MOUNTAIN WEST LAWYERS

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History

Mountain West Lawyers was designed to provide exceptional legal service in personal injury and criminal matters in the great state of Nevada. Michael Myers and Jeffrey Gomel have practiced personal injury law in Nevada for 35 years and 30 years, respectively. They have owned and operated the Law Offices of Myers and Gomel since 1997. Jason Earnest has practiced criminal law in Nevada for 18 years, handling the full scope of criminal matters, from traffic citations to murder. In addition to his private practice, he has served as a Public Defender for Nye County since 2000. 

Mountain West Lawyers was formed in 2013 to combine the strengths of each attorney in order to represent, protect, and defend the rights of clients when their lives are so traumatically affected by injury or arrest.

Our team has over eighty years of litigation experience, and has successfully recovered over $25 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Although most cases settle before trial, our team has a significant success rate in both civil and criminal jury trials, with over sixty verdicts in our favor. 

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The Lawyers

 
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JASON L. EARNEST, ESQ.

Mr. Earnest takes the rights of individuals seriously, and has no problem taking the government to task when it infringes on his clients' constitutional rights. He has successfully represented thousands of clients charged with criminal misconduct. He has taken his trial advocacy skills learned in the criminal court room, and applied them to zealously pursue his injured clients' interests against insurance companies.

Mr. Earnest was born and raised in Colorado. When away from the firm, he is an avid golfer and skier. 

Education

QUINNIPIAC COLLEGE SCHOOL OF LAW, HAMDEN, CT
Juris Doctor

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER
B.A., Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado, 1997
  • State of Nevada, 1998
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, 1998

Activities & Affiliations

  • Moot Court Team
  • Quinnipiac Law School Rugby Team
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, GA, 2001

 

    JEFFREY R. GOMEL, ESQ.

    Mr. Gomel focuses his practice on civil litigation in the areas of personal injury and insurance law. He has tried a significant number of civil jury cases to verdict, has recovered numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, and has recovered total verdicts in excess of $12 million. He has successfully uncapped numerous insurance policies based upon the insurance company's bad faith and unfair practices. 

    Mr. Gomel attended high school in Iowa, college in Missouri, and law school in Kansas before relocating to Nevada in 1986. He has applied the work ethic learned on the farm to his practice of law. During his free time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing, and many other outdoor recreational activities with his four children. 

    Education

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Juris Doctor

    MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
    B.S., English

    Bar Admissions

    • State of Nevada
    • United States District Court, District of Nevada

    Activities & Affiliations

    • Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society
    • College of Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law, University of California

     

      Partner

      MICHAEL S. MYERS, ESQ.

      Upon his arrival to Las Vegas in 1980, Mr. Myers accepted a law clerk position with Harry Reid. Beginning in 1982, Mr. Myers engaged in the practice of the complex mass disaster litigation, having defended the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel following the February 10, 1981 fire and having defended Clark County following the May 4, 1988 PEPCON Explosion. Since 1992, Mr. Myers has devoted his legal practice solely to the representation of people injured by the negligence of others. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in personal injury matters.

      Mr. Myers was born in New York City and raised in Southern California. When away from his office, he enjoys time spent with his family, including his dogs and other pets. 

       

      Education

      UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW
      Juris Doctor

      UNIVERSITY OF SANTA BARBARA
      B.A., Political Science

      Bar Admissions

      • State of Nevada, 1982
      • U.S. District Court, 1982
      • U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit), 1986
      • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986