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James R. Hales, Partner, was born in Clovis, New Mexico, April 20, 1959.

Admitted:  1986, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1990, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court.

Education:  Brigham Young University (B.A., 1983; J.D., cum laude, 1986).

Experience:  Deputy Public Defender, Clark County, NV (1987-1989); General Civil Practice (1989-Present).

Member: State Bar of Nevada, 1986 – Present; Clark County Bar Association, 1986 – 1989; J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 1988 – Present; Washoe County Bar Association, 1989 – Present; Colorado Bar Association, 1989 – 2007; Voluntary Advocates of Rural Nevada (VARN – a pro bono legal services organization) Board of Directors, 2002-2008; Douglas County Bar Association, 2010 – Present; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, 2003 – 2014.

Civic Involvement: Little League Coach, 1990 – 1992; Douglas County School District, cultural diversity & awareness sub-committee, 1991-92; AYSO Youth Soccer Coach, 1993 – 2001; AYSO Board of Directors, 1999 – 2002; Leadership Douglas County, 2003 (a Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce course educating participants about local and state agencies and NGOs interrelationships and the services and resources available in their community); Boy Scouts of America, volunteer (including Scoutmaster and Varsity coach), 1993 – 2005; Minden Rotary Club, 2012 – present (President 2016-2017); Douglas County Community Council for Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, 2015 – present.

Practice Areas:  Estate Planning; Trusts and Estates; Probate; Probate Litigation; Contested Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Real Estate Law and Litigation; Contracts; Commercial Litigation; Guardianships; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Personal Injury; Aged and Aging; Leases and Leasing; Partnership Law; Civil Law; Litigation.


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