Managing Partner, Las Vegas

Jay D Adkisson 

Direct Line: (702) 953-9617
Facsimile: (877) 698-0678
Email: jay@apjuris.com


Jay D. Adkisson is Managing Partner of the Las Vegas, Nevada office of Adkission Pitet LLP, and maintains a secondary office at the firm’s Newport Beach, California offices.  He is a nationally-recognized expert is his areas of practice.

Mr. Adkisson has served as an expert witness to and testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on two occasions (2001 and 2003) relating to abusive tax schemes.  He is currently the wealth conservation columnist for Forbes.com.

Captive Insurance: Mr. Adkisson is the author of "Adkisson's Captive Insurance Companies: An Introduction to Captives, Closely-Held Insurance Companies and Risk Retention Groups". Mr. Adkisson was a member of a captive insurance consulting firm from 1998 to 2003, and an owner of a licensed captive insurance management firm in the British Virgin Islands from 2001 to 2003. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Adkisson was Chair the American Bar Association's Committee on Captive Insurance in the Business Law Section, and from 2015 to 2016, a Co-Chair of the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services in the Probate, Trust and Estates Section. He has also been named to the National Association of Estate Planner Councils Hall of Fame.

Creditor-Debtor: Mr. Adkisson's practice in creditor-debtor law includes creditor-side collections and debtor-side representation and asset protection planning, and captive insurance planning. Mr. Adkisson contributed the chapter on Fraudulent Transfers to the American Bar Association publication "Asset Protection Strategies" (2004 and 2018). Mr. Adkisson has served (from 2013 to 2014) as an American Bar Association-appointed adviser to the Uniform Law Commission Committee on the Uniform Voidable Transaction Act (2014), the Uniform Protected Series Act (2017), and the Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act (2019), and the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (2020).

Asset Protection: Mr. Adkisson is the author, along with his law partner, Mr. Chris Riser, of "Asset Protection: Concepts and Strategies" (McGraw-Hill, 2004), which book is believed to be the only U.S. asset protection work translated into Chinese and sold in China. He is also an Honorary Member of the California Association of Judgment Professionals. Jay is the author of the American Bar Association publication, The Charging Order Practice Guide (2018). See also J. Adkisson, Charging Orders: The Peculiar Mechanism, South Dakota Law Review, Vol. 61, Issue 3, 2016.

Mr. Adkisson's exploits as a collection lawyer are related in two articles: Clyde Leland's Chasing the Money as published in California Lawyer Magazine, July, 2010; and Eli Sander's The Great West Coast Newspaper War as published by The Seattle Stranger, March 16, 2010. He also served as a Court-appointed Receiver in the case of Gaggero, et al. v. Knapp, Peterson, et al., Sup.Ct.L.A. Case No. BC286925, and as the Court-appointed Receiver in the case of Wynn Las Vegas LLC v. Francis, Sup.Ct.L.A. Case No.  BS123009.

Books by Jay D. Adkisson


Over the last two decades, Mr. Adkisson has published hundreds of articles on his areas of emphasis.  These include:

Speaking Engagements (2020-2022; 2005-2019)

  • Arizona Creditor Symposium, Arizona Bar Association, Chair, (Phoenix, 10/20/2022)
  • Arizona's New Anti-SLAPP Law, Arizona Bar Association, panelist (Phoenix, 10/19/2022)
  • "Asset Protection for Physicians: The Reality," White Coat Investors Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference (Phoenix, AZ, 2/09/2022)
  • "Asset Protection In California," San Francisco Estate Planning Council (San Francisco, CA, 1/19/2022)
  • "Liability Protection for LLCs, and Charging Orders," 2021 Business Planning Summit of WealthCounsel (webinar, 12/09/2021)
  • "Asset Protection Planning," M Financial Group presentation (webinar, 11/17/2021)
  • "Asset Protection: Hot Topics," 42nd annual Inland Empire Estate Planning Seminar (Riverside, CA, 11/10/2021)
  • "Asset Protection Planning," 66th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, sponsored by the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, 10/29/2021)
  • "Asset Protection Planning," Idaho State Bar 2021 Estate Planning Conference (Ketchum, ID, 9/17/2021)
  • ”Enforcing Judgments With Charging Orders: Redirecting Partnership and LLC Profits to Judgment Creditors," Jay Adkisson and John Williams, Strafford Publication (webinar, 9/29/2021)
  • "Voidable Transactions," Annual Meeting of the California Association of Judgment Professionals   (webinar, 10/09/2021)
  • "Asset Protection for Physicians," White Coat Investor 2021 Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Virtual Conference (webinar, 3/04/2021)
  • "The Interplay of Life Insurance and Annuities With Asset Protection Planning," LIMRA (webinar, 8/01/2021)
  • "Asset Protection Issues in California," California Society of CPAs' 2021 CalCPA Estate and Trust Planning Conference (webinar, 7/12/2021)
  • "Asset Protection for Physicians," White Coat Investor 2021 Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Virtual Conference (webinar, 3/04/2021)
  • "Efficacy of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts," Collier County (Florida) Bar Association (Collier County, FL, 1/22/2021)
  • "Asset Protection and Ethics: Hot-Topic Update," Jay Adkisson and Denis Kleinfeld, 2020 Advanced Wealth Protection Program of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar (webinar, 10/23/2020)
  • Second Arizona Creditors Rights Symposium, host, State Bar of Arizona (webinar, 10/08/2020)
  • "Anti-SLAPP For Creditors," Annual Meeting of the California Association of Judgment Professionals (webinar, 10/10/2020)
  • "Asset Protection Update," 2020 LIMRA Advanced Sales Forum (San Diego, CA, 8/03/2020)
  • "Charging Orders And The LLC Interest In Bankruptcy," Jay Adkisson and Prof. Carter Bishop, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association  (webinar, 7/19/2019)
  • Keynote Address and Asset Protection Law Update, 2020 Gathering of the Southern California SCInstitute (San Diego, CA, 2/07/2020)
Areas of Practice
  • Creditor-Debtor Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Charging Orders
  • Voidable Transfers (previously called "Fraudulent Transfers")
  • Captive Insurance
  • Anti-SLAPP
    • Bar Admissions
    • State of Arizona
    • State of California
    • State of Nevada
    • State of Oklahoma
    • State of Texas
    • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • various U.S. District Courts
      • Education
      • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1989
      • University of Oklahoma, B.A., Political Science, 1986


      • American Bar Association