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Lance J. Hendron
Lance graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a dual Bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Computer Applications. Lance earned his law degree from Western State University, College of Law. While in law school, Lance was a recipient of the Witkin Award (formerly AMJUR) for Academic Excellence in Legal Advocacy and Family Law.
Lance was mentored and partnered alongside with attorney, Rex A. Bell, Jr. Esq. Mr. Bell was the District Attorney in Southern Nevada from 1987 to 1997 when he served as our County’s lead prosecutor in Southern Nevada. Together, Lance and Rex handled hundreds of criminal cases involving both misdemeanor and felony charges from start-to-finish. Lance was fortunate to learn and work alongside with Mr. Bell until his untimely passing in 2011. The experience and training Lance acquired from Rex over the years prior to his passing provided the foundation for Lance’s successful legal career today.
Lance works aggressively for his clients. Lance is a skilled advocate who has handled hundreds of matters ranging from misdemeanor cases to the most serious of felony charges, including murder cases. In addition, Lance has experience and has represented clients in both State and Federal courts in Southern Nevada. Lance’s trial experience includes both Appeal and Post-Conviction Relief (PCR) matters.
Lance is currently the President of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ). NACJ is a non-profit organization of criminal defense attorneys located throughout Nevada whose mission is to ensure effective representation of those accused of crimes through shared resources, legislative lobbying on constitutional issues, and intra- organizational support. For over the past several years, Lance has served on the Executive Board and has been highly involved with NACJ. Lance also served as a member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation’s criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct.
Lance has previously interned at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in the Homicide/Major Violators Unit. During his internship, he worked directly on cases involving the most serious and violent offenses including those involving counts of first degree murder. While in law school, Lance externed and clerked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), which is a consortium of numerous city and water districts that provides water to millions of people in Southern California. At MWD, Lance focused his attention on water and environment law and also the complex aspects of administrative law in both federal and state jurisdictions.
Lance also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. The non-profit organization works to correct and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people in Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. Lance also serves as a panel member for both the State Bar of Nevada’s Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board and as Chairman for the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Services. He is a member of the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court, a member of Nevada Justice Association (and serves as a Membership Committee Member for the organization), and a Pro Bono Advisory Council Member for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Lance has been recognized for his services to the community and has received awards and recognition from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for his pro bono work and commitment to helping those in our community. He is also a member of the Nevada Latino Bar Association, the University of Notre Dame Hispanic Alumni, and member of the Notre Dame Club of Las Vegas.