Dominic Gentile

Founding Partner

Dominic Gentile has represented clients nationwide and internationally, and is regarded by his peers as a formidable force in the courtroom. He possesses unequaled expertise in the areas of civil, criminal, securities and commercial fraud investigations and litigation, speech and press issues, and professional licensing and disciplinary matters. Mr. Gentile’s legal roots run deep in Nevada, and he has mentored many of the state’s top criminal defense attorneys.

He is the founder of La Voce – the Voice of Las Vegas’ Italian-American Community. He is the Honorary Consul Emeritus to the Republic of Italy in Nevada. In addition, Mr. Gentile is a founder of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice and has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served two terms as a Governor of the State Bar of Nevada, and is a charter and current member of the prestigious Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee.

Mr. Gentile was formerly an Associate Dean of the National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law. He has been teaching trial advocacy and trial evidence at law schools throughout the United States for over forty years. Mr. Gentile is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Gentile is continually voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer Nevada, and has been included in Woodward & White, Inc. Best Lawyers® in America for Criminal Defense and First Amendment Law from its inception in 1983 to today. He also has the distinction of being named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012.

Distinctions

  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® Criminal Defense and First Amendment Law, 1983 – present
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007 – present
  • Vegas INC: Top Lawyers, 2012 – present

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • First Amendment Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Government Investigation
  • Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Professional Discipline
  • State Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Defense

Affiliations

  • Past Chairman, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section RICO Case Committee
  • Past Vice-Chairman, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Defense Function Committee
  • Past Member, American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee
  • Past Member, American Bar Association Grand Jury Committee
  • Former Member of Board of Governors of the Nevada State Bar Association
  • Charter and Present Member of the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • Member, First Amendment Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and “Lawyer of the Decade” in 2010
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (two terms)
  • Honorary Consul (Emeritus) Republic of Italy for the State of Nevada