Thomas E. Viloria is a partner in the firm Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P., where he practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and wrongful death. His emphasis in criminal defense is representing those accused of serious felonies, drug offenses and sex crimes. As one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the firm, Mr. Viloria is also involved in representing clients in select civil litigation matters. He is licensed to practice law before all courts of Nevada and California.
As one of the founding partners in the firm, Mr. Viloria has extensive experience in litigation on behalf of his civil clients, injured persons, and those accused of crimes. He has recovered several million dollars for those injured in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and wrongful death cases. Known for his trial preparation and presence in the courtroom, Mr. Viloria was a member of the Major Violator's unit of the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, and was assigned to murder and death penalty cases. Acknowledged by one District Court Judge as, "one of the very best prosecutors in the country…," Mr. Viloria brings his considerable trial skills on behalf of each client he represents.
Mr. Viloria has lectured at seminars for judges, lawyers, paralegals and high school students. He was a featured speaker on Evidence at the Nevada District Court Judges’ annual conference. Mr. Viloria is a former instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College. He was an extension instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Stanislaus, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Viloria prepared the course materials and taught at the Reno-Sparks Police Academy in the areas of Search and Seizure, Laws of Arrest, and Crimes Against the Person.
Mr. Viloria is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association, American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Tom is an honest, ethical and hard-working attorney. As a former top prosecutor, he has a working knowledge of the District Attorney's office, and enjoys respect and admiration from both prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys. Most importantly, Tom is not afraid of the courtroom. He never plea bargains until all the legal defenses are explored. I highly recommend him.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Founding Member||American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney - Criminal Law||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top Trial Dog "Justice Demands Death"||Washoe County District Attorney's Office||1995|
|Partner||Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster LLP||1998 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Washoe County District Attorney's Office||1990 - 1998|
|Intern/Associate Attorney||Guild & Hagen||1988 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada Law Foundation||Lifetime Colleague||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Memeber||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1999 - Present|
|Nevada Justice Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||1989 - Present|
|Reno-Sparks Law Enforcement Academy||Crimes Against the Person, Laws of Arrest and Search and Seizure||2003|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Nevada||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|18 Lessons Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows||Crimes and How to Stay Out of Trouble||2013|
|University of Nevada - Wolf Pack Football Team||How to Stay Out of Trouble and Tips||2012|
|Reno-Sparks Law Enforcement Academy||Search and Seizure, Crimes Against the Person||2003|
|Nevada District Court Judge's Annual Conference||Evidence||1999|