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Robert T. Eglet

Robert T. Eglet
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Eglet Adams
400 S. 7th St., Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Robert heads the trial team at Eglet Adams and is the lead trial counsel on all major cases. The awards and accomplishments listed below are only a sampling of the reasons why Senior Partner Robert Eglet is the most respected and sought-after trial lawyer in Nevada. A testament to this is that Robert receives referrals from hundreds of attorneys from around the United States to try their cases for them. Robert is also routinely asked to lecture around the country to various trial attorney organizations and bar associations on trial practices for product defect, large catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases.

Robert is a past President of The Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and served on its Board of Directors for three years. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Citizens for Justice, is on the Executive Committee for The National Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Nevada Access to Justice Commission. Robert also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and is their Regional Director for Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Robert is a sustaining Pillar of Justice and Guardian of Justice of the Nevada Justice Association.

A sampling of the awards and honors Robert has received include:

  • Named National Lawyer of the Year in 2010 by Lawyers USA.

  • Named National Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013 by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

  • Robert is the only lawyer to ever be named Trial Lawyer of the Year twice by the Nevada Justice Association (2005 & 2012).

  • In 2013, Robert was the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Fighting for Justice Award due to his tenacious efforts, against overwhelming odds in achieving success in the fight for justice.

  • In 2020, Robert received the National Law Journals Keith Givens Visionary Award for his work as lead counsel in achieving the $800 million settlement in the One October MGM Las Vegas shooting case.

  • Robert has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association for 12 consecutive years.

  • He is a member of the Round Table, the 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers in America; and

  • Robert is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Trial Lawyers Association.

A resident of Nevada since childhood, Robert graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas. Thereafter, Robert earned a degree in economics, with honors, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Robert went on to receive his Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Robert is also a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law Trial Advocacy Program and the National College of Trial Advocacy.

After completing his legal education, Robert returned to Las Vegas joining one of Nevadas oldest and most prestigious law firms where he spent the next four years developing his skills as a trial lawyer. Robert then started his own law firm specializing in defending catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, and wrongful death cases. Over the next decade Robert successfully built his firm from two to twelve attorneys, becoming one of the most respected defense firms in Nevada. At the same time, Robert continued to try countless cases.

In 2000, Robert sold his defense practice to his partner and began his partnership with his current partners where he specializes in representing the significantly injured, victims of product defects and defective drugs, commercial trucking accidents, insurance bad faith, and wrongful death clients.

When Robert is not pursuing the rights of injured victims, he and his wife Tracy Eglet, also a partner at Eglet Adams, split their time between their three grown children and the charitable organizations they support within their community.
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