714 S. 4th St.
Las Vegas NV 89101
Born in Reno in 1982, Damian R. Sheets has been a native Nevadan for over 35 years. Having grown up in a legal family where his father was general counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, chairman of the Nevada State Ethics Commission, chairman of the Nevada State Tax Commission, and general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr. Sheets knew he had a passion for pursuing a career in law. In 1987, Mr. Sheets moved to Las Vegas and, in 2001, he graduated from Durango High School. After graduating magna cum laude from the Ohio State University, Mr. Sheets attended law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2007.
During his time as a law student, Mr. Sheets clerked for the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Gonzales, Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 11, worked as a law clerk for Kamer Zucker & Abbot, and externed for the Clark County Public Defender's office. After passing the bar, Mr. Sheets opened his own successful practice, DAMIAN R. SHEETS, CHTD., where he represented a multitude of clients, with great success, regarding their criminal and family law issues. During this same time period, Mr. Sheets served as a primary legal writer for seven local attorneys, drafting their appeals and serving as co-counsel at their trials. Mr. Sheets also served on the Clark County Indigent Defense panel, representing indigent clients on behalf of the State of Nevada. After only two years in private practice, Damian was recognized as a "Nevada Elite: Top 20 Up and Coming Attorney" for the State of Nevada in Nevada Lawyer Magazine, a distinction based solely upon the vote of fellow attorneys and judges.
After taking a short break, Mr. Sheets worked as a prosecutor for the City of Henderson. During this time, Mr. Sheets prosecuted hundreds, if not thousands, of DUI and Domestic Battery cases, and acted as lead attorney for the criminal appeals department. In 2010, Mr. Sheets accepted a position as a partner at Mayfield Gruber & Sheets.
Since joining MG&S, Mr. Sheets has received recognition for and numerous nominations, invitations, selections for membership, and awards, for the following:
Newsweek Magazine - October 2012 - Leading Lawyers in Criminal Defense Showcase
Nevada Business Magazine 2014 - Nevada Elite: Top Up and Coming Attorney
Nevada Business Magazine 2014 - Nevada Elite: Top Attorney
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014 - Top 10 Under 40
Nevada Business Magazine 2015 - Nevada Elite: Top Attorney
SuperLawyers Magazine 2015 - Mountain States Rising Star
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2015 - 10 Best Attorneys: Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2015 - 10 Best Attorneys: Client Satisfaction
The National Trial Lawyers 2015 - Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers 2015 - Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2015 - Top 10 Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates 2015 - Top 40 Under 40
National Association of Distinguished Counsel - 2015 - Top One Percent
Nevada Business Magazine 2016 - Nevada Elite: Top Attorney
SuperLawyers Magazine - 2016 - Mountain States Rising Star
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2016 - 10 Best Attorneys: Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2016 - 10 Best Under 40
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016 - Top 10 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers 2016 - Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers 2016 - Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2016 - Top 10 Under 40
SuperLawyers Magazine 2017 - Mountain States Rising Star
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2017 - 10 Best Attorneys: Client Satisfaction
American Jurist Institute 2017 - Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
The National Trial Lawyers 2017 - Top 40 Under 40
Americas Top 100 2017 - Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
American Society of Legal Advocates 2017 - Top 40 Under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2017 - Top 10 Under 40
Americas Top 100 2018 - Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
SuperLawyers Magazine 2018 - Mountain States Rising Star
Lawyers of Distinction 2018 - Lawyer of Distinction
Mr. Sheets has also acted as lead counsel on many high profile cases and has been trusted by many high profile defendants, including Police Officers, State Troopers, Prison Guards, Corrections Officers, Court Clerks, Attorneys, Teachers, and Court Counselors. In addition to handling all cases ranging from DUI to Murder to Sexual Assault on a Minor, Mr. Sheets often acts as the "go to" Criminal Defense Attorney for KVBC Channel 3 News in Las Vegas.
Having represented defendants in over 7,000 cases, Mr. Sheets' track record establishes that he has the skills and experience necessary to provide all criminal defendants with the most vigorous and aggressive defense available.
Bar Number: 10755
The Ohio State University
B.A. Criminology, 2004
William S. Boyd School of Law
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2007
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