Johnathan Leavitt As a child, Johnathan Leavitt grew up in a family of lawyers, igniting his interest at an early age. His grandfather was the late Nevada Supreme Court Justice, Myron Leavitt. For Johnathan, personal…
As a child, Johnathan Leavitt grew up in a family of lawyers, igniting his interest at an early age. His grandfather was the late Nevada Supreme Court Justice, Myron Leavitt. For Johnathan, personal injury law intrigued him the most in law school and he excelled in it. Ultimately helping an injured person pursue and hold a negligent tortfeasor accountable appealed to Johnathan and led to him finding his right-fit place in personal injury law.
For Johnathan, the opportunity of helping those in their greatest time of need, especially when all odds are against them, is the best part of practicing personal injury law. He enjoys being an integral part of their recovery journey, helping those who need medical treatment and fighting for the compensation and financial recovery they deserve. Johnathan genuinely enjoys taking a case to trial and telling his client’s story to a jury.
Johnathan knew he wanted to be a part of the biggest and best in Nevada, so when he interviewed with Richard Harris Law Firm, he instantly knew he was in the place he was meant to work. The reputation, dedication to clients, and the firm culture were a perfect fit.
Johnathan earned his undergraduate degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and completed his Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho College of Law. He is now a member of the Nevada Justice Association, taking part in significant legislative advocacy and lobbying for Plaintiff’s rights. Johnathan was also a recipient of Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Mountain States) nominations in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
A specific experience that stands out to Johnathan from his career is from a recent victory, achieved for a client after a week-long jury trial. The client was involved in what may have seemed like a low-impact rear end collision to others back in 2015. At the time of the accident, she was 65 and was genuinely injured as a result, yet only received a modest amount of medical treatment to return back to normal. The insurance company representing the negligent defendant refused to pay for her medical treatment. Johnathan took her case to trial and told her story to a jury, resulting in a judgment for 65 times the amount that the insurance company had offered to pay. The heartfelt gratitude that his client expressed to him sticks with him today.
Johnathan likes to live-by two mottos: Never let someone else outwork you; always be the hardest working person in the room and you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Remembering these two things has allowed Johnathan to be someone his clients can confide in, but also be aggressive in the courtroom, while cordial and respectful.
Outside of the office, Johnathan loves to travel and see the world with his family. He enjoys playing sports, playing the piano, and watching MMA. We are proud to have Johnathan as part of our team and can’t wait to see his continued success in fighting for the help and compensation his clients deserve!
Multimillion-dollar settlement for family of wrongful death victim pedestrian struck by shuttle bus in crosswalk Multimillion-dollar settlement for store customer struck by falling object Multimillion-dollar settlement for family of wrongful death victim of medical malpractice…
Ambulance chasing lawyers illegally approach accident victims directly, without an invitation and solicit representation. These unethical lawyers pay “runners” and “cappers” to monitor police and other first responder scanners and Twitter feeds for a traffic…
Ambulance chasing lawyers illegally approach accident victims directly, without an invitation and solicit representation. These unethical lawyers pay “runners” and “cappers” to monitor police and other first responder scanners and Twitter feeds for a traffic collision dispatch or other emergency. They immediately race to the scene to contact the victims of accidents. They are often rideshare drivers, tow truck drivers or a “witness” who supposedly just happened upon the scene, who offers to take pictures and videos and provide information about “their lawyer.” The vulnerable unsuspecting injured accident victim is under a lot of stress, unaware these “helpful” folks are paid agents for an unscrupulous lawyer and are tricked into thinking this is their only choice.
Besides showing up at accident scenes, insider informants at hospitals, medical offices, and insurance agencies approach accident victims directly or provide private information to other runners and cappers who call to sing the praises of “their lawyer” promising large financial recoveries to lure the accident victim to sign a retainer agreement with the lawyer. Runners and cappers are paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks for each signed “referral” in untraceable cash or gift cards.
