Ash Watkins Wins Vegas Inc Trailblazer Lawyer Award

Congratulations to Ash for receiving a Vegas Inc 2021 Top Lawyers honor! Out of all the nominees, the community chose her as the Trailblazer attorney of the year, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Ash Watkins, partner attorney at Sam & Ash, LLP, has been named a Trailblazer attorney for 2021 by Vegas Inc’s Top Lawyers.

Vegas Inc compiles an annual list of the best attorneys in Southern Nevada based on an annual survey of nearly 3,000 Clark County attorneys. The Trailblazer Award is one of six awards included in the survey’s Community Choice section that takes into account public input.

“We … recognize that many people turn to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors when seeking legal help, so we held a special portion of the awards for public input,” Vegas Inc says. “Those selected were (also) reviewed and rated by a panel of unbiased legal industry professionals.”

An award bestowed by the general public could not be more fitting for Ash. She and law partner Sam Mirejovsky established Sam & Ash, LLP as a client-centered personal injury law firm in Las Vegas. Their shared goal is a firm focused on helping injured people get back on their feet and holding insurance companies accountable for the promises they make to their customers.

“It’s especially important to me that this is the award voted on by people in our community, not just other lawyers,” Ash says. “We’ve shaken up the industry a little bit by putting all our focus on our clients. I love the confirmation that people know Sam & Ash is the firm you go to when you want What’s Right for yourself and your family.”

Ash previously won a 2019 Client’s Choice award from Avvo, a legal service referral and ratings company. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2021 and was cited among the American Academy of Attorneys’ Top 40 Under 40 in 2020. She has also been a Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, as named by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, since 2019, an acknowledgment of her success assisting clients as a personal injury attorney.

Ash is a graduate of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, a private research university in Orange, California. She has been a member of the bar in California and Nevada since 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Ash started her legal career defending insurance companies against accident victims. She saw how poorly insurance companies treated people who had legitimate injury claims. She recognized that injured people need a strong advocate if they want to receive fair treatment from insurance companies, so she left the insurance companies behind to stand up for the underdog.

The Las Vegas Inc survey honors nearly 160 leading lawyers in Southern Nevada altogether, with “each one checked against records with the Nevada State Bar to ensure that they are in good standing.”

The 2021 Vegas Inc Top Lawyers originally appeared in a special issue of Vegas Inc. found inside of Las Vegas Weekly in June. The attorneys were honored with a celebration held at Kassi Beach House at the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

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