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Joshua L. Tomsheck

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.7   40 reviews

also known as Josh Tomsheck


Licensed for 18 years

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BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL SPECIALIST - FORMER CHIEF DEPUTY DA - LET JOSH FIGHT FOR YOU!

EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY WITH OVER 150 TRIALS TO VERDICT

 

Josh is a Partner in the firm of Hofland & Tomsheck, committed to the representation of the less fortunate, whether they be unjustly injured by others or charged with crimes.

 

Josh is a former Chief Deputy District Attorney, where he was assigned to the Major Violators Unit of the Clark County (Las Vegas) D.A.'s Office, specializing in violent felonies involving firearms. He has argued cases all over Nevada, including appearing numerous times before the Nevada Supreme Court.

 

Josh’s experience includes serving as the lead trial attorney in the most serious of cases, including Capital Murder, Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Robbery, Drug Charges including Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Habitual Criminal and Gun Crimes. Josh has also litigated, and taken to trial, dozens of cases involving drunk driving or domestic battery charges.  Attorney Tomsheck has been recognized as one of the best criminal trial lawyers in the State of Nevada and is one of only three (3) attorneys statewide currently recognized as a certified specialist in criminal trial law.  Mr. Tomsheck is Nationally Board Certified as a criminal trial advocate, one of only five (5) lawyers in all of Nevada to hold such a certification. 

 

In addition to being one of the most experienced Criminal Trial Attorneys in the State of Nevada, Attorney Tomsheck has extensive experience in the Civil arena as well.  Mr. Tomsheck has served as lead trial counsel in numerous matters, including Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident and Medical Malpractice Cases.  In the tireless representation of those injured due to the actions or inactions of others, Mr. Tomsheck's law firm has recovered millions of dollars for their clients.  Mr. Tomsheck's performance in these complex matters is one of the reasons he has been named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Nevada.  

 

Josh has been the trial attorney in numerous cases featured on local and national television including “48 Hours Mystery” and gavel to gavel trial coverage on “InSession” (formerly CourtTV).

 

Whether you have been injured in an accident, hurt by the negligence of others, or charged with a crime, Josh’s experience in the Courtroom and willingness to fight for you could be your most valuable asset at the toughest time in your life. If you are fighting for the compensation you deserve or against the jail time you don't, call Josh today

