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I get results. Put your case in my hands because my track record of getting good results is well established.



I will give you my undivided time and attention. Unlike a big law firm, there are only three attorneys at Paternoster Law Group, LLC. As your case progresses, I will keep you updated and involved. The great benefit of this is that you will always know who is working on your case and never have to wonder which attorney will be showing up at your court date. 



I charge reasonable fees and keep a low case load. With a lower case load, I can spend more of my time working with you, learning your story and resolving your problems.



I have been licensed as an attorney in Nevada since 2008 and have dedicated my practice to helping and representing individuals This means that I know the system and can give great advice about navigating it.


If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime or has been injured in an accident, contact me and let me take the burden of solving your problem off of your shoulders. Put it on my shoulders because I have the experience, training and track record of results to achieve your desired outcome.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    5 years



Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lydia Ellen Crandall

    I endorse this attorney. Lester is a capable and unflappable advocate for his clients.


    Lydia Crandall Family Attorney
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    Lester is one of the most dedicated and zealous attorneys I know, and has an impressive trial practice and track record. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a good lawyer in the Las Vegas area.


    Alexandros Stamoulis
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Paternoster Law Group

400 S. 4th St., Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV, 89101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
David VanBuskirk Community Partnership AwardUNLV Department of Criminal Justice2015
Top LawyerDesert Companion Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Part-time InstructorUNLV2015 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Practice2011 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderClark County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
CoachUNLV CRJ Mock Trial team2013 - Present
Barrister's CouncilDirector of Trial Advocacy2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
BatteryNot Guilty
Domestic ViolenceNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Criminal Law BulletinThe Travelers' Privacy Protection Act: Be Reasonable with My Private Information and Expensive Equipment2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial AdvocacyGraduate2014
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Southern CaliforniaInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CRJ 340The Practice of Criminal Law in Nevada2015