Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 lewdness with a child and open and gross lewdness.
Mr. Castillo usually achieves favorable case resolutions such as charge reductions or dismissals without having to go to trial. But if trial is necessary, he's 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. He represents clients all throughout Nevada.
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I have worked with Mike on numerous matters both on the same side and as opposing counsel when I was a prosecutor. Mike is always prepared, professional and a fierce advocate on behalf of his client. Anyone who hires Mike gets an outstanding attorney.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Attorney||Mortenson & Rafie, LLP||2016 - Present|
|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||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|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|
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|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||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|