Jason P. Stoffel, Esq. – family law attorney

 

family law attorney las vegas Jason StoffelEducation:

Jason was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. Jason relocated from Dubuque to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to attend the University of Northern Iowa. Jason graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. While at the University of Northern Iowa, Jason was a teaching assistant for criminal justice classes. In addition to obtaining his Bachelors Degree and with the future intent of studying law, Jason completed internships with the Cedar Falls Police Department and the Blackhawk County District Attorney’s Office. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology, Jason obtained his Juris Doctorate at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While completing his legal studies, Jason completed an internship with the prestigious law firm of Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis, Dunlap, P.C. In addition, Jason was on the Dean’s List multiple semesters and received the certificate of merit, the highest award given in a single class, in Law Office Management. Each year, Jason completes requisite Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes to better assist his clients, including being an annual attendee of the State Bar of Nevada Family Law Convention.  Jason has also completed a 44-hour custody/divorce/domestic violence mediation seminar at UNLV and a 20-hour Parenting Coordinator seminar to better assist his clients in November 2012.

 Work Experience:

After graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and passing the Nevada Bar exam, Jason relocated from Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada. Since passing the Nevada Bar, he has focused primarily in the area of family law. Jason has litigated many issues including: contested divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, adoptions, and termination of parental rights. His experience in family law has been invaluable to his clients. Jason’s knowledge, together with his compassion and understanding, provides his clients with the perfect combination to meet their legal and emotional needs. In 2006, Jason was honored with the Louis P. Weiner Award for his contribution to pro bono work for victims of domestic violence. Repeatedly since passing the bar, Jason has been on the pro bono honor roll for completing 100+ hours of pro bono service each and every year as well as being involved in the “Ask a Lawyer” program at Family Court. Jason is an active participate in many Clark County Bar Association activities. In 2009, he was honored as the president of Mediators of Southern Nevada. He also was involved with a Court mentoring/truancy diversion program at various schools in Clark County and has been active in that program for several years as part of the Eighth Judicial District Court.  Jason also is a Pro Tem Hearing Master for the Las Vegas Justice Court resolving small claims matters.  He has conducted evidentiary hearings while sitting on the bench.  He is also a Traffic Court referee for Justice Court.  He also is a Pro Tem Hearing Master for Child Support Court for Clark County.  Jason enjoys his time on the bench serving Clark County.

Organizational Involvement:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Client Security Fund Committee – State Bar of Nevada
  • Fee Dispute Arbitrator and Mediator – State Bar of Nevada
  • Member Benefits Committee – State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association (Board of Directors Member)
  • Volunteer Mediator – Eighth Judicial District Court

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Published Works:

Jason Is a prolific writer. In addition to blogs on this site, Jason is published in legal trade publications. Recent articles are linked below:

Letter from the President – Practicing Family Law Can Be Fun

By Jason P. Stoffel

The family law issue of the Communique is always my favorite one since this is my exclusive area of practice.The family law practice has changed in my 15 years of practice, as the net is wider than ever before as to issues that a family law practitioner faces. Those issues include dissolutions of domestic partnerships, as well as same sex marriages. There are more issues… (more)

Originally published in the June/July 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

A Pirate Looks At 40

By Jason P. Stoffel

Ok, I have your attention. Although this article has nothing to do with the Jimmy Buffett song of the same name from 1974, it does coincide with “A Lawyer Looks at 40,” which will be the theme of this article. Every lawyer who has been practicing law for any substantial length of time certainly has work experiences and life experience that has made them a better attorney… (more) 

Originally published in the May 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

Lending A Helping Hand Is Good For The Soul

 By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

The Clark County Bar Association (“CCBA”) does good things, but we already knew that. Since you are reading this article, you are likely already a proud CCBA member. What I want to focus on this month, and as a follow up to last month’s column, is achieving some balance in one’s life. Recently, the CCBA had a “Volunteer Day” at Three Square, a local food bank. According to its website, Three Square is a… (more)

Originally published in the April 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

 It’s 2019: Work Hard And Play Hard

 By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

Each year, I try to plan a vacation or two well in ad-vance. This year, I am going on two cruises. The first cruise is a two-week sea/land trip to Alaska this summer. The second cruise I am going on is the CLE at Sea going to Canada from San Francisco this October. Limited seats are still available for the CLE at Sea that is geared this time to the… (more)  

Originally published in the March 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

Can We All Play Nice In The Sandbox In Discovery?

By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

Discovery. Just the thought of it can make my skin crawl since it generally is a very labor-intensive exercise, but it is necessary for the resolution of all claims in a case. Keeping up with the theme of this publication, too often attorneys do not take the… (more) 

Originally published in the February 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

Be A Better Attorney in 2019 – Five Tips From Your President

By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

I am honored to serve as your Clark County Bar Association President in 2019. I am originally from Iowa and have lived in Nevada since 2004. I am filling some big shoes with the past president, John Aldrich, who completed his term in 2018 as the CCBA president. John served the CCBA well. I look forward to accepting my role and will continue to carry on the… (more) 

Originally published in the January 2019 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

Sidebar: Bishop Family Law Conference

By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

The annual Family Law Conference is a popular two-day selection of lectures and networking opportunities hosted by the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. This year, the Executive Council made… (more) 

Originally published in the June/July 2017 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

Five Things To Know About Family Law

By Jason P. Stoffel, Esq.

1. COPE class: This is a rule unique to Clark County, provided for in EDCR 5.07. This is the mandatory seminar for divorcing or separating parents. It must be taken within 45 days after service of the complaint. Judges are granted the discretion to compel litigants to take this class, including giving the litigant a reasonable time of around 30 days to take the class, or risk having… (more) 

Originally published in the January 2017 issue of COMMUNIQUÉ, , the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint this content, contact the publisher Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

 

Jason’s Personal Interests:

Jason’s hobbies include traveling, playing poker, backyard BBQ, watching football (especially the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and is an avid music fan (especially of the classic rock bands KISS and Queen). Jason is also a Certified BBQ Judge with the Kansas City BBQ Society.

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