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About Me

I practice primarily in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and consumer bankruptcy.  I am experienced in both transactional and litigation matters.

I have experience in copyright and trademark infringement litigation, commercial and entertainment contract litigation. In transactional work, I have personally handled motion picture finance, television deals, reality show performance contracts, record deals, record label foundations, management contracts, song licensing, band merchandising, music publishing, songwriter and production deals, motion picture development contracts, as well as copyright and trademark counseling and filing.

I also have experience in the areas of Nevada business formation and franchises.  I have been featured as an alumni guest speaker at Harvard Law School, and as a guest presenter at the International Academy of Design and Emerson College.


The personal side: “I grew up in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, spending much of my childhood on a farm outside a steeltown about 15 miles from Buffalo, New York. My mother’s family were mostly union iron and steelworkers, my father a military officer.  During my teen years, things got more exciting and through a random series of events I was able to spend time in Germany with my father, and later attended boarding school in New Zealand and then college in Hawaii.  I developed a strong affinity for the people and cultures of Polynesia, and even performed in Samoan and Maori culture dance troupes.

During college I took two years off to serve a religious mission in Seattle, Washington, where I worked solely with the Spanish-speaking immigrants in the metro Seattle area.  We not only taught doctrine but helped people find jobs, establish social groups and make new friends, get furniture for their empty homes, and helped people integrate and build lives in America.  Their problems were our problems, and those years working with Latin families in their homes gave me invaluable insight into the communities and the struggles of Hispanic immigrants to the USA.  It was also in Seattle that I first considered being an attorney - I never even knew any lawyers before then… a big departure from wanting to be an artist.  I returned to Hawaii, changed majors from Visual Art to International Business, and worked on getting into law school.

When I went to law school at Harvard, I was the only person who said they wanted to be a plaintiff’s lawyer; a friend who is an injury lawyer won me over with stories about his cases helping severely injured people.  I was also the only person in the whole class to start their own practice right away, as soon as I was licensed I formed my first practice.  And I’ve been proud to help people who have been injured, people accused of crimes, families in financial trouble, artists and small business owners with intellectual property issues and more.  I like working with people and now enjoy the ‘counselor’ role of the attorney.

I’m married with three young children.  I enjoy movies and documentaries, photography and graphic design, exotic sports cars and languages.  Still dabbling in Photoshop and typography, I also created the infamous Hello Kitty Ferrari that went around the internet.”


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 32%
    1 year, 900 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 32%
    1 year, 620 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 31%
    1 year, 700 cases
  4. Expungement: 5%



Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

55 total 

  • Philip Clark Alexander

    I've had the opportunity to work with Ryan Alexander on several matters. He is extremely intelligent and organized and is a true asset to the clients he represents. I highly recommend Ryan's work as a lawyer.


    Philip Alexander Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian J Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is an extremely bright, conscientious and hardworking attorney. I have observed him in court on numerous occasions. He is always prepared, has a complete grasp of the issues in his cases, and has all the necessary skills to get the best possible results for his clients. I would recommend him without reservation.


    Brian Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ryan Alexander, Chtd.

3017 West Charleston Blvd.
Suite 58
Las Vegas, NV, 89104


NVAttorney Active200908/10/2015
WISuspended Olr Certification200703/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in NV, 2014


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer - Personal InjuryDesert Companion Magazine2014
Honors GraduateBrigham Young Hawaii Honors Program2003
Honored GraduateBYU Hawaii Faculty of Arts & Sciences - Theatre Department2003
Honors SocietyPhi Kappa Phi2002
ScholarshipBYU Hawaii School of Business2000
Scholarship - TheatreBYU Hawaii Faculty of Arts and Sciences1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRyan Alexander, Chtd.2014 - Present
PartnerThe Firm, A Professional Law Corporation2011 - 2014
OwnerLaw Offices of Ryan Alexander PLLC2009 - 2011
PartnerAlexander, Odunze & Kang LLP2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nevada Justice AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - 2012
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Three Stars Mentoring v. Kim et alSettled pretrial with payment and injunction.
Nevada v. D.G.Reduction to child abuse (F) without sex offender registration after 5 years' probation
Duran v. Move4LessJury verdict for Plaintiff
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Publication NameTitleDate
Harvard Law RecordYou Can Start Your Own Law Practice2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Brigham Young University-HawaiiInternational Business ManagementN/A2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
KTNV Channel 13Brain Injury Cases2013
Documentary Film FacultyEntertainment and Intellectual Property Law2012
"Save Your Home" - Weekly Radio Program (frequent guest)Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense2012
Channel 13 KTNVShort Sale or Bankruptcy?2011
Guest LectureIntellectual Property Law for Graphic Designers2009
Office of Career ServicesLaw practice entrepreneurship2007

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