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Joel's mission is simple: help each client achieve success by developing and delivering innovative solutions to complex legal problems. He's provided aggressive and cost-effective defense for specialized industries ranging from insurance to construction to product (manufacturing) defects, and more. When cases require it, he is proficient in Spanish, one of several languages spoken at the office to help meet clients' specialized needs.
Joel is both a general practitioner and brings experience in many niche areas. These include trial practice, business litigation, insurance defense (auto, trucking, transportation, and premises liability), personal injury, professional malpractice, administrative agency law, election and ballot access law, constitutional law, employment law, state and federal civil and criminal tax litigation, civil and criminal federal land use litigation, international tort litigation, and appellate practice.
With a broad and deep knowledge of specialized industries, he facilitates settlements discussions or obtain defense verdicts through trial:
Previously, Joel was co-founder and senior partner at the Hansen Rasmussen Law Firm.
Joel is a graduate of BYU, Hawaii and Provo Campuses, (B.A., cum laude, 1969) (Phi Kappa Phi) and J. Reuben Clark--Brigham Young University law school (J.D., cum laude, 1978). He is admitted to practice law in the state of Nevada and before the following courts: Supreme Court of Nevada (1978), United States District Court, State of Nevada (1978), U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1984), United States Supreme Court (1984), Arizona State District Court, Maricopa County (pro hac vice) (2000), Federal District Court of Arizona (pro hac vice) (2002), U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2004), United States Tax Court (2005), U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2006)