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Personnel / J. Mitchell Cobeaga, Esq. / Partner

John Mitchell Cobeaga co-founded the firm after 26 years with the law firm of Beckley, Singleton, Jemison, Cobeaga & List, Chtd., where he was a senior partner and CEO. He specializes in civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis in insurance-related matters, premises liability, catastrophic injury/death and aviation law.

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A native of Ely, Nevada, Mr. Cobeaga is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education and industry seminars involving aviation law, insurance coverage issues, premises liability and security issues, and litigation practice and technique. Mr. Cobeaga serves on the Board of Directors for USAA Savings Bank.

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-  Juris Doctor / Univ. of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law (With Distinction)
-  Bachelor of Science / United States Air Force Academy

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Professional Licenses & Associations

-  State Bar of Nevada
-  United States District Court, District of Nevada
-  American Board of Trial Advocates
-  American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
-  Nevada Inns of Court (Founding Member - Master Emeritus)
-  Clark County Bar Association (President - 1986)
-  Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
-  Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
-  Airplane pilot, commercial

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Select Reported Cases

-  Goldman v. Nevada Comm'n on Judicial Discipline, 108 Nev. 251 (1992)
-  Buck v. Greyhound Lines, 105 Nev. 756 (1989)
-  Mid-Century Ins. v. Daniel, 101 Nev. 433 (1985)
-  Yosemite Ins. v. State Farm Mut., 98 Nev. 460 (1982)
-  Nehls v. Leonard, 97 Nev. 325 (1981)

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Military Service

United States Air Force
-    Active Duty (1964-1971)
-    Fighter Pilot - 100 combat missions over
-    North Vietnam
-    Honors: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars), Air Force Longevity Service Award, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

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Notable Trials

-  LeClair v. Lucky's (2002)
-  Steppin' Out v. Grauer (2001)
-  Abraham v. Boyd Gaming Corp. (2001)
-  Puckett v. Valley Hospital (1999)
-  Las Vegas Gourmet Coffee v. Clark County (1999)
-  PEPCON Disaster
    In re: May 4, 1988 Fire Litigation
    PEPCON v. Southwest Gas Corporation (1992)
-  Kaiser v. Calif. State Automobile Ass'n. (1986)
-  Dittman v. Logan (1976)

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Special Distinctions

-  Judge Pro Tempore
      Eighth Judicial District Short Trial Program
-  The Best Lawyers in America
      (Personal Injury and Civil Litigation)
      (2001-2002) (2003-2004)
-  AV Rating (the highest) from Martindale-Hubbell
-  Law Clerk to Chief Judge Roger Foley
      United States District Court, District of Nevada
-  Las Vegas' Best Lawyers
      (Las Vegas magazine)
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