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Licensed for 18 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Hofland & Tomsheck
228 South 4th Street
First Floor
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2011
Great experience.
Hired him on a criminal case for my son and he did just a great job. Very happy with outcome.
Posted by M. | July 5, 2011
Josh is the best
I am from the East coast. I hired Josh to represent me on a violent crime charge I picked up while on a vacation to Vegas. Josh was aggressive in getting in front of the case and got it totally dismissed. Then he got it sealed. In my case, what happened in Vegas STAYED in Vegas!
Posted by Joseph D | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Fantastic Attorney, Josh was able to get my case not just dismissed but denied meaning no charges against me at all. They were straight forward and guided me on what I needed to do in order to get this past me. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Kathy | May 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved our son
Are family was in a storm of a life time, are son was accused of a very serious crime, and we didn’t know where to turn. A friend of the family had a friend that had led us to Joshua Tomsheck. From the first moment we talked with Joshua, he put are minds at ease. After months of working And guiding with our son in the right way to handle this case, Joshua was able to get this case dismissed. Thank you Joshua Tomsheck from the bottom of our hearts for saving our sons life. We thank God for you coming in to our life’s at this very scary time. You truly are God sent. Our family will always lift you up in our prayers, and we can’t forget Brittany for all her herd work right along side of Joshua keeping us informed step by step. God bless you all
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Posted by Brady | May 26, 2020
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This man saved my life
I never had any experiences with the justice system, and came to a point where I was dealing with a extremely serious case. I am very blessed to have found Josh and have him working on my side. I'm not sure how many other attorneys would have took the appropriate steps and fought for me the way he did. I with out a doubt would suggest this office to anybody going through a situation where they are in need of a good attorney. I trusted this man with my life and could not be more grateful for the outcome.
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Posted by Raymond | March 26, 2020
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Las Vegas
Mr. Josh Tomsheck is one of the very best if not the best Criminal Defense attorney in Las Vegas. He got me the absolute best possible outcome given the very serious nature of my charges. Mr. Tomsheck was professional and caring. Lastly, his rates are extremely reasonable compared to some of the other top Criminal Defense attorneys in Las Vegas. If you or a love one are ever in trouble call Mr. Tomsheck. I highly recommend him. His hard work has forever changed my life. I'm so very happy and appreciative. Thank you sir.
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Posted by Travis | October 1, 2018
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Best of the best
I was 100% satisfied/impressed. Couldn’t have been happier. Worth the cost. Saved my future. Made me feel stress free from the moment we spoke. Very great person/attorney. Don’t hesitate to spend the extra money to have someone like josh a true professional handle your case.
Posted by Ken | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Someone you can count on.
I secured the services of Attorney Tomsheck to represented my daughter in a Felony DUI. The charges brought mandatory prison time but from Mr. Tomscheck's efforts and ability to articulate why my daughter should not get the suggested time of the DA was she able to receive a reduced sentence. At the time he was representing my daughter he did have several high profile cases, but we never felt like he did not have time for us and all of our questions. Josh has offered to help with continuing circumstances that might come arise in the future. It is said that good organizations get that way due to those at the top and this is indicative of his administrative staff, "Best Seen To Date"! I send an email and hardly before I send it it is coming back with an answer or that they have the questions and will get the answer. They bend over backwards to assist you and make you feel like you are important and not just another number as some Firms do. None of us want to ever have to retain an Attorney but if you do, no need to throw good money to bad. Hire Josh and his Firm and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
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Huge Relief and Total Success
Josh and his firm successfully sorted out a very difficult case for our family with ease and understanding. The potential nightmare multiple felony charges were all dropped due to Josh's smart work, influence and relationships. We interviewed 6 firms and were extremely happy that we didn't select a lesser experienced, low cost provider. We are grateful to Josh and his team for a superb outcome to what began as a nasty nightmare. If you have a case you need to win--Hire Josh Tomsheck!!
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Posted by Don | March 31, 2018
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Forever Grateful
I am forever indebted. I am so grateful for the job that you guys have done. I feel terrible for those that can not afford the service you provided, or don't realize how worth while it is. The charges against me had the potential to redirect a life that I quite enjoy, others appreciate, and that I consider to have a nice trajectory. I'm grateful for the ability to continue down the path I was headed and not spend the rest of my life struggling to be considered credible. I don't know how you guys feel about me or the work that you do. I imagine that it is difficult to decide who is or isn't worthy of the service you provide. In my cost benefit calculator the future is not as predictable as probabilities might foretell. That is to say that the most repulsive might become the most revered, and the most revered might be steered toward the worst at any moment due to any trigger. Regardless, while I could be wrong about which I might be or become, I am optimistic and like to think that I'll be one of the people that help you feel good about the work you do. I am grateful. My family is grateful. My friends are grateful. I will encounter and affect others that will in part have you to thank. Thank you! Thank you so incredibly much.
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Posted by Ashley | December 21, 2017
