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Las Vegas trial attorney’s new $18M law office is designed like a French Parliament building

Posted Mar 20, 2014 1:19 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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More than 200 people, including the city mayor and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were on hand Wednesday for the opening of a new law office in downtown Las Vegas.

Modeled after a French Parliament building, the Robert T. Eglet Advocacy Center cost $18 million to build and features a courtroom where University of Nevada law students are expected to conduct mock trials, a 16-foot ceiling in trial attorney Eglet's personal office (the room is larger than some homes) and what the Las Vegas Review-Journal describes as an "Evita-style balcony," the newspaper reports.

In addition to Eglet Wall Christiansen, the 49,200-square-foot building will also house Pisanelli and Bice, Ralph Schwartz, Vannah & Vannah and Robert Lawson Investigations. Among other cases, Eglet has been active in pursuing the manufacturer of large anesthetic vials used by a Nevada doctor on patients who contracted hepatitis C.

“My hat’s off to him,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman when told how much it had cost the trial attorney to construct the law office. “He’ll be paying taxes on that, and we congratulate him.”

An Eglet law firm video posted last year on YouTube provides additional details about the building, which had not been constructed at that point, and includes illustrations of its planned exterior and interior.

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