Attorney James OronozJAMES ORONOZ

Las Vegas Lawyer

James “Jim” Oronoz is founding shareholder of Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC. He has successfully helped a number of individuals, earning himself a reputation as a respected and dedicated attorney in the area. With more than 15 years of experience, he’s proven to be a seasoned trial litigator and tenacious, aggressive protector of his clients’ rights in criminal defense and personal injury matters.

Having spent six years as a public defender in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Oronoz handled hundreds of complex cases. His experience was representing criminal defendants in a wide range of cases such as murder, drug possession, and more. As an excellent trial attorney, he has won a high number of acquittals, even in cases that others considered to be “unwinnable.” His time prior to private practice allowed him to shape his view of the law, basing the belief of the firm on providing the best possible representation to individuals who have suffered injustice.

AV Preeminent James Oronoz

Having started his private practice more than a decade ago, Mr. Oronoz continues his reputation as a renowned trial veteran. Since that time, he has helped successfully handle a number of cases with an array of charges, obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts. He has also guided hundreds of other individuals in receiving reduced sentences or complete dismissals when they face serious charges. On the other side of his practice, personal injury, he has worked diligently to recover compensation for many injury victims who, otherwise, may have had to deal with the costs of their injuries alone.

As an AV® Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, Mr. Oronoz has been singled out by his peers and local trial court judges for having the highest level of legal ability and professional standards.

Mr. Oronoz is proud to provide the gold standard in criminal defense and representing injured clients. He encourages anyone who is facing criminal charges or who has suffered injury because of someone else’s negligence to contact his office as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

Call Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC at (702) 904-8858 today.

Notable Felony Jury Trials:

  • State v. Bartels - Murder with use of a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Llornes – Possession of Stolen Vehicle – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Lim – Mayhem – Not Guilty, Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Lee – Burglary – Not Guilty, Felony Battery Constituting Domestic Violence, 3rd Offense – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Hinton – Conspiracy to Commit Robbery – Not Guilty, Attempt to Commit Robbery – Not Guilty, Robbery with Use of a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Ramirez – Burglary – Not Guilty, Grand Larceny – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Hicks – Coercion with Use of a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Cole – Felony Battery Constituting Domestic Violence, 3rd Offense – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Martin - Burglary – Not Guilty, Forgery – Not Guilty, Attempted Theft – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Funderburk – Possession of Firearm by Ex-Felon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Scott - Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon with Substantial Bodily Harm – Not Guilty, Attempt Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)
  • State v. Morris – Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty (Jury Granted Complete Acquittal on All Counts)

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • Juris Doctorate – 1997
  • University of La Verne, La Verne, California
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1994
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CJA – Federal Criminal Justice Act, Panel Member, 2006 – Present
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, Conflict Panel Attorney, 2006 – Present
  • City of Henderson Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2006 – 2012
  • NACDL National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • AAJ American Association for Justice, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated Attorneys, Member

Past Experience

  • State of Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court – Judicial Law Clerk, 1997 – 1999
  • Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Deputy Public Defender, 1999 – 2005

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