Peter S. Christiