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Adam M. Vander Heyden

DUI and DWI Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   16 reviews

also known as DUI Doctor


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About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Misdemeanors, Felonies (3rd offense, DUI with Death, DUI with Injury), Warrants.

    16 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    Misdemeanors, Gross Misdemeanors, Felonies - Theft, Drug, Battery, Aasault, Domestic Violence, Warrants.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Warrants, Hit and Run, Proof of Insurance, Registration,

    16 years, 50,000 cases

Adam Vander Heyden is originally from Eagle, Wisconsin. After graduating from Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan, he has dedicated himself and his career to helping people through a difficult time in their lives as a criminal defense attorney.

Over the past 6 years, Adam has handled over 1600 DUI cases, resolved over 60,000 traffic tickets, and made thousands of court appearances for his clients. Every day Adam’s focus is on protecting the constitutional rights of Nevada citizens, preventing abuses by the state, and ensuring that one mistake does not cost someone their life, career, or future.

Adam’s passion for criminal law carries over to the rest of his life as well. When he’s not in the courtroom Adam enjoys hiking, reading, playing hockey, and competing in NPC Mens’ Physique competitions. Adam believes firmly that you only get back what you put into something, which is why he puts everything he has into everything he does.

 

If you’re looking for an attorney who will treat your case, your life, with the respect and dedication it deserves then give Adam Vander Heyden a call today.

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Licensed for 15 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/11/2022

Contact Adam

DUI Doctor
6623 Las Vegas Blvd South
Suite #245
Las Vegas, NV, 89119-3296

Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer advocate
Adam is a motivated dedicated professional and advocate for justice he got a Bogus DUI charge dismissed fully for me. He takes the time to explain the process which can effect your life in many ways being charged with this Can’t recommend him enough
Posted by Jessica Hodge | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Amazing service, very responsive and helpful during the process. I would highly recommend. I moved out of state after my dui occurred and Adam made sure I could complete any required courses online, which I preferred anyways. He made sure I was comfortable and understood everything that was going on. Costs were minimal and I would have gladly paid more for such great service.
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Posted by Alex | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly happy that I went with Adam as my lawyer
I was initially very nervous about my case with it being a bit more than your standard DUI case. From the first consultation Adam already had me feeling at ease and explained the entire process in a way that made it far less intimidating. Him and his front desk coworker, Allen, were very professional and always easy to reach for questions. He even gave me a line to text him for times that he wasn't in the office. The case went very smoothly and I couldn't have been a happier customer. If you're concerned with having a good lawyer, look no further!
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Posted by Billy | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI lawyer
Adam took care of my DUI quickly and with no trouble. He had resources for all of the programs I needed, being that I work out of the state 75% of the year. It's nice to not have to worry about doing all of the footwork and wonder if you are getting your money's worth. Very satisfied with his service. Money well spent!
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trusted and experienced attorney
Adam has the vast legal knowledge and skill to effectively handle not only DUI's, but all criminal cases. He carries himself very professionally and has earned the respect of myself, colleagues and judges. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ann | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI Attorney
Adam and his staff handled my case with the utmost professionalism. Adam answered all my questions, discussed my case thoroughly and was always available to speak when I had questions. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Lawson | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I hired Mr. Vander Heyden for a traffic ticket that I received. Not only did he take care of it quickly, he was extremely professional through the process. I would hire Adam again if I every found myself in this situation again!
Posted by Allen | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and hard working
Adam has handled all my traffic tickets since I've been a driver. They were handled swiftly and exceeded my expectations with how low he got my fines, in many cases dismissed all together. He'll be my attorney for life and I recommend anyone who has a need for a lawyer do the same.
Posted by Ryan | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted and reliable attorney
I've used Adam multiple times for a variety of small infractions over the years, going back a few years. He's always provided me with great results, and I always resolve things happily. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Stefanie | October 6, 2014
Passionate Lawyer
To even compare my previous encounters with lawyers, Adam has been the most trustworthy, attentive, informative, and passionate lawyer. He took over a case for me that my previous attorney made a mess of. As soon as I contacted Adam, he had me come in and explained what would occur with my case and what court dates he will attend. He provided hard documentation - without me asking- of his services in full detail of what he did, what he will do, that if he would be present, if I had to be present, etc. I felt very comfortable to ask him absolutely every question of worry I had and he responded every time with thoroughness without feeling "bombarded" by me. I say he is a passionate lawyer due to the fact of how there was never a point of hesitation with him educating me the legal information I needed to be aware of, his persistence, & his knowledgeable responses. After every encounter Adam ensured if I had any questions or if there may be something I didn't fully comprehend. Adam never allowed a negative situation with the case diminish his momentum of getting the best end result for me and with that being said in return I ended up with an amazing result. He has consideration and belief in his clients; that's why Adam is an amazing lawyer who will go far with Law.
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Posted by Tim | September 16, 2014
Adam is a class act!
Adam is not your typical lawyer who handles mass produced cases. He sits down with you one on one and represents your case from start to finish. If you want a quality defense lawyer, I highly recommend Adam Vander Heyden! If you want quantity, there are plenty of chop shop law firms out there!
Posted by Jonanthan Vasnol | August 28, 2014
Very pleasant experience!
Adam took on my case and relieved almost all of my stress. This was my first DUI and my last. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone who is looking for a lawyer that specialized in DUI's!
Posted by Wayne | August 6, 2014
Adam handled my speeding ticket with total professionalism!
Adam at the DUI Doctor was very professional in handling my speeding ticket. I went in and made an appointment. Free consultation and took care of the ticket! It was an overall very positive experience!
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
Excellent Services
Adam handled a ticket I had, I thought the fines were going to be thousands of dollars! He got them reduced so much I couldn't believe the end result. Amazing practice!
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Adam gets the job done.
I have used Adam for various traffic matters and he has always come through as knowledgeable, prompt and really went the extra mile to take care of me. Whether it was a DUI or a traffic citation, I would go back to Adam.
Posted by Sandra | December 13, 2012
Knowledgeable Attorney with DUI matters.
I was very scared I had never been in any type of trouble before this. Adam walked me through step by step and he handled my case very professionally and sought the best outcome for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Public Reprimand issued in NV, 2013
updated on 09/18/2018

