HERB SANTOS JR
Law Firm of Herb Santos Jr
Commissioner Santos was born, raised and resides in Reno, Nevada. Commissioner Santos is married to the former Kimberly Saylors of Las Vegas, and they have three children, Joey, Jarred and Hannah. In 2012, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Commissioner Santos to the Nevada Commission on Tourism.
Prior to his appointment to the Nevada Tourism Commission, Commissioner Santos attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He continued his education and received his juris doctorate degree from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in 1991. Since receiving his license to practice law, Commissioner Santos has worked as a trial attorney and in 1999 opened his own law firm, the Law Firm of Herb Santos, Jr. where he continues his trial practice.
Commissioner Santos has received an AV peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating given to lawyers in the United States and is designated to less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States. Commissioner Santos is well known as an experienced trial attorney and in 2018 was honored as the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year in the State of Nevada. Commissioner Santos has received numerous recognitions for his work as a trial attorney, some of which include a lifetime designation in Who’s Who in American Law, Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Nevada, recipient of the Weidemann and Wysocki Award from the American Association of Justice, pro bono awards from the Washoe County Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada, to name a few. Commissioner Santos is also a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law in the State of Nevada.
Commissioner Santos is the former President of the Nevada Association for Justice and currently sits on its Board of Governors. He is the Nevada Representative to the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice. Commissioner Santos is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Lawyers of Distinction, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers, and The Worker’s Injury Law and Advocacy Group, a national organization dedicated to representing workers and their families.
Commissioner Santos has been invited to lecture on various legal issues by numerous organizations. Due to his work as a trial attorney, Commissioner Santos has become a recognized volunteer lobbyist who advocates for civil justice issues both on the state and national level.
Commissioner Santos is also an owner of a NBA minor league basketball team, the Stockton Kings, which he co-owns with the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team. Several other professional basketball players currently in the NBA played for Commissioner Santos’ team before they made it into the NBA.
Commissioner Santos loves to show people everything the State of Nevada has to offer.