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I returned to Nevada after graduating law school, where I lived and worked in Las Vegas for almost 7 years before relocating to Carson Valley in 2002.
I've since operated a general practice with emphasis in criminal defense and civil litigation, including plaintiff’s personal injury and family law. Practice also includes estate and probate law and both transactional business law as well as corporate litigation.
I've served as both conflict counsel for the Ninth Judicial District Court for indigent criminal defendants, as well as primary appointed counsel for juveniles. I was also engaged by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California as counsel for indigent criminal defendants in tribal court from 2008-2015. Since 2005 I've also acted as a court-appointed arbitrator in civil matters in the 1st, 2nd and 9th judicial district courts. In 2015, I began sitting pro tempore, for the East Fork Justice Court.
I am an experienced, aggressive and qualified trial attorney who provides my clients with a broad range of legal services. My clients are individuals, families and small businesses, with an emphasis on the representation of Douglas County residents.
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I have known Mr. Ence for over 30 years, and have witnessed first hand his research, writing, and oral presentation skills. Though we currently practice in different states, we have consulted each other over the years on legal matters, particularly in criminal defense cases. Mr. Ence is a good lawyer who cares about his clients, and works hard to accomplish his client's goals. I endorse this lawyer's work.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Profile Plaque #4||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Solo Practitioner||Ence Law||2002 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Potter Law Offices||1996 - 2002|
|Contract Attorney||Law Office of Rob Kurth||1995 - 1996|
|Assistant||Occupational Therapy Association of California||1995 - 1995|
|Welfare Eligibility Worker||Kern County Department of Human Services||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Secretary/Treasurer||2007 - 2009|
|Nevada Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1996 - 2002|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1996 - 2002|
|American Bar Association||Member||1992 - 2002|
|NBI, Inc||Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law for Nevada Paralegals||2001|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|California State University, Bakersfield||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Dixie State College||N/A||AS - Associate of Science||1990|
|Institute for Paralegal Education||Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law for Nevada Paralegals||2001|