Josh Cole Aicklen

Managing Partner - Las Vegas, NV - Reno, NV

  • location icon Las Vegas, NV
    6385 South Rainbow Boulevard
    Suite 600
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
  • location icon Reno, NV
    5555 Kietzke Lane
    Suite 200
    Reno, NV 89511

Josh Cole Aicklen is the Managing Partner of Lewis Brisbois' Las Vegas and Reno offices. Lewis Brisbois is the largest civil law firm in the state of Nevada. Mr. Aicklen is also co-chair of the firm's national Hospitality Practice Group. He has over 30 years of experience litigating cases in the Nevada and California State and Federal courts. Mr. Aicklen practices in the areas of hospitality litigation and works with local and national hospitality clients in all aspects of claims of premises liability, food service and against grocery and retail stores. He also prosecutes business litigation matters. His other practice areas include general liability litigation defense in wrongful death, automobile, trucking and motorcycle cases; premises liability/negligent security claims against landowners; products liability; and the investigation and litigation of fraudulent claims. Mr. Aicklen also has extensive experience in the defense of professional liability claims against real estate professionals, psychologists, stock brokers and insurance agents and brokers. 

Mr. Aicklen was an adjunct Professor of Law at Whittier College School of Law, teaching courses on Legal Research, Writing and Civil Discovery. He teaches a workshop course to insurance industry professionals on how to detect and litigate fraudulent claims. Mr. Aicklen has also taught seminar courses on jury selection; jury trials in automobile accident cases; trying personal injury cases in Nevada; legal writing; defense of mold and mildew cases; civil procedure; beginning and advanced jury trial skills; evidence at trial; Nevada employment law; and moderates judicial forums.

Mr. Aicklen is an American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) certified trial attorney and has been named a top general liability litigation lawyer by Desert Companion Magazine and "Best of the Best" by Vegas Inc. Magazine. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and he's been named as a "Top Lawyer" in Nevada by Vegas, Inc. Magazine.

Professional Presentations

Presenter, "New Trends in Civil Litigation," Lewis Brisbois Webinar Series, February 16, 2023

Moderator, "The Judges' View: Nevada Civil Litigation Do's and Don'ts - What Civil Court Judges Want Every Attorney to Know," National Business Institute (NBI), October 14, 2022.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • Nevada
  • United States Courts of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court



United States Supreme Court



  • American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA)
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • National Business Institute Outstanding Faculty Award
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Top General Liability Lawyer - Desert Companion Magazine
  • "Best of the Best" - Vegas Inc. Magazine
  • Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
  • Nevada Litigation, February 2015


Whittier College School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1990

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1985

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