Stephen R. Minagil has over 35 years experience representing clients throughout Nevada, and currently provides legal services in all areas of family law, criminal law, and matters involving administrative agencies. Mr. Minagil has lived in Las Vegas since 1963, graduating from UNLV in 1974 (American History) and Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles) in 1977. Mr. Minagil first served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, representing the Department of Motor Vehicles, and then as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Las Vegas. Mr. Minagil operated a successful solo practice practicing primarily in the area of family law  from 1982 to 2007, litigating all types of family law matters, including divorce, relocation of children, custody/visitation, child support, and alimony. Mr. Minagil’s advocacy in the Nevada Supreme Court case of Trent v. Trent led to the current body of law governing requests by custodial parents to relocate children out of state. Mr. Minagil then served as General Counsel for the Southern Nevada Health District, helping to enforce the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act, plus laws regarding food establishments, public pools and spas, emergency medical services and solid waste management. Mr. Minagil returned to private practice with Pecos Law Group in 2009 and continues to litigate all types of family law cases, including probate and guardianship matters. Mr. Minagil has enjoyed wedded bliss for thirty-five years and counting, and has two grown children and a ton of in laws living in Las Vegas. Mr. Minagil is an avid runner and cyclist, is active with the non-profit Las Vegas Track Club, and hopes to be an Olympic athlete when he grows up.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law



Child Support




  • Probate Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1983


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Major: American History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Nevada, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member