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:
- New York
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
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.
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
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.