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Biographical Information

Robert heads the trial team at Eglet Prince and is the lead trial counsel on all major cases. The awards and accomplishments listed below are only a sampling of the reasons why this firm’s Senior Partner, Robert Eglet, is the most respected and sought after trial attorney 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. He 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 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 Nevada’s oldest and most prestigious law firms where he spent the next four years developing his skills as a trial attorney. Robert then started his own law firm specializing in defending personal 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 with Eglet Prince, split their time between their three grown children and the charitable organizations they support within the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs
  • Commercial Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Top 10% of the class
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA
    • Juris Doctor, Trial Law
    • Honors: Top 10% of the class
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Bachelor of Science with Honors
    • Major: Economics

Professional Experience

  • Senior Partner, Eglet Prince, 2015-present
  • Senior Partner, Eglet Law Group, 2014-2015
  • Senior Partner, Eglet Wall Christiansen, 2013-2014
  • Senior Partner, Eglet Wall, 2011-2013
  • Partner, Mainor Eglet, 2010-2011
  • Founding Partner, Mainor Eglet Cottle, 2004-2010
  • Associate, Mainor Harris, 2000-2004

Honors & Awards

  • Named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2013, by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Lawyer of the Year in 2010, by Lawyers USA
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2005 and 2012 by the Nevada Justice Association
  • Only lawyer to ever be named Trial Lawyer of the Year twice
  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2010 ($505 million) and 2013 ($524 million) to date
  • 4th Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2011, $186.2 million
  • Only lawyer to ever have the largest personal injury verdict in America twice, two verdicts in the top 5 in America in two consecutive years & 3 verdicts in the top 5 in America in 3 out of 4 consecutive years
  • The 38th Largest Verdict in America in 2007, $42 million
  • The 3 Largest Personal Injury Verdicts in Nevada history
  • Four Top 40 Verdicts in America
  • More multi-million dollar verdicts than any trial attorney in Nevada history
  • Member of The Round Table – The 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers in America
  • Honored as one of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the past 6 years by The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lifetime Achievement Recipient, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • The only attorney in Nevada to be named as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 4 consecutive years
  • Recipient of the Badger Award, the Nevada Justice Association’s most honored award
  • The highest possible rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV) and inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, The Definitive Guide to Americas Leading Lawyers
  • Named as both a Nevada and Mountain States Super Lawyer
  • A member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Recognized as one of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
  • Honored as a Pillar of Justice by the Nevada Justice Association
  • Only the 5th Attorney in Nevada to be named as a Benefactor by the Nevada Law Foundation
  • Honored as one of the Elite Lawyers of America
  • Recipient of the 2013 Thurgood Marshall Fighting for Justice Award for his tenacious effort, against overwhelming odds, in achieving success in the fight for justice
  • Lead Trial Counsel in over one hundred civil jury trials with only 3 losses; an astounding 97% case-winning percentage in trial
  • More than $1.5 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements in the past 10 years alone
  • 31 verdicts in excess of a million dollars
  • Named one of the Top Lawyers 2014 by Desert Companion (October 2014 issue)
  • Named one of the Readers’ Choice Awards Top 100 Men of the Year for 2015 by MYVEGAS Magazine (Fall 2015 issue)
  • Named one of the Readers’ Choice Awards Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas for 2015 by MYVEGAS Magazine (Winter 2015 issue)

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), Founding Member
  • Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (now “Nevada Justice Association”), Past President
  • Nevada Justice Association (NJA), Member
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Recipient
  • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), National Advisory Board Member
  • Citizens For Justice, Board of Trustees
  • American Association for Justice, Presidents Club Member
  • Nevada Access to Justice Commission, Board of Trustees
  • Regional Director of Litigation for APITLA for Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer Lifetime Member

Verdicts & Settlements

Meyers/Brunson v. Health Plan of Nevada, Won $524 million; The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2013

Sacks v. Sicor Inc., Won $182.6 million; 11th Largest Products Liability Verdict in America in 2011

Chanin v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, Won $505 million; The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2010

  • Only lawyer to ever have the largest personal injury verdict in America twice, two verdicts in the top 5 in America in two consecutive years & 3 verdicts in the top 5 in America in 3 out of 4 consecutive years

 

Representative Cases

Outcome: Won $524 million; The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2013
Outcome: Won $182.6 million; 11th Largest Products Liability Verdict in America in 2011
Outcome: Won $505 million; The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in America in 2010

Speaking Engagements

 

Legal Industry Round Table Discussion, at the Jury Analyst Round Table Event, March 2016

How Jurors Make Decisions, at the Nevada Justice Association 39th Annual Convention/Seminar, Oct 2015

Jury Selection & Voir Dire Strategies, at the Jury Analyst Get In The Game Event, Feb 2015

Voir Dire: The First Step to Great, at 360Advocacy’s Damages Damages: Go Big or Go Home Conference, 2015

Effective Jury Selection, American Society of Trial Consultants, 2013