Jess practices primarily in criminal defense and personal injury.
Jess has the passion, knowledge and experience to represent those accused of committing crimes. After volunteering and serving a 2-year commitment with AmeriCorps in Hawaii (a domesticated version of the Peace Corps), Jess was compelled to help those who could not help themselves. After graduating law school, Jess moved from Michigan to Las Vegas. He was selected as an extern with the Office of the Attorney General; a highly competitive and sought-after position. After passing the bar, Jess worked as a court appointed attorney for the Las Vegas Municipal Courts and represented indigent clients charged with crimes committed in the City of Las Vegas. After gaining invaluable experience as a public attorney, Jess worked as the main defense attorney at one of Las Vegas’ largest DUI law offices.
Jess personally has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases which include, but is not limited to; DUI, traffic, domestic battery, simple battery, battery with substantial bodily harm, battery strangulation, battery with use of a deadly weapon, battery on an officer, burglary, robbery, vehicular crimes causing death, child abuse & neglect, assault, coercion, conspiracy, attempt charges, evading, resisting arrest, solicitation, juvenile crimes, drug charges, possession charges, fraud, petit larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement, TPO violations, bad checks, casino markers, cheating at gambling and sex crimes.
Jess has the ability and experience to negotiate your case to a favorable resolution or litigate your case with numerous bench and jury trials under his belt.
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I endorse this lawyer. Jess is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who has great credibility with members of the defense bar, judges, and his clients. He is well-liked, very well-respected, and well-known for his tireless work on behalf of those he represents. His air of confidence and easy charm in the courtroom is always apparent, and he knows how to use both to the benefit of his clients.
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I refer people needing criminal and personal injury services to Attorney Jess Matsuda. Jess is smart, well-liked, and respected by colleagues. He handles cases with diligence. With his successes, it’s no surprise that Jess was a chosen guest speaker in the 2012 Leadership Symposium for high school students throughout Clark County. I endorse this attorney.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top One Percent||Nation's Top One Percent||2015|
|10 Best Under 40||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Premier 100||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Lead Counsel Rated||Lead Counsel||2014|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Best of Las Vegas, Criminal Defense||Best Businesses||2014|
|Founder/Attorney||Matsuda & Associates, Ltd.||2008 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Attorney General's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|Lead Counsel||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Nevada Justice Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|State of Nevada vs. J.J.||Charges reduced to 1 count of misdemeanor battery|
|State of Nevada v.s. A.C.||Jury trial, found not guilty|
|State v. V.A.||Jury Trial; Not Guilty|
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|W. Michigan University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Chaminade University||Criminal Justice - English||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|APAYLS||Paper Tigers No More||2012|