20 Apr 2021

By THE702FIRM Injury Attorneys

In Firm News

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We are pleased to announce that personal injury attorneys Joel S. Hengstler and Mark A. Rouse are now partners at the firm.

Joel Hengstler

Partner Joel Hengstler has represented Las Vegas clients in injury matters for over a decade. An Ohio native, his interest in the law began in college, where he was a member of forensic, mock trial, and moot court teams.

Joel has successfully negotiated settlements for thousands of personal injury clients during his years of practice, including countless arbitrations and mediations. He has also tried 15 jury trials to verdict.

Joel prizes client communication and sees it as the key to success, both at the negotiating table and in court. He has been named one of Nevada’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers since 2014 and as a “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff.” The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recently named Joel as part of the Nation’s Top One Percent, an honor reserved for lawyers who meet the highest standard of excellence in the legal profession.

When he’s not working, you’ll find Joel spending time with his wife and four children, volunteering at local high schools, and performing on the Las Vegas community theater circuit.

Mark Rouse

Partner Mark Rouse understands the stress that an accident can wreak upon an innocent person’s life. After being hit head-on by a fatigued driver in a wrong-way accident in Las Vegas, he’s been there. Mark brings empathy and zealous representation to every client at our firm.

Mark came to Las Vegas from Kentucky to serve as the first law clerk to the Hon. Nancy Allf of the Eighth Judicial District Court. He passed three bar exams in two years and is licensed to practice law in Nevada, Arizona, Kentucky, and California.

During his first year of practice, Mark tried three civil jury trials to verdict and fights for personal injury victims’ rights in numerous arbitrations and mediations. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a recognition only given to attorneys who have recovered million or multi-million-dollar verdicts or settlements for their clients. The National Trial Lawyers selected Mark as a “Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff’s Attorney,” and he has received peer recognition as a Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine.

Outside of the office, you’ll find Mark running and enjoying time with his wife and trusted dog, Chuck.