Although ambulance chasers appear friendly and helpful, victims of these schemes end up with lawyers ill-suited for their personal injury case. Ambulance chasing is a crime in Nevada and most states. A lawyer willing to commit a crime to get your case, is unethical, unprofessional, and not trustworthy. This leads to more damage to the accident victim from inadequate or incompetent legal representation. Insurance companies know who these dishonest lawyers are and often label their clients suspicious, assigning the case to the Special Investigations Unit, to delay or deny the claim.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE VICTIM OF ILLEGAL SOLICITATION?
Not every person who recommends an attorney is on the payroll of a dishonest lawyer. After an accident, seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney of your choice. If the person recommending an attorney to you is not getting paid for their recommendation, there is nothing wrong with someone referring you to a good personal injury lawyer. But if someone you don’t know pushes you to hire a lawyer, don’t trust them. Don’t do it.
If you were pressured at the accident scene to hire a particular lawyer by a tow truck driver, or overly helpful “witness,” or later by hospital, medical provider, body shop, or insurance agency staff, you may be the victim of ambulance chasing. We know these unethical lawyers, and some heavily advertise to cover their criminal conduct. If you have a pending personal injury case, and believe you were the victim of illegal solicitation, get a new lawyer. Your contract with the lawyer is void and you do not have to pay them. Even if your case has settled, we can help you get additional compensation for the amount you paid the ambulance chasing lawyer.
→ Richard Harris and Ben Cloward were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Mountain West. → Samantha Martin, Michael Sandoval, Jeff Scarborough, Johnathan Leavitt, Nicholas Lasso, and Vladana…
→ Richard Harris and Ben Cloward were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Mountain West.
→ Samantha Martin, Michael Sandoval, Jeff Scarborough, Johnathan Leavitt, Nicholas Lasso, and Vladana Dervisevic were named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
→ Avvo ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10 “Superb,” the highest possible rating.
→ Jeff Scarborough and Nicholas Lasso were recognized as 2022 Top Rank Attorneys, formerly known as Legal Elite, by Nevada Business Magazine.
→ Martindale-Hubbell ranks Richard Harris and the Richard Harris Law Firm “AV – Preeminent,” the highest possible rating.
→ Richard Harris Law Firm, Ticket Busters and The Defenders won Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Gold awards.
→ Richard Harris Law Firm was a proud partner for the second year in a row with Nevada Wheelchair Foundation and featured on Nevada Business for their support.
→ Richard Harris Law Firm and Ben Cloward were featured in TopVerdict.com for having the second highest wrongful death verdict in the country in 2020 for $38,000,000.
→ Richard Harris Law Firm represents the family of a 20-year-old UNLV student who died after participating in an unsupervised charity boxing match. Stories were featured in local, national and international news.
→ With over 25 lawyers, over 100 staff, and over 4,000 pending cases, the Richard Harris Law Firm is Nevada’s largest personal injury law firm.
→ With over 5,000 pending criminal, DUI and traffic cases, Richard Harris Law Firm divisions The Defenders and Ticket Busters are Nevada’s largest criminal defense firm.
Richard Harris and Ben Cloward were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Mountain West. Christian Miles, Ryan Helmick, Johnathan Leavitt, Jonathan Lee, Jessica Munoz, Samantha Martin and Michael…
Richard Harris and Ben Cloward were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Mountain West.
Christian Miles, Ryan Helmick, Johnathan Leavitt, Jonathan Lee, Jessica Munoz, Samantha Martin and Michael Sandoval were named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Avvo ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10 “Superb,” the highest possible rating.
Ryan Helmick received Vegas Inc. magazine’s 2021 “Top Lawyers” award for criminal defense.
Jeff Scarborough was recognized as a 2021 Legal Elite Award recipient by Nevada Business Magazine.
Martindale-Hubbell ranks Richard Harris and the Richard Harris Law Firm “AV – Preeminent,”the highest possible rating.
