Joel Henriod is a partner in the firm’s Appellate practice group. He has written or co-authored briefs in over 150 appeals, and has over 25 reported decisions. He frequently argues before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is an expert in “making the record” for appeal. He has joined over 40 trial teams to preserve appellate issues—including some of the largest matters in Nevada history, such as the cases arising from the hepatitis C outbreak among Las Vegas endoscopy clinics. He is a "go-to lawyer" for drafting and arguing mission-critical motions in limine, special jury instructions, trial briefs and post-judgment motions, with an eye toward both persuading the trial court and perfecting issues for appeal.
Prior to law school, Joel volunteered at various orphanages in Romania and translated for American surgeons (Operation Smile) in the screening and operating rooms of the Bucharest Children’s Hospital.
- Producer, “Modal Oral Argument,” 14th Appellate Practice Institute Program, Northwestern Law School, May 2011
- Co-presenter, “The Strategic Use of Pretrial Motions to Facilitate a Better Trial Outcome,” DRI Seminar, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, March 2009
- Panelist and co-producer, “The Psychology of Mistakes,” American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Spring Meeting, Tucson, March 23-25, 2006
- Principal Co-Author, “Making the Record for Appeal: Remember the Spirit of the Rule,” Communique, May 2014
- Co-author, Daniel Polsenberg & Joel Henriod, Preserving Issues for Appeal, in APPELLATE PRACTICE IN FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS 2-1 (David M. Axelrad ed., Law Journal Press 2011)
- Author, “The Psychology of Mistakes,” The Appellate Advocate, Newsletter of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 2006
- Nevada Business Magazine - 2013-2014 "Southern Nevada Best", 2012 "Top 150" - Legal Elite, 2012-2014
- Mountain States Super Lawyers - "Rising Star", 2010-2015
- Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
- The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate Practice, 2017