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Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Reno

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored criminal defense lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best criminal defense lawyers in Reno, NV.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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De Castroverde Law Group

The De Castroverde Law Group is a Reno-based criminal defense firm. Formed in 1987 by the late Waldo De Castroverde, his sons, Alex and Orlando, now lead the firm and defend clients against minor to serious felony and misdemeanor charges. The firm defends the rights of individuals charged with DUI, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, theft, and weapon offenses. Additional practice areas include casino arrests, hit and runs, juvenile crimes, and murder.

5470 Kietzke Ln Ste 300
Reno, NV 89511


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Dickinson Wright

Dickinson Wright is a full-service corporate law firm founded in 1878 that handles business-related criminal defenses cases. As an attorney in the firm's litigation department, Justin J. Bustos practices throughout Nevada, defending businesses and their executives in criminal cases involving intellectual property, business and contract disputes, class action lawsuits, and business fraud. Dickinson Wright also represents businesses in areas that include administrative and regulatory law, Native American law, data privacy and cyber security, government affairs, immigration, politics, and public finance.

100 W Liberty St Ste 940
Reno, NV 89501


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Downey Brand LLP

Founded in 1926, Downey Brand LLP defends clients in criminal matters involving business and natural resources throughout California and northern Nevada. The firm advises clients on staying in compliance with applicable regulations, so as to avoid trials for violations. It also provides legal defense when regulatory entities investigate or charge companies for violations, including those involving water contamination, intellectual property rights, fraud, and white-collar crime. Managing partner Scott L. Shapiro handles cases involving water regulation.

5421 Kietzke Ln Ste 100
Reno, NV 89511


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Hotchkin Law

Hotchkin Law is a full-service firm that represents clients facing criminal charges in Reno. Established in 1987 by Lee Hotchkin, the firm defends clients against such charges as DUIs, drug and firearm offenses, domestic violence, homicide, and sexual assault. Mr. Hotchkin and his team have extensive experience defending cases in both state and federal courts to obtain reduced charges, acquittals, and alternative sentences. Additional practice areas include personal injury and civil litigation.

50 W Liberty St Ste 207
Reno, NV 89501


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Jesse Kalter Law

Jesse Kalter Law has provided criminal defense in Reno since 2006. The firm defends individuals in both misdemeanor and felony cases. Attorney Kalter represents clients charged with driving under the influence, domestic battery, drug crimes, fraud, theft, sex crimes, and murder. It also assists clients with expungements. Additionally, Kalter's practice areas extend to personal injury, uncontested family law and trusts and estate law. Attorneys at the firm have litigated in jury trials, bench trials, probate hearings, and appeals.

1150 Selmi Dr Ste 505
Reno, NV 89512


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Joey Gilbert Law

Joey Gilbert Law represents clients charged with crimes in and around Reno. Gilbert fights for the rights of those facing criminal allegations in state and federal courts, in cases involving DUI, drug offenses, juvenile crimes, fraud, domestic violence, animal cruelty, and traffic violations. He seeks to mitigate serious penalties threatening his clients' freedom, finances, and futures. Joey Gilbert also handles cases involving personal injury claims, immigration, estate planning, and family law. He is available 24/7 for consultations.

201 W Liberty St Ste 210
Reno, NV 89501


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Law Offices of J. Craig Demetras

Law Offices of J. Craig Demetras is a criminal defense law firm located in Reno. It represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies, including drug-related, driving under the influence, and juvenile offenses. He also assists with record sealing and expungements. Attorney J. Craig Demetras has argued cases at the state and federal levels for more than 23 years. Additionally, the firm represents clients in bankruptcy, business, mining, and personal injury cases.

230 E Liberty St
Reno, NV 89501


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Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover

The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover has successfully defended clients in 70 Nevada courts. Ken Stover has more than 20 years of legal experience, and practices criminal defense in areas including gun rights, drug violations, money forfeiture, domestic violence and battery, and robbery. The law firm has a Superb Avvo rating and an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and won Best 10 by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.

300 S Arlington Ave Ste B
Reno, NV 89501


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O'Mara Law Firm

O'Mara Law Firm is a Reno-based full-service legal practice that provides criminal defense representation. Founded by David C. O'Mara, the firm handles state criminal cases involving drunk driving, drug charges, white-collar crimes, and violent crimes. The firm defends clients' rights for the best outcome. Other areas of practice include personal injury, juvenile defense, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. O'Mara is a member of the Clark County, Washoe County, and Nevada State bar associations.

