Monday, June 1, 2015

Green Eggs And Ham


  • The Nevada Assembly passed Governor Sandoval's tax package last night--the Senate is expected to pass it today. [RJ]
  • U.S. Senate candidate and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has a net worth in excess of $1 million. [RJ]
  • Here's an in-depth look at Nevada's parole problem. [RJ]
  • Former Deputy Attorney General Timothy Treffinger was arrested on Saturday in Pahrump and is facing drug charges. [8NewsNow]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada ruled on Friday that Clark County School District teacher email addresses are public record. [RJ]

18 comments:

  1. http://www.nevadabusiness.com/2015/06/legal-elite-2015-nevadas-top-attorneys/

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    1. That cannot be the real list. First, I'm not on it and second, some of these people, seriously?

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    2. I'm on it and I can tell you that the nomination process was silly to say the least. Just look for the e-mail next time, find about five friends, and you too can be legal elite.

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    3. The rising stars have toppled the once greats. Not on the list: Sam Lionel, Dan Polsenberg, Jerry Gordon, Dennis Kennedy, Will Kemp, Kirk Lenhard, etc.

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    4. I'm just curious about something, and I didn't know if anyone might be able to help me with? I've been doing some research which brought me to your blog here, and I viewed the list of umpteen top lawyers and have read through the debates. We were referred to a Paul Powell who was referred for my wife's injury in which she was struck from behind. However, after looking up Paul Powell in Las Vegas, between a form lawsuit stemming from bankruptcy and some other enlightening reviews, plus the fact that the group over the phone came on kind of strong, I'm curious if there are any other better referrals for this type? Again, not looking for any "negative" about Powell, but wondering if there is someone who might be better suited for something in this case, other referrals in your own opinions?

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    5. In my opinion yes. Go online and look at YELP reviews or Law.com or something. See what the prospective attorney's former clients are saying before you consider hiring him/her.

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    6. @ 8:42, does ethics count? "Rumor" has it that several on your list of "once greats" were also great at sleeping around with secretaries and associates openly (or at least not so discretely) and that several others have extremely heavy pens when "value billing" clients. But we reasonable people know there's nothing to rumors, right?

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    7. To 9:47, good lawyers know who the other good lawyers are, so find a lawyer you feel comfortable with (whether that is through a personal reference or online) no matter their specialty, and ask them to refer you to someone. Most of the time, they will be flattered that you reached out to them because of that and will be happy to provide the referral(s). Or try the State Bar Referral Service on their website. Good luck!

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    8. To 10:14 & 10:53 from 9:47: Thank you, I'll check out both of those site and follow that advice. Thanks once again!

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    9. 9:47 Personally I wouldn't use anyone who advertises on billboards or bus stop shelters. You can also go on the state bar's website and pull up a particular attorney and see if that person has discipline. There are lots of awful attorneys who don't have discipline, but it's one way to eliminate ones you probably want to steer clear of. Also, if someone is on the list being discussed here, that means the lawyer played the silly little game to get votes, which makes me wonder if that lawyer couldn't get referrals based on quality of work and had to resort to cheap marketing ploys like this.

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  2. Legal Elite is bullshit. Sandoval is a scumbag RINO who will rot in hell. If he likes California's tax and spend policies so much, he should move there.

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    1. I hadn't realized that not being in lock step with Ira Hansen was a reason to rot in hell. I think hell is going to be very crowded if this is the standard.

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    2. 11:46 - Stubbs, its okay you didn't make the list, your defense attorney Sheets did and he completely validates the legal elite list...

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    3. Stop calling me names! I am not a Stubb, whatever that is. Meanie!

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  3. Luis Rojas's cash-out-$290k-and-stuff-it-in-a-duffel-bag "mistake" gets him probation.
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/henderson-lawyer-luis-j-rojas-gets-probation-short-sale-scheme

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  4. Damn, I can't believe that Sandoval's tax plan cleared the Assembly. With so many republicans and tea baggers in there, I thought they would kill it. But they effectively just killed Nevada as a choice forum for corporations. With all the other horrible bills they passes this session, I'm sure this will go down as one of the most destructive sessions in Nevada history. On the bright side, at least Uber made it through (unless you're a cab driver).

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  5. RJ headline writers -- "Sandoval's big . . . package". Nice!

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  6. Yes, Sandoval put his big package right in the keyster of the Nevada Taxpayers. "Mmm, can you feel it, Nevad-uh?! Say it hurts, Brian Baby; say it!"

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