Theresa Ristenpart, Esq.
Reno Criminal Defense Attorney


Theresa Ristenpart has more than 10 years of experience as a trial attorney in both criminal and civil cases. Based in Reno, Theresa has a reputation for using aggressive and innovative defense tactics and winning complicated cases. Theresa employs the latest technology in the courtroom, including 3D graphic animations and PowerPoints during closing arguments.

Training & Education

Theresa earned her law degree from ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law (2005). She also holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of California, Santa Barbara (2001). She has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Appellate Court, Nevada State Bar, and the Louisiana State Bar.

Theresa Ristenpart additionally serves as a senior adviser to the U.S. State Department for international projects, and she teaches at University of Reno, Nevada as an adjunct professor. Local sheriff's deputies even turn to her to advise them on correct constitutional law and criminal procedures. Theresa also uses her spare time to volunteer as a coach with local mock trial teams, and she presents continuing legal education classes with the Nevada State Bar.

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Our attorneys want to hear your side of the story. Contact us 24/7 to schedule a FREE consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. We may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed altogether. And if necessary, we will champion your case all the way to trial.

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Our defense attorneys understand that being accused of a crime is one of the most difficult times of your life. Rely on us to zealously and discreetly protect your rights and to fight for the most favorable resolution possible.

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