311 E Liberty St
Reno, NV 89501


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Orrin Johnson Law

Orrin Johnson Law was founded in 2019 as a subsidiary of Johnson Law and assists clients with criminal charges in the Reno area. Founder Orrin Johnson has previous experience as a prosecutor and uses those experiences to defend clients against DUI and drug offenses. Johnson also has experience representing veterans and clients in rural communities of Nevada. Mr. Johnson was named to the Legal Elite list by Nevada Business magazine for five years.

611 Sierra Rose Dr
Reno, NV 89511


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Parsons Behle & Latimer

Founded in 1882 and with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Parsons Behle & Latimer provides defense for business-related criminal investigations and charges in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana. The firm assists with white-collar crime defense and investigations as well as criminal defense for cases involving banking and finance, real estate, commercial litigation, mortgage fraud, and appeals. Jim Butler, a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer, is a member of the American Bar Association and Utah State Bar.

50 W Liberty St Ste 750
Reno, NV 89501


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Routsis Hardy-Cooper defends individuals charged with criminal offenses in the Reno metro area. It represents those charged with misdemeanors and felonies in cases ranging from first-offense DUI to murder. Founded in 2009, the firm defends each case by reviewing the arrest report, interviewing witnesses, analyzing data, and subpoenaing evidence and records. It provides attention to detail in defense of clients' rights. Routsis Hardy-Cooper also represents clients in family law cases.

515 Court St Fl 1
Reno, NV 89501


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Sean Neahusan, Attorney at Law, LLC

Sean Neahusan, Attorney at Law LLC represents clients in criminal law cases in the Reno area. He defends clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, including theft, trespassing, assault and battery, driving under the influence, domestic battery, arson, sexual assault, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder. Founded in 2016, the firm performs a thorough investigation of each case. It conducts witness and expert interviews and subpoenas records. Sean Neahusan also represents individuals in personal injury and immigration law cases.

300 S Arlington Ave Ste B
Reno, NV 89501


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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Snell & Wilmer LLP is a law firm established in 1983 with multiple offices throughout the western United States and Mexico. It represents clients with misdemeanor or felony criminal charges in Reno. Legal teams include former federal and state prosecutors and a former federal Inspector General. Attorneys use this wide range of skills and knowledge for defense strategies to fight for acquittals or favorable plea agreements in criminal cases, including assault, domestic violence, DUI, drug crimes, sexual offenses, and juvenile crimes.

50 W Liberty St Ste 510
Reno, NV 89501


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The Law Office of Jamie C. Henry Prof. LLC

The Law Office of Jamie C. Henry Prof. LLC is a family law practice that assists in criminal defense matters in Douglas County. Practicing since 2009, Jamie C. Henry represents those charged with or being investigated for crimes. She seeks the best outcomes for her clients, keeping them well-informed about their cases, which include DUI, forgery, parole and probation violations, and drug-related charges. Henry also handles family law matters, including child custody and support, adoption, alimony, and divorce.

335 W 1st St
Reno, NV 89503


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Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.

Founded in 1998, Viloria Oliphant Oster & Aman LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Reno metro area. The firm defends clients who've been charged with violent crimes, property crimes, drug crimes, driving under the influence, white-collar crimes, and juvenile offenses. Viloria Oliphant Oster & Aman also practices family, business, estate planning, and personal injury law. Founding partner Thomas Viloria is a former prosecutor and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

327 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509


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William J. Routsis II, Esq.

William J. Routsis II, Esq., has represented clients with criminal charges in Reno for more than two decades. He is also licensed to practice and represent clients in California, handling misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI, drug offenses, homicide, theft, domestic violence, and white-collar crime. Attorney William Routsis defends clients' constitutional rights and fights for acquittals or reduced charges. Mr. Routsis and his team have experience preparing cases for trial to achieve optimal outcomes for clients.

1070 Monroe St
Reno, NV 89509


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Wolfe Law

Wolfe Law serves the greater Reno area. With over 15 years in the criminal justice system, Paul R. Wolfe focuses on federal and state criminal defense cases, including DUI, sex offenses, and probation violations. As a former police officer, he finds, exploits, and attacks weaknesses in the state's cases, protecting clients' rights and often leading to dismissals or reduced charges. Wolfe Law also handles cases involving child custody and visitation, divorce, protection orders, personal injury claims, and debt collection.

432 Court St
Reno, NV 89501


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Work Law

Founded in 2017, Work Law is a Reno-based family law firm that represents those facing criminal charges in Northern Nevada. The firm approaches criminal cases by looking at facts and circumstances before arrests. To understand the best defense, it seeks options that include suppressing evidence and testimony, physical and mental examinations, private investigation, and physical evidence. The National Trial Lawyers named founding partner Mathew A. Work as a top 40 defense lawyer under the age of 40 for 2019.

2995 Skyline Blvd Ste 201
Reno, NV 89509


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