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Micah Echols

Micah Echols

Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Nevada
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Mr. Echols focuses his practice on complex litigation and appeals. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Echols has handled all types of civil appeals and complex litigation, including constitutional questions, commercial litigation, construction, real estate, insurance, personal injury, contract disputes, and torts. or 702-655-2346.

Practice Area
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
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Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Law Clerk
Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas, Nevada
Brigham Young University
J.D. (2003) | Law
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Brigham Young University
B.A. (1999) | Spanish
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Mountain States Super Lawyers (Appellate)
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Rising Star--Appellate Category
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Top Lawyer for Lawsuits/Disputes
NITA Advocate
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Professional Associations
CLE Committee, State Bar of Nevada
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Nevada Justice Association
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Clark County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Can Savings Statutes Cure the Failure to Attach a Medical Malpractice Affidavit to a Complaint?, 31 Communiqué 16 (Nov. 2010).
Changing the Face of Premises Liability in Nevada: Davenport v. Comstock Hills-Reno Requiring an Affirmative Duty for Premises Owners to "Maintain" and Upgrade, 37 UWLA L. Rev. 76 (2004).
Chapters on Civil Jurisdiction and Attorney Fees, Costs, and Sanctions, NEVADA APPELLATE PRACTICE MANUAL (2d ed. 2016).
Co-Author, Civil Appeal Checklist with Forms (NJA 2d ed. 2008 & 3d ed. 2009).
Co-Author, Contaminated Property? Relief and Reason May Be Within Sight, Focus, A Supplement to The Enterprise, September 16, 2002, at 9.
Co-Author, Justice Done: Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. v. Thitchener, 32 NJA Advocate (Nov./Dec. 2008).
Co-Author, The Nevada Supreme Court Comprehensively Amends the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure, 17 Nev. Lawyer 30 (2009).
Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Civil Cases when Filing a Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada, 31 NTLA Advocate 14 (May/June 2007).
Common Pitfalls to Avoid when Filing a Civil Writ Petition to the Supreme Court of Nevada, 33 NJA Advocate 13 (May/June 2009).
Comprehensive Changes to the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure, 18 NEV. LAWYER 26 (June 2010).
Don’t Let Procedural Issues Spoil Your Supreme Court Appeal, 34 NJA Advocate 11 (Nov./Dec. 2010).
Drafting Attorney Fees Order to Withstand an Appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, 21 Nev. Lawyer 6 (Aug. 2013).
Expediting Litigation and Appeals in Real Estate Cases, CCIM Perspective 4 (Jul./Aug. 2008).
Five Things to Remember in Ninth Circuit Appellate Practice, COMMUNIQUÉ 28 (Jan. 2017).
Is the Courtroom the Right Place for Religion? Difficulties in Restricting Religious Arguments During the Sentencing Phase of Pennsylvania Death Penalty Cases: Commonwealth v. Spotz, 36 UWLA L. Rev. 254 (2005).
Navigating Post-Judgment Motions in Nevada State Court, 20 Nev. Lawyer 6 (Jan. 2012).
Offers of Judgment in Nevada: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?, 18 NEV. LAWYER 33 (Nov. 2010).
Overcoming Jurisdictional Defects in Your Civil Appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada, 33 NJA Advocate 14 (Sept./Oct. 2009).
Preparing Your District Court Case for an Appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada, 16 Nev. Lawyer 14 (2008).
Punitive Damages Can Lay Businesses Low; Learn How They Happen, Las Vegas Business Press (Dec. 27, 2010).
Remember to Demonstrate Good Cause When Attempting to Serve the Summons and Complaint, 35 NJA Advocate 19 (Sept./Oct. 2011).
Remember to Include Effective Interest Provisions in Your Real Estate Contracts, CCIM PERSPECTIVE (2009).
Seeking Emergency Relief in the Supreme Court of Nevada, 34 NJA Advocate 13 (Sept./Oct. 2010).
Seller Beware: Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Real Property, 3 Real Estate Success Magazine 16 (2006).
Striking a Balance Between Employer Business Interests and Employee Privacy: Using Respondeat Superior to Justify the Monitoring of Web-Based, Personal Electronic Mail Accounts of Employees in the Workplace, 7 Comp. L. Rev. & Tech. J. 273 (2003).
Taking Advantage of Property Tax Appeals, CCIM Perspective 4 (Jul./Aug. 2010).
The Supreme Court of Nevada Amends NRAP 16 GOVERNING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES IN CIVIL APPEALS, 14 Nev. Lawyer 16 (2006).
To What Extent Can the Offer of Judgment Penalty Provisions Under NRS 17.115 and NRCP 68 Be Applied?, 30 Communiqué 16 (June/Jul. 2009).
Using Motions in Limine at Trial to Effectively Preserve Appeal Issues, 32 Communiqué 23 (Oct. 2011).
What Is the Proper Measure of Damages Owed for Wrongful Deprivation of Real Property?, 35 NJA Advocate 23 (Nov./Dec. 2011).
When Are Attorney Fees Incurred on Appeal Recoverable?, 29 Communiqué 28 (Mar. 2008).
When Can a Supreme Court Appeal Be Decided on the Record?, 34 NJA Advocate 11 (May/June 2010) (reprinted in 32 The Writ 12 (May 2010)).
When Is Final and Binding Arbitration Not Final and Binding?, CCIM Perspective 4 (Jan./Feb. 2010).
When Should You Consult an Appellate Attorney?, CCIM Perspective 5 (Jan./Feb. 2008).
When Should You File a Cross-Appeal After the Opposing Party Has Appealed to the Supreme Court of Nevada?, 31 NTLA Advocate 11 (Nov./Dec. 2007).
When Should You Use an Amicus Curiae in Your Nevada Supreme Court Case?, 31 The Writ 14 (Dec. 2009).
Who Has Standing to Make a Construction Defect Claim?, 30 Communiqué 20 (Oct. 2009).
“Litigation-Avoidance” Provisions Do Not Necessarily Void Appeal Rights, 28 Communiqué 36 (Dec. 2007).
Speaking Engagements
Post-Judgment Motions in State and Federal Courts, 2017 NEVADA GOVERNMENT CIVIL ATTORNEYS CONFERENCE (May 11, 2017).
The Future of Your Case: Appellate Issues to Remember During Trial, NJA LITIGATOR LUNCH (Mar. 9, 2016).
Co-Presenter, Construction Defect Claims: Offers of Judgment, Trial Strategies, and Appellate Strategies, NEVADA STATE BAR CONSTRUCTION DEFECT SEMINAR (Dec. 3, 2014).
Moderator, Appellate Ethics and Preserving Issues for Appeal in the Nevada State District Courts, NEVADA STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING (Jul. 12, 2014).
Offers of Judgment in Nevada State Court: NRS 17.115 & NRCP 68, CCBA CLE SEMINAR (Feb. 7, 2013).
Civil Appeals and the 2008 Amendments to the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure, NJA LITIGATOR LUNCH (Mar. 11, 2009).
Co-Presenter, Punitive Damages and the Impact of the Countrywide Home Loans v. Thitchener Decision, NJA LITIGATOR LUNCH (Nov. 6, 2008).
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Telephone: (702) 655-2346
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