William R. Kendall Jr.

William R. Kendall Jr.

Reno, Nevada

William R. Kendall obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, and attended law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, graduating Cum Laude in 1985. His first employment after law school was as a law clerk on the Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, Texas, were he served for two years.

After a brief stint at a law firm in Corpus Christi, Mr. Kendall moved to Reno, Nevada, and became an associate at Laxalt & Nomura, where he litigated a wide variety of personal injury cases for the defense. In 1994, Mr. Kendall opened his solo practice as a plaintiff's personal injury attorney.

Over the last twenty years, Mr. Kendall has tried over twenty jury trials to verdict, has tried numerous bench trials to verdict, and has represented hundreds of clients in arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Kendall has extensive experience with vehicular injury cases, slip/trip and fall cases, product liability cases, and medical malpractice cases. He represents clients in divorce, child custody and support matters. Mr. Kendall defends people accused of a variety of crimes.

Mr. Kendall has been a Court-appointed arbitrator for the Second Judicial District Court and the Ninth Judicial District Court for nearly twenty years. In that time, he has been appointed to and has arbitrated hundreds of cases.

Mr. Kendall has been a regular panel member for many years with the annual Arbitration Training Program sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada. He is a member of the Nevada Justice Association, formerly known as the Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association. Mr. Kendall has completed Mediation and Conflict Resolution training through the University of Nevada, Reno, Extended Studies Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • Nevada, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1985
    • Honors: Member, South Texas Law Review; Order of the Lytae
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1982


  • Panel Member, Annual Arbitration Training Program, State Bar of Nevada

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • 13th Court of Appeals, Briefing Attorney, 1985 - 1987
  • Second Judicial District Court, Court-Appointed Arbitrator
  • Ninth Judicial District Court, Court-Appointed Arbitrator
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, Texas, Law Clerk
  • Laxalt & Nomura, Associate


  • Phi Delta Phi