Malcolm LaVergne | Las Vegas Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
A Firm Defined by Excellence and Experience.
Many situations in life, such as going through a divorce or litigating business disputes, should never be faced without a lawyer. An experienced attorney can serve as a much-needed guide to help you navigate past these difficult issues. At The LaVergne Law Group, we pride ourselves on using our years of legal experience to protect our clients' interests through all stages of a legal matter. For well over a decade, attorney Malcolm LaVergne has assisted clients throughout Nevada, New York and Texas with legal issues related to topics such as:
High risk personal injury
General civil litigation
Landlord Tenant law
Our practice combines cutting-edge legal services with our passion for the law and a fierce dedication to our clients.
Individual Attention and Advice Designed Just for You.
We provide both the powerful representation that you expect from a large firm and the individualized attention that a small firm can offer. Every client receives Malcolm LaVergne's direct phone number, so that he or she can always speak to Mr. LaVergne in his or her time of need. We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to the law — the advice and representation you receive will be tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.
What remains the same for all of our clients is our dedication to keeping our fees as reasonable as possible. Whether a case involves divorce, working on a high-profile appeal, or assisting clients with legal needs in other areas of the law, our well-honed legal skills allow us to handle negotiation and legal matters efficiently. By conducting careful planning, we are able to eliminate many of the surprises that can arise in a case and cause fees to spiral out of control.
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Cox v. Cox, Case No. 06D356515, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division, Clark County, Nevada; In re Anthony Cox, Cause No. 2007-539,371, 237th Judicial District, Lubbock County, Texas: Represented the rights of the father in successfully moving a minor child from Texas back to Nevada. Successful in resolving challenging issues pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA"). Attorney Malcolm LaVergne fought in two different jurisdictions and made multiple trips between Nevada and Texas in order to vindicate the rights of the minor child and his father's family.
Offley v. Offley, Case No. 02D280804, District Court, Family Division, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represented the rights of the father in successfully defeating mother's efforts to relocate the minor child to Japan. Successful in getting the court to award primary physical custody of the minor child to father. Successful in getting the court to allow father to relocate with the minor child to California.
Hanamaikai v. Clark County Coroner et al., Case No. 07A539266, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represented a named defendant in this wrongful death lawsuit and successfully obtained a dismissal of the lawsuit against his client.
Emmanuel Pacquiao v. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. et al., Case No. 09-CV-02448, United States District Court, District of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represents a named defendant in this alleged defamation, slander, libel case. The case is currently in discovery, but a successful outcome is predicted for Mr. LaVergne's client.
Flamingo Las Vegas Operating Company, LLC v. Jeff Fahey, Case No. A-11-632455-C, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne - representing Mr. Fahey's interests - successfully moved the Court to vacate an excessive and unfair default judgment against defendant.
Orenthal J. Simpson v. State of Nevada, Case No. 53080, Supreme Court of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represented appellant Simpson in attempting to overturn an unfair judgment of conviction in a Nevada state trial court on appeal. Mr. LaVergne personally obtained new counsel for Mr. Simpson in continuing to pursue an unjust conviction and sentence through a habeas proceeding.
Maria Antonio and The Victorian Center, LLC. v. Embestro et al., Case No. 07A554333, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represented the plaintiff in this complex business matter and partnership dispute. Mr. LaVergne successfully obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order and a partial preliminary injunction preventing the destruction and demise of plaintiff's well-run assisted living facility business. The successful prosecution of the case also prevented plaintiff - a Filipino national - and her family with minor children from losing their visa status and having to relocate back to the Philippines with nothing.
In re Ahern Rentals, Inc., Case No. 11-53860, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm P. LaVergne represented a creditor in one of the largest bankruptcy filings in the history of the state of Nevada. Mr. LaVergne successfully fought for and obtained permission to allow the creditor to proceed with his state court lawsuit by asking the court to lift the automatic stay imposed in bankruptcy cases. Mr. LaVergne also successfully prevented the debtor Ahern Rentals from forcing Mr. LaVergne's client into an unfair resolution system that could have destroyed Mr. LaVergne's client's recovery in state court.
City of Las Vegas v. Trotter, Case No. C-07-28069-A, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne obtained a not guilty verdict in a battery constituting domestic violence criminal action against his client, and Mr. LaVergne also successfully fought and prevented the alleged victim from obtaining a restraining order against his client in a related proceeding.
White v. White, Case No. D-07-376072-D, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division; In re Dale White, G-07-031517-A, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne - representing the wife - successfully alleged undue influence and control by the husband's children in alleging that the kids were forcing the husband to obtain a divorce. Mr. LaVergne then successfully obtained a court order to have the husband submit to a mental exam. Consequently, Mr. LaVergne successfully had the husband declared incompetent and obtained a temporary guardianship over the husband with Mr. LaVergne's client as a co-guardian, which prevented an unfavorable divorce action to proceed. Mr. LaVergne's client ultimately obtained a favorable settlement in probate court upon the husband's death.
Top Rank, Inc. v. Yuriorkis Gamboa, Case No. 12-cv-00414, United States District Court, District of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represents the legal interests of a professional boxing champion in his contractual dispute with a promoter.
Acuna v. Chavannes, Case No. 07EH232, Justice Court, Henderson Township, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne in this landlord-tenant dispute fought exceptionally hard over a six-month period and four trial settings to secure the property back for his client the tenant. Mr. LaVergne also had the landlord held liable and sanctioned for misconduct related to unlawful eviction and subsequent conversion of his client's property.
|Honors & Awards:|
Stephen F. Austin State University
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Dean's List
Clerkship, New York Court of Appeals, 2000 - 2002
Bench Editor, Moot Court Board, Cornell Law School, 1999 - 2000
The LaVergne Law Group offers legal representation to clients in Nevada, New York and Texas that is defined by excellence and experience
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