Awards & Credentials

The law firm has 90 years of combined legal experience.
Has represented over 9,000 clients
Has conducted over 500 depositions
Our firm was selected as the official attorneys for the Mexican Government for Nevada in 1984 and has continued to serve in that capacity since.

Our attorneys have received many significant recognitions and awards and have also served on most of the prominent non-profit boards of Nevada.

Our firm has also lobbied before the Nevada legislature on various issues. Our members founded the Latin Bar Association of Nevada and both Eva Garcia Mendoza & Judge John Mendoza served as the organization’s president. Likewise, both Judge Mendoza and Eva were elected as President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.

Judge Mendoza was also the National Commander of the American G.I. Forum
He was also the national president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges which is an organization comprised of over 600 judges from throughout the United States. He was also the national director & president of the Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK), president of the Notre Dame Club, president of the National Conference of Christians & Jews, President of the Nevada Council of Churches, and life member of the Knights of Columbus. He has taught at the National College of Juvenile Justice, the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He was named a Distinguished Nevadan by the Board of Regents of the Unviersity of Nevada. He was also honored by having an elementary school named in his honor by the board of Trustees of the Clark county School District. He was awarded the Chris Schaller Award by We Can for his work in combating child abuse & neglect. He was named Notre Dame Man of the Year. He was also selected for his outstanding service as Chief Judge by the judges of the 8th Judicial District Court of Nevada and recognized for his outstanding leadership & service to the Hispanic community by the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Both Judge Mendoza & Eva Garcia Mendoza were selected by the Nevada Supreme Court to serve as Supreme Court Settlement Judges for cases appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court and to serve as Arbitrators for cases in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program of the 8th Judicial District Court.
Both Judge Mendoza and Eva received separate governor’s proclammations from Governor Bob Miller naming a day in their honor.

Eva Garcia Mendoza founded the Nevada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as its chapter chair on two occasions. She also served on the Board of Governors of AILA. She was awarded a $2.2 million jury verdict on a personal injury lawsuit in 1990 and the law firm recently settled a case against the State of Nevada and one of its highway patrolmen for a sum in excess of $2 million.

Eva was appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Clark County to serve on the Clark County Housing Authority where she served for 12 years. She was also appointed by Governor Richard Bryan to serve on the Nevada Public Works Board where she also served for 12 years. She was also a founding board member of Business Bank of Nevada and served for over 10 years.

She has made presentations to attorneys in conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Nevada Bar Association, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys,the National Business Institute, the State Bar of Arizona, and a Joint ABA/American Immigration Lawyers Association conference. She has also spoken at the Family Law Section of the Nevada Bar Association.

She was selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce. She was named a Senora of Excellence by the Senores of Distinction and Senoras of Excellence Committee. She was selected as one of 100 Women of Southern Nevada who made a difference in the 20th Century. She was honored with a public housing complex named in her honor by the Clark County Housing Authority called the Eva Garcia Mendoza Plaza. Eva won the local and regional award from the Soroptomists Clubs for “Women Helping Women.”

Luther Snavely has been active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nevada Chapter, and has served as its Treasurer.

All of our attorneys are admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.