Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Jeremy Holmes attended law school at the UCLA School of Law. During his time at UCLA School of Law, Jeremy was recognized for his excellence in legal writing and was hand selected to be one of the few law students who would provide hands-on training to new law students in order to help them develop their legal writing abilities. Jeremy was also honored for his oral advocacy during Moot Court competitions and was an editor for several Law Journals published by UCLA. During his final year of law school, Jeremy was also proud to be a part of Eugene Volokh’s First Amendment Amicus Brief clinic, where Jeremy drafted amicus briefs on various First Amendment issues that would be filed in cases across the country, including one that was filed with the United States Supreme Court.
Jeremy moved to Las Vegas after graduating from UCLA in 2016. Deciding to settle down and start a family in Las Vegas, Jeremy began his legal career in the Fall of 2016 at a civil litigation and criminal defense firm that handled a wide variety of issues from standard landlord-tenant disputes to high profile death penalty criminal cases and multi-million-dollar civil lawsuits. After spending nearly a year tackling whatever issues clients would bring through the door and interacting with the public on a daily basis, Jeremy then moved to another highly respected law firm in Las Vegas to focus his practice purely on litigation. Immediately thereafter, Jeremy became a key member of the litigation team fighting over the $550 million in mechanic’s liens claims against the defunct Fontainebleau property. Involving nearly 100 different parties and practically every law firm with a construction practice in Las Vegas, Jeremy played a critical role in the litigation of the Fontainebleau case, which ultimately concluded with his client group receiving a very favorable settlement after his clients had been litigating the case since 2009.
Since that time, Jeremy has been involved in numerous other cases throughout all states of litigation and appeal, handling everything from drafting pleadings and conducting discovery to taking depositions and appearing at trials and arbitrations. Jeremy’s litigation practice ranges from simple probate and estate matters to high-stakes business and contract litigation involving multi-million-dollar damages. Jeremy has also engaged in numerous aspects of transactional practice ranging from negotiating and drafting contracts for small businesses and stock investment agreements for wealthy individuals, to negotiating and drafting numerous business agreements for international corporations to ensure compliance with Nevada corporate law and, when applicable, federal law. Jeremy has also assisted with real estate contracts and land transactions in Nevada. Further, Jeremy has extensive experience in criminal defense work, focusing on DUI defense, domestic violence and other violent offenses as well as all manner of drug charges. Excelling at developing legal arguments and exploring outside of the box approaches to every legal problem, Jeremy has been highly successful at advocating on behalf of his clients. Jeremy has also made it a point to dedicate portions of his time to give back to his community, providing pro bono representation for the Children’s Attorneys Project established by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
In late 2020, Jeremy joined Hayes Wakayama in order to take his legal career to new heights and assist in making Hayes Wakayama the premier boutique law firm in Las Vegas while learning from some of the best attorneys in Las Vegas.