Richard Harris Law Firm, Ticket Busters and The Defenders won Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Gold awards in multiple categories.
Spirit of Nevada, the weekly video series presented by the Richard Harris Law Firm, is in its 5th year and has millions of views on social media. The show also airs weekly on COX YurView channel 14 from Las Vegas and on KOLO channel 8 from Reno.
Real Vegas magazine gave its 2021 “Women Who Wow” honors to firm members Julianne Harris Stone, Jessica Munoz, Kristina Weller, Melissa Graham, Nancy Bernstein, Nia Killebrew, Samantha Chian and Samantha Martin.
Ryan Helmick was interviewed by local and national news media for his representation of a Las Vegas father whom police briefly sought in connection with the suspected killing of his son — only to be cleared hours later when the boy was found alive.
With 30 lawyers and over 7,500 pending cases, the Richard Harris Law Firm is Nevada’s largest plaintiff personal injury practice.
Jeff Scarborough made his way to a career in law after standing at the intersection of legal and sales. The discourse and goals for each career path are similar – in the end, you want to get your client what they need to solve their problem. The difference between the two paths, and one area where Jeff truly shines, is the analytical skill needed to be a successful attorney. For clients at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, in Jeff they have a committed attorney whose greatest joy is the ability to assist people who are in the greatest need of help. “By far, the most rewarding part of my job is when my client is sincerely happy and appreciative at the end of their case,”said Scarborough.
Jeff appreciates and admires the greater opportunities he is exposed to in order to help those who may need it the most. At the start of his law career, Jeff initially thought he would practice in criminal defense, as he was passionate about helping those who were wrongfully convicted. He also practiced in employment law before pivoting to join Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm in 2017.
“When I decided to transition into practicing personal injury exclusively, I was lucky enough to secure an interview with Richard Harris Law Firm,” said Scarborough. “After the first interview, I knew this is where I wanted to be. There are many other great firms, but I don’t think there is a more complete firm in Nevada than Richard Harris Law Firm, with regard to its work environment, culture, attorneys, and staff.”
Jeff graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. At UCLA, Jeff was a member of the Pre-Law Society and UCLA’s Ski Team. He then moved to Las Vegas and graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During law school, Jeff also served as an Editor for the Nevada Law Journal, competed in moot court, and gained valuable experience interning for Justice Michael L. Douglas in the Supreme Court of Nevada. Upon graduation from law school, Jeff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Villani of the Eighth Judicial District Court located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Outside of the office, Jeff is a bit of a foodie, and takes advantage of Las Vegas’ top-tier dining options. He enjoys musical and sporting events, especially Los Angeles Dodgers games, and traveling. You can find Jeff at his happiest when he’s somewhere with a beach to relax ora mountain for snowboarding.
We’re certain Jeff would have been a great salesman, but we’re glad he became part ofthe RHLF team.
A year ago, we were in the pandemic facing challenges and uncertainty for what lay ahead. As a law firm, we quickly adapted to working remotely to serve our clients, and it felt things would never be quite the same. As we came out of the pandemic and restrictions lifted, we found remote work, video conferencing and other technologies forced on us a year ago now embraced as the new normal.
As a firm, we came through the pandemic stronger. We solidified our dominance as Nevada’s largest personal injury law firm by opening an office in Reno to better serve the people of northern Nevada. 2020 was a record year for us, and in the last twelve months, we won over 30 settlements and verdicts of a million dollars or more, bringing our total to nearly two hundred 7- and 8-figure cases resolved. In over 40 years of helping injured people, we have recovered over a billion dollars for our clients and their families.
Although many other lawyers claim to have received an award for “Best” of this or that, no other Nevada personal injury law firm is rated higher than us, with board certified personal injury specialists and winners of Nevada Justice Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Badger Award for community service, the association’s most honored award. No other Nevada injury firm has 30 lawyers like us, over 7,500 pending injury cases as we do, or files more lawsuits when insurance companies do not pay.
