Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C.

Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C.

Our team of attorneys fight tirelessly to negotiate and litigate the best resolutions possible for our clients.

Firm Overview

Las Vegas Defense Group was voted Best Criminal Defense Firm Gold Winner for 2017 in Las Vegas Review-Journal's annual "Best of Las Vegas".

Las Vegas Defense Group is a statewide law firm that defends clients against criminal and DUI charges throughout Nevada, and we practice immigration, personal injury and family law as well. Our clients include everyone from celebrities and CEOs to the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO) as well as ordinary working people. We also work to empower the public to know the law and protect their rights.
Main Office
Main Office
2970 W Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas  NV  89102
Phone
  • (702) 333-3673
Fax
  • (702) 974-0524
Websites

Other Offices

Las Vegas Defense Group (Reno Offices)
200 S. Virginia
8th floor
Reno,  NV  89501
Las Vegas Defense Group (Henderson offices)
170 S Green Valley Pkwy #300
Henderson,  NV  89012
Criminal Defense
Las Vegas Defense Group represents clients facing misdemeanor, felony, DUI or juvenile charges throughout Nevada. Whether you are a local resident or a tourist, our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys can help.
Getting arrested for a Las Vegas criminal charge does not mean you will definitely be convicted. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. To be convicted, the District Attorney must prove you guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. We want to prevent that from happening.

Las Vegas Defense Group uses negotiation and litigation to try to get your charges reduced or dismissed with minimal or no penalties. Our team of attorneys are familiar with the judges, prosecutors, the Las Vegas police and the local criminal courts process. A thorough knowledge of the system, coupled with an in-depth analysis of your case, may lead to a winning defense strategy.
DUI and DWI
Many people plead guilty to Las Vegas DUI charges despite highly questionable state evidence. Therefore it is advisable to retain private counsel to evaluate your case's merits before taking a deal. Las Vegas Defense Group is here to help.
Nevada DUI prosecutors typically rely on four types of evidence when trying to prove that a defendant committed drunk driving:

(1) the defendant was not driving in a sober manner,

(2) the defendant smelled, spoke, walked and acted like an inebriated person,

(3) the defendant could not perform the field sobriety test well, and

(4) the defendant's DUI breath test or blood test registered a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.

Depending on the case, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys may be able to demonstrate that the state's evidence is too insufficient, inaccurate, or unreliable to sustain a guilty verdict...

Perhaps the cops did not have good cause to pull over the driver, or perhaps the cops did not give proper instructions when administering the field sobriety tests, or perhaps there were problems with the blood- and breath-testing equipment. If there are any holes in the state's evidence, Las Vegas Defense Group will leverage them to try to get the Nevada DUI charges reduced or dismissed.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The attorneys at Las Vegas Defense Group have varied legal backgrounds in criminal, immigration, personal injury and family law: Attorney Neil Shouse is a former prosecutor; Attorney Daniel Page is a former public defender; and Attorney Michael Becker has more than twenty years of criminal defense experience and has tried more than ninety jury trials. So each of our clients benefits from the collective experience and knowledge of all of our attorneys.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Even the police go to Las Vegas Defense Group when one of its cops face criminal charges. The Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, which is the state's largest peace officer association, contracts with Las Vegas Defense Group to defend any of its members who face actual or potential prosecution.

Neil Shouse

Neil Shouse spent 5 years as a deputy district attorney in California before retiring to do private defense. As a prosecutor, he completed some 60 jury trials and nearly 1000 preliminary hearings. He achieved a near-perfect success rate in jury trials to verdict.

Today, Attorney Shouse defends clients accused of misdemeanor, felony and DUI charges. He works closely with investigators, experts, toxicologists and fellow defense attorneys to prepare and execute his clients' cases. He uses his prosecutorial insight and experience in navigating clients successfully through the court system.

A member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense, Attorney Shouse has appeared as an expert legal commentator on Dr Phil, CNN, ABC News, Fox News Channel and Court TV.
License
  • Bar Number: 10988
    Nevada , 2008
  • Bar Number: 192617
    California , 1997
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. , 1997
  • University of California - Berkeley
    B.A. , 1994

Michael Becker

Michael Becker has more than twenty years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and has conducted more than ninety jury trials. Michael Becker is licensed to practice law not only in Nevada but also California, Colorado, and Florida. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Michael also serves as lead Criminal Defense counsel for the statewide Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO).

