Steven M. Altig, Esquire
In 1999, Steven graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While at McGeorge School of Law, Steven groomed himself for a career defending individuals accused of committing criminal acts.
Bancroft Whitney American Jurisprudence Award for his work in Sentencing and Post Conviction Remedies. Steven was recruited by his professor in the Parole Representation Clinic to return to the clinic the following year and assist his professor in teaching the clinic. Steven was hand selected to be a member of the Honors Mock Trial Competition Team. Steven, and his partner, went on to win the All McGeorge Mock Trial Competition marking the first time in the competition's storied history that an honors team won that tournament.
After graduating from McGeorge School of Law, Steven sat for the Nevada State Bar Exam in 1999. Steven learned that he passed the Bar Exam later that same year. Steven was sworn in the day the bar results were released and made his first court appearance that very afternoon: a trial!
Steven has poured his heart and soul into learning, developing, and excelling at his craft. He has made a career of defending the rights of the accused and the Constitutions of both the United States of America and the State of Nevada. Steven has handled, and/or tried, all different types of criminal cases with great success. Steven has successfully handled, and/or tried, cases ranging from murder, attempt murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, grand larceny, battery with a deadly weapon, battery with substantial bodily harm, battery on an officer, resisting an officer with use of a firearm, all types of drug offenses, fraud, child abuse, domestic battery, driving under the influence, and many other types of criminal cases. Steven has handled multiple high profile cases that have received media coverage both in written and broadcast form.
Steven handles cases all over the State of Nevada. He has handled cases in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Laughlin, Searchlight, Goodsprings, Mesquite, Moapa, Moapa Valley, Bunkerville, Pahrump, Tonopah, Hawthorn, and as far north as Garderville, Minden, and Carson City.
Steven's exceptional knowledge of the law, and his courtroom prowess, have caught the attention of many people inside and outside the legal community. During Steven's career he has held three separate contracts with the State of Nevada to provide criminal defense work for indigent criminal defendants. Steven was appointed to the State Bar of Nevada's Southern Nevada Disciplinary Committee where he acted as an alternate panel member. Steven was appointed to the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee of the State Bar of Nevada. Steven has received numerous appointments to criminal cases by judges.
Steven also believes in giving back to the community that has given so freely to him. In 2010, Steven began donating his time and expertise to the Youth Offender's; a court program designed for the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders, aged 18 - 24, with documented substance abuse histories. Steven provides the criminal defense work for this court program on a pro bono basis. Steven donates approximately 300 hours of his time to this program every year and has helped save and change the lives of numerous Nevadan youths.
Having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side can make a difference in every criminal case. It could mean the difference between freedom and the loss of your liberty. If your freedom is important, then you will put Steven's experience and knowledge to work for you. Steven won't handle your case like a job, he will handle it like a privilege!
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Steven M. Altig, Esquire
In 1999, Steven graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While at McGeorge School of Law, Steven groomed himself for a career defending individuals accused of committing criminal acts. Steven tailored an educational program that would enable him to zealously advocate on behalf of his future clients and he excelled in his studies.
Steven earned honors for his work in Sentencing and Post Conviction Remedies, the Parole Representation Clinic, Trial Advocacy, and Capital Punishment. Steven received the coveted
preliminary hearings. Paulís hands-on and practical scientific background, combined with his extensive courtroom experience, enable him to provide high quality representation and achieve excellent results for his clients.
Paul has a diverse academic and professional background. While at UNLV, he earned a bachelorís degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry. He began his professional career with the Clark County Health District (CCHD) in 1990, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the CCHD hazardous waste management program. In 1991, Mr. Adras left the CCHD for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), becoming the first environmental scientist hired by NDEP to regulate the management of hazardous waste in southern Nevada. Over the years, he managed a professional staff of the Divisionís highly technical hazardous waste compliance and enforcement program in southern Nevada, and became the interim office manager of the Divisionís Las Vegas Office in 2002, overseeing the bureaus of air quality management, waste management, water resources, corrective actions, and federal facilities. During that time, Mr. Adras investigated a number of alleged environmental crimes, and testified in court as an expert witness in the regulation of hazardous waste.
In 2003, Paul graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law, where he earned the Deanís Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community. While in law school, Paul served as President of the Christian Legal Society, and as Secretary of the Environmental Law Society. He began his legal career in 2003, and since then has practiced primarily in the areas of criminal defense, construction defect litigation, toxic mold litigation, personal injury, environmental law, and legal consultations. He has extensive experience in toxic mold litigation, and has lectured to home builders and government agencies on this subject. He has also made numerous presentations over the years to various groups regarding a broad range of environmental topics.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Adras served on the Nevada Test Site Community Advisory Board, which is comprised of volunteers who represent Nevada stakeholders by reviewing and commenting on environmental restoration (i.e. groundwater contamination, historic nuclear test area clean-up, etc.) and waste management (i.e. radioactive waste transportation and disposal) activities at the Nevada Test Site. He is past holder of the Registered Hazardous Substances Professional (RHSP) credential, a credential he held for a decade, through the National Environmental Health Association.
Paul J. Adras,Esquire
Attorney Paul Adras was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Adras is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and the William S. Boyd School of Law.
Paul began his legal career in 2003. Since that time, Paul has successfully tried a number of felony jury trials and misdemeanor bench trials, and has conducted a number of felony
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