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Joel D. Henriod

Managing Partner of the Las Vegas Office
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Joel Henriod is managing partner of the firm's Las Vegas office and a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Joel has written or co-authored briefs in over 200 appeals and has over 30 reported decisions. He frequently argues before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joel 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.

More About Joel D. Henriod


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

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2003

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2017-2022
  • Vegas Inc., Top Lawyers, Appellate, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Appellate, 2014-2021; Top 100 Lawyers, 2016-2021; "Rising Star," 2010-2013
  • Nevada Business Magazine, "Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys," Legal Elite, 2019-2020
  • Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as Legal Elite 2020
    Nevada Business Magazine , 06/1/2020
  • Lewis Roca Awarded for 100% Participation in Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's 2019 Associate Challenge




  • Guest Lecturer, “Appeals Begin at Trial,” Trial Advocacy Seminar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, March 27, 2019
  • Guest Lecturer, “Closing Arguments from the Defense Perspective,” Trial Advocacy Seminar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, January 24, 2019
  • Speaker, “Strategically Using Motions in Limine,” National Business Institute, December 15, 2016
  • Speaker, “Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Trends,” National Business Institute,  December 16, 2016
  • Moderator, “The Decision-Making Process in Nevada Appellate Courts,” Nevada Bar Association Annual Meeting, 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, 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, March 2009
  • Producer, “The Psychology of Mistakes,” American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Spring Meeting, March 2006


  • State Bar of Nevada, Former Chair of Appellate Litigation Section
  • Clark County Bar Association, Executive Board Member
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