Michael Becker is currently the only lawyer on Lawyer.com with a perfect 100 point rating.
License
  • Bar Number: 8765
    Nevada , 2004
  • Bar Number: 165145
    California , 1993
  • Bar Number: 28285
    Colorado , 1997
  • Bar Number: 39179
    Florida , 1994
Education
  • University of Miama School of Law
    J.D. , 1992
  • University of Southern California
    B.S. , 1989

Adam Solinger

Adam Solinger recently graduated from UNLV Law School cum laude. In addition to participating in the Moot Court and Client Counseling programs, he found time to extern for a local judge as well as the Clark County Public Defender's Office. He has been engaging in legal research since his undergraduate days at the University of Redlands, and he has devoted his career to fighting criminal charges and holding the police and D.A. to task in Nevada.
License
  • Bar Number: 13963
    Nevada , 2015
Education
  • University of Redlands
    B.A. , 2011
    Dean's List four times.
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
    J.D. , 2015
    Cum Laude.

Michael Castillo

Rated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Mike practices appellate, criminal defense, personal injury, and family law in Nevada. He commenced his legal career as an extern with the Clark County District Attorney's Office, where he observed up close how the prosecution works. Now he can foresee their tactics in order to strategize a more proactive defense for his clients.

Mike practices at both the trial and appellate court levels. He often reaches favorable negotiations outside of court so his clients do not have to endure a trial. But in case the matter requires trial, he is very experienced with persuading judges and juries.
License
  • Bar Number: 11531
    Nevada , 2009
Education
  • University of Michigan
    B.A. , 2000
    Education major
  • William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV)
    J.D. , 2008
    Magna cum laude

Alexander Vail

Se habla espaol. Las Vegas immigration and criminal defense attorney Alexander Vail brings to Las Vegas Defense Group invaluable insight from behind enemy lines: During his prior clerkship with the Clark County District Attorney's Office's Appeals Unit, he learned firsthand how the state builds cases against defendants. Now Alexander uses this insider information to craft a proactive defense and stay one step ahead of the D.A.

An Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, Alexander earned magna cum laude honors from the University of Miami School of Law. There he earned placement in Order of the Coif, served as student attorney at removal proceedings in the Immigration Clinic, and was first in his class several times, including in immigration law. Following prestigious externships with the Broward County Public Defender's Office and an Eleventh Court of Appeals judge, Alexander was selected as an attorney advisor for the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alexander has extensive experience in all stages of criminal and immigration cases, at both the trial and appellate levels. He is a tireless researcher and writer as well as a skilled negotiator and litigator. Las Vegas Defense Group is proud to have Alexander as part of its team. He brings an insatiable passion for safeguarding the rights and championing the cause of his immigration and criminal defense clients. Alexander is also licensed to practice law in Florida.
License
  • Bar Number: 14291
    Nevada , 2016
  • Bar Number: 113619
    Florida , 2014
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law
    J.D. , 2014
    magna cum laude, Dean's Certificate of Achievement in Evidence, Order of the Coif, 3 CALI awards
  • University of Miami
    B.A. , 2011
    magna cum laude; Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Departmental Honors in Political Science

Gerard Gosioco

Prior to joining Las Vegas Defense Group, criminal defense attorney Gerard Gosioco gained invaluable insight by clerking at the Clark County District Attorney's Office. There he observed firsthand how the D.A. builds and prosecutes criminal cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Now he uses that "insider information" to our clients' benefit by anticipating the D.A.s strategies and staying one step ahead.

Gerard earned his J.D. from Marquette University Law School, where he served as a student advocate at the Unemployment Compensation Clinic. While in Wisconsin he also served as a student advocate at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee in the Guardian Ad Litem Division. Gerard earned his B.A. in Political Science from UNLV.

Gerard is also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and speaks fluent Tagalog.
License
  • Bar Number: 14371
    Nevada , 2017
  • Bar Number: 1099832
    Wisconsin , 2015
Education
  • Marquette University Law School
    J.D. , 2015
  • UNLV
    B.A. , 2012

Johnathan Leavitt

Personal injury and family law attorney Johnathan Leavitt brings to Las Vegas Defense Group a long track record of legal victories. He has won cases at trial and in arbitration, though he usually achieves very favorable settlements for his clients without the time and expense of extensive litigation.

As a personal injury attorney, Johnathan is devoted to matching his clients with the best medical professionals while fighting for the largest money damages possible. Just some of the accident cases he has worked on include automobile collisions, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, dog bites, premises liability, and strict products liability.

As a family law attorney, Johnathan handles each matter with compassion and sensitivity while zealously advocating for his clients' best interests. Just some of the domestic relations cases he has worked in include divorce, legal separation, child custody and child support disputes and modification, and community property matters.

Johnathan earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho, College of Law, where he supplemented his studies by representing indigent clients in both criminal and civil matters at the school's Legal Aid Clinic. He also earned a master's degree in Secondary Education from National University, and he completed his undergraduate studies at UNLV.
License
  • Bar Number: 13172
    Nevada , 2013
Education
  • University of Idaho, College of Law
    J.D. , 2012
  • National University
    Master's Degree , 2009
  • UNLV
    Bachelor's Degree , 2007

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