There is a lot of advertising by personal injury lawyers in Nevada, and when injured, marketing alone should not be the sole basis for choosing a lawyer. We are grateful for over a thousand positive reviews posted online and for the tens of thousands who cared enough about their family and friends to send them to us when they needed help. We are Nevada’s largest and highest rated personal injury law firm for the people, and we got there by doing one thing – winning. When Just in Case happens, we will continue to deliver the best service and results possible. That is the reputation earned by the Richard Harris Law Firm over 40 years.
Multi 8-figure jury verdict for a family of shooting victim at an apartment complex Multimillion-dollar settlement for the family of murdered hotel guest Multimillion-dollar settlement for the injured driver struck head-on by a commercial vehicle…
Ian Estrada: From Insurance Defense to
Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Attorney Ian Estrada took that quote to heart.
As a child, Ian watched a family member attempt to navigate the legal system after being injured in a car accident. Like most people, his family did not know what to do or where to turn. With so many variables (hospitals, insurance companies, legal options, etc.), the family was lost. Looking back, Ian does not know how he could have helped, but wished someone had. “Ultimately, I think my family member was treated unfairly by the insurance companies who knew she wasn’t the most sophisticated claimant. After I became a lawyer, I saw how common that story is, and I began looking into personal injury law.”
Born and raised in California, Ian attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he obtained degrees in Political Science and History in 2006. After graduating from UCLA, Ian went to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2009. He relocated to Las Vegas and began his legal career at an insurance defense law firm where he represented insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits.”
Seeing how people need help dealing with the legal system after an accident is one of the main reasons I got into law,” Ian said. “Personal injury is one area of the law where people are forced into the legal system unexpectedly. They’re in an accident and then to make matters worse, they now have to figure out how to deal with insurance companies and the legal system.” So, after gaining valuable experience from the insurance company perspective, Ian made a change.
Ian had a friend who gave him glowing reviews of the Richard Harris Law Firm culture. Armed with a passion to help those injured at no fault of their own, Ian joined the firm in 2017.
After spending years defending insurance companies, Ian’s first week as a personal injury lawyer stands out. “During my first week, I attended a mediation with a client. We were able to settle the case and my client gave me the longest hug. The next day she brought me lunch unannounced. It really showed me how much impact attorneys can have on people’s lives.”
Since joining the Richard Harris Law Firm, Ian has embraced the firm culture which attracted him to the firm, enjoying his colleagues and participating in firm events. Outside of the office, you can find Ian honing his photography skills and capturing the beauty of Nevada.
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a top personal injury plaintiff attorney. Joshua Dowling, Johnathan Leavitt, Jonathan Lee, Jessica Munoz, Samantha Martin, and Michael Sandoval were named “Rising Star” by…
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by
Super Lawyers Magazine as a top personal
injury plaintiff attorney.
Joshua Dowling, Johnathan Leavitt, Jonathan Lee, Jessica
Munoz, Samantha Martin, and Michael Sandoval were
named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Avvo ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10
“Superb,” the highest possible rating.
Jeff Scarborough was recognized as a 2020 Legal Elite
Award recipient by Nevada Business Magazine. Jeff was
also featured on the Best Up and Coming list.
Martindale-Hubbell ranks Richard Harris and the
Richard Harris Law Firm “AV – Preeminent,”
the highest possible rating.
The Defenders criminal defense lawyer Ryan Helmick
fought for protections for incarcerated inmates given the
Telemundo Las Vegas and KLAS 8NewsNow interviewed
personal injury attorney Nancy Bernstein on self-defense
and other topics.
Attorney Ryan Helmick released a new book
titled, “The Defense Begins.”
Attorney Richard Harris was interviewed by
the Las Vegas Review-Journal to discuss the
impact of COVID-19 and the liability of businesses
reopening in the Las Vegas Valley.
Attorneys Nancy Bernstein and Ryan Helmick appeared
on multiple segments of KTNV’s The Morning Blend
to discuss criminal defense, personal injury, and
selecting the right insurance.