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The best
I hired Mr.Tomscheck for my criminal case in las vegas that occurred while I was on vacation. I live out of state, so for me to have someone that I trusted and would represent me hours away was essential. Mr.tomscheck was confident, knowledgeable about all dealings with my case. In the end I was very please with the outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Tomscheck and his staff. Very satisfied!
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Posted by Chris | December 19, 2017
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Got it done!
I was referred to Josh Tomsheck after being arrested for multiple felonies and misdemeanors related to marijuana “crimes”. Josh and his team went above and beyond for over 18 months working the best deal possible for me. Josh never took a shortcut or took the easier path. He worked his connections to accomplish what was always best for me and I was able to walk away with a single misdemeanor. If you want the peace of mind knowing that your attorney is actively working for your future, Josh is your guy! Wouldn’t put my freedom in any other attorney’s hands in this town! Forever grateful.
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Posted by Jeffrey | December 8, 2017
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Las Vegas Finest
I felt very confident by my case being handled by Josh Tomsheck! His assistant Adrienne had wonderful communication skills she kept me on top of every aspect of the case! They made me feel very relaxed and very comfortable. I would recommend this law firm to anyone !
Posted by Yolanda | December 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence in the Law
Josh Tomsheck worked on my case like a true professional, he was very thorough in his presentation to the judge on my behalf and won my criminal case. He was well prepared for court at every appearance and kept me informed about my case sending me copies of all my files. His staff is very helpful and courteous, they took care of any questions about my case and actually returned calls and emails. I would recommend this attorney to family and friends and use his expertise again. I am extremely satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Gustavo Z | July 31, 2017
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Excellent lawyer
I hired Mr. Joshua Tomsheck for a DUI case, and I got the best possible result.
Posted by Cassie | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my step-father's life
The title of this review is not an over-statement. Josh, Adrienne and the rest of his staff saved my step-father's life. He suffers from dementia and found himself facing a lengthy prison term due to a shift in his behaviors resulting from his medical condition. He would not have survived. Josh stepped in and in his calm, effective and highly professional way worked within the system to come up w/ a solution that satisfied the judge's concerns, protecting the citizens of NV but also my step-father. Josh and staff worked a miracle and I'm thankful each day that we found them when we did. His office communicated with me through each step of the process and his fees were very, very reasonable. A five-star rating isn't enough to show our gratitude. If you find yourself or a loved one needing assistance in Nevada with a criminal defense issue you will find no one better than Josh Tomsheck.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
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Excellent attorney - Highly Recommended
Josh helped me with a battery charge while I was visiting Vegas. He got the case dismissed and I am so glad I was able to hire him. His advice and attention to detail was exceptional.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
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Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer for a minor
We hired Joshua Tomsheck to defend my son, a minor, against assault and battery charges. Joshua Tomsheck came highly recommended by someone from the District Attorney’s office. His reputation precedes him and rightfully so. We sought Joshua’s advice after charges were brought up against my son. I should have hired Joshua before the police questioned my son. He arranged for his release from the juvenile detention center within 24 hours of arrest. Joshua took the time to walk us through each step of the process. More importantly, Joshua kept us abreast on his progress and prepared us for possible results which alleviated the extreme anxiety associated with the welfare of our child. My son’s future was at stake and Joshua delivered. Joshua met with the District Attorney to discuss the evidence which resulted in his case dismissal. Our family is fortunate that Joshua Tomsheck represented my son. Joshua works well with teenagers. In fact, my son holds the utmost respect and admiration for Joshua.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2017
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I wouldn't trust anyone else
Josh is an amazing attorney. He is confident, intelligent, respectful and just a great person who you can trust. When he started our case we were very unsure of the outcome but with his expertise we were given a second chance. Josh thanks for all you have done for my family. We wouldn't use anyone else. You are the best!!
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Posted by Michele L. | January 11, 2017
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Exceptional Attorney - The Absolute BEST!!!
It's difficult to determine who to hire as an attorney, less lonely entrust with legal matters. Hiring Attorney Joshua Tomsheck was one of the BEST decisions my family could have made. He was able to put hope in a hopeless situation. His professionalism and ability to handle our legal matters set the standards by which other attorneys should be measured. Attorney Tomsheck didn't make us feel like we were a source of income. He showed GENUINE compassion, never misguided us, was honest and upfront, and communicated with us as often as it took. My family was made to feel as though we were literally a part of his family, which speaks volumes of his character! In addition, the office staff is a reflection of Attorney Tomsheck. Adrienne was equally compassionate about our situation, kind, loving and just as professional! I would recommend to others who are in need of legal counsel, to contact Attorney Tomsheck. He's the BEST, GENUINE, PROFESSIONAL, WORLD CLASS Attorney you will ever find!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hofland & Tomsheck
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Clark County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2011

