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Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen WHAT YOU WANT IN AN ATTORNEY

When you've been injured, you need an advocate who will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the justice you deserve. With Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen on your side, you have found that advocate.

A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $100 Million Product Defect and Fatality from Helicopter Crash
  • $30 Million Fatality/Burn Disfigurement from Helicopter Crash
  • $19.5 Million Brain Damage from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $18.5 Million Wrongful Death from Aircraft Accident
  • $16 Million Motor Vehicle Accident, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $12 Million Negligence Security leading to Sexual Assault
  • $10.8 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability
  • $10 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real Clients
    “So seamless and easy for me.”
    “I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”
    - Aimee W.
    “The process has been exceptional.”
    “John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”
    - Pete S.
    “Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith took great care of me.”
    “They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”
    - Jay G.
    “By far, one of the best and most reputable firm's in Las Vegas.”
    “I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”
    - Steven P.
    “A Lawyer that cares and will fight for you.”
    “Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”
    - Julie M.
    “Very nice & professional.”
    “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”
    - Aaliyah R.
    “The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations.”
    “John Bertoldo spent hours with me explaining all legal matters and guiding me in this difficult time for me. The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations. Great settlement and so happy with results!”
    - Mahir S.

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  • Experience You Can Trust
    Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
  • Legacy of Client Satisfaction
    Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
  • Client-Centered Approach

    We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.

  • Proven Record of Results
    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
    NO FEES UNTIL WE WIN!
  • Committed to the Community
    We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.
  • We're Here For You
    Enjoy the convenience of free consultations conducted via Zoom, phone, or in person on weekends. We extend our commitment further with home and hospital visits, ensuring your legal needs are met with utmost care.
Our Client-First Approach Representation You Can Trust.

When you've been injured, you want more than a great lawyer. You want a whole team of great lawyers who are committed to treating you with the compassion, integrity and serious respect that you deserve.

Meet Our Attorneys

Experienced. Dedicated. Reliable.
  • John L. Bertoldo
  • Steven M. Baker
  • Brett A. Carter
  • Lawrence J. Smith
  • Lindsay K. Cullen
  • Javier A. Arguello
  • Paul R.M. Cullen
  • Jim Sweetin
  • Cliff W. Marcek
  • Roger D. Drake
  • John L. Bertoldo Partner

    John L. Bertoldo is a highly accomplished and skilled Las Vegas personal injury lawyer and a partner at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen. John has always devoted his practice solely to plaintiffs’ personal injury, speaking up for clients who otherwise would be intimidated, cheated, or taken advantage of by insurance companies.

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    John L. Bertoldo
  • Steven M. Baker Partner, Retired

    At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, where he is a partner, Steve brings this commitment to helping those who are unable to stand up for themselves to his practice of law. Steve’s career has been about representing injury clients. He’s taken cases all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court and fought for multi-million dollar verdicts. 

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    Steven M. Baker
  • Brett A. Carter Partner

    In 1996, Brett joined John Bertoldo in practice and immediately devoted himself to the practice of personal injury and wrongful death law. Those who have suffered traumatic spinal and head injuries, who have lost limbs, who have endured disfigurement, disability and chronic pain, have found their advocate in Brett.

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    Brett A. Carter
  • Lawrence J. Smith Partner

    Lawrence is a force of nature in the courtroom, and has been trial counsel in multiple cases that resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts. He is a fighter, a believer in right over wrong, because, to him, a company that refuses to take responsibility for their actions has broken a contract—and that just won’t fly.

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    Lawrence J. Smith
  • Lindsay K. Cullen Partner

    Lindsay has dedicated her law practice to representing those who have experienced injury or loss as a result of the carelessness of others. Through tireless advocacy, she has successfully represented individuals and their families in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premise liability, and product defect cases.

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    Lindsay K. Cullen
  • Javier A. Arguello Attorney

    Javier is devoted to his clients. He is the one his clients meet with, he’s the one at court, and he’s there every step of way from beginning to end. He is always straightforward with his clients, offering clear and honest communication and consistent updates on the progress of their cases.

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    Javier A. Arguello
  • Paul R.M. Cullen Attorney

    After years of helping those suffering from the financial crisis, Paul transitioned to personal injury, where he refocused his dedication and passion for helping others to assisting those harmed due to someone else’s negligence. He loves giving clients a voice and fighting for their rights. In 2017, Paul joined Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen.

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    Paul  R.M. Cullen
  • Jim Sweetin Attorney

    Jim Sweetin is more than just an attorney; he's a trusted friend, dedicated advocate, and hard-working champion for those in need. With nearly three decades as a Clark County Deputy District Attorney, Jim boasts an impressive record of over 130 jury trials, where he tirelessly defended victims of crime and their families.

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    Jim  Sweetin
  • Cliff W. Marcek Attorney

    Dedication and a commitment to justice are what shaped Attorney Cliff W. Marcek's career. Born in 1960 in Las Vegas, he pursued his bachelor's degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated in 1986. Continuing his education, he attended the renowned University of the Pacific, McGeorge College of Law. After passing the California bar, he gained three years of insurance defense experience.

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    Cliff W. Marcek
  • Roger D. Drake Attorney

    With an impressive track record spanning over 15 years, Roger D. Drake brings a profound commitment and compassion to every client he represents. Roger fights for those with disabilities helping more than 1,000 people in Social Security Disability proceedings, including representing people in Social Security Disability appeals in federal court.

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    Roger D. Drake

Awards & Accolades

Recognized for Exceptional Legal Advocacy
  • How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
    If you have been hurt because of another person’s negligent actions or inactions, you may have a personal injury case that will allow you to pursue financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages, which is why you should hire a Las Vegas personal injury attorney to review your injuries and the negligent circumstances that caused them.
  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
    Determining how much your Nevada personal injury case is worth requires a complete evaluation of your injuries and the medical care you will need now and going forward. We will also determine the complete extent of your economic damages, including lost wages and property damage, so you are not left paying for any expenses out of pocket. Each personal injury case is unique and requires a full investigation to ensure no detail is left to chance.
  • How Long Does A Personal Injury Lawsuit Take To Reach A Settlement?
    Since all personal injury cases are unique, your personal injury claim will produce results once all the facts are available to begin negotiations. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers will work directly with the negligent party’s insurance company to reach a quick resolution through a settlement negotiation or pursue your claim at trial.
  • Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?
    Most personal injury cases do not proceed to trial. Most personal injury cases can be resolved through settlement negotiations. When those negotiations break down or our attorneys do not believe our clients are getting the best outcome, we have decades of legal experience to succeed inside the courtroom.
  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
    In the State of Nevada, personal injury victims have two years from the date their injury occurred to file a personal injury claim. It is important to file a claim within the allotted time, or the courts will almost certainly – in nearly all cases – refuse an extension.
  • What is the time limit for filing a notice of injury and claim with my employer?
    7 days to file a Notice of Injury with your Employer and 90 days to see a Doctor fill out a Claim for compensation. Of course, always best to notify your Employer immediately of an injury.