Las Vegas Defense Group criminal defense attorney Brian Vasek earned his J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. While attending law school, Brian chose courses to enhance his existing interest for criminology such as Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Evidence, Evidence, Trial Evidence, and Trial Advocacy. As a Student-Attorney for the Thomas & Mack's Juvenile Justice Clinic, Brian represented children charged with drug possession, graffiti, domestic violence, and soliciting prostitution. Brian also clerked for the Clark County Public Defender's Office and later joined its lobbyist in Carson City, Nevada to advocate for criminal justice reform during the 78th Regular Session of Nevada Legislature in 2015.
Brian graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law with Pro Bono Honors and also received the Dean's Award at graduation for his participation in the Community Service Committee, Partners in Pro Bono Program, Kids' Court School, the LACSN Educational Surrogate Parent Program, and as President of the Child Advocacy Law Association. During law school, the William S. Boyd School of Law selected Brian as a Public Interest Law Fellow for these activities and his work alongside the Clark County Public Defender's Office. Not just an advocate for children, Brian also joined the Nevada Law Journal and later received the Carl W. Tobias Excellence in Writing Award for his student note, which was selected for publication. After law school, Brian clerked for the Honorable Michael P. Villani in the Eighth Judicial District Court to further develop his knowledge and understanding of criminal law and civil litigation.
Brian earned his bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University with a dual degree in Criminology and Psychology. While obtaining his education in Columbus, he provided inpatient cognitive and behavioral therapy to children suffering from abuse and neglect.