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.


John J. Pictum III is a proud fifth-generation Nevadan that is passionate about helping those in his community find and implement the best legal solution. John is a commercial litigator with experience in appellate, business, government affairs, real estate, construction, and cannabis law.

Prior to joining Holley Driggs, John 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 to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Pictum is a strong advocate for education and educating leaders of the future in Nevada. In 2022, John was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Futuro Academy of East Las Vegas Charter School. Notably, John also served as a substitute teacher for CCSD while earning his undergraduate degree; and as a coach helping 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 two children, Lexa and J.J.

Practice Groups:

Appellate Law
Cannabis Law
Commercial Litigation
Government Affairs
Real Property

Bar and Court Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada, 2021
U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada