Robert T. Eglet, ’88

Robert T. Eglet, ’88, heads the trial team at the Law Office of Eglet Adams Eglet Ham Henriod and is the lead trial counsel on all major cases.

Eglet is a renowned trial lawyer with over three decades of experience, is a founding partner of the Law Office of Eglet Adams Eglet Ham Henriod, a premier law firm in Nevada. With a reputation for exceptional skill in product defect, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases, Eglet has earned the trust of hundreds of attorneys from across the United States who refer their most complex cases to him.

As a respected authority in his field, Eglet is frequently invited to lecture on trial practices at leading organizations and bar associations. He has also held leadership positions in prominent organizations, including the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Citizens For Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Eglet’s impressive educational background includes graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with honors in economics and earning his JD from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He has also completed programs at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and the National College of Trial Advocacy.

As a dedicated advocate for victims of catastrophic injuries, product defects, and insurance bad faith, Eglet has built a reputation as a fierce protector of his clients’ rights. His extensive experience has earned him a reputation as one of the most sought-after trial lawyers in Nevada.

Eglet represented the plaintiffs in litigation involving the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting. After 8 months of mediation, Eglet and colleagues secured a settlement of $800 million from MGM Resorts to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting. He is a recipient of the National Law Journal’s “Keith Givens Visionary Award” for his work in achieving an $800 million settlement in the 2017 MGM Grand mass shooting case.

In addition to his impressive legal career, Eglet and his wife and law partner, Tracy A. Eglet, made a historic gift to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2021. The $25 million gift was the largest in the law school’s history and supports scholarships for first-generation students and Students of Color, as well as the law school’s advocacy center. The gift created three new endowed faculty chairs for the Eglet Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and covers competition fees and travel costs for students. This generous gift is a testament to Eglet’s commitment to giving back and helping others achieve their goals.

In 2023, Eglet secured $1.1 billion dollars in opioid related-settlements on behalf of the state of Nevada. The money was used to help fund programs that will assist Nevadans directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Eglet is a highly respected trial lawyer with a deep commitment to his clients, community, and the legal profession.

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.