Drummond & Nelson

Drummond & Nelson is a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals. We practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accidents, civil litigation, criminal defense, and military defense in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

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Firm Overview

Attorney Craig W. Drummond is a former U.S. Army Federal Military Prosecutor and has successful litigation experience in all Nevada Courts, including Federal, State District, Justice, and Municipal levels. Craig is an experienced Trial Attorney who has successfully handled hundreds of cases and personally tried over 30 jury trials and over 60 bench trials. Craig has been selected as a Mountain States Rising Star with Super Lawyers. Additionally, he was selected as a Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 in the State of Nevada by The American Society of Legal Advocates.

"The Drummond & Nelson Difference" Aggressive Representation
If you have been injured or charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively advocate for you to get the best possible outcome in your case. Getting the right representation begins with getting the right attorney. An attorney should not be selected solely based on a billboard, slogan, or advertised alleged fee reductions. When investigating which attorney to hire, remember that there is no charge for your initial consultation with our office to discuss your case.

Our fees are always fair and reasonable, and we will explain in detail how he is paid and most importantly, how you will be paid, before we take your case. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis on injury cases, which means that you do not pay us any up-front fees as we are paid out of the amount of your recovery. If you live in Las Vegas or were a tourist or visitor when your injury or alleged criminal conduct occurred, contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and the best approach to successfully resolve your case. When you hire Drummond & Nelson, you will meet one-on-one with an attorney and the attorney will be personally involved in every aspect of your case.
Main Office

Main Office
228 South 4th St
1st floor
Las Vegas  NV  89101

Phone
  • 702 366 9966
Fax
DUI and DWI
Our attorneys have extensive trial and negotiation experience in all areas of criminal defense including DUI and DWI. We have successfully defended hundreds of individuals at the trial level.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in all Nevada State and Federal courts and has extensive trial and negotiation experience in all areas of criminal defense in Clark County Justice Courts, District Courts, Las Vegas Municipal Courts, Henderson Municipal Courts, North Las Vegas Municipal Courts and Nevada Federal Court. We have successfully defended hundreds of individuals at the trial level for the crimes of: murder, double-murder, rape, conspiracy, kidnapping, manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, assault, battery domestic violence, driving under the influence, and numerous other offenses.

For eleven years, Attorney Roy L. Nelson III worked as a prosecutor and earned the respect of his colleagues, judges, and law enforcement rising to the level of Chief Deputy District Attorney. Roy has negotiated thousands of cases, handled hundreds of preliminary hearings, and tried over 50 criminal trials.

As a former Federal Military Prosecutor, Attorney Craig W. Drummond will bring all of his training and experience to your case to get you the best possible outcome. Craig has previously achieved a Not Guilty Verdict on an internationally high profile double-murder jury trial.

We defend individuals facing misdemeanors and felonies in all Nevada State and Federal Courts.

Our fees are always fair and reasonable. Credit cards and payment plans are accepted.
Personal Injury
Drummond & Nelson is a highly experienced law firm in personal injury matters both in settlement and litigation.
Las Vegas Accident & Injury Attorneys

A personal injury can impact the rest of your life. As the victim of an injury you have the right to meet with an attorney who is interested in protecting your rights before talking with an insurance company. Drummond & Nelson is a highly experienced law firm in personal injury matters both in settlement and litigation. In 2011 alone, Attorney Craig W. Drummond successfully represented a Plaintiff at trial in one of the largest dental injury jury verdicts in the State of Nevada when comparing the medical damages to the verdict award for pain and suffering the client was awarded money damages for pain and suffering of over twelve (12) times the amount of her medical expenses.

Attorney Craig W. Drummond has also achieved success representing injured Plaintiffs in front of the Supreme Court of Nevada. In a case briefed and argued by Mr. Drummond, on November 7, 2013, the Court issued the landmark decision in Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 129 Nev., Adv. Op. 85 (Nov. 7, 2013) clarifying that in a negligent security case an injured patron does not have to sue the intentional actor who attacked or injured them, but can instead file suit against the negligent property/bar/casino for their actions in not having reasonable and appropriate security to protect their patrons.

Insurance companies have attorneys looking out for their rights and you should have an attorney looking out for you. When you hire our firm you are hiring attorneys you can trust who will directly communicate with you, keep you updated of the case's status, and vigorously protect your rights. If you require medical treatment, we have an extensive network of medical professionals that he works with to ensure that you get the care and treatment that you need.

An important question that all client's should have answered up front is how do attorney's fees work? Our fees are always fair and reasonable and we will explain in detail up front how we are paid, and how you will be paid, before we take your case. We work on a contingency fee basis on injury cases, which means that you do not pay us any up-front fees as we are paid out of the amount of your recovery.

We represent individuals in the following types of personal injury cases:
Automobile and car accidents
Truck accidents
Boating accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Train crashes
Railroad accidents
Aircraft accidents
Head injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Children's injuries
Bad faith insurance claims
Wrongfully denied insurance benefits
Injuries caused by drunk drivers
Construction accidents
Industrial accidents
Roadway defects
Workmen's compensation claims
Slip and falls
Exposure to toxic or hazardous materials
Prescription drug related injuries
Injuries caused by defective products

Craig Drummond

Attorney Craig W. Drummond is a former U.S. Army Federal Military Prosecutor and has successful litigation experience in all Nevada Courts, including Federal, State District, Justice, and Municipal levels. Craig is an experienced Trial Attorney who has successfully handled hundreds of cases and personally tried over 30 jury trials and over 60 bench trials.

Craig received his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University. After law school he served on active duty as a Captain and Lawyer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Craig represented the United States as a Federal Military Prosecutor and was later selected as a Trial Defense Counsel defending service members charged with crimes.

Craig is a decorated veteran for service in Iraq and after being Honorably discharged from the Army, he worked as a litigator with a highly respected local Las Vegas law firm where he gained extensive experience in personal injury and civil litigation cases, including numerous mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, short-trials, and District Court jury trials.

Admissions
Nevada (State and Federal Bars)
Missouri
U.S. Military Courts (Worldwide)

Education
Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
Juris Doctor
-Recipient, the Drake Law School Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts Award for Distinction in Appellate Advocacy
-Recipient, the Robert J. Kromminga Award for Excellence in Client Representation and Advocacy for the Drake Criminal Defense Clinic
-Competitor, Drake National Mock Trial Team

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in English with Minors in Business and Military Science
-Top Senior of the Year Award, Drake University
-Student Body Vice-President, Drake University
-President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Military Service
Attorney, Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps (2005-2009).
Platoon Leader, First Lieutenant, IA National Guard (2001-2004).
Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Recipient: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and others.

Miscellaneous
Selected by Super Lawyers as a 2012 and 2013 Mountain States Rising Star
Selected as a Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 in the State of Nevada for 2013 by The American Society of Legal Advocates.
Member, Nevada Justice Association
Member, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Appointed, Criminal Justice Act Counsel Nevada Southern District Federal Court
Appointed, Clark County Indigent Defense Panel Misdemeanor to Murder.
Appointed by the Clark County Commissioners as a Hearing Officer for Las Vegas Police Fatality Shootings
Eagle Scout

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