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Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Nevada

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best criminal defense attorneys in Nevada. To rank the top criminal defense attorneys and other lawyers in Nevada, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished criminal defense lawyers currently practicing in Nevada. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing criminal law (but our list comes close).
Ross C. Goodman
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Mace J Yampolsky
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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John Basil Routsis
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Reno, NV
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John Patrick Calvert
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Reno, NV
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Michael D Pariente
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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David Fischer
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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John Henry Wright
Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Lee Thomas Hotchkin
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Reno, NV
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Nick Wooldridge
Personal Injury Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Joel M Mann
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Lance J Hendron
Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Karen Ann Connolly
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Las Vegas, NV
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Nevada Legal Resources

Criminal Defense Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) - The Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) was established in 1989. NACJ seeks to protect federal and state constitutional rights and to improve the quality and administration of justice for those accused of crimes. NACJ supports criminal justice attorneys in Nevada by providing continuing education, fostering community engagement, and encouraging zealous advocacy. NACJ includes criminal defense attorneys in Nevada practicing in both state and federal court.

Specialty Certifications in Criminal Defense

Criminal Trial Law - The specialty area of Criminal Trial Law is offered by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) to lawyers. To earn NBTA board certification, the criminal defense attorney must show substantial involvement in at least 45 days of trial, must have served as lead counsel in jury cases through verdict; conducted direct examinations and cross-examinations, and conducted a specified number of voir dire, opening statements and closing arguments.
DUI Defense Law - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Nevada Government and Court Resources

Nevada Attorney General

Nevada Attorney General - The Nevada Attorney General, elected by the people, serves as the chief legal officer for the state. The Attorney General's duties encompass providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Nevada in legal matters, and overseeing the enforcement of laws. The office plays a critical role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services

Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services - The Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services (DIDS) is responsible for providing legal representation to individuals who cannot afford their own attorneys. Established to ensure fair access to justice, DIDS offers defense services, legal counsel, and advocacy for those facing criminal charges or legal proceedings. By promoting competent defense, DIDS contributes to the integrity of Nevada's legal system and the fair treatment of indigent individuals within the criminal justice process.

Nevada Judiciary

Nevada Judiciary - The Nevada Judiciary has a historical foundation and plays a vital role in the state's legal landscape. Established upon Nevada's statehood in 1864, its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, protecting individual rights, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Nevada's judiciary also addresses unique legal challenges related to its gaming industry and diverse population.

Nevada Legislature

Nevada Legislature - The Nevada Legislature operates under a bicameral system, consisting of the Nevada Senate and the Nevada Assembly. The Senate has 21 members serving staggered four-year terms, while the Assembly comprises 42 members serving two-year terms. As the state's legislative body, the Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern Nevada. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and economic development.

Nevada Supreme Court

Nevada Supreme Court - The Nevada Supreme Court acts as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a wide range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Nevada. Additionally, the Nevada Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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