Hello, my name is James E. Smith. I have been practicing law in Las Vegas since 1985. I practice family law including divorce, annulment, and all types of trusts, criminal law, personal injury, and bankruptcy law.
I am also have the following certifications:
- Certificate from the American Bar Association in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
- Arbitrator for Nevada District Court’s ADR (alternative dispute resolution) program
I have over 20 years of experience as an arbitrator. If you come to me with what you think is a contested case, I will do my best to mediate with the other party. If we’re able to do that, you’ll avoid the cost to going to court, which is always my aim in serving my clients. This is possible for no matter the type of case, whether it be a divorce, annulment, personal injury, even a DUI can sometimes be mediated down to a lesser offense. In my opinion, it is best practice to avoid court altogether, though mediation. I have been successful in getting many of my clients what they want and need without going to court.
I am licensed in Nevada and California and hold a BV rating (highest possible) with Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession.
I offer a free ten-minute consultation for any type of case to any new client.
In my personal life, I enjoy the Las Vegas lifestyle of entertainment, fine dining, sports, gambling, frontier values, travel, desert climate, diverse culture and the live and let live ambiance.
Call me at 702-562-4209 or on my after-hours hot line at 702-460-3765, or email me with any questions.
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