Welcome to the Law Offices of Paul J. Adras, Esq., PC. Our firm is dedicated to providing high quality legal services to our clients throughout Nevada.
Our mission is to act with integrity toward our clients, the court system and those we encounter on a daily basis. What flows out of relationships built on integrity is the formation of appropriate strategies for achieving positive results for our clients. Integrity, strategy and results are not just words to us. They represent our mission.
Paul was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School (1983), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1989) and the William S. Boyd School of Law (2003). He has a well rounded academic and professional background, which enhances his ability to analyze legal issues and represent his clients well.
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry while at UNLV. He began his professional career with the Clark County Health District (CCHD) in 1990. During his time there, he was instrumental in implementing the CCHD hazardous waste management program. In 1991, Mr. Adras left there to join the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). He became the first environmental scientist hired by NDEP to regulate the management of hazardous waste in southern Nevada. Over the next several years, Paul managed a professional staff of the Division’s highly technical hazardous waste compliance and enforcement program in southern Nevada, and became the interim office manager of the Division’s Las Vegas Office in 2002, overseeing the bureaus of air quality management, waste management, water resources, corrective actions, and federal facilities. During his tenure with NDEP, Mr. Adras investigated a number of alleged environmental crimes, and even testified in court as a regulatory expert witness on behalf of the State of Nevada during the prosecution of an environmental crime.
In 2003, Paul graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law, where he earned the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community. While in law school, Paul served as President of the Christian Legal Society, and as Secretary of the Environmental Law Society. Following law school, Paul ended his tenure with NDEP, and since that time he has engaged in the private practice of law, primarily in the areas of criminal defense, construction defect litigation, toxic mold litigation, personal injury, environmental law, and legal consultations. He has extensive experience in toxic mold litigation, and has lectured to home builders and government agencies on this subject. He has also made numerous presentations over the years to various groups regarding a broad range of environmental topics.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Adras served on the Nevada Test Site Community Advisory Board, which is comprised of volunteers who represent Nevada stakeholders by reviewing and commenting on environmental restoration (i.e. groundwater contamination, historic nuclear test area clean-up, etc.) and waste management (i.e. radioactive waste transportation and disposal) activities at the Nevada Test Site. He is a past Registered Hazardous Substances Professional (RHSP), a credential he held for well over a decade, through the National Environmental Health Association.
The practice of law, and particularly the practice of criminal and DUI defense law, is both a science and an art. Paul has tried a number of criminal jury trials and misdemeanor bench trials, and has conducted a number of felony preliminary hearings. He also has an extensive civil litigation background. Paul's hands-on and practical scientific background, combined with his practical courtroom experience, enables him to provide high quality representation and achieve excellent results.
Paul is a licensed foster parent, and is married with five children, and his family regularly takes in foster children. Paul is admitted to practice in all of the State Courts of Nevada, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He has represented clients throughout Nevada in Clark, Nye and Washoe counties.
When the quality of your legal representation really matters, please contact Paul J. Adras, Esq. for a legal consultation.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2003
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I endorse this lawyer. Paul's clients are lucky to have such an effective, prepared advocate representing them. Paul's representation brings a successful combination of traits into the courtroom: Extensive legal knowledge, courtroom presence and belief in his client's cause. I am happy to endorse Paul and his excellent work.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community||William S. Boyd School of Law||2003|
|Lawyer||McDonald Adras LLC||2012 - 2013|
|Owner||Law Offices of Paul J. Adras, Esq., PC||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Osvaldo E. Fumo, Chtd.||2007 - 2008|
|Associate Attorney||Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog||2004 - 2007|
|Environmental Scientist IV/Supervisor||Nevada Division of Environmental Protection||1991 - 2004|
|Sanitarian||Southern Nevada Health District||1990 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Environmental Health Association||Registered Hazardous Substances Professional||1991 - 2005|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Nevada-Las Vegas||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Toxic Mold - A Health-Based Perspective||Toxic Mold Investigation From A Health-Based Perspective||2006|