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Robert M. Draskovich

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.6   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2021

About Robert

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Robert M. Draskovich has broken new ground in courtrooms across the country. In
seemingly impossible cases, he has confounded courtroom observers with complete
acquittals. In representing clients ranging from a CEO of a large publicly traded company
to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, Mr. Draskovich has pioneered a
methodology of combining Science with the Art of Persuasion. His extensive knowledge
of the Science of Addiction has played a significant role in many of his cases. He is highly
sought as a legal commentator and has given his opinion for the NBC Nightly News, The
New York Times, CNN, and Fox 5 News. Mr. Draskovich handles all matters in both
State and Federal Courts.

 

Location

The Draskovich Law Group
815 S Casino Center Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by peter | January 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank Heaven For Robert M Draskovich LV Lawyer
How about being 71 year old man facing 4 to 6 years in federal pen. For counterfeiting , not money selling knock off hand bags . After the oxygen and heart paddles were applied a friend said this is the name of the lawyer that can save you. ROBERT M DRASKOVICH, This attorney did what he said and even saved my marriage at the same time. RMD is only way to go in this town,
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You are in the best hands!
He saved my life and I will never forget the incredible job he did on my behalf.
Posted by Jesus | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elite Attorney
I don't normally leave reviews, but for Robert Draskovich and his Staff I could write a whole book. We hired Draskovich after interviewing several different Attorneys prior to discovering Draskovich, not only did Draskovich charge just a fraction of what some other high profile Attorneys did, he just seemed more interested in our case than the others aswell, and it also helped to know he was Bilingual. If anyone needs more proof of just how good he is, simply walk into his Law Firm and witness how many awards and achievements are under his name. He can also be found in Top 100 Trial Layers, a prestige achievement in itself as only the distinguished Elites are found there, in addition he can also be found in other various Top Attorney list without fail. I was facing very serious Felonies and didn't know what to expect, other than me knowing I was innocent and needed someone great on my team. I choose correctly as I would later bare witness that he was highly respected among his peers aswell as people involved with the case. Everyone described him simply as "The Best" and one person even called him a Genius at work. I will for ever be forever grateful for the Draskovich Law Firm and all his amazing staff, for giving me and my Family my life back. I don't ever want to be in any legal trouble again, but if I do I know exactly who I want in my side.
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Posted by Alan | April 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Career saver
Falsely accused of a crime, which jeopardized my career, I turned to the best attorney in the state of Nevada, Robert Draskovich. He prepared a brilliant power point presentation that detailed major flaws in the charges against me and, after showing this to the District Attorney and members of the DA's office, the charges were dropped and my career saved. Not only am I deeply grateful for the way Mr. Draskovich successfully handled my case, but I thank members of his superb staff, especially Michael Horvath, who expertly assisted him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fighter in your corner
Mr. Draskovich is the pit bull you need. I started with a different attorney and saw a night and day difference once I switched to Mr. Draskovich. Much more aggressive and professional. He is always composed, thorough in his preparation and defense strategy, knowledgeable and not afraid to “take it to the mat” which was one of my favorite quotes. Highly recommend
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Posted by Sean | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Draskovich Law Group is the best...
I hired Robert Draskovich to represent me in a federal fraud investigation. His knowledge of the law and his staff are impressive. No nonsense, professional representation from beginning to the end of this ordeal was excellent. Mr. Draskovich made himself readily available to meet with me in person in his office but would not discuss my case over the phone. As a result of his sound representation I was not charged. This attorney and his firm is the real deal.
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Posted by Karen | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney. Knowledgeable.
We consulted with Mr Draskovich after our sons arrest for very serious charges with possible prison time. He was falsely accused and we were very nervous and scared for what could possibly happen. We hired Mr Draskovich and confident he knew what to do. Our sons case was dismissed after the accuser failed to show. The State wanted to continue and Mr Draskovich got charges dismissed. Thank you Mr Draskovich. You are awesome. I'm confident if had my son gone to trial Mr Draskovich would done a great job and get the same results.
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Posted by John | June 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This Lawyer Saved My Life
I was charged with a sexual offense last year for something that happened during a block party. I didn’t do what she said I did. My family hired Mr. Draskovich to represent me and it was a sacrifice. After what seemed like a dozen appearances and a pretrial preliminary hearing, the Judge dismissed my case. Because of Mr. Draskovich’s cross examination of the woman charging me, and her two friends the way he did, and then showing her text messages to the Judge, all charges against me were dropped. I got my life back because we hired the best lawyer for my case.
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Posted by Randy | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Damn Attorney in this Valley... PERIOD
