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Outstanding California and Nevada Attorneys for 2021

The right attorney can make a big difference in your case. Make sure you choose the one that will represent you in the best possible way and increase your chances of success.

By: Sylvia Slezak | May 2021

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These outstanding law firms in California and Nevada are being recognized for their contribution to their clients and their local community.

Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus - Calabasas, CA

Dedicated to the principals and the philosophy that every innocent injured victim is entitled to the best possible representation, regardless of their personal financial status, and of the size or complexity of their case, Attorney Gerald Marcus has been a strong voice and relentless advocate for thousands of victims in the Greater Los Angeles area. He has been practicing law since 1987 and working in the personal injury field of law since 1980.

Attorney Marcus and the law firm’s talented team of litigators, investigators, negotiators, paralegals, and support staff are solely focused on helping every client obtain the compensation they deserve. Types of Personal Injury Law cases handled include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, boating accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, Workers’ Compensation, insurance bad faith.

Gerald Marcus has a fierce commitment to the community and has earned a number of achievements and awards for his outstanding legal work, including Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities (LATLC) Honorary Board of Governors member, President (2019), and President-elect (2018); California Super Lawyers® (2014-2020), The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2014-2020), named by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Southern California (2019), Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2020), Order of Distinguished Attorneys - Beverly Hills Bar Association (2011-2020).

After first becoming involved with Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities (LATLC in 2013, Attorney Marcus realized he wanted to do all he could to further the organization’s mission. The LATLC focuses on supporting the most vulnerable for whom relatively minor support can make an outsized difference. The group partners with charitable organizations that focus on education, children, survivors of abuse, persons with disabilities, and persons experiencing homelessness.

Morris Injury Law, PLLC - Las Vegas, NV

A dynamic personal injury law firm, Morris Injury Law works tirelessly to provide justice to those who have been injured due to the negligence of another. They represent clients in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Green Valley, Boulder City, Summerlin, Searchlight, Laughlin, and Mesquite. Practice areas include personal injury, car accidents, motor vehicle accidents, Lyft/Uber accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, traffic citations (state and federal), record sealing, and DUI matters.

After passing the Nevada Bar Exam, Attorney Scott Morris worked in the Clark County District Court. During his clerkship, Scott saw the great help that lawyers can provide when a person is injured by the negligence of another. This led to his deep interest in personal injury law.

Here are a few comments from clients about Morris Injury Law in Las Vegas, Nevada:

“Attorney Morris provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details of my case. I appreciate his A1 communication; he kept me informed through every step of the process, was candid about the possible outcomes, and responded timely to all of my questions. Scott was able to get the best possible outcome for me and I couldn’t be happier. Overall, my experience with Morris Injury Law was outstanding. I certainly recommend Scott to everyone looking for an excellent attorney for traffic and injury.” Kim R.

“I absolutely love working with everyone at Morris Injury Law. They are fast, knowledgeable and always make me feel comfortable! I highly recommend going to them if you are looking for an amazing firm. Thank you again for your services.” Monica T.

“Referred a family member to Scott re a federal speeding citation. Original fine was over $300. Was hoping for zero points and traffic school. What transpired was beyond anything we could of hoped for. Fine was reduced to $140, zero points, no traffic school! We are beyond elated with the service provided!” Vivian S.

Patrick E. McGinnis, Attorney At Law - Beverly Hills, CA

As a former IRS Chief Counsel for twelve years, and designated as a Special Litigation attorney, Patrick McGinnis knows what needs to be done and puts in the time and energy to prepare for trial in any given case even if the case never goes to court. He has been practicing tax law for nearly forty years, is highly experienced in tax law issues, and has a strong commitment to quality, ethics and professionalism. Attorney McGinnis has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell (since 1996), and is also an AV-rated Southern California Super Lawyer®.

Located in Beverly Hills, Attorney McGinnis serves clients in and around Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Wilmington, Harbor City, Torrance, San Pedro, Long Beach, Gardena, Paramount, Lynwood, Bellflower, Huntington Park, Norwalk, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast, Costa Mesa, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Los Angeles County, Orange County and Riverside County. His areas of practice include: negotiating offers in compromise, tax audit representation, EDD payroll tax audit appeals, tax court appeals, trust fund recovery, estate tax audits, problems and appeals, California residency issues, wrongful disclosure of tax information, payroll tax audits, foreign bank accounts and assets, and helping to resolve a host of other tax law issues.

The Law Firm Of Herb Santos, Jr - Reno, NV

Established in 1999, The Law Firm of Herb Santos, Jr. represents individuals in personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claims in the State of Nevada. A certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law in Nevada, Herb Santos, Jr. earned his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (1991), and was admitted to practice law in both Nevada (1991) and California (1992). He was invited to lecture on various legal issues by the State Bar of Nevada, the National Judicial College, the Nevada Association for Justice, the First Judicial District Bar Association and the Washoe County Bar Association. Attorney Santos, Jr. received AV peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell, is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and is a member of the Nevada Justice Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Nevada Association for Justice, is the Nevada Representative to the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice, and was honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Justice Association (2018).

Attorney Santos, Jr. is heavily involved in the community, sits on the Sierra Kid’s Foundation Board, and assists with fundraising efforts for numerous local charities, and is a firm believer in giving back to the community.

A client left this Google review comment: "Herb has been my attorney for over ten years... wouldn't trade him for the world. His staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly. If you need a work comp lawyer, he's your go-to guy." Marie C.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Mary McQuigg & Associates - Las Vegas, NV

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Mary McQuigg & Associates is a boutique personable law practice, with a refined and experienced approach, where your rights matter most. The firm is local and offers legal services to Summerlin and Las Vegas Nevada areas, and are devoted to protecting your best interests. Licensed in California and Nevada, Jacqueline has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. Her two children, Caitlin and Richard, are active members of the law firm. Areas of practice include probate, Wills, Powers of Attorney and trusts, health care directives, guardianships, Nevada onshore trusts, offshore trusts, trust administration, estate administration, estate planning, bankruptcy, real estate matters (deeds, sale-by-owner, tax returns) and L.G.B.T. law.

What one client said about Attorney Jacqueline McQuigg:

“A probate & estate planning attorney that you can trust! I moved from Los Angeles to Vegas to retire. I needed to update my living will. Jacqueline explained that what I currently have does not really help me or my partner in reference to probate. Jackie created a living trust, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, pour over wills and a few other very important documents that were needed. I never imagined that estate planning was so extensive. I recommend Jacqueline McQuigg and her 40 years of experience with estate planning!” Allan


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