Attorney Hector J. Carbajal II

Hector J. Carbajal II

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Hector J. Carbajal II is the founder of Carbajal Law. Prior to the formation of Carbajal Law, Mr. Carbajal was the co-founder of Smith Carbajal in September of 2017. He was a partner in the law firm of Carbajal & McNutt, LLP from February of 2006 until August of 2017 and prior to forming Carbajal & McNutt LLP, Mr. Carbajal was a shareholder in the preeminent law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Carbajal started as an associate attorney at Lionel Sawyer & Collins in September of 1997.

Mr. Carbajal has a diverse practice focused on complex civil and business litigation, including product liability, commercial leasing and landlord/tenant law, health care, entertainment, commercial speech, real estate, corporate law, business torts, contract and corporate governance/shareholder disputes, and covenants not to compete.

Mr. Carbajal is a highly skilled litigator who has prosecuted and defended large and complex cases as well as smaller civil matters. His advocacy is well known both in and outside of the courtroom and he has earned the respect of his peers. Mr. Carbajal’s knowledge, understanding, and experience enables him to guide clients through all aspects of civil litigation and the judicial process in a manner focused on the specific needs of the client. Mr. Carbajal has experience in handling all aspects of litigation in the state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level, including case assessment, motion practice, hearings, discovery, depositions, trial, settlement conferences, mediations and appeals. His experience allows him to represent clients from the beginning to end of any civil litigation matter while focusing on obtaining the best possible result for the client.

Hector J. Carbajal II is a top-rated attorney selected to Super Lawyers for 2017-2018. Only a few attorneys from each state are selected to Super Lawyers designation for any given year. The multi-factor selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, as well as professional achievement in legal practice.

In his spare time, Mr. Carbajal is an avid outdoorsman.


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Utah, Utah
    • B.S. - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: University Honors
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Sociology

Past Positions

  • Smith Carbajal, Co-Founder, 2017 to 2017
  • Carbajal & McNutt, LLP, Partner, 2006 to 2017
  • Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Shareholder

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, Former Member

Current Employment Position

  • Founder

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Super Lawyers