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Joel Santos - personal injury attorney reno nv

Joel Santos, Esq.

Mr. Santos has a long history of helping people navigate through the legal system. Although most of his clients are from Nevada, he has represented clients from as far away as Australia and China. When he passed the Nevada Bar examination, he was offered employment to work for the State of Nevada. After a few years working as a state attorney, he decided to venture out on his own and open his own office.  
Mr. Santos is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada, the State Bar of California, the Nevada Justice Association (formerly Nevada Trial Lawyers) and the Washoe County Bar Association.

Mr. Santos is also very active in the boxing world.  From following his father, Herb Santos, Sr., (a professional boxing judge and lawyer) to boxing events as a young child, to supporting his brother, Cory, when he was a boxer for the University of Nevada - Reno, boxing is in his blood.  He currently is a judge and referee for USA Amateur boxing.

Mr. Santos' work in the community is non-stop.  Through his involvement with the State Bar of Nevada, he volunteered his time to the Young Lawyers Section from 1992 to 2002, being appointed to the Executive Committee from 1999-2002, where he served as the Chairman from 2001-2002.  Some of his accomplishments include reinstating and revitalizing a state wide essay and poster contest for grade school, middle school and high school students statewide.  He was also instrumental in their program, "Goldilocks, The Trial of the Century".  This program is a movie shown to third grade students to introduce them to the legal system.  This program received such favorable reviews that Mr. Santos received requests to use the program from states across the country.

One of Mr. Santos' hobbies includes acting.  Playing from a mafia bodyguard to a police officer, he has acted in numerous movies and television shows.  A few noticeable titles include Kingpin, Smokin' Aces, The Last Don, Jane Austin's Mafia, Waling Up In Reno, Magnolia, Unbeatable Harold, Body and Soul, Fatherhood, and the list continues to grow.  

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