Mr. Robert M. Draskovich -- I hired himto help me resolve a serious issue with the State of Nevada. When no other lawyer in this town knew what to do, Mr. Draskovich stepped in and took charge. We were in and out of the court room in less than 15 minutes. It was very obvious to me that both the Judge and the State's attorney had the highest level of respect for him. Because of how he prepared and presented the case, the Judge ruled in favor of me. Mr. Draskovich gave me a big part of my life back - I will be forever grateful for his help. At the conclusion of the hearing, a State officer came up to me and acknowledged that I chose the right guy for the job. I could not agree more. Thank you Mr. Draskovich.
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Posted by eric | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
reputable eye of truth
Mr. Draskovich has definitely got his hands full. Being awarded best attorney in 2010, one can understand his thorough understanding of the law. Even though he may not be able to return calls all the time, remember that his job is the sword protecting his clients. A bit frustrating at times, Mr. Draskovich and team are dedicated to each case. I, for one, believe and trust what my team is doing for me. The best lawyers aren't in the office, they are battling it out during litigation and building solid instruments to curve justice toward equality and applicable to both plaintiff and defendant. The law applies to all, not just the accused. Thank you Turco & Draskovich. Your friend Archie.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!!!!
Before I hired Bob, I was using another attorney that was not getting any progress with my case. Bob stepped in and got me out of a big jamb just like he promised. I wish I had found Bob earlier and I recommend him to everyone who needs a great criminal law attorney.
Posted by Jay | October 22, 2013
Serious Lawyer
Extremely good in court. More worried about beating the charges than being my best friend. I was facing eight felonies (one a potential life sentence). Because of Draskovich I walked on all eight. I've hired other lawyers in the past. Best lawyer by far.
Posted by Josh | October 8, 2013
Very knowledgable, he helped me so much
Mr. Draskovich has handled two cases for me now and both times I was totally relieved by his level of knowledge and his application of the knowledge to my case. He is a busy man and I believe it's because he is so good at what he does, so you have to be willing to schedule your appointments and make them rather than calling on a whim and being upset if he is busy. I like his staff, they are friendly and also patient. His partner John Turco was also willing to help when Robert was unavailable. Thank you guys for doing such a good job for me!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2013
Best Defense Attorney in town
Robert Draskovich is a well respected, professional attorney. Hiring Robert guarantees you the best defense you can get. I am some what of a needy client, sometimes requiring a lot of one on one attention from my attorney. He has now represented me on multiple cases and still always gives me the time and respect and personal attention I require. He came highly recommended to me and I'm highly recommending him to you.
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Posted by Edgar | February 1, 2013
Best lawyer ever!!
Mr. Draskovich has handle multiple cases for me stemming from probation violation all of which he got dismissed and he even represented me on my release from lifetime supervision. Robert is rank one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the US and his time like most lawyers is very valuable and very busy. If you have had multiple dealing with attorneys as I have you will find most of the preliminary documents and court appearances are handled by a paralegal or assistant attorney as is the case with Mr. Draskovich. Thus he can be difficult to pin down or get a call back however on the date of any hearing with potential significant to my case he was present and had a great rappor with judge and other attorneys. His experience and knowledge and priceless and well worth whatever he charges you...
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Posted by Gregory | January 16, 2013
CEO/Owner-Nothing over 99 cents--Multiple locations of chain dollar stores.
Robert Draskovich, is pithy, prudent, professional and creative, with a working knowledge of the protocol his profession demands. Folks, this guy cleans up what the other so-called "best" lawyer's can't achieve!!! He should charge about seven times the amount that he request's, because he's that good! Look at his record along with his achievement's because in just !5 short year's he's set a new bar for the rest of the world to reach. I will be retaining him for an illegal search and seizure case this week ending 01/19/2013.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Inaccessible by phone, dishonest reassurances, hire at your own risk!
My wife and I hired Turco and Drascovich after being quoted $7500 for their services when another firm had quoted us $12,000. We jumped at the price difference! I was facing 5 felony charges for sex crimes I did not commit. When I met Turco for the first time in Court, he asked me how much I could afford for bail. I told him my wife and I don't actually have any money, but if we were to max out our credit cards, we could probably manage at max 50k, but that would completely max us out without leaving us anything to live off of. During bail discussions, the Judge made several comments to which Turco had no answers or retorts. After the DA suggested their bail amount to the Judge, Turco suggested 50k ... That was his first starting offer. No room for negotiation or anything. The Judge accepted Turco's offer and I was left slack-jawed in disbelief. He offered my absolute max as his first offer. Fortunately, Turco was just the stand-in for Robert Drascovich that day. I mean the firm is named after Drascovich, right? I had much higher expectations for Robert. Our first visit with Robert Drascovich left my wife and I feeling incredibly uneasy. He didn't want to hear a single detail about our case. He just tried to assure us that he has handled many cases like ours and we had nothing to worry about. How can you make such assurances without knowing anything about our case? Our unease only grew. We could never actually reach Drascovich on the phone himself, only relayed messages through one of his secretaries, secretaries whom never even identify themselves by name when you call, but merely answer with the two words, "Attourney's office." Drascovich suggested on our first visit that we hire a P.I. named Ken Hardy. We paid Ken Hardy $1500 who said he was doing us a favor by lowering his normal rate to $75 an hour, yet wasted the first two hours just reading my charges and the the statements against me when he met me at my apartment. I am not illiterate. I could have read all of that for myself. Long story short, Drascovich continued to reassure us that everything would be ok. He said he was confident our case would not go to District Court. Still, he never asked about any details about the case and told us there's no point in us telling him anything until it's time because he has so many other cases. The big ka-boom was dropped the day right before my pre-trial hearing. I called his secretary the day before to schedule a meeting because my pre-trial was coming up and he had still yet to even contact me to hear anything about the case. If I had not called, would my pre-trial have been arranged without even a single strategy meeting with Robert? The day RIGHT before my pre-trial, Robert told my wife and I that he had reviewed our case and there was only a one in a thousand chance that our trial is not going to District Court. This was after assuring us from the beginning that our case would most likely be settled before reaching District Court. He also said that his prices had recently increased. How convenient... I asked Robert how much to continue. He said 40 grand. I told him that much was nowhere even near the realm of what we could afford. So he asked if we had any family that could afford it... I have since asked two other lawyers for advice concerning this amount and they both said it was incredibly high for the type of case. On the day of the pre-trial arraignment, he couldn't even remember my daughter's name, who is an important person for my defense. He didn't even ask the accuser any questions with the ammo my wife and I had supplied him. I have since gone with a public defender to handle the rest of my case. That P.I Drascovich had me hire for $1500? He never questioned a single person. My witness told me he never contacted him. He stopped responding to my texts as well. Do NOT hire this firm!
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Response from Robert Draskovich May 24, 2019
Mr. Pham, We realize that being charged with sexual abuse against a child is truly an upsetting and stressful predicament. However, posting a false review does not help your current state of affairs. We have attempted to reach out to you to address your concerns and you have not responded to our attempts. In your case, The State of Nevada vs. Billy Pham, Case #: 18-F21123X, I made a number of appearances on your behalf concerning your bail and the conditions of your release on 12/18/18, 1/14/19, and 2/13/19. While I was able to modify the conditions imposed upon you, Judge Tobiasson lamented that she had imposed an insufficient bail amount considering the 12 life sentences you are facing. I met personally with you and your “wife” on 11/26/18, 12/12/18, 2/12/19, 2/20/19, and 3/4/19 to discuss how to appropriately defend you against these charges. Prior to retaining my firm, you admitted to police that you had kissed your 9-year-old neighbor on the lips with an open mouth and that this 9-year-old girl was sexually “attracted” to you, a 40-year-old man. Nevertheless, I was able to negotiate your case to a reduced charge of coercion and a sentence of probation. After a lengthy preliminary hearing, you rejected the State’s offer of a probationary sentence, which is your right. Our firm then quoted you a trial fee of $40,000, which is reasonable considering the circumstances of your case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
I hired this lawyer to represent me............Do your homework..........Beware
I hired, Robert M. Draskovich, for a DUI4 with SBH. This attorney made a lot of promises, but after he was paid 2,500 he never returned my calls. I went into the office and I asked him if he had defended people for the same exact charges and he assured me that he had defended many clients for the same issue. I made it very clear that he needed to speak Spanish and provide and make sure he requests an interpreter in the court room. I made it very clear that he had to have constant communication with me. This attorney never returned my calls. I could not get the office to return my calls. The first court date I called the office and they gave me the wrong date and they said if it is not the correct date Robert Draskovich will call you. No calls of course. The day of court he did not request an interpreter and he did not speak Spanish. I would not recommend this attorney. This attorney had zero skills in the courtroom. Robert Draskovich stood up and started stuttering and turning red, lost his thought and ended up walking off, he walked back and instead of asking for minimum time he said well you know how to sentence judge you have been doing this for a long time. Robert did not fight, argue, negotiate at all, he was shaking and looked as if he was hung over himself. This lawyer tried to tell me he may be able to win simply because he knew all the judges and I was not sure what to think about that. I am not bitter or upset because he was defeated in court I was just astonished that he did not do anything in court and he even allowed the Prosecutors office to give evidence that was not correct. Robert Draskovich had almost 2 months to get to know the entire case and he should of known the facts. Please do not use this attorney. With first time offenses I am sure he could be of some use, but any attorney could do the same thing. If you are looking for someone who is good in the courtroom and actually returns your calls this is not the attorney for you. I called and asked questions after the court hearing and still no calls back. I finally got a hold of the receptionist and she was rude. They took my money and ran.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Public Reprimand issued in NV, 2021
updated on 02/22/2022

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Pattern Criminal Jury
  • Jury Panel Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Attorneys in Nevada
  • Las Vegas Life Magazine's
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Top Attorneys in Nevada
  • Las Vegas Life Magazine's
  • 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on opposite sides of a case from Mr. Draskovich, as well as both working in criminal defense. He is a tough opponent and a fantastic attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Robert Draskovich when I was a federal prosecutor. He's extremely bright, tenacious and very skilled in the courtroom. If you're facing criminal charges, Robert is one of the best lawyers you can find. He is simply the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is one of the few attorneys who I will seek out to discuss my cases. I value his judgment tremendously. One of the best attorneys in Las Vegas!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Serious lawyer for serious charges. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Drskovich is regarded as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Nevada."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Other
"Robert Draskovich is a criminal defense attorney that has developed a reputation for success. If a criminal offender comes to us in need of legal assistance in Nevada, we recommend Robert."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a great attorney with a well-deserved reputation in the legal community. He is on the short list of people I would hire if I were charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was fortunate to work on a case with Robert. Our clients walked in large part it was due to the cross examination the Robert delivered on one of the federal agents. Robert is one of the top five criminal lawyers in Las Vegas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is an experienced, dedicated and fearless attorney who has a hard-earned reputation in Las Vegas for handling many of the biggest, most difficult criminal cases. For matters involving serious sex crimes, attorneys in the local criminal defense community trust Robert and his guidance. He has a confident control of the courtroom and works his way methodically through complicated, emotional cases with steely resolve."
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Las Vegas Criminal defense Lawyer Robert M. Draskovich
Robert M. Draskovich
Criminal defense Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 26 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details