R. Duane Frizell was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Mr. Frizell practices in the areas of business, commercial, and real estate litigation; civil appeals; and licensing, estate, and probate litigation. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts in Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas, and has been involved in cases with parties from around the globe.
Mr. Frizell earned his bachelor's with a double major in Chinese and Political Science and his master's in International and Area Studies with a focus in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University. He graduated from the University of Maryland, School of law with university honors. While in law school, he served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Maryland Law Review. After law school, Mr. Frizell served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Pamela B. Minzner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. He has been in private practice since the end of his clerkship.
Mr. Frizell has lectured on ethical issues for attorneys at continuing legal education seminars. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, and he currently serves as an arbitrator on the State Bar's Fee Dispute Committee. He is admitted to practice in the states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. Mr. Frizell is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Green Valley Rotary Club, and the Nevada Rotary Foundation.”
Detailed Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Civil Appeals; Trial Practice; Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Contested Trusts and Estates; Securities Arbitration; Insurance Litigation; Complex Litigation; Administrative Litigation; Professional Licensing; Commercial Collections; Post Judgment Collections.
Admitted: 1998, New Mexico; 1999, Texas; 2000, U.S. District Court, Districts of New Mexico and Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districs of Texas; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; 2006, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; 2008, U.S. Tax Court.
Law School: University of Maryland, J.D.
Member: State Bar of Nevada; State Bar of New Mexico; State Bar of Texas.
Public-Sector Experience: Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Pamela B. Minzner, Supreme Court of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM, 1998-1999)
Private Sector-Experience: Frizell Law Firm, PLLC (Las Vegas, NV 2017 – present); Callister & Frizell, partner/managing attorney (Las Vegas, NV, 2009-2017); Bolick & Boyer, attorney (Las Vegas, NV 2008-2009); Callister & Reynolds, attorney (Las Vegas, NV, 2005-2008); Scott & Hulse, attorney (El Paso, TX, 2002-2005); Hicks & Lucky (El Paso, TX 1999-2002).”
Publications: Executive Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review, 1997-1998. Note, Gilchrist v. State: Extending to White Potential Jurors the Equal Protection Right to a Racially Neutral Jury Selection Process, 56 MD. L. Rev.674 (1997); Book Summary, 1996-1997 Chinese Y.B. Int'l L. & Aff. 223 (reviewing Ralph H. Folsom & W. Davis Folsom, Understanding NAFTA and Its International Business Implications (1996)); Historical Development of Law in Chinese Politics, J. Int'l and Area Stud., Winter 1993, at 35.
Born: El Paso, Texas.
Languages: Mandarin Chinese (fluent); Spanish (conversant).
Reported Cases: Bahena v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 57, 245 P.3d 1182 (2010) (Co-Counsel); Mannos v. Moss, 143 Idaho 927, 155 P.3d 1166, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 74,621 (2007) (Lead Counsel); In re Recalls of Gadsden Independent Public Schools Board Members,2005-NMSC-037, 138 N.M. 575, 124 P.3d 210 (2005) (Lead Counsel); Cronin v. Sierra Med. Ctr., 2000-NMCA-082, 129 N.M. 521, 10 P.3d 845 (2000) (Co-Counsel); and Thompson v. Pate, 69 S.W.3d 743 (Tex. App.-El Paso 2001, no pet.) (Co-Counsel).