Attorneys Ben Cloward and Ian Estrada won a $38.6 million
jury verdict for the family of a shooting victim at a Las
Vegas apartment complex.
Spirit of Nevada, the weekly video series presented
by the Richard Harris Law Firm, surpassed 6,000,000
views on social media.
With 29 lawyers, the Richard Harris Law Firm is Nevada’s
largest plaintiff personal injury, workers’ compensation,
and social security disability practice according to Vegas,
Inc. and Las Vegas Business Press.
This year, we all watched the world change in a matter of weeks. Our thriving cities turned into ghost towns when the threat of COVID -19 became too great to ignore. People from around the world sheltered at home to help throttle the spread of the deadly virus, allowing only first responders and other essential workers to perform their duties to keep our economy running. Businesses were forced to close or perform their tasks remotely.
Over the past few months, we learned a new meaning of “Just in Case®”.”
We protected our staff and lawyers, who remained dedicated to protecting the injured and accused, by transitioning to work from home, just in case. Our team showed their commitment by responding to our clients remotely and efficiently.
Though the courthouses were closed, we did everything possible to continue to serve our thousands of clients, handling court appearances and depositions via Zoom, negotiating with insurance companies, and achieving best-case resolutions. We knew that your “just in case” circumstances could not wait, so neither could we.
And on the lighter side, when the initial “stay-at-home” order was extended, we realized our annual party could not happen as before. While we would have loved to welcome you all to the dome, as we have every year for nearly 20 years, we threw our party at your home with a do-it-yourself Pandemic Party Pack, just in case.
Working remotely exposed inefficiencies, and we discovered better ways to do things. Job description boundaries disappeared as our teams stepped up and crossed over to help other teams. The pandemic also allowed us to rediscover what matters – our families, our friends, ourselves. The world will be better by treating each other with more compassion, dignity, and respect.
And while none of us are certain how long the threat of the novel coronavirus will affect our lives, I promise the law firm I began 40 years ago will adapt and do whatever it takes. After representing tens of thousands of injured people and their families for decades, I know “just in case” is never something you can plan for, but something the Richard Harris Law Firm stands for.
We are thankful for the ability to continue to serve you. Our clients believe in us and care enough about their loved ones to send them to us for help. As Nevada’s largest personal injury law firm for the people and one of the largest in the West, we deliver the best service and results possible. And while that may not look quite the same, it remains at the level our clients expect.
Multi-million-dollar jury verdict for personal trainer with neck, back, and arm injuries from collision with bus. Multi-million-dollar settlement for security guard with neck and back injuries from rear-end collision. Multi-million-dollar settlement for retail store worker…
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a top personal injury plaintiff attorney. Johnathan Leavitt, Samantha Martin, Jessica Munoz and Mike Sandoval were named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine. Avvo…
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a top personal injury plaintiff attorney.
Johnathan Leavitt, Samantha Martin, Jessica Munoz and Mike Sandoval were named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Avvo ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10 “Superb,” the highest possible rating.
Martindale-Hubbell ranks Richard Harris and the Richard Harris Law Firm AV – “Preeminent,” the highest possible rating.
The Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Richard Harris Law Firm for its annual Spirit of Nevada scholarship contest.
Richard Harris presented at the Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing and Management Lawyers Association Super Summit in New Orleans.
Spirit of Nevada, the weekly video series presented by the Richard Harris Law Firm, surpassed 2,000,000 views on social media.
The Richard Harris Law Firm acquired the affiliate license for Los Angeles, Ventura and Kern County for Law Tigers, the national motorcycle injury lawyer network.
Richard Harris, Josh Harris, Chris Henderson and Melissa Graham presented at the first annual Law Tigers Affiliate Summit in Phoenix, Arizona.
With 30 lawyers, the Richard Harris Law Firm is Nevada’s largest plaintiff personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability practice according to Vegas, Inc. and Las Vegas Business Press.
