I take the police and prosecutors to task, and I never stop fighting for your rights.Arrests are only the start of a case. We do everything possible to keep convictions off your record.Our firm has an impressive record of getting many DUI cases reduced to reckless driving.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Three Best Rated||2017|
|10 Best Attorney (Nevada)||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer (Nevada)||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|magna cum laude||William S. Boyd School of Law||2008|
|Associate||Las Vegas Defense Group||2017 - Present|
|Attorney||Mortenson & Rafie, LLP||2016 - 2017|
|Lead Associate Attorney||Las Vegas Defense Group||2010 - 2015|
|Clerk||Rands, South & Gardner||2007 - 2007|
|extern||Clark County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NADCL)||Member||2010 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|NV v. L.C.||ATTEMPTED MURDER REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR NEW TRIAL.|
|NV v. Barral||RAPE CONVICTIONS REVERSED; NEW TRIAL ORDERED|
|NV v. Aaron H||NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR RAPE|
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|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2008|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Education||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases||Sexual Assault Defense||2013|
Posted by Jason
After the public defender assumed i was guilty and did not want to fight in court i placed a call to LVCD and was treaded as innocent right from the start. Michael and Daniel Young both treated my case as a high profile case. They kept me in the information circle, i felt very comfortable and prepared in court. They had a very extensive knowledge of the case and was able to pick out the D.A.'s witnesses lies without hesitation.Bottom line they there job very well. Michaels closing argument showed a very high level of intellect, intelligence, confidence, and the upmost respect for me the defendent and the courts aswell.
Posted by Nancy Haase
He is firm, direct,confident, specific.. He will asked few strong questions to get window to one case.He will explained things what, would, could and at the end he will leave all the deciding factor to the clients. Very knowledgeable and well educated.Whenever him and I have meeting of the mind in to what the deciding factor to the case he will give me all the what, would. could of.. And if one client is confuse before speaking to him after talking to him you would built confident and understand all the facts.You no longer in anyway confused. You will then feel confident he is in your side. And happy you have found them.He will wait for your answer. Most of the time i asked him what will he do.. He will respond in a calm voice in a slight grinned face he wish he could make things easy for me ..but he do not have the crystal ball as he wish.. However.. this is why we are here to make sure you are well represented to the fullest of our ability and capabilities. Once again he will allowed his client to make their deciding factor into the case. This make me relaxed and get strong to stand and believe i have the right lawyers.So I will have the confident I will be making the right moved, .No nonsense, direct, strong and ready to stand for my behalf.
I'm lucky to have met them and doing business with them.. We always have the meeting of the minds before the case begin and allowed me to feel everything is in motion and everyone is all inn for my benefits this i feel in my heart I then sit quietly and confidently i got the best of their heart and services.This is what best money can buy,,Yet..I got it all.. FREE of charge. Imagine the immaculate dedication will pour from them toward winning your freedom. Thank you.God Bless you all.. May all your work be out there and guiding light direct you always. I can only hope in due time i can provide same to others.. If have any further questions please ask my lawyers of my telephone and email. Feel free to ask. open to the the public..
Posted by Lachlan
We realised our case was a small matter and being a long way away from L.V.meant probably had a few extra concerns ( e.g when other people started being involved in our case and we had never had prior contact so not certain how well prepared they were and who then was our contact ) but happy that ultimately requisite attention was provided and outcome was as sought.
Case mg'r role to liaise with clients on non legal matters was both a useful and necessary split of responsibilities
Posted by anonymous
I got in a little trouble in Vegas on a boys weekend. I was a first time offender which helped but Michael was able to get my felony charge dismissed. He was also able to seal my records and this was very important to me for future employement background checks. Michael communicated expectations during the entire process and was very responsive via email and phone calls. Michael's staff (Nancy) was also very helpful. After each court appearance, Michael would send me an email update which I appreciated. He also offered a flexable payment schedule. I felt like I was in good hands throughout the entire process. I would definately reccomend Michael to anyone in need without hesitation.
Posted by BillyJoe
Michael Castillo has always been ready to help. He's a great lawyer that knows what he's doing.
I know I can always call him if I ever get into any trouble. I'm glad to know he has my back in court.
Posted by Josh
Mr. Young worked on my DUI case and I was extremely amazed with is analysis of my case and his ability to break down facts pertaining to the case. Mr. Young is extremely professional and excels in communication which is extremely important for clients such as myself who always want to know what’s going on. I must mention his punctuality for meetings and court cases. A lot of attorneys are quick headed and in my opinion don’t spend an adequate amount of time listening to their clients. Mr. Young not only listens, but it’s obvious he thinks about what you said prior to answering, rather than giving the quick answer without listening fully to your question, I was extremely amazed how personalized my service was. Mr. Young showed up 45 minutes before my case to discuss options which is something I rarely witness. As far as Nevada Laws goes, Mr. Young is up to date and has taught me a few things that I didn't know. I thought I researched everything pertaining to DUI laws, however, I was quite surprised and extremely impressed with the additional information that I have learned. If you're stuck in a DUI mess don't go at it alone.
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