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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    7 years
  3. Family: 20%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Philip H. Brown

    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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    Philip Brown Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Mark Pecora

    I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to others in need of an excellent attorney. He is efficient, knowledgeable and extremely capable at what he does.

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    Mark Pecora Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Mortenson & Rafie, LLP

10781 W. Twain Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89135

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive200902/23/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Attorney (Nevada)American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer (Nevada)The National Trial Lawyers2015
magna cum laudeWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMortenson & Rafie, LLP2016 - Present
Lead Associate AttorneyLas Vegas Defense Group2010 - 2015
ClerkRands, South & Gardner2007 - 2007
externClark County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NADCL)Member2010 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NV v. BarralRAPE CONVICTIONS REVERSED; NEW TRIAL ORDERED
NV v. Aaron HNOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR RAPE
NV v. Jennifer MDISMISSED SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims CasesSexual Assault Defense2013