Peter James Christiansen

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Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone:
702-948-8500
800-760-1852
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I have 38 years experience defending people in criminal matters. I began my legal career with the Clark County Public Defender's office in 1975. I have been a member of the Nevada Bar Association since 1976. I was a team chief for 26 of the 28 years I worked for the Clark County Public Defender's Office. In that capacity I supervised a team of 5 to 6 attorneys. I also trained new attorneys. In addition to my administrative and supervisory obligations, I always carried a case load that averaged between 100-150 clients and any given time. I also ran the appellate section of the Clark County Public Defender's Office from about 1978-1985.

I retired from the Public Defender's Office in 2003 and went to work for my son's law office, Christiansen Law Office. In 2013 Christiansen Law Offices merged with Eglet Wall to become Eglet Wall Christiansen where I am of counsel to the firm. For the past 10 years I have continued to practice exclusively criminal law in the Nevada state courts all over the state of Nevada.

I also serve on the Clark County Committee to appoint Justices of the Peace.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1976

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 1975
  • University of Utah - Master of Public Administration, Salt Lake City, Utah - 1970
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: English

Classes/Seminars

  • Criminal Law Ethics (Seminar), NV Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nevada Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association (Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice), Member, 1992 - 2003

Past Employment Positions

  • Clark County Public Defender's Office, Team Chief, 1975 - 2003
  • Christiansen Law Offices, 2003 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Appeared on Law and the Laymen several times regarding criminal law
  • Appeared on Law and the Laymen several times regarding criminal law, 1976 - 2013

Ancillary Businesses

  • Clark County Committee to appoint Justices of the Peace