Edward L. Kainen

Edward L. Kainen: Attorney with Kainen Law Group A Professional Limited Liability Company


Edward L. Kainen is the owner of the Las Vegas law firm Kainen Law Group, PLLC, which is an 'AV' rated firm and featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. He is an elected

of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, and has achieved the highest rating available by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Kainen was the Chair of the Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists for five years. He is admitted to the practice of law in the state and federal courts of Nevada, Florida and Kansas.

Mr. Kainen has taught Continuing Legal Education programs on various aspects of Family Law, Motion Practice, Evidence, Law Practice Management, Professionalism and Ethics, as well as diverse topics in Criminal Law, Jury Trials, and Voir Dire. He has been published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer , Clark County Bar Journal, and authored the Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court. He co-authored Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, and since 1997 has coordinated and co-presented the annual statewide Continuing Legal Education program by the same name. Mr. Kainen completed two terms as the Chair of the Family Law Section (2003- 2005), and was an elected member of Family Law Section's Executive Council (1997-2006). He has served on the Family Court Bench Bar Committee (1997-2005), was its Chair (1999-2003), and serves on the Advisory Board for the Clark County Self Help Center (2000-2010). He was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee (2005-2008). He is the Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, past Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and has Co-Chaired the Membership and Marketing Committee. He has received special recognition for his pro bono service, including being named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. He is also a Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator, a Master in the Nevada American Inns of Court and named to the peer review journal Best Lawyers in America. Since 2007, Mr. Kainen has annually been named a "Nevada Super Lawyer" and he was named one of the "Top 25" lawyers in the State of Nevada by Las Vegas Life Magazine and designated as one of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region which includes Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Mr. Kainen also serves on several non-profit Boards, including the Boards of the Children and Family Law Center at Washburn School of Law.

(Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of Nevada)

Areas of Practice (57)

  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Support
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Name Changes
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Parental Rights
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Restraining Orders
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(702) 823-4900  Phone
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
Washburn University of Topeka, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; 1988, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1990, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1989, Florida; 1993, Nevada; U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Bronx, New York, May 18, 1964
( Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of Nevada )
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    Peer Reviews

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 07/01/12 in Family Law.

      I consider Ed to be the best family law attorney available and highly recommend his services. Ed's legal knowledge is exceptional. Ed's firm excels in team cohesion. Every attorney/individual in the office has complementing skill sets creating a team... Read more

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      I consider Ed to be the best family law attorney available and highly recommend his services. Ed's legal knowledge is exceptional. Ed's firm excels in team cohesion. Every attorney/individual in the office has complementing skill sets creating a team without equal. Ed is compassionate, has impeccable integrity, and is honest with his clients regardless of the situation. I will continue to use Ed and highly recommend him! Read less

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