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • St Ambrose University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State of Nevada v. "client M"
  • Dismissed
  • State of Nevada v. "client J"
  • Dismissed
  • State of Nevada v. "client T"
  • Reduced to simple misdemeanor
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • American Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certified Ethical
  • Attorney Guide
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2012
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law
  • The National Board of Trial Advocacy Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • 2012
  • Top 100
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certified Ethical
  • Attorney Guide
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion - DWI - "Defending with Ingenuity"
  • NACDL/NCDD
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • National Finalist and Runner Up - STAC Trial Competition
  • ATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • 2004
  • Order of the Barristers - Honoree
  • Order of the Barristers
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Academy
  • Opening Statement
  • 2017
  • In Service Training Academy
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2009
  • Clark County District Attorney's Office - Deputy Training Program
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2008
  • CSI Junior Agent Camp - Summer Session
  • Forensic Science in Homicide Cases
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (21)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Josh since law school. He has distinguished himself as a superb trial attorney in both criminal defense and personal injury cases. As former chief deputy DA in the busiest docket in the State of Nevada, Josh has unparalleled experience that distinguishes him from other attorneys in his field. Few attorney's can truly characterize themselves as "trial attorneys" but Josh is one of those select few. When you freedom is on the line or you have been injured as a result of the actions of another person, there is .one call you should make. Josh Tomscheck."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is a gifted trial attorney. He is one of the bright stars in the Las Vegas legal community. He will be making a big impact on the Nevada legal community for many years to come."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is highly skilled and has earned a reputation as a fantastic attorney. He is well-respected in the legal community, and for good reason. I am impressed by his diligence, organization, and hard work combined with his skill as an orator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joshua for many years and I know him to be a highly skilled and outstanding attorney who I strongly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh for many years. He is one of the premier trial attorneys in this state. He is always working on high profile cases with the utmost professionalism. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tomsheck is an exceptional attorney, particularly in criminal defense. A district court judge and close acquaintance of mine referred to him as one of the best criminal defense attorneys that appears before her, and recalled a time that he obtained a "Not Guilty" verdict against all odds. I highly recommend Mr. Tomsheck."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Tomsheck is a tenacious criminal defense attorney, who will use all the tools at his disposal to achieve his client's goal. A criminal defense client would be well served to have Mr. Thomsheck on his side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I tried my first case against Josh when he was a prosecutor. He was outstanding. Now that he's a criminal defense attorney, his talents shine brighter. If you hire Josh, he will work hard to get you a great result. I highly recommend getting Josh on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Tomsheck is an excellent attorney who knows how to get the best results for his clients. He has extensive experience in criminal law and utilizes that experience to his clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a fantastic lawyer and any client who hires him is lucky to have him. He has proven by his track record that he will do an outstanding job fighting for his client."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is one of the finest attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to know. He is bright, attentive, and skilled. Any client would be in good hands with him as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an expert trial lawyer who has extensive experience and is confident and comfortable in front of a jury. I have seen him many times in court and watched several of his trials, and am always impressed with his professional manner. I endorse Josh to anyone needing a *real* trial lawyer in Las Vegas."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Josh since he was a district attorney. He was definitely one of the smarter prosecutors at his office. Since he's become a criminal defense attorney, he has not hesitated in assisting fellow defense attorneys on issues of law and given value insight on prosecutor's perspective on criminal procedures. I have a great deal of respect for his legal abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh is, without question, one of the best litigators in Clark County. His courtroom presence is second to none. Being a former prosecutor, Josh has an extremely honed ability to see a case for what it is worth and consequently expose any weakness in the government's case to his client's benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh was a fierce prosecutor and has now become of the top defense lawyers. He has quickly put himself on the short list of the top defense lawyers in Las Vegas."
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Las Vegas Criminal defense Lawyer Joshua L. Tomsheck
Joshua L. Tomsheck
Criminal defense Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation