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Las Vegas, NV

Robert M. Draskovich

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney | Turco & Draskovich

Robert M. Draskovich has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional.

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Robert M. Draskovich is an award-winning criminal defense and personal injury attorney based in Las Vegas who has defended cases all over the United States. With over twenty years of experience, Mr. Draskovich has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, including many that have received national media coverage. He is a co-founder of the law firm Turco & Draskovich where his practice encompasses a broad range of matters, including federal criminal cases, white collar crime, and allegations of sexual assault or abuse.​

After earning his law degree with honors from Brigham Young University in 1997, Mr. Draskovich quickly earned a reputation for zealously representing clients in difficult cases and successfully helping people whom other attorneys had failed. Over the course of his career, he has defended clients both big and small, including members of the Hell’s Angels, the Vice President of Smith & Wesson, and a six-time Olympic gold medalist.

As a thought leader in his field, Mr. Draskovich has frequently been asked to lecture on trial advocacy, criminal procedure, and evidence at both the UNLV and Brigham Young University law schools. Mr. Draskovich is an ongoing legal analyst for Fox 5 News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and the New York Times.

Mr. Draskovich’s success and prominence in criminal law have earned him widespread respect and recognition from attorneys and legal organizations nationwide. Universally regarded as one of Nevada’s best trial attorneys, he has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country by the American Trial Lawyers Association as well as Nevada Super Lawyers® each year since 2007. He is also AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Because of this reputation, Mr. Draskovich is frequently asked to be a consultant for other law firms from around the country, in addition to his work representing his own clients. He noted:

I’ve been brought in by large firms who have a client who is under investigation, and they want to bring in a criminal lawyer to make sure that the case doesn’t become a criminal case. Often, they’re dealing with investigators or law enforcement that see everything in a criminal context, and so they bring me in to act as an intermediary and show them that it’s not necessarily black and white as to whether something should be a criminal or non-criminal case.

Looking to the future, Mr. Draskovich intends to further expand his consulting work. To date, he has handled over a dozen such cases and moving forward he hopes to do many more. In his free time, Mr. Draskovich enjoys hiking and biking and also loves to travel.

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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Member​
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member

Admissions

  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. with Honors (1997)
    • Honors: Brigham Young University Law School Board of Advocates (1995-1997)
    • Law Review: Brigham Young University, Staff Member (1996-1997)
  • University of Nevada, B.A. with Honors (1994)

Awards & Honors

  • Las Vegas Life Magazine, Top Attorneys in Nevada, 2007-2018
  • Nevada Super Lawyers®, 2007-2018
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV® Preeminent™ Rated
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