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  • Memberships
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  • Honors and Awards
  • Robert M. Draskovich

    A Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting Your Rights

    Robert M. Draskovich, Jr. is a Las Vegas native who knows this city better than anyone else. Fellow locals may remember him from Western High School, or perhaps from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, with honors, in 1994. However, those in the legal profession all know him as a tireless crusader. His name is synonymous with integrity and dogged efforts securing justice for his clients.

    • He serves clients all over the United States, including:
    • California
    • Arizona
    • Utah
    • Nevada
    • Texas
    • Illinois
    • New York
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Florida

    Professional Background

    Attorney Draskovich received his Juris Doctor, with honors, in 1997 from Brigham Young University Law School. He was a staff member of the Brigham Young University Law Review in 1996 and 1997, and was invited to become a member of Brigham Young University Law School Board of Advocates, which he served from 1995 to 1997. He was admitted to the bar in Nevada and the U. S. District Court of Nevada in 1997, and to the U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

    Following law school, Mr. Draskovich quickly earned a reputation for zealously representing clients in difficult cases and successfully helping people where other attorneys had failed. He has defended a wide array of clients, ranging from members of the Hell’s Angels, the Vice President of Smith & Wesson, and a six-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Many of his cases have received intense media coverage due to their out of the ordinary nature. To date, Attorney Draskovich has tried more than 100 cases to verdict.

    Award-Winning Representation

    As a result of his hard work both inside and outside the courtroom, he has received numerous professional recommendations. He is universally regarded as one of Nevada’s best trial attorneys. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named him a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

    Las Vegas Life Magazine has recognized Attorney Draskovich as a top trial attorney and Super Lawyers® has nominated Mr. Draskovich as a top criminal defense attorney in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Martindale-Hubbell® has recognized him as an AV Preeminent® lawyer and he was also nominated as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015.

    Due to his 20 years of experience and insight, Mr. Draskovich has been frequently asked to lecture on trial advocacy, criminal procedure, and evidence in both UNLV and Brigham Young University Law Schools.

    Draskovich is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the Clark County Bar Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

    He was a panel member of the Nevada Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Attorney Draskovich was appointed as a mentor for the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Federal District of Nevada and is an ongoing Legal Analyst for Fox 5 News, and the NBC Nightly News.

    Mr. Draskovich is fluent in Spanish.

  • Education

    • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
      • J.D. - 1997
      • Honors: With Honors
      • Honors: Brigham Young University Law School Board of Advocates, 1995-1997
      • Law Review: Brigham Young University, Staff Member, 1996 - 1997
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
      • B.A. - 1994
      • Honors: With Honors
      • Major: Spanish


    • Frequent Lecturer, Various Criminal Defense and Trial Advocacy Subjects
  • Bar Admissions

    • Nevada
    • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1997
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • State Bar of Nevada, Member
    • Clark County Bar Association, Member
    • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
    • Nevada Pattern Criminal Jury, Panel Member, Instruction Committee
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Classes/Seminars

    • Frequent Lecturer, Various Criminal Defense and Trial Advocacy Subjects
  • Honors and Awards

    • Las Vegas Life Magazine's Top Attorneys in Nevada, 2007 - 2015
    • Nominated Nevada Super Lawyers®, 2007 - 2015
    • The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007 – 2015
    • Martindale-Hubbell® Rated AV Preeminent®


  • What made you choose a career in criminal law?

    I was a graduating college student, headed to graduate school, when I was wrongfully accused of a traffic citation and cited by the officer for arguing my points.

  • What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

    I get immersed in the facts of the case with my investigator and forensic psychologist.

  • What sets you apart from other criminal defense attorneys – why is this important?

    My experience, my curiosity and most importantly my love of science. This is important because the difficult landscape of the types of cases I focus on require a great deal of expertise from myself and other parties, not only an understanding of the issues, but creativity and boldness.

“The Best Defense Attorney in Town!”

“Hiring Robert guarantees you the best defense you can get. I am somewhat of a needy client, sometimes requiring a lot of one-on-one attention from my attorney. He has now represented me on multiple cases and still always gives me the time and respect and personal attention I require. He came highly recommended to me and I'm highly recommending him to you.”