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About me

I have been practicing law for 21 years, and the last 13 of those years have been centered in Las Vegas. I have a passion for criminal defense and personal injury work. Basically, I love to win cases. I am AV rated (the highest rating an attorney can have), and have been named one of the "Best Lawyers in Las Vegas" in numerous publications. I was born and raised in Southern California, and still do a lot of work in California. My goal as an attorney is provide my clients with excellent legal representation, and to build liefelong relationships with my clients.  Nothing is better to me than clients who refer their friends and family to me, confident that i will provide the same excellent representation to the referral that i provide for them. I encourage my client to call me with all their legal issues. If I don't handle the matter myself, I promise to find them a reputable attorney they can trust to handle the matter. My goal with all clients is to have a lifelong relationshp, and for the client to feel comfortable knowing that his or her attorney will always be available to give first rate representation or legal advice.  Whether you have been arrested and charged with a crime, or yu were injured in an accident, know that when you call my office, you are in good hands, and your problem becomes my problem.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Thai

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael R. Pandullo

    Michael Gowdey is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Las Vegas. His style is aggressive and effective, and I've been impressed by his performance in court on several occasions over the years.


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Contact info

815 S Casino Center Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89101-6718

Law Offices of Michael I. Gowdey, Ltd.

815 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in Las VegasMyVegas Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael I. Gowdey, Ltd.1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Las Vegas v. Lawrence BayersNot guilty
State of Nevada v. EstradaDay of trial dismissal of all charges
City of Las Vegas v. Thomas ForrestNot guilty of Domestic Violence
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Diego State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A