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James C. Gallo

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.6   10 reviews

also known as James Gallo Jr.

Licensed for 26 years

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About James

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I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer who fights for the rights of those facing criminal charges in my hometown, Las Vegas, Nevada. As an attorney, I handle a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug offenses, DUI, battery - domestic violence, prostitution, violent crimes and sexual offenses. 

In 1987, I graduated from Bishop Gorman High School.  In 1991, I earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in International Relations from The University of San Diego before earning my juris doctor from the University of San Diego in 1996. 

My law career began in Las Vegas in 1996. My focus originally was on civil litigation and sports management. However, in 2000, I began to focus my career on criminal defense and helping those accused of crimes. 

In April 2004, I founded my own criminal defense practice, then known as the Law Offices of James Gallo Jr, Esq. Now, as the primary attorney at Gallo Law Office, I have defended thousands of clients, from those dealing with minor traffic violations to people facing complex sexual assault allegations.


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Licensed for 26 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 03/11/2023

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

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Gallo Law Office
818 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
No nonsense knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Gallo has represented our family twice now and has never given false hope or pipe dreams. He says what he thinks he can get done without pulling punches, and we have appreciated his candor. He takes the cases he's chosen seriously and he responds personally instead of others who do the screening work for the attorney. If he says it's not an option, it's not - if he says he will try, he will - if he says he's confident, he is! Hire him if you prefer no nonsense honesty - he's worth it!
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Posted by Catherine | January 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Atty reasonably priced
If you live out of state and have a LV case or warrant, James Gallo is the man to see! He knows what needs to get done to resolve your case quickly with the best results. He spends the time on you, puts in the work and personally I felt undercharged. You want this man on your side representing you.
Posted by Eddie | December 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
James is the the best and will always be like family now!!!
As a youth I played with the boundaries of the law on more occasions than any free man should and James was there every time I needed him. To say that James is more like family now would be an understatement. He’s always taken the extra steps needed to ensure I was aware of my rights and has never made me feel stupid for not knowing the law.
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Posted by Ewa | March 26, 2017
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Life saver
I can`t even expalin how thankful I am. Mr. Gallo saved me out of huge troubles just a day before my most important and first court day regards my situation. He literally saved my life. He took an important action in my DUI case. I never forget the minutes, seconds of thinking what is going to happened next day at court, I was so scared. I am glad I was so forunate to have him as my attorney. I would reccomend him to everyone who is looking for honest and powerfull lawyer.
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Posted by Lorenzo | March 7, 2017
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Thank you Mr. Gallo
Attorney Gallo reviewed my case and told me exactly what was going to happen.. and that is exactly what happened. experierienced and professional. Highly recommended!
Posted by Amber | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Gallo is very professional. He knows so much about what to expect, and helped put my mind at ease. Highly recommend.
Posted by RT | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
Referred to Jim by a mutual friend after I was charged with a felony and misdemeanor for DV. The charges were later dropped to misdemeanors. We took the case to trial and I was found not guilty on all charges. Jim is very attentive and professional in the court room. He always followed up with me on questions and kept me in the loop on what was going on with my case. I would recommend Jim to anyone who has criminal charges in Las Vegas.
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Posted by karla | December 7, 2014
Great Lawyer
I haired Mr. Gallo to represent me on a Domestic Violence. He answered all my questions and explained the entire process to me. After consultation I felt relieved and in good hands. He kept me informed throughout the process and provided the results promised. I definitely recommend you use him as your lawyer.
Posted by Jack | December 5, 2014
Great lawyer!
I hired James to represent me on a DUI case. He explained the entire process to me and relieved my anxiety regarding what to expect. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. My charge was reduced to a reckless driving. I could not have been more happy with his service.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Left in dark
First time offender. Hired Gallo because I was refereed to. Months of no communication, and a handful of emails that were only answered by his assistant. Phone meetings were constantly being forgotten and rescheduled. Worst period of my life made worst by Mr. Gallo. Would not recommend
Response from James Gallo February 26, 2016
I am left in the dark regarding who this is. I asked AVVO to have the person contact me so I could make it right. They refused. Somewhat passive aggressive to hide behind an anonymous post. I went through my last 6 months of scheduled appointments. The few that were missed due to unscheduled conflicts were rescheduled and conducted. I have been in private practice for 20 years. No complaints about lack of contact. With regards to this post, my assistant is not instructed to email clients on my behalf. I have a personal email [email protected] It goes directly to my phone. I am available 7 days a week except when I sleep. Furthermore, I send a letter to ALL my clients after every court appearance detailing what occurred in court and advising when the next court appearance is scheduled. I also make a copy of the discovery documents for ALL my clients and request that they schedule a meeting with me to discuss their contents. Feel free to email me and see how quickly you receive a response. James
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gallo Law Office
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Andrew M. Leavitt
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Lincoln Gustafson & Cercos
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Edwards Hale Sturman & Atkin
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Moran and Associates
  • 1996 - 1997
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • City Vs. Sheb
  • Case Dismissed
  • City v. Alex
  • Reduction to reckless driving
  • State v McClain
  • Case Dismissed
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  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • UNLV Pre Law Society
  • Law School and beyond
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent attorney who will stop at nothing to get the best possible results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no hesitation in recommending James to others in need of an excellent attorney. He is efficient, knowledgeable and extremely capable at what he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent attorney who has handled numerous referrals with great results. He has a reputation of being hardworking, honest and trustworthy. I am honored to call Jim a friend and colleague, and highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gallo is very experienced and well respected in the legal community. Any criminal defendant is in good hands with Mr. Gallo representing them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A dedicated and hard working attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is a relentless advocate for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working on cases with him. As a life long Nevadan he understands the interworking's of our criminal justice system that puts him in the driver's seat. James is a top ten criminal defense lawyer in our community and any client is fortunate to have him as counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent criminal defense litigator with superb poise and overall courtroom presence. I endorse him as a top criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Gallo for several years. His reputation and experience in handling criminal defense cases is exceptional. I highly recommend Mr. Gallo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Gallo is a smart lawyer who is not afraid to fight for his clients. Jim has extensive experience in criminal defense and knows the "ins and outs" of the system. If you need a criminal defense attorney, Jim is a great choice."
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Las Vegas Criminal defense Lawyer James C. Gallo
James C. Gallo
Criminal defense Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 26 years
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