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Joshua L. Tomsheck

also known as Josh Tomsheck

About me



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


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert G Rehkemper III

    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.


    Robert Rehkemper DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bill A. Berrett

    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.


    Bill Berrett Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hofland & Tomsheck

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerAmerican Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial AdvocacyState Bar of Nevada2012
Board Certified in Criminal LawThe National Board of Trial Advocacy Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification2012
Top 100American Society of Legal Advocates2012
Top Lawyer - Personal InjuryVegas Inc.2012
Top Lawyer - Criminal DefenseVegas Inc.2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Certified EthicalAttorney Guide2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Certificate of Completion - DWI - "Defending with Ingenuity"NACDL/NCDD2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Certified EthicalAttorney Guide2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
National Finalist and Runner Up - STAC Trial CompetitionATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)2004
Order of the Barristers - HonoreeOrder of the Barristers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHofland & Tomsheck2011 - Present
Chief Deputy District AttorneyClark County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Justice AssociationMember2011 - Present
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Nevada State BarMember2005 - Present
Order of the BarristersMember2004 - Present
C. Edwin Moore American Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
St Ambrose UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Asked & Answered Co-HostLegal Advice Radio Show2012
Asked & Answered Co-HostLegal Advice Radio Show2011
In Service Training AcademyConstitutional Law2009
CSI Junior Agent Camp - Summer SessionForensic Science in Homicide Cases2008
Clark County District Attorney's Office - Deputy Training ProgramDirect and Cross Examination2008