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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Defense
  • Real Property
Micah S. Echols
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Fax:

702-856-8956

Mr. Echols focuses his practice on civil appeals, including state and federal appeals, writ petitions and petitions for judicial review of agency decisions. Since joining Marquis Aurbach Coffing, Mr. Echols has handled approximately 100 appellate matters. He has argued cases in both the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit. Clients and other attorneys often consult Mr. Echols for his knowledge of appellate procedure and preserving issues in the District Court for appeal. His appellate successes include reversals of jury verdicts, reversals of non-jury trials, obtaining extraordinary writ relief and obtaining appellate decisions upholding favorable rulings for his clients.

Mr. Echols has published approximately 40 articles on appellate topics and recent developments in the law. His publications include the Civil Appeal Checklist with Forms, which is a comprehensive checklist for processing an appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada. The most recent version of the checklist incorporates the amendments that the Supreme Court has made to the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure. He has also authored chapters for the updated Nevada Appellate Practice Manual published by the State Bar of Nevada. Mr. Echols also frequently publishes legal articles that have appeared in Nevada Lawyer, a publication of the State Bar of Nevada; Communiqué, a publication of the Clark County Bar Association; Advocate, a publication of the Nevada Justice Association; CCIM Perspective, a publication of the Southern Nevada Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members; and the Las Vegas Business Press.

Aside from his proficiency in appellate courts, Mr. Echols also regularly handles matters in trial courts. In fact, VEGAS INC has recognized him in 2012 as a top lawyer in Southern Nevada for lawsuits/disputes. Additionally, Mr. Echols earned the designation "NITA Advocate" in 2009 from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for trial, deposition and communication skills.

Prior to joining Marquis Aurbach Coffing, Mr. Echols was the law clerk to the Honorable Sally A. Loehrer, District Court Judge, in Las Vegas. Mr. Echols has lived in Alaska, Iowa and Utah before moving to Las Vegas. In his free time, Mr. Echols enjoys watching or attending Major League Baseball games with his wife and children.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Defense
  • Real Property
Past Positions
  • Honorable Sally A. Loehrer, District Court Judge, in Las Vegas, Law Clerk
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2016
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member
Education
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Brigham Young University
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Spanish
Honors
  • “NITA Advocate” designation for trial, deposition and communication skills
  • State Bar of Texas First Place Entry:Computer Technology Section, Writing Competition
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Appeals), 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Appellate), 2013
  • Top Lawyer in Southern Nevada for lawsuits/disputes, VEGAS INC, 2012
Published Works
  • Civil Appeal Checklist with Forms
  • Authored chapters for the Updated Nevada Appellate Practice Manual, State Bar of Nevada
  • Nevada Lawyer, State Bar of Nevada
  • Communiqué, Clark County Bar Association
  • Advocate, Nevada Justice Association
  • CCIM Perspective, Southern Nevada Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members
  • Las Vegas Business Press
Representative Cases
  • Mendenhall v. Tassinari, 403 P.3d 364 (Nev. 2017), 2017
  • Jones v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 873 F.3d 1123 (9th Cir. 2017, 2017
  • City of N. Las Vegas v. 5th & Centennial, LLC, 331 P.3d 896 (Nev. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S.Ct. 718 (2014), 2014
  • ReconTrust Co., N.A. v. Zhang, 317 P.3d 814 (Nev. 2014), 2014
  • Stilwell v. City of North Las Vegas, 311 P.3d 1177 (Nev. 2013), 2013