Educated, Licensed, & Awarded
Vegas Ticket Fix is proud to provide the community of Las Vegas through our attorneys, John C. Courtney and Christopher L. Blakesley. Both men each have a set of impressive and inspiring backgrounds. Combined, John and Christopher have successfully completed over literally thousands of legal cases. More specifically, each attorney brings their own unique experience to provide you with the confidence in
Christopher L. Blakesley
Christopher was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, under the influence of his father. It is easy to say that Christopher has had a grasp of law since a child. His father taught criminal and international criminal law at several universities and currently teaches law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Christopher’s knowledge of law only grew after high school, for example he:
- Christopher has navigated nearly all complex felonies and misdemeanors, successfully
- Earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law
- Graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University
- Proudly and aggressively served the community for 4 years, to thousands of clients
- Has been recognized as one of Nevada’s top lawyers by Nevada Business Magazine (Legal Elite 2016)
- Served in Hungary for two years, where he learned fluent Hungarian and the meaning of serving the community in which you live
- Passed the Nevada Bar and is admitted to practice before all District Courts in Nevada, as well as the U.S. Federal District Court
John C. Courtney
John was raised as a son of an enlisted soldier in the United States Army, and found himself attending many different schools at a young age. He has lived in Las Vegas longer than any other place he has lived, and earned his undergraduate degree and law degree, locally.
John took his degree and accomplished many great career highlights, such as:
- Being a Front-Line Combat Veteran
- Saving clients millions of dollars in recovery
- An active member of American Bar Association
- Participating as Board of Directors, Nevada Legal Services
- Having Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite (2013, 2015) certification
- Having certification to practice in all Nevada state courts, as well as United States District Courts, District of Nevada
Additional Background Information
John C. Courtney was raised as the son of a career enlisted soldier in the United States Army, and a mother who would retire after working decades in an orphanage. In his early years, he attended many different schools, principally in places such as Washington, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, and Germany. “I learned math and science from my father, a flight engineer, and sociology, philosophy and reading from my mother, a true grit, common sense type.
After high school, John worked in the following occupations, to name a few: roofer; concrete finisher and form framer; delivery driver; food & beverage service worker; United States Infantry Sergeant; construction sales, cost estimator, inspector; jobsite superintendent, project manager; nightclub manager; loss prevention specialist; and assistant private investigator. John owes much of his broad employment history to the fact that John was often employed by two different employers simultaneously. In fact, John worked two full-time jobs simultaneously immediately after completing his high school requirements.
John has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, longer than he has lived in any other place, and more than the next three longest tenures combined. John’s children were born in Las Vegas, Nevada. John earned his undergraduate degree and law degree locally. For John and his family, Las Vegas is home.
Jose was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Jose played football at the collegiate level in Southern California for a brief stint, and then transferred to the University of Nevada – Las Vegas in 2001. Jose has been a proud resident of Las Vegas, Nevada since transferring to UNLV. Jose enjoys giving back to our community by regularly volunteering his time to charitable events and causes.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lee School of Business – B.A., major Economics; minor Sociology; Deans Awards; President, Grand Master of Ceremonies, Social Chairman, and Community Service Chairman of the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law – Juris Doctorate; President of the Weiner Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (National Outstanding Law School Chapter President, 2nd Place), President of the Latino Bar Association; member of La Voz: Hispanic Law Student Association; American Bar Association, Client Counseling Competition, Negotiations Competition.
Additional Background Information
Jose married the love of his life, Jessica, in 2017. He enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, hiking, animation and film, and watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Jose was able to hone his snowboarding skills while working for Vail Resorts as a Night Auditor and while studying Spanish in the Andes Mountains of Chile. Prior to law school, Jose worked for Financial Strategies, LLC, earning his Series 7 General Securities License. In law school, Jose worked for a personal injury law firm, learning extensively in the area of personal injury pre-litigation. Also while in law school, Jose was an extern for the Honorable Judge Stefany A. Miley where he earned a Certificate of Appreciation for his service. After graduating from law school, Jose was the first law clerk to the Honorable Ronald J. Israel. Before joining the LBC Law Group, Jose worked as a litigator for a prestigious general civil litigation firm for two years, and he was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas for two years.
Jose currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Latin Chamber of Commerce. He is also the past president and past vice president of the Latin Bar Association, Chairman of the Latino BizPac, and member of the Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advance Program.
As a Deputy City Attorney, Civil Division, Jose performed work on professional service agreements, temporary license agreements, temporary construction easements, settlement and release agreements, franchise agreements, collective bargaining agreements, memoranda of understanding, consulting agreements, land surveying agreements, public highway agreements, interlocal agreements. Jose has practiced before many tribunals, including but not limited to Nevada District Courts, municipal courts, Nevada Justice Courts, local federal courts, the Employee-Management Relations Board (EMRB), the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), the Public Utilities Commission, North Las Vegas City Council, Library Board, Traffic Parking and Control Board, Arts & Culture Board, North Las Vegas Planning Commission, and Veterans Commission.
Jose has experience in general civil litigation, personal injury, contracts, labor relations/disputes, quiet title actions, special improvement district assessments, employer discrimination claims, transactional work, personal injury defense and prosecution, ordinance drafting, animal rights/abuse issues, bid requirements and protests, procurements, policy drafting, planning and zoning, civil rights, open meeting laws, Public Records Act, Temporary Restraining Orders, and alternate dispute resolution (mediations, arbitrations, negotiations, etc.); minors compromises, Show Cause Hearings, Drafting Judicial Orders, Petitions for Judicial Review, unemployment appeal hearings, Preliminary Injunctions, Good Faith Settlement Determinations, Receiver Appointments, Setting Aside of Default Judgments, Sealing Pleadings, Civil and Criminal Motion Practice, and Discovery Issues.
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