Joel D. Henriod

Joel D. Henriod

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702.216.6190 fax
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Joel Henriod is a managing partner of the firm's Las Vegas office and a member of 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.

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  • Speaker, “Strategically Using Motions in Limine,” National Business Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 15, 2016
  • Speaker, “Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Trends,” National Business Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 16, 2016
  • Moderator, “The Decision-Making Process in Nevada Appellate Courts,” Nevada Bar Association Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Nevada Supreme Court Decisions: What Do They Mean for Clients?,” Clark County Bar Association, May 2016
  • Speaker, “Tips for Practicing in the Nevada Court of Appeals,” Nevada Bar Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 2015
  • Producer, “Model Oral Argument,” 14th Appellate Practice Institute Program, Northwestern Law School, May 2011
  • Speaker, “The Strategic Use of Pretrial Motions to Facilitate a Better Trial Outcome,” DRI Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2009
  • Panelist and co-producer, “The Psychology of Mistakes,” American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Spring Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 2006



  • State Bar of Nevada, Chair - Appellate Litigation Section
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - Appellate, 2014-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate Practice, 2017-2019
  • Nevada Business Magazine - 2013-2014 "Southern Nevada Best," 2012 "Top 150" - Legal Elite, 2012-2014
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - "Rising Star", 2010-2013

Other Info


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2003
B.A., University of Utah, 2000

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 2003

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Ninth Circuit