details. Jim also has an excellent command of the courtroom and professional courtroom skills. While in the courtroom, Jim exudes confidence and determination tempered with a highly likeable demeanor. Juries like Jim. Due to his exceptional trial skills, Jim received several acquittals on felony charges ranging from coercion to murder. In fact, the jury returned a not guilty verdict in a number of those trials in under 10 minutes. In sum, Jim’s 13 felony trial acquittals over the span of just two years speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a smart and hard working lawyer. He does right by his clients and is well-respected by the entire legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first encountered Jim Oronoz when I worked as a federal prosecutor. I was impressed at his dedication and commitment to his clients. He's a very skilled advocate for his clients and a super nice guy as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and worked with Mr. Oronoz for many years. As a former prosecutor, I have also been opposing counsel against him on several occasions. Jim is always well prepared, has great knowledge of the law and fights endlessly for his clients. He is a tremendous asset to the criminal defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Confident and unrelenting. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Oronoz is a fierce advocate for his clients. Mr. Oronoz has extensive experience in all areas of criminal defense from misdemeanors to murder, and he uses that experience to get the best results for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Oronoz for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Oronoz has vast experience in all of the most serious types of criminal cases, from capital murder to complex white collar federal crimes, and he has earned the respect of his peers in the Las Vegas criminal defense community by winning numerous full acquittals in felony jury trials. Few Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys can match Jim’s experience or courtroom success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James Oronoz is an strong, intelligent advocate for his clients. It is clear he has a significant passion for his client's and their case. He is willing to do what it takes to make sure his client gets the best possible outcome. He is not afraid to go to trial and fight for his client. I have had the pleasure of watching James Oronoz work his magic in a complex legal case. I strongly endorse James and any client would be lucky to have an advocate like James Oronoz."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was fortunate to work on a trial with Jim. He is an outstanding litigator. His knowledge of criminal law is astonishing. The case in which I worked directly with him, he bombarded the prosecution with motions that ultimately resulted in a mistrial for out clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I whole-heartedly endorse Jim Oronoz. I have personally conducted many complicated jury trials with Mr. Oronoz and I know first-hand the excellent quality of his work and the dedication he shows to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Oronoz is a highly skilled and experienced trial lawyer who represents his clients aggressively and professionally. He has won victory in many jury trials and saved countless accused individuals from felony conviction and imprisonment."
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