One week after landing her first legal job, Samantha Martin was in the courtroom representing a client. As a fierce advocate for her clients, being front and center in court was a natural fit for one of the most experienced trial attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm.
“The courtroom is a stage, and I’m a natural performer,” said Samantha about her draw to the courtroom. “I don’t fear going to trial. Sometimes it’s the best way to get the best results for my clients, and that’s what I’m after.”
Samantha, a Las Vegas resident since the age of five, was led to practicing law as a merger of two passions: theater and the power of persuasion. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, she moved to Chicago to study law at Loyola University. After graduation and a few years of work in Chicago, Samantha sought warmer temperatures and decided it was time to bring her legal and courtroom talents back to Las Vegas. After a longtime friend recommended looking at Richard Harris Law Firm, Samantha interviewed and landed the job.
Since joining the firm in August 2013, Samantha has represented thousands of clients. “The thing I like most about personal injury law is the ability to meet, connect and help my clients. It’s one thing to meet them at their worst when they’re facing a hard time – probably one of the hardest in their lives – but it’s completely different and fulfilling at the end when I’m able to let them know that they’re going to get the resources they need to recover. It’s a wonderful feeling.”
Samantha describes herself as a person who makes friends with everyone she interacts with. This explains why she maintains contact with her clients long after their cases have settled.
Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys time with her husband traveling as far and as often as possible.
In 1982, the Richard Harris Law Firm began with a single client and one thing remains constant over the years, our clients come first. As advocates for the people, we fight for the causes and rights of negligence victims and champion the underdog against corporate greed and government overreach.
What started as a small automobile accident personal injury law practice in the early 1980’s quickly expanded to include premises liability cases, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home neglect, workers’ compensation and mass tort litigation involving defective drugs and medical devices.
Our mission to serve our clients in every way we can led to additional practice areas of motorcycle injury cases through Law Tigers, Social Security disability cases through Harris Disability Law, criminal defense and traffic cases through The Defenders and Ticket Busters, and immigration and employment law workplace fairness cases.
In whatever case we take, we fight for what’s right and for what’s just. Our team has risen to the challenge with 30 skilled and diverse lawyers and over 100 staff in offices throughout the West. We have recovered over a billion dollars in personal injury and wrongful death verdicts and settlements. We’ve helped many accused individuals clear their names and win justly deserved freedom. But we are most proud of our lawyers and staff knowing each of our client’s stories and that their case, large or small, is individually handled by our compassionate team of professionals.
We’re grateful for the referrals of hundreds of lawyers and judges who personally know our reputation. And we want to recognize our thousands of clients and their families. You’re amazing! We’re inspired by your stories and honored to have helped put your lives back together. And after your case was closed, thank you for caring enough about your loved ones and friends to send them to us for help in their journey to justice.
You’ve made us Nevada’s largest personal injury law firm for the people and one of the largest in the West. And we will continue to deliver the exceptional results and service our clients expect.
For nearly 40 years – the Richard Harris Law Firm – Just In Case.
Making a Difference: Heart of Nevada The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm has a long-standing commitment to give back, and we consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities we…
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm has a long-standing commitment to give back, and we consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Through our community outreach program, Heart of Nevada, we support local organizations sharing our mission in a number of ways. We are passionate about helping people live better.
Why are we different? We care.
Discover Both Sides With Spirit of Nevada
Beyond the sparkling lights of the Las Vegas Strip lies a state filled with spectacular natural beauty, hidden one-of-a-kind hangouts, and a deep, rich, Wild Western history. From the unusually verdant Clark County Wetlands Park to the nostalgic throwback of the Pinball Hall of Fame, Spirit of Nevada explores the diverse people and places of our state.
Catch new Spirit of Nevada episodes every week on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and watch past episodes at SpiritOfNevada.org.
