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John Basil Routsis

Criminal defense Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   5 reviews

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As the saying goes, ‘The only thing that is certain in life is death and taxes.’ thus, no outcome in a criminal case can be guaranteed. If I am retained I can promise excellent representation. With my 25 years of experience in criminal law, I understand that the representation of your case is vital to the lives of both you and your loved ones. I am committed to take a personal approach on each and every case I represent. Whether it is a stressful DUI or a serious murder case, you will have my undivided attention. The personal part of representation is what I strive to excel at. I will take into account the personal aspects of your case and make every effort to alleviate any stress or anxiety. The most gratifying part of my job is helping a client, who has made a bad decision, navigate through the difficult times and come out on the other side better for it.”

Licensed for 35 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/10/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/12/2022

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John Basil Routsis
571 California Ave
Reno, NV, 89509-1402


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Posted by Steven | August 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I would like to say how impressed I am by the representation I received from John Routsis in my recent trouble. I have never been in any type of trouble with law before. However, I believe I had the best possible experience and outcome. After interviewing several local attorneys, I made the right choice with Routsis, based on the professionalism, knowledge, and support that I received. Mr. Routsis took the time to learn my character and sincerely cared about the result of my case. He is highly intelligent, presents well and his ability to understand data made him a formidable opponent to the prosecutor. He made sure that I understood my charges and the possible consequences. He went the extra mile in research and discovery to get the best results I could possibly expect. Additionally, his Legal Secretary, Josie Saladis, is indeed excellent at her job, including the skills to manage time and people. I came to respect her very highly. Mr. Routsis and his team gave me valuable support that I needed through this experience.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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Great Lawyer! I recommend!
Mr. John Routsis was a genius that worked hard for me. I was in big trouble with 149 pounds of weed pulled over on the freeway. His law office was a joy to communicate with, and prompt with responses. His main Law Assistant, Jose Saladis, is competent and reassuring. I ended up with the Felony reduced to 2 misdemeanors, and summary probation. Hire this lawyer! You won't be sorry.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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Man of his word
I have hired him 3 different times...criminal and dui...he hasnt let me down yet...why I really appreciate is that he takes care of everything and doesn't give false hope...he tells it straight and follows through.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2013
John Routsis took great care of smokin snowboards!
I just ran across this and thought I would let everyone know John Routsis is an incredible attorney from my experiences. He got me off when I should have gone to jail to say the least.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
3 trials, 3 wins
John Routsis first represented me on a Winnemucca DUI arrest during the bike party Run-A-Mucca. This case was reduced to Reckless driving and the DUI was dropped. Being basically harrassed by Story County Sheriffs in Virginia City, Mr. Routsis had the DA drop the DUI charges for no probable cause. The Carson City Sheriffs Office Gang Unit grabbed me on the way home from a biker party. They thought I was for sure some drug dealer. When they realized I was not, they said, oh, in that case have you been drinking? A tiny bit over the limit, they charged me. John had the DA reduce this to reckless driving as well. John Routsis really know his law and is fully on the side of his clients. I have recommended him to EVERYONE I know!
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  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • undergraduate
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  • Pepperdine Univ SOL
  • law
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I referred a case over to Mr. Routsis for a very important client of mine. He knocked it out of the park. I absolutely endorse this guy. He went the extra mile as did his wonderful paralegal Josie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our firm recently referred a client over to Mr. Routsis. The former client called me this morning and was absolutely thrilled with the results. John and his team were able to get the case dismissed. We look forward to referring client's to Mr. Routsis in the future and would not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
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Reno Criminal defense Lawyer John Basil Routsis
John Basil Routsis
Criminal defense Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 35 years