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Michael Vicente Castillo
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Michael Vicente Castillo

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Mr. Castillo began his legal career as an extern with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, where he learned up close how the prosecution operates. Now he can anticipate their stategies in order to provide a more proactive defense for his clients. Ironically, even cops now rely on Mr. Castillo for representation when they get charged with crimes: NAPSO (Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers) is a standing client of Las Vegas Defense Group, LLC.


Mr. Castillo's practice extends to both the trial and appellate levels, and he has experience in all areas of criminal defense law including traffic tickets, DUI, drug offenses such as drug possession, and sex crimes such as lewdness with a child and open and gross lewdness.


Mr. Castillo usually achieves favorable case resolutions such as charge reductions or dismissals without having to go to trial.  But if trial is necessary, he's an experienced courtroom attorney with "not guilty" verdicts to his credit.  


Mr. Castillo is a member of the American Bar Association and the Clark County Bar Association.  He represents clients all throughout Nevada.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    As a member of The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for 2014 and 2015, I endorse Michael Castillo as a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karthik Krishnan

    One of the outstanding criminal defense lawyers in Vegas.

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    Karthik Krishnan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C

2300 W. Sahara Avenue Ste. 450
(IN U.S. BANK BUILDING ACROSS FROM PALACE STATION CASINO)
Las Vegas, NV, 89102

Reno Criminal Defense

200 S. Virginia, 8th floor
Reno, NV, 89501

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVAttorney Active200902/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best Attorney (Nevada)American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer (Nevada)The National Trial Lawyers2015
magna cum laudeWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead Associate AttorneyLas Vegas Defense Group2010 - Present
ClerkRands, South & Gardner2007 - 2007
externClark County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NADCL)Member2010 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
NV v. Christian P.NOT GUILTY FELONY BATTERY WITH SERIOUS INJURY
NV v. Leopolod G.NOT GUILTY LUDE AND LASCIVIOUS- HUNG JURY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT
NV v. Daryal T.NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2008
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims CasesSexual Assault Defense2013