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm values the contributions of women in the legal industry, and our six female attorneys are key to our continued success. Women are changing the landscape of the law,…
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm values the contributions of women in the legal industry, and our six female attorneys are key to our continued success. Women are changing the landscape of the law, and their dedication, compassion, and innovation are making a difference in the lives of our clients.
The lady lawyers of the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm recently attended a seminar for women trial lawyers called “Embrace Your Inner Bad-Ass: Access Your Power In The Courtroom and Boardroom.” Women across the country and around the world face challenges to their success, their autonomy, and their professional development. This seminar focused on harnessing power as a woman trial attorney and finding a unique voice while being true to being a woman.
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm stands by its commitment to serve our community and the injured, and we are proud to have a diverse lineup of strong female attorneys.
The rise of the #MeToo movement empowered women to speak up and call out perpetrators of sexual harassment by name. Unfortunately, the movement encourages many to cast all men as predators and all women as…
The rise of the #MeToo movement empowered women to speak up and call out perpetrators of sexual harassment by name. Unfortunately, the movement encourages many to cast all men as predators and all women as victims. With the net cast too far, the #MeToo backlash doubted a woman’s ability to consider complexity—to distinguish different types of behavior, for instance, between complimenting a woman’s appearance and real sexual harassment. As Time magazine pointed out, “We’re still at the bomb-throwing point of this revolution, a reactive stage at which nuance can go into hiding.” This is a disservice to intelligent, thoughtful, and independent women who most deserve our support.
Fortunately, as the #MeToo movement matures, the conversations around sexual harassment are beginning to move from outrage at particular men—Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Steve Wynn—to questions about the ways to reform workplaces, industries, and society as a whole. Despite their progress over the past century, ordinary women still face economic gender discrimination and intimidation as men continue to cast a shadow on women.
But women are becoming more vocal about their place in society, particularly in government. #MeToo inspired an historic wave of women running for Congress and governor this year. A 28-year old female first-time candidate just unseated fourth-ranking House Democrat Joseph Crowley in the primary. People have made it clear—they want to send women to Congress, where men still outnumber women 5 to 1. Most of the female candidates are appealing to voters with overt references to women’s rights, #MeToo, and the election of President Trump.
On the homefront, the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm celebrates gender equality. Two-thirds of our combined professional and support staff are women, including our COO. We are particularly proud to recognize our six women lawyers. It’s been a long uphill road for ladies in the law. In 1869, Arabella Mansfield became the first female lawyer in the United States. In 1953, the year I was born, women comprised only 4% of law students. By 1977, the year I started law school, 30% of my classmates were women. 2016 was the first year women made up the majority of law school attendees, and now 51% of law students are women. Currently, there are three women on the United States Supreme Court, 1/3 of that body.
Women are not the minority, but there is a shared bond. It is a bond of shared experience—experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face. Substantial barriers remain for women to achieve full economic and social equality. No doubt #MeToo was a tipping point and has emboldened women to capture its energy to create the message, launch the campaigns, and win the elections to change our country for the better. Until then, the movement continues.
Multimillion-dollar jury verdict for personal trainer with neck, back, and arm injuries from collision with bus. Seven-figure settlement for woman with neck and back injuries from falling into open utility box on sidewalk. Seven-figure settlement…
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a top personal injury plaintiff attorney. Samantha Martin was once again named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. AVVO ranks Richard Harris 10…
Once again, Richard Harris was recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a top personal injury plaintiff attorney.
Samantha Martin was once again named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.
AVVO ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10 “Superb,” the highest possible rating.
Martindale-Hubbell ranks Richard Harris and the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating.
Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm received the 2018 award for Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and several Las Vegas TV stations reported on criminal defense attorney Ryan Helmick’s cases.
Spirit of Nevada, the weekly video series presented by the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, surpassed 1,500,000 views on social media.
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm became the Nevada and Northern California affiliate of Law Tigers, the national motorcycle injury lawyer network.
With 23 lawyers, the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm is Nevada’s largest plaintiff personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability practice according to Vegas, Inc. and Las Vegas Business Press.