I take the police and prosecutors to task, and I never stop fighting for your rights.
Las Vegas Defense Group was voted "Best Criminal Defense Firm Gold Winner" for 2018 and 2017 in Las Vegas Review-Journal's annual Best of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Castillo began his legal career as an extern with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, where he learned up close how the prosecution operates. Now he can anticipate their stategies in order to provide a more proactive defense for his clients.
Michael Castillo's practice extends to both the trial and appellate levels, and he has experience in all areas of criminal defense law including traffic tickets, DUI, drug offenses such as drug possession, and sex crimes such as sexual assault such as lewdness with a child and open and gross lewdness.
Michael Castillo usually achieves favorable case resolutions (such as charge reductions or dismissals in criminal defense cases or hefty settlements in personal injury cases) without having to go to trial. But if trial is necessary, he is an experienced courtroom attorney with "not guilty" verdicts to his credit.
Mr. Castillo is a member of the American Bar Association and the Clark County Bar Association. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys recognized him as a Top 10 attorney in Nevada, and the National Trial Lawyers recognized him as a Top 100 attorney in Nevada. He represents clients all throughout Nevada.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2018|
|Best DUI Lawyers in Las Vegas||Expertise||2018|
|Top 100 Lawyers||MYVEGAS Magazine||2018|
|Perfect 10 Rating||Avvo||2018|
|Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Gold Winner||Las Vegas Review-Journal "Best of Las Vegas"||2018|
|Top Lawyers||Three Best Rated||2017|
|10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2017|
|Best Criminal Defense Firm Gold Winner||Las Vegas Review-Journal "Best of Las Vegas"||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|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||Juris Doctorate||2008|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases||Sexual Assault Defense||2013|
|NV v. M.C.||TWO FELONIES TO BE REDUCED TO GROSS MISDEMEANOR|
|NV v. A.H.||TWO FELONIES REDUCED TO GROSS MISDEMEANOR|
|NV V. L.B.||7 LEWDNESS WITH A CHILD FELONIES AND 6 GROSS MISDEMEANORS REDUCED TO ONE NON-SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE CONVICTION|
|NV v. J.S.||NOT GUILTY OF BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE|
|City v. JB||FELONY DRUG POSSESSION DISMISSED|
|State v. F.Z.||FELONY ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON DISMISSED|
|NV v. Nathan D.||PROBATION REINSTATED|
|NV v. Linda 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|
|NV v. Jennifer M||DISMISSED SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION|
|NV v. Christian P.||NOT GUILTY FELONY BATTERY WITH SERIOUS INJURY|
|NV v. Leopolod G.||NOT GUILTY LUDE AND LASCIVIOUS- HUNG JURY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT|
|NV v. Jenyfer P.||DISMISSED PETIT LARCENY|
|NV v. Daryal T.||NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS|
|NV v. Barth S.||DISMISSED PETIT LARCENY|
|NV v. John R.||NOT GUILTY KIDNAPPING|
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