Michael Pariente, Esq and John G. Watkins of Counsel


Due to concerns of Coronavirus spreading, we are offering video consultations through Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Facebook, as well as telephone consultations with Mr. Pariente and Mr. Watkins.

Michael Pariente, Esq and John G. Watkins of Counsel


Due to concerns of Coronavirus spreading, we are offering video consultations through Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Facebook, as well as telephone consultations with Mr. Pariente and Mr. Watkins.

Defender of the Year, Michael D. Pariente, Esq.

Michael D. Pariente, Esq. has won defender of the year for his work on the Andersen case. 

The virtual celebration was held on August 26, 2020. You can watch a recap of the award ceremony at the link below.

The link is Facebook.com/NACJDefenders 

We Saved the Constitution in Nevada

While other lawyers follow the law, Pariente and Watkins change the law.

We successfully defended the Constitution in Nevada by winning our case Andersen v. Eighth Judicial District Court. ALL Misdemeanor Domestic Violence cases must now have the option of a JURY TRIAL. Read more here


Practice Areas


DUI Defense

DUI Defense


Charged with a DUI? We can help you keep your license.

Casino Marker Defense

Casino Marker Defense


Failure to pay a Casino Marker in Las Vegas is a Felony.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Attorney


Even misdemeanor Domestic Violence convictions can have a detrimental effect on your life.

Sex Offender

Sexual Offenses


Even low level sexual convictions can mean you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. You need to fight these charges aggressively.

Federal Crime

Federal Crimes


Michael Pariente is a former Federal Public Defender with extensive knowledge of the Federal Court system.

Drug Charges

Drug Crimes


From simple possession to high level trafficking. We have defended all types of drug related offenses.

Jessica Williams Story

On a Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2000, when she was 20 years old, Jessica Williams drove her white Ford Aerostar minivan down Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. The incidents that followed would mark the beginning of what would be one of the most complicated and hard-fought legal battles in the entire history of Nevada. The case has captivated the attention of people across the nation, not only due to its complexity but also due to the implications that the case could have for people who are in a similar situation to Jessica’s. CLICK HERE, we have outlined the entire history of Jessica’s case, starting with the horrific accident that has forever changed her life and the lives of so many others going all the way through the ongoing appeals battles as Jessica’s attorney fights to prove that her verdict and sentencing were more than just complex and unordinary – they were a major miscarriage of justice.

Read More about Jessica Williams Here

Choosing a competent Criminal Defense Attorney

Michael Pariente is a former prosecutor and federal public defender who now exclusively fights for the rights of those accused of crimes as the best criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas. Whether you are a long-time resident of Vegas or a just visiting the Strip, Michael Pariente has the experience it takes to represent you and defend you against the charges you face.

  • Licensed in all Federal and Nevada State Courts
  • Our firm has over 50 years of legal experience
  • We choose our clients so we can devote individual attention to each client

At some criminal defense firms, your case will be delegated to a less knowledgeable associate. When you go to Pariente Law Firm, P.C., you are guaranteed the full attention of an experienced lawyer who has been on the other side of criminal cases as an assistant district attorney, before spending the past decade and a half defending those accused of breaking the law. Michael Pariente is able and prepared to take your cases in Nevada state and federal courts.

Defending Your Rights in Las Vegas

In any criminal accusation, the prosecutor must prove every element of the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. That means he or she must completely convince the jury that, other than some far-fetched scenario, what the prosecution says happened is absolutely the truth.

The defense attorney does not have to prove anything. He does not have to prove that you are innocent. His job is to show the reasonable doubt that exists in the prosecution’s case by calling into question the evidence against you and introducing evidence that weakens the prosecutor’s case.

For example, you may face domestic violence accusations based on exaggerated claims by the victim. Your lawyer will vigorously cross-examine him or her, exposing the inconsistencies in his or her testimony. If the jury does not completely believe the victim, they may have to acquit.

A Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney has the important job of protecting your rights. You have the right, found in the Fourth Amendment, to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. Police must have sufficient probable cause and carefully follow procedures to collect evidence. If they don’t, the evidence may be thrown out, leaving the prosecution with little evidence.

For instance, if you face drug charges, the primary evidence is often the drugs themselves, usually found as a result of a search by police. If police failed to meet the standards required for the search, your lawyer can point out the violation of your rights and move to have the evidence suppressed. Without this key evidence, prosecutors may be forced to reduce your charges, or drop them altogether.

Sex Offender

EDC Arrests

What’s going to happen next? Will you just be one of the many EDC Arrests made every year at the event?

Federal Crime

In the News

We have put a page of links together for all of our media mentions. 

Drug Charges

Medicaid Fraud

These cases are investigated and prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) at the state level and by the U.S. Department of Justice at the federal level.

Las Vegas Visitors

There are millions of out-of-state and out-of-country guests in Las Vegas, and they often find themselves the subject of criminal accusations. If you are a tourist who was arrested in Las Vegas and released on bail, it may be tempting to skip town and not look back.

Do not ignore criminal charges. If you skip a court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. It will not go away on its own. At best, it may show up on background searches, telling potential employers, lenders and others that you are a person on the lam. At worst, you could be extradited, a time-consuming, expensive and painful process where you will be put in custody at your home and forcibly taken back to Nevada.

An offense in Las Vegas can have other consequences back home. For instance, if you refused or failed a DUI test, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will report it back to your home state, and you may face consequences, like license suspension, there.

Michael Pariente can represent you in Clark County courts on your out-of-state criminal charge. You may even be spared a costly trip back to Las Vegas.


Our Elegant Office

Nestled in the exquisite Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas



Free Parking


24 hour parking provided in our parking lot. Patrolled 24/7 by security.





We don’t share an office space with any other attorneys. 



Centrally Located


We are located 1 mile east of the famous Las Vegas strip. Centrally located for locals and tourist combined.


Pariente Law Firm

Pariente Law Firm, P.C.

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Las Vegas, NV89169



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