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Curriculum Vitae of Herb Santos, Jr. [AV-Rated]


  • 1999 – present, The Law Firm of Herb Santos, Jr., Reno, Nevada.
  • 1991 – 1999, The Law Offices of Terry A. Friedman, Reno, Nevada.
  • 1987 – 1991, County Counsel Office of Sacramento County, Sacramento, California.


  • Juris Doctorate 1991: McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Sacramento, California;
    • American Jurisprudence Award – Conflict of Laws; Moot Court Oral Advocate Award.
  • Bachelor of Arts 1985: University of Nevada – Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • Nevada Supreme Court and all other state courts in Nevada, since 1991.
  • California Supreme Court and all other state courts in California, since 1992.
  • United States District Court – District of Nevada, since 1992.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, since 2005.
  • United States Supreme Court, since 1999.


  • Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, State of Nevada
  • State Bar of Nevada 1991 – present:
    • Member, licensed to appear before all state courts.
    • Young Lawyers Section, 1993 – 99.
    • Executive Council, 1993 – 99.
    • President, 1995 – 96.
    • Law Office Management Committee, 1995 – 96.
    • Access to Justice Committee, 1998 – 2007.
    • Temporary Appointment, Judicial Selection Committee, 1998.
    • State Bar of Nevada, Pro Bono Award, presented June 1997.
    • Access to Justice Statewide, Small Firm Pro Bono Award, 2002.
  • State Bar of California 1992 – present:
    • Member, licensed to appear before all state courts.
  • Washoe County Bar Association 1991 – present:
    • Executive Counsel, 1997 – present.
    • Sergeant-at-Arms, 1997 – 98.
    • Editor of The Writ magazine, 1997 – 98.
    • Treasurer, 1998 – 99.
    • Secretary, 1999 – 00.
    • Vice President, 2000 – 01.
    • President Elect, 2001 – 02.
    • President, 2002 – 2003.
    • Bar Leadership Award presented on November 13, 1998.
  • American Bar Association 1996 – present:
    • Young Lawyers Division, 1996 – 99.
    • Delegate for the State of Nevada, 1996 – 99.
    • Special App. Alternative Dispute Resolution Sec. – Long Range Planning, 1998 – 99.
  • American Association for Justice 1992, – present:
    • Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus.
    • Chair Nevada; recipient of the Weidemann and Wysocki Award, 2004.
  • Nevada Association for Justice 1991 – present:
    • 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year.
    • Chair: Republican Lawyers Caucus.
    • Co-Chair: Workers’ Compensation Committee.
    • Chair: Trial Lawyer’s Care.
    • Sustaining Member, Board of Governors – 2004 to present.
    • President 2014 – 15.
  • State of Nevada, Tourism Commission, Commissioner, 2012 – present, appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval.
  • Citizen’s for Justice, 2017 – present, Trustee.
  • The National Trial Lawyer, 2017 – present, Member.
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017 – present, Member.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018 – present, Member.

Herb Santos, Jr.

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cindi jenkins
cindi jenkins
February 3, 2023
Herb is one of very few CERTIFIED SPECIALISTS IN WORKERS COMP in the state of Nevada. He is ranked in the nations top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The American Institute of Trail Lawyers have distinguished him as the Litigator of the Year for 2023. Need I say more. He is a fierce lawyer who fights for his clients rights and compensation. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. I have utilized his services over the last several years and would not consider anyone else.
Lorelei Le Blanc
Lorelei Le Blanc
June 5, 2022
Always honest and helpful
Joey Walcomb
Joey Walcomb
August 24, 2021
Herb Santos Jr. is everything you could wish for in a lawyer and then some. I am in awe of how Mr. Santos conducts himself in the court room also, he is a master of his craft. Mr. Santos and his team are a remarkable bunch. They have helped me through my complicated workers comp case, and have gone above and beyond what I could ever dreamed is possible. I can not recommend Mr. Santos and his team enough. They are prompt, professional and really listen to me. His fees are acceptable for the amount of work he does and he also has not cost me anything out of pocket. No one should go into the court room alone, so why not go with the best of the best.
Neil Walker
Neil Walker
August 23, 2021
Friendly and very well represent able I would definitely recommend them to anyone
Kyle Jacobs
Kyle Jacobs
August 12, 2021
I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Santos if you ever find yourself in a workers comp situation. He was able to answer any question I ever had. Mr. Santos and his office made sure I got everything I needed and was on top of everything when something went wrong.

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