JOHN J. PICTUM III

“The time I spent working for the Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals taught me how to be successful at every stage of litigation. Learning from the Justices and Judges at the state’s highest courts, I learned how to present arguments that are efficient, effective, and engaging. With me, clients get a litigator that doesn’t just understand the law, but also someone that understands the role of the judiciary.”

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

John (Trey) J. Pictum III is a proud fifth-generation Nevadan that is enthusiastic about helping those in his community find and implement the best legal solution for their needs. John’s client centered approach helps him understand how to resolve disputes in an efficient, effective, and timely manner.

John’s legal background was established prior to joining Holley Driggs, when he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jerome T. Tao of the Nevada Court of Appeals, a judicial extern to the Honorable Abbi Silver of the Nevada Supreme Court, and a legal extern in the appellate unit of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and Nevada Attorney General’s Office. Through these experiences, John gained a deep understanding of Nevada’s appellate landscape that has shaped and strengthened his commercial litigation practice.

Since joining Holley Driggs, John has been a part of the firm’s commercial litigation practice where his time has been spent advising construction clients regarding partnership disputes, contracts and contract negotiation, construction defects, payment disputes, licensing requirements, and risk management.

John has also spent considerable time litigating employment matters for employers. John’s experience includes defending employers against claims of alleged violations of Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. Furthermore, John has arbitrated various for employers arising out of collective bargaining agreements.

Finally, John advises commercial and residential landlords regarding their rights, duties, and obligations under Nevada law and defending landlords in court regarding negligence and contract disputes.

Outside of his legal practice, John is a strong advocate for education and educating leaders of the future in Nevada. In 2021, John was appointed and served as President to the Board of Trustees for the Futuro Academy of East Las Vegas Charter School until his appointment expired in 2023. John also served as a substitute teacher and coach for the Clark County School District while earning his undergraduate and law degrees.

John’s love for soccer helped him lead the Eldorado High School boys’ soccer team to the 2013 Nevada State Championship title.

When he is not at work, John enjoys spending time with his wife Gloria, and three children, Lexa, J.J., and Jordan.

Practice Groups:

Appellate
Commercial Litigation
Construction
Employment

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada
U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

EDUCATION:

B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

RECOGNITIONS:

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – 2024
Super Lawyers – Mountain States Rising Star – 2024