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.

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Lawyer
  • DUI Doctor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Small Claims Judge
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Traffic Judge
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney / Lawyer
  • Criminal Defense Firm
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney / Lawyer
  • Civil Defense Firm
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Western Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Trial Victory
  • Case dismissed after trial victory
  • DUI Felony - 13F00259X
  • Dismissed
  • DUI Trial - 12M21283X
  • Not guilty verdict

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Board
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • Natonal Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys - State of Nevada
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Book Award (Top Score)
  • Western Michigan Law School
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (31)
Endorse Adam
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is one of the best DUI attorneys in town."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been able to work with Adam on opposing sides and the same side, and he is a great attorney to work with. He fights hard for his clients, and is well-respected by the legal community. He's easy to work with and pleasant to deal with. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vander Heyden is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and has a reputation that is second to none. He is very personable and truly cares for each of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's always thorough and takes great pride in his work aggressively defending his clients. I have known him for many years and highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a passionate criminal defense attorney. He is experienced and delivers excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I respect Adam Vander Heyden as an attorney because he is always prepared when I see him in court and he fights hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam has become a well respected member of the criminal defense bar. His particular area of expertise is in DUI cases, and there have been occasions where I sought his advice and input on these matters. He is thorough, professional, and very well thought of by both lawyers and judges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a brilliant DUI attorney. He is experienced, talented, and works hard for his clients. DUI is one of the most technical and difficult areas of criminal law, but Adam regularly achieves impressive results for his clients. If you're looking for a truly exceptional DUI lawyer, Adam Vander Heyden is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vander Heyden has shown that he is a top notch litigator while maintaining the highest level of courtesy, integrity and professionalism over many years. I'm proud to endorse him as both an excellent attorney as well as a quality human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a super lawyer. He is a passionate advocate. He has a good relationship with the Deputy District Attorneys and he knows the law! Adam is well on his way to proving he is one of the top lawyers in this field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is an excellent DUI attorney. He is always well-prepared and is willing to go toe-to-toe with the prosecutor to get the best result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam works hard for his clients. I highly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Adam. He is one of the smartest and hardest working criminal defense attorneys in town. Criminal defense can get messy sometimes and is not as much of a science as it is an art. Adam is a criminal defense artist. He does a great job for his clients. He knows the law and the judges and the prosecutors and the best way to present and defend each matter. If you catch a DUI case, let the DUI Doctor operate on you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Adam for years. He's done a zillion DUIs and I think he lives at the courthouse because I always see him there. He knows the system inside and out. I don't do criminal law so I send my clients to Adam for those issues. Never any complaints and never any problems. Plus, he's just a darn nice guy. I don't want a DUI, but if I got one I'd call Adam."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vander Heyden is at the top of his field in all respects. He is one of the most conscientious and knowledgeable attorneys in Las Vegas."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is among the best of the best in the science of DUI defense and highly respected for his knowledge and professionalism."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and worked with Mr. Vander Heyden for many years. As a former prosecutor, I have also been opposing counsel against him on several occasions. Adam is always well prepared, has great knowledge of the law and fights endlessly for his clients. He is a tremendous asset to the criminal defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Adam for several years. He is a great attorney that gets great results for his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a top notch criminal defense attorney. He has handled thousands of criminal cases and he does them well. I would recommend Adam to anybody who wants excellent results !!!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is agressive and very good at what he does."
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