Mr. Lemcke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (with a specialization in International Relations) from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1985, and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. During his second year of law school, he lived in London, England, and completed the Concannon International Law program at Notre Dame’s campus on Albermarle Street in Mayfair. Mr. Lemcke has been admitted to practice law in Nevada since 1988, initially with Jones, Jones. Close & Brown, and then with Jones Vargas (the combined firm resulting from the 1997 merger of JJC&B and Vargas & Bartlett). For the last 23 years, he has practiced family law exclusively. Mr. Lemcke joined Pecos Law Group in 2012. Although his practice is now limited to the Family Division of Nevada’s state courts, he is also licensed in U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Lemcke has been a past lecturer at the annual meeting of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada, both on the legal primer for new lawyers and paralegals known as the Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, and on the subject of rehabilitative alimony. He also presented at the 2010 Nevada Judges Conference on the legal standards for attorney’s fees awards in Nevada state courts. Mr. Lemcke has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, and in Mountain States Super Lawyers every year since 2007. In 2012, and again in 2015, he was selected as Las Vegas’ Family Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1988 U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 1989 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana J.D. – 1988
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana B.A. – 1985 Major: Political Science with a specialization in international relations

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 – Present
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • Las Vegas’ Family Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America, 2012 and 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section