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Firm Overview

Timothy P. Thomas, LLC is assisting individuals in dealing with economic crisis through bankruptcy, mortgage mediation, identity theft, credit reporting and other debt relief. I also assist with civil litigation of contract and collection issues. I assist small businesses in collection, litigation and bankruptcy issues including the filing of a bankruptcy petition, proofs of claim, and bankruptcy litigations such as defense of preference actions and fraudulent transfer claims.

I have been practicing for over 17 years in Las Vegas and have worked with large and multi-state firms. The Law Office of Timothy P. Thomas, LLC was opened in 2010 to provide personal legal care to individuals and quality legal care to small businesses. I have a good reputation in the Las Vegas area and legal community.

Example cases

• In re Darrell Smith, US Supreme Court, 9th Cir. US Court of Appeals
• Rhodes Homes Bankruptcy
• Lake Las Vegas Bankruptcy
• Herbst Bankruptcy

Main Office

Main
8670 West Cheyenne Avenue
Suite 120
Las Vegas  NV  89129

Phone
  • (702) 227-0011
Fax
  • (702) 227-0015

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free bankruptcy consultation for up to an hour. If the consultation includes legal advice without further legal action, a fee of $100 may be requested.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I provide flat fees on bankruptcy cases whenever possible. I set the fee to include the anticipated costs if possible. Fees are set in accordance with the anticipated level of work and complexity. A standard Chapter 7 case can be set at $1,500 to $2,500, with increased amounts for Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 cases. Any Nolo referral can obtain a 10% discount if you mention Nolo as your referral source.

Hourly Rates

My hourly rates range from $275 to $325 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Veralynn Orewyler

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy mathematical and accounting solutions to legal and factual problems. Financial positions and the bankruptcy statute provide predictable treatment of issues that can be dealt with in many different client situations. Litigation requires quick thinking and problem solving that is rewarding and challenging.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Fear and intimidation are the result of a lack of knowledge by clients. Self-education can inform a client of some legal options to consider. However, a discussion with a practiced attorney in the relevant area of law will reveal information that can be very difficult to obtain elsewhere. An attorney can provide information on which facts are material, which issues are the most difficult to overcome and the perspective and insight into the court and judges that are ruling on the case. Clients should take some responsibility to educate and to make wise decisions. Working with an attorney to make those decisions is very important.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review client prepared documents to obtain information on the relevant facts and material issues of a case. Prepared forms and outline materials are insufficient to adequately provide the information to the court and should be customized to the individual client's objectives and concerns.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am reluctant to coach clients who want to represent themselves. First, my reputation with the court is very important to me and it may be damaged by a client's self-representation. Also my insight on a case changes as the case progresses. The legal instincts and decision making process is not easily taught to an uneducated client.

Timothy P. Thomas

I began practicing in Las Vegas in 1993. I have practiced in local small firms as well as large national firms including Parsons, Behle & Latimer; Mangels, Butler, Marmaro & O'Reilly; and Tharpe & Howell. My primary legal practice areas have been in bankruptcy, civil litigation, property owner liability, collection and construction.

I attended a top tier law school in St. Louis, Missouri and a college in Nevada and grew up in the Midwest in North Dakota. I feel that my upbringing provides me with the insight to my clients' concerns and a desire to work very personally with my clients. The fact that I have lived in different states provides me with insight into the differences in legal practices and American cultures. The level of education at Washington University is some of the best in the country to be applied at the client level and provides me with the ability to articulate my positions in effective and persuasive ways.

I believe that my strengths are my level of experience with the Nevada judges and legal community and my ability to effectively reduce a legal situation to the problem solving level. My style is to listen to my clients concerns and be very honest and upfront with my clients and with other counsel on the strengths of the case and the best reasonable outcome.

Personal interests:

I'm involved in community activities with youth, and participate in many outdoor recreational sports. I enjoy motorcycle riding, and spending quality time with my family.

License
  • Bar Number: 5148
    Nevada , 1993
Education
  • Washington University, School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1993
    St. Louis, MO
    Moot Court Competition, Negotiations Competition
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Bachelor of Science , 1990
    Las Vegas, NV
    Honor Society
    Business Management

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