Michael Becker, Esq.
Nevada DUI attorney Michael Becker has 27 years of experience in fighting drunk driving charges and saving our clients’ driver’s licenses. With a reputation among prosecutors for never backing down, Michael can usually achieve very favorable resolutions through negotiation alone. But he is also a seasoned trial attorney and has won several “not guilty” verdicts.
Michael received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He is also licensed to practice law in California, Colorado and Florida.
Neil Shouse, Esq.
Harvard Law School alum Neil Shouse used to prosecute DUI cases as a deputy district attorney. Now he uses that inside knowledge of how “the other side” works to outsmart and outmaneuver the prosecutors at their own game. As a result, Neil can usually get charges for driving under the influence reduced to reckless driving or dropped completely.
Neil is also licensed to practice law in California.
Mike Castillo, Esq.
A Super Lawyer’s Rising Star, Mike Castillo leaves no stone unturned when fighting drunk driving charges. He compiles and pores over all the available evidence, invariably finding instances where the police officers were sloppy or the chemical testing equipment failed. In many cases, Mike can persuade the D.A. to lessen or dismiss the charges without a trial.
Mike received his J.D. from UNLV Law School.
Alexander Vail, Esq. (Of Counsel)
Las Vegas drunk driving lawyer Alexander Vail represents immigrants and non-citizens facing DUI charges. Driving under the influence can be a deportable offense in certain cases, so Alex fights to get the charges cleared or reduced to a lesser charge that will not threaten our clients’ resident status.
Alexander received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
Evan Wozniak, Esq.
Las Vegas Defense Group’s newest recruit, criminal defense attorney Evan Wozniak works to get our clients’ criminal DUI charges reduced to lesser charges or dismissed totally. And he can usually achieve beneficial resolutions without the time and expense of aggressive litigation and trials.
Evan earned his J.D. from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.
Sophie Salcedo, Esq.
Nevada DUI defense attorney Sophie Salcedo has had great success in getting drunk driving charges reduced to reckless driving or dismissed altogether. Many defendants suffer from GERD, diabetes, or other medical conditions which may cause high blood alcohol levels or DUI-like symptoms – this could then serve as an effective defense to DUI charges and could help save the defendant’s license.
Sophie received her J.D. from Emory Law School, where she was Regional President of the Law Student Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Daria Panoff, Esq.
Las Vegas DUI attorney Daria Panoff investigates each DUI case in search of any “weak links” in the state’s evidence. Sometimes the police make mistakes or commit misconduct that will cause the judge to dismiss the entire charge.
Daria received her J.D. from UNLV Law School. Daria is also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
Victor Vigna – Victor is a former cop with nearly three decades of experience as an investigator. Now he uses his firsthand account of how things go down “on the other side” to help our clients escape convictions.
Erik Trolson – Often the first Las Vegas Defense Group team member our clients meet, Erik keeps the front of the house in order so our attorneys can do what THEY do best. Erik hails to us from University of Nevada, Reno, where he recently earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. As a student, Erik gained valuable experience working at …
Nancy Green – As a case manager to Las Vegas Defense Group, Nancy Green is dedicated to keeping each of our clients informed and comforted from the time they contact us up through their case’s final resolution. “I’m like the ‘front of the house’ because I manage client intake and relations,” Nancy explains. “And whenever our lawyers are …
Brenda Ruiz – Se habla español. Las Vegas Defense Group paralegal Brenda Ruiz has extensive legal experience and is especially skilled at Nevada record seals. Brenda holds an associate degree from Everest College in criminal justice.
Kiiya Rodgers – Kiiya has a paralegal Associate’s Degree from Northwest Career College, where she studied Iegal ethics, criminal law and procedure, civil litigation, research methodology, and psychology. She helps our criminal defense attorneys by liaising with clients, processing routine court documents and filings, and keeping our office running smoothly.
Sarah Llausas – Se habla español. Paralegal extraordinaire Sarah Llausas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from Nevada State College, where she was honored as a Nepantla Scholar and made Dean’s List twice.
Bettina Almaden – Las Vegas Defense Group paralegal Bettina Almaden focuses on helping our criminal defense attorneys manage their caseload. A college graduate, Bettina has exceptional communication skills and keeps our clients informed and empowered throughout the duration of their legal matters.
Christopher Joya – Christopher Joya is the paralegal in Las Vegas Defense Group’s personal injury department. Christopher is one of the first people our accident clients meet. And he helps to connect our clients with medical providers while keeping them informed about the status of their cases.
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Beverly Martinez-Carvajal – Se habla español. Las Vegas Defense Group, LLC, takes pride in representing a diverse clientele. Native Spanish-speaker Beverly Martinez-Carvajal is available to talk with our Hispanic and Latino clients one-on-one. Beverly understands how difficult and scary facing criminal charges can be, and she is devoted to helping all of our clients, including our Spanish-speaking clientele, …
Somphop Saranurak – Somphop helps keep our clients up-to-date on their cases.