When you hire The Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld you get more than a single attorney attending to your criminal or civil case, you hire an entire professional team and both Kristina and her staff will seek to advocate on your behalf and obtain a desirable result.
Why Choose Us
At The Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld and Associates, we understand that most people have never have had to consult with an attorney or have never had to deal with the trauma that comes with being arrested. We understand most people have never had to get a friend or a loved one out of jail, or face a lifetime in jail themselves. We understand that most people do not know what to do in that situation. We also realize the stress and anxiety associated with that first visit to an attorney's office. Usually a prospective client sits in a waiting room surrounded by diplomas and plaques while filling out an information form. The client then gets invited to an office with more diplomas and certificates and sits across a desk from an attorney while they discuss the case. This is all very intimidating. At our Law Offices, we do all we can to make a prospective client feel both comfortable and confident; and we do our best to alleviate any stress you may have about the uncertainty of the system. In both our Las Vegas and Los Angeles offices, we provide an atmosphere that is more of a home than an office. We allow clients to relax and we encourage them to ask questions until they are satisfied that they understand the road ahead.
How can you tell if a lawyer is concerned about your case more than their bottom-line? When you sit down and talk with them about your case, always note what percentage of the conversation is about the fee you need to pay them. You also look to see what they do outside the office. Are they involved in their community? Do they donate their time and money to make their community a better place to live? Do they do things that help those less fortunate than himself? The reality is; if a lawyer does not care enough about the community they live in, they probably will take the same approach with their clients. Our firm has a proven track record for helping the community and its members. If you are looking for a Law Firm that will take the time and the interest in your case, call the Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld & Associates, our attorneys are dedicated to those we serve.
Kristina Wildeveld, a former Clark County Special Public Defender and experienced trial lawyer, heads the Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld. With experience as a trial attorney and having inside knowledge of the prosecutorial process, the Wildeveld Firm promises to vigorously defend your rights using our expertise as an aggressive trial firm.
We provide defense services for DWI, DUI, Intoxication Manslaughter, Juvenile Crimes, Drug Offenses, Theft, Fraud, Internet Crimes, Domestic Violence, Sexual Offenses, Homicide cases and all other criminal charges. A conviction can have detrimental consequences in your personal life, especially when trying to get work, qualify for a loan, obtain/keep professional licensing or gun ownership.
Without the benefit of experienced legal representation, Juveniles can be flagged with serious offenses for the rest of their lives. Our firm can provides an aggressive defense, which can result in acquittals, dismissed charges, reduced charges, or minimized punishment.
Kristina sits on the Board of Hope for Prisoners, transitioning ex inmates into a productive life as civilians. She also represented the head of the Board of Hope for Prisoners, Jon Ponder, in front of the state's Pardon board and was successful in granting his clemency. Kristina approached President Trump to consider Ponder for a Presidential pardon and Trump mentioned it.
On Aug 25, 2020 after numerous back and forth communications with the white house, Kristina achieved a full Presidential pardon for her client,
- Clark County Bar Association
- Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Criminal Defense College Graduate
- Kristina Wildeveld Defense Attorney of the Year for the State of Nevada 2016
- Kristina Wildeveld Karen Winkler award for Defense advocacy
- On the board of CASA for over 20 years being the voice for children that are abused and neglected
- Recipient of CHILD ADVOCATE OF YEAR AWARD
- Pardons expert - State and Federal representation including a Presidential pardons achievement.
Native Las Vegan Dayvid Figler is an award-winning story-teller, author and trial lawyer. He has been licensed to practice in Nevada since 1991. With short stints in labor, regulatory and First Amendment law, his practice has evolved into an emphasis on complex criminal litigation (including appeals), resolution of disputes involving all government agencies and entities and any matter concerning individuals with problem gambling disorders.
Dayvid served a short term as a Las Vegas Municipal Court judge in 2003, and continued to serve as the Judge Pro Tem in those courts through 2013. He serves on the Legal Aid of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Advisory Board and has been at the forefront of many innovative programs including Warrant Quash Programs for Homeless Individuals and the creation of the first statutory Problem Gambling Diversion Court in the United States. In 2019, he was the first individual attorney to be awarded the prestigious Medal of Justice from the Nevada State Bar for his efforts successfully promoting the access of justice and the advancement of practical solutions for criminal justice.
Dayvid is a frequent lecturer around the United States on topic related to criminal justice reform and one of the most quoted authorities on Las Vegas, as well as a prolific radio commentator and writer on a variety of topics related to Las Vegas.
HONORS, AWARDS, RECOGNITION
- Desert Companion Magazine Reader’s Poll Most Influential Las Vegan
- Non-Staff Columnist – the Nevada Independent (Nevada Press Association individual award winner – 2019).
- Review Journal – Editor’s Pick Best of Las Vegas – Best Radio Personality
- Nevada Electronic Media Awards (Best Local Radio Program) – 3 Years
- Las Vegas Valley Book Festival – Crystal Bookmark Award
- Las Vegas City Life Reader’s Poll – Favorite Las Vegas Poet
- Nevada Arts Council Fellow for Performance Poetry
- Nevada Arts Council Fellow for Fiction
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Advisory Council
- Past-President Las Vegas CineVegas Film Festival
- Public Attorney for Eighth Judicial Court Problem Gambler’s Treatment Diversion Court
- Past-Board Member Nevada Attorneys For Criminal Justice
- State Bar of Nevada- Medal of Justice Honoree (2019)
Lisa Ann Rasmussen
Lisa Rasmussen has devoted her professional life to providing highly competent and personal advocacy to those facing criminal charges or pursuing civil matters. She believes that our justice system works best when people have strong, informed, and determined advocates.
Lisa practices law with integrity and dignity of purpose but she abhors the system when it becomes cruel, arbitrary and impersonal. She strives to provide her clients with objective, independent advice while according them total loyalty and commitment to their criminal case or civil cause.
Lisa respects the strengths of her opponents, but matches them with dogged preparation and skilled lawyering in and outside of the courtroom. She understands that her client’s often have families that need information and counsel while the process moves forward. Her primary concern is that her client’s rights are protected.
Lisa has served in a variety of volunteer professional positions trying to improve the criminal justice system for all the citizens of Nevada. She is admired and respected by her peers, judges and legislators, and is in fact, the lawyer that other lawyers go to when they are looking for a strong and informed voice and for insight into their cases. Lisa has also served in the following capacities:
- Vice-President of the Nevada American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 2008-2012; State Board since 2003
- Co-chair of the ACLU’s litigation and legislation sub-committee responsible for testifying at the state capital on issues of importance to lawyers and citizens alike
- Past President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ)
- Currently co-chair of the NACJ legislative subcommittee
- Lisa Rasmussen Defense Attorney of the Year for the State of Nevada 2018
Caitlyn McAmis, Esq.
Caitlyn graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Pre-Law Concentration, and minor in Criminal Justice from California State University, Bakersfield in 2007. She then earned her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 2011. During law school, Caitlyn was honored on the Dean’s List and awarded an Academic Achievement Award. As a law student, Caitlyn recognized the importance of giving back to her community; she was recognized for her volunteer work in the Pro Bono Honor Society for two consecutive years.
After graduation, Caitlyn joined The Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld and the Las Vegas community. Caitlyn approaches client representation as an opportunity to not only defend, but also to empower people to navigate through an intimidating and punitive legal system. She values the ability to be a part of her clients’ defense team.
Since becoming a lawyer, Caitlyn gained experience arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court. Additionally, she has experience in written trial and appellate motion practice, oral advocacy in criminal court, juvenile dependency and delinquency proceedings, and administrative DMV hearings.
As an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Kristina Wildeveld, Caitlyn is involved in complex criminal litigation, including work on pardons, parole, and post-conviction habeas petitions. She has first-chaired termination of parental rights trials, assisted in the successful reunification of parents with their children, and also negotiated a number of felony and misdemeanor cases, including securing dismissals for her clients.
Admitted to Practice
- State Bar of California, November 2011
- State Bar of Nevada, May 2012
- U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, June 2012
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California, July 2012
Memberships and Affiliation
- Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Clark County Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute
Diamond Thomas, Esq.
Diamond chose to pursue a degree in law after finishing her undergrad study. Diamond became an Associate Attorney in our office and now works with a variety of cases. She represents clients facing criminal charges in the State of Nevada. She also concentrates on Abuse and Neglect cases and Juvenile law. She is a zealous advocate who hit the ground running. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada after attending Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Melissa Barry, Esq.
While attending law school, Melissa worked as a teacher’s aide doing research and comparing felony murder statutes in various states. Melissa was also involved in a clinical program where she represented clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in Summit County through the Legal Defender’s Office. After the time for the clinical expired, Melissa was employed as an intern continuing to represent misdemeanor clients.
Melissa began working for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office in 2008 representing the City of Las Vegas in misdemeanor prosecutions, including driving under the influence, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, theft offenses and even vehicular manslaughter prosecutions. She was also responsible for charging cases submitted to the City Attorney’s Office for prosecution. During her employment with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office, Melissa conducted hundreds of bench trials and responded to – and argued – several motions by defense counsel.
After taking the Arizona bar exam, Melissa became a Deputy County Attorney with the Mohave County Attorney’s Office. While working in that capacity, she handled misdemeanor prosecutions, juvenile prosecutions and felony prosecutions. This allowed Melissa to continue conducting bench trials and jury trials. Melissa did not have any jury trial during her time there where a defendant was acquitted of all charges, winning all of her trials. While handling a variety of felony cases, Melissa supervised misdemeanor attorneys. Melissa was trained extensively in DUI prosecution and engaged in additional training every year covering a variety of topics.
After prosecuting, Melissa realized her passion for working in the private sector protecting the rights and liberties of people involved in both criminal and civil litigation. While practicing criminal defense, Melissa conducted more jury trials and continued with an excellent record. She is excited to help you keep your rights protected.
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