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James Oronoz

also known as Jim Oronoz

About me

Oronoz & Ericsson serves clients seeking criminal defense and personal injury representation.  The attorneys at our law firm have earned a reputation as the top Las Vegas Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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' 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 the 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 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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    11 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    19 years, 500 cases
  3. Car Accident: 30%
    500 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amy A. Feliciano

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Amy Feliciano Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean P. Connell

    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.


    Sean Connell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC

1050 Indigo Drive
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV, 89145


AZInactive 199803/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer and Judicial Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
AV Peer and Judicial Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC2006 - Present
AttorneyVannah & Vannah2005 - 2006
Deputy Public DefenderClark County Public Defender's Office1999 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkEighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Trial AttorneysMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First Degree Murder Case with Use of a Deadly WeaponNot Guilty on all counts at trial.
Felony Gun ChargesNot Guilty of all counts at trial
Felony Domestic ViolenceNot Guilty on all counts at trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oronoz & Ericsson Criminal Defense WebsiteTypes of DUI's2013
Ezine ArticlesDomestic Violence 101: Laws, Facts and Information2009
Ezine ArticlesUnderstanding Nevada's Domestic Violence Statutes2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of La VerneEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Nevada, CLE CommitteeEthics2012
State Bar of Nevada, CLE CommitteeDefending False Confessions2012
State Bar of Nevada, CLE CommitteeModern Evidence Modern Defense2012