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Byron A. Bergeron

Criminal defense Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   103 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

About Byron

Learn Byron’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    I have been practicing criminal defense law, worker's compensation law and personal injury law for over a decade now. I was a Washoe County public defender for 5 years. Those are "dog years". I represented almost 5 times the number of clients I now represent in private practice. It is experience that cannot be duplicated. I have more experience in those five years than most private criminal defense attorney's have in their entire career.

    23 years, 15,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    18 years

  5. Federal crime
    5%

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

  7. Wrongful death
    5%

 

I am one of the best attorneys in the state, top three. I do not care about an AVVO rating.

Before I begin, DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS THAT MAY INCRIMINATE YOU! IT CAN MAKE YOUR CASE WORSE! IT IS A FLAWED CONCEPT THAT YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS ON THE INTERNET AND THAT IT WON'T BE USED AGAINST YOU. THEY CAN AND WILL TRACE YOUR IP ADDRESS.  THESE RATINGS ARE PAID FOR. EXAMINE CLIENT REVIEWS NOT RATINGS.

Scroll down and view cases. Victories are the only thing that matter. If you do not win, they will not respect you and you will not get a negotiation that benefits your client. I include misdemeanor victories because your case matters to me even though the charges are small. A small charge to me is a big charge to you. I will drive a corrupt judge off the bench if necessary even if it is only a misdemeanor. By drive him off the bench, I mean he threw his hands in the air and declared a mistrial and double jeopardy attached, case dismissed. He later lost his election and is no longer a judge. You either win or you don't.

I also do not pay for my awards my industry recognition comes from the judges and colleagues with whom I practice. You can bet they recognize me.

Many criminal defense attorneys claim they are litigators. It sounds great. But litigators are those attorneys that go to trial and have gone to trial. They make their living fighting in the trenches of the legal profession. Litigators know that those clients who are not represented by those few who are familiar with the trenches, are not represented by the most capable, experienced and compelling criminal defense attorneys within the profession. There are very few real litigators. Most cases settle or resolve without litigation.

You do not have to take my word for it. I am a litigator. Evidence of my victories hangs on my wall for everyone to see for themselves. It is the only way a person hiring an attorney can know for sure that he or she is in fact hiring a litigator. I give free consultations so people may see how I present in court, how I articulate my thoughts and they can see for themselves who they are choosing to hire. Would you buy a car if they charged you money to view it? Of course not, you would think that dishonest. 

I am the only one that answers my phone. I am available 24 hours a day seven days a week and if you want legal advice i will give it for free. If you like me, then you can hire me. But you won't speak to a secretary.

None of my fees are represented by this site. This site does not give me the option of explaining my fees. Call me I will give you as much information as I can, for free. I am confident you will hire me if you speak with me. Preliminary legal knowledge before you hire a lawer is paramount.

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Location

Law Office of Byron Bergeron
3165 Idlewild Dr.
Reno, NV, 89509

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  103 customer reviews
Posted by Cs | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Byron came thru for me
Byron got my first offense DUI closed and essentially all I had to do was pay a $500 fine no other punishments. And I didn’t even have to show up in person to court. The judge was super easy on me because Byron set me up to have all the requirement finished prior to the hearing. Overall an amazing experience, Bryon was extremely helpful, friendly and always available over the phone. Highly recommend
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Posted by Amy | March 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unexpected
Byron went above and beyond my expectations. This was my very first time dealing with a criminal case and as such knew absolutely nothing. The PD’s office did the least possible to explain or help us understand the ins and outs regarding my nephews charges/case. Byron spent over an hour on a Friday night explaining things in detail and making sure I understood what he was explaining. Although Byron was unable to directly represent us in this case, he directed me to a very good known lawyer for further assistance. This dude is legit hilarious and tells you stories to empathize as well as to help you understand what he is explaining. As we know all the legal mumbo jumbo can get confusing without the proper education. I have no doubt Byron would have been an amazing person to represent us. Unfortunately, we reached out a bit too late. Thanks Byron for all the info and the laughs. Definitely needed during these tough times.
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Posted by Yvonne and Family | July 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Bergeron is not just a Great Attorney, but a Wonderful Fellow Human Being
Hello. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Byron Bergeron today. I was struck by Byron Bergeron's generosity, expertise, and knowledge in federal sentencing guidelines, how the law works,and how the law sees things. He generously gave almost 2 hours of his time educating my family and I on the law, advised us in our situation, and graciously, respectfully declined the case based on his belief that the sentence was fairer than could be expected by the efforts of any lawyer and to take our money wouldn't be right as he didn't expect that it could be benefited through retaining council. Honesty, how refreshing! never asked for payment for this discussion. He is a Diamond in the Rough. I had called a number of lawyers prior to calling Mr. Bergeron and left messages. Those I called, have yet to return my call. Mr. Bergeron answered when I called and was so generous with his time. My family and I are very grateful for Mr. Bergeron, and wished we had found him sooner. Be blessed, Mr. Bergeron.
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Posted by RL | May 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Bomb Lawyer
Very great lawyer no problem with contact made me feel very comfortable with everything that was going on when I was feeling down an out. Talked with me an walked me threw everything step by step. An got me out of some trouble that I would have been in. Someone whose definitely their for you an trying too help I would go threw him anytime an would recommend him too anyone that needed a good solid lawyer. He did the impossible.
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Posted by Brandon | April 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hands down, the best attorney you will find.
Byron is an incredibly intelligent attorney, and a great person in general. He’s honest, resourceful, and down to earth. I highly recommend reaching out to him if you have any legal challenges. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thank you, Byron!
Posted by Chuck | January 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience and professionalism
I hired Mr. Bergeron for a misdemeanor case. He was always thorough and responsive to my inquiries. He explained the circumstances and options in a very understandable way and carried out the representation exactly as I had hoped, achieving the outcome I desired. I found his fee to be entirely reasonable. I would definitely call on him again, and recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Byron is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. Highly recommended. My case turned out better than I could’ve hoped for! And this would have NEVER happened without Byron!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Byron Bergeron is a fantastic attorney
I hired Byron for a misdemeanor violation he talked me through it and helped me every step of the way, from the day after the offense to today walking out of court and I couldn’t be more pleased with his level of honesty and legal knowledge. Thank you Byron.
Posted by Daniel | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best and most experienced lawyer
I'm glad that I hired Byron as my lawyer. He gave me advice as to what to do so I can get a head start on what he thought the court was going to mandate of me. He manages to put your nerves and anxiety at ease. I would definitely and highly recommend him, if you are looking for an experienced and genuine lawyer. He fought for me really hard, and didn't back down. Again I highly recommend him
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Posted by Joseph Turner | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate Representation
Byron Bergeron has a brilliant legal mind and is dedicated to representing his clients. My wife and I had the unfortunate need for his services last year and after a year with his help we were successful in receiving a dismissal. He went above and beyond and even gave us consultation on other matters which was extremely helpful in finding the best counsel to work non-criminal cases. Byron wears his heart on his sleeve and will not hold back. He also understands disagreements and will support his clients. This means don't be thin skinned, Byron will have your back. I whole heartedly recommend Byron to anyone in need but be prepared to engage and work as well, it's a team effort to win.
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Response from Byron Bergeron August 19, 2023
And I made 2 great friends out of that representation. TY.
Posted by Jordan | July 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Around!
Byron is an amazing lawyer that will calm your nerves and do everything he can to resolve your case. My dad and I found him through these amazing reviews, and he did not disappoint. He is very smart and will tell you all of the necessary steps you need to complete on your part to resolve your case. He will also do everything in his power to resolve it as well. I was not able to physically attend my court date and Byron made a point to show up and represent me in person. I am so grateful for his services and fully recommend him to anyone seeking legal help!
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Posted by Levi | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Man The Myth The Legend Byron Bergeronn
First and for most i want to say how personable Byron is, always answers the phone even on weekends!! And when he misses your call he makes a point to call you back as soon as he can this is hard to come by now in legal field. I came to Byron with possibly the hardest of cases this case being "first degree arson". Good luck finding a skilled attorney in town who has delt with arson. This holds a 2 to twenty years sentence structure. He battled this case for 23 months and mind you this case started right before the covid pandemic. And ended January 2022. Tje state was demanding we go to a zoom hearing Byron did not think so he explained to the courts and the state how a zoom hearing will be violating my right exhausted himself on getting myself and him in that courtroom. After months of back and fourth with the prosecutor Byron was able to get my charges dropped from a mandatory prison sentence to a probationble offence.with all the evidence that the state had we had no choice but to take the deal.. although the D.A wanted to bury me for 6 years now the day of sentencing.... You wanna talk about a man who can battle in a courtroom I have never seen an attorney carry himself like Byron After back and fourth with the prosecution the judge and Byron the State of course making me sound like a monster and a victims letter asking for a max sentence witch is 10 years and prosecution asking for 6. I felt i was surely cooked!!! Luckily for me the D.A made some errors on investigation and had untrue facts and Byron new this and put on the breaks and informed the state and the judge and they could not argue with the correction. After the back and fourth. It was now my time to talk to the judge honorable walker was my judge that day. He explained to me that every arson case he has had before him he has sent to prison after I gave my speech and Byron rebuttled for the final time urging the judge to give me probation. Honorable walker suspended my sentence 2 to 6 years in prison no more that 3 on probation and 6 months in County jail. It was over this hard case was over. Out of the many men in jail and countless deputies over my 6 months asked me how in the world did I get so lucky with my sentence!!! Deputies been the thier carrier for 20 plus said they have never seen an arson case get sentenced to county jail. And probation I said Byron Bergeron was my attorney and he does not lose. Anyone who reads this and in need of an attorney call Byron he has your back. I call Byron for any legal advise or questions he even took the time to write me letter for employment to help with my criminal record on looking for work that does a background search.
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Response from Byron Bergeron July 11, 2022
That was a really tough case and you earned the result. You are the reason you got a just sentence. I wish all my clients were as attentive and determined as you were and are. Thank you.
Posted by Matthew | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond satisfied
Bryon was selected on his reviews and he didn't disappoint. The case was for DUI and Bryon was able to negotiate a settlement that was very generous to the client. Would recommend his services to people as close as my family. HIs fee was reasonable and honest. Thank you!
Posted by Kevin | June 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So glad for my referral
I was referred to Mr. Bergeron from a friend, and could not be happier. Mr. Bergeron was very professional, honest beyond belief, and his knowledge of information related to my case was unbelievable. He helped me to close my case, and also get more money than I originally expected. I would highly recommend Mr. Bergeron for any lawyer needs.
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Posted by Torin | June 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations!!!
Byron not only is very straight forward which is hard to find in an attorney. He also genuinely cares about his clients. I’m addition, he is extremely familiar and well versed in Law. I’d be willing to bet he could recite all NRS law codes by heart and knows exactly what he is doing. I would happily place my trust in him time and time again. He knows the right people as well, and makes it a point to continue his good local relations. Oh, and I didn’t even have to pay a fine. He not only is worth his fair prices, but probably more to be honest. Not to mention he keeps things lighthearted and kept me from being stressed, even made me laugh. First time I’ve ever left the courtroom with a smile!
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Posted by Shanda | April 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Byron is an amazing lawyer and goes above and beyond for his clients. I never met an attorney that actually is for the people. I would recommend him highly and he deserves a 10 and not a 5.
Posted by Tyler | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Value and super responsive
Amazing Value! Lawyer, very responsive and aggressive with the utmost professionalism. I will never go call anyone else.
Posted by CHRIS | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ANYWHERE ELSE IS A WASTE OF MONEY
BYRON REPRESENTED ME 7 YEARS AGO ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES. I WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT PERSON BACK THEN. HE GAVE ME GREAT LEGAL ADVICE ON TOP OF GETTING ME A DEAL I PROBABLY DIDNT DESERVE. I RECEIVED NO JAIL TIME AND WASS ABLE TO DO CARRY OUT MY SENTENCE IN MY HOME STATE. IM WRITING THIS REVIEW BECAUSE I JUST SPOKE TO HIM TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THAT COURT CASE. I LIVE IN NEW YORK. WOULDVE BEEN EASY FOR HIM TO TAKE ADVANATAGE OF ME THEN AS HE COULDVE TODAY AND TAKEN MY MONEY FOR A LEGAL FILING THAT I MAY NOT NECESSARILY NEED. I WAS PRESENT IN NEVADA SEVEN YEARS AGO AT THE TIME OF CRIME AND COULDNT HAVE HAD BETTER REPRESENTATION. IF YOU GET JAMMED UP CALL THIS GUY IMMEDIATELY.
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Posted by Jimmy | November 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jimmy with Don
Haven't had to hire Byron. But have had been given advice from him. He takes the time for you to understand fully what you're getting into. He's straight, forward and honest! Pretty refreshing to have had the experience especially do to his line of work. The world needs more people (not just attorneys) like him! I'll be throwing everyone I know that needs a lawyer his way! How do y'all want to be represented??
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Posted by Robert | November 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Advice
I am relatively new still to the northern Nevada area and found myself in a bit of a situation and in possible need of lawyer, a friend of mine referred me over to Byron. Well that was probably the best thing anyone’s done for me, Byron was too the point, on my side and gave me great advice and guidance through my situation! He didn’t just talk to me once for 5 min and send me on my way, he was there for multiple days to help me with whatever was needed and answered every call I sent his way! And the best part, all for free! There is no one else I would recommend to any of my friends or family besides Byron!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Public Reprimand issued in NV, 2023
updated on 10/13/2023

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.

Reprimanded issued in NV, 2022
updated on 10/13/2023

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Reprimanded issued in NV, 2021
updated on 05/20/2023

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Byron's comment: “Reprimanded by a bunch that have never practiced law and do not know the difference between ethical conduct and unethical conduct. I was the only one that acted ethically. I did objected to a zoom hearing because at the time it was a violation of the 6th Amendment right to confront and cross examine, it also violated the 6th Amendment right to a speedy trial. It also violated client confidentiality and voided Nevada Revised Statute NRS179.245.”

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Office of Byron Bergeron
  • 2006 - Present
  • Felony Public Defender
  • Washoe County Public Defender
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Law Clerk For the Honorable David R. Gamble
  • Ninth Judicial District Court
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk for The Honorable Phyllis Halsey Atkins
  • United States Magistrate Judge in and for the District Court for Nevada
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles Springer
  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Nevada State Attorney Generals office Natural Resources and Water Law. Under Frankie Sue Del Papa
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. B.M.
  • Not Guilty after jury trial
  • City of Reno v. C.C.
  • Dismissal
  • State v. M.J.
  • reduced
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Defender of the Month
  • Washoe County Public Defender
  • 2005
  • Pubic Defender of the Month
  • Washoe County Public Defender
  • 2004
  • Public Defender of the Month
  • Washoe County Public Defender
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (28)
Endorse Byron
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Other
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Byron Bergeron for over twenty-five years. During that time, I have come to admire his passion and zealous advocacy for his clients. His knowledge and understanding of the law is second to none. If you are looking for a lawyer to fight for your rights, I strongly recommend and endorse Byron Bergeron."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knows his way around a case, court room, and prosecutor. Byron will give you his best every time. He knows the system and understands how to best represent your needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Bergeron. I’ve known Mr. Bergeron for over 20 years and highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known Byron for over 20 years and highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney. He is ethical, persistence and simply gets the job done."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"13 years of practicing criminal defense with 5 of those spent as a public defender is what we call experienced. Knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident from his pro bono contributions. Client reviews tell the real story of actual satisfaction and they are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Reno and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Bergeron professionally for 20 years and have the utmost respect for his abilities. I often consult with him on legal matters and appreciate his keen insight and feedback. His experience and knowledge are superb. What sets him apart, however, is his persuasiveness to the court and ability to relate to a jury. Judges and prosecutors alike hold him in high regard as a very formidable legal advocate and opponent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I would endorse Byron for all areas in which he practices. I have known Byron since law school. He has the heart and will of a champion. A champion for his clients. He absolutely knows what he's doing in any case. More importantly, he believes in what he's doing. You want a tough and aggressive lawyer. But you also want a smart lawyer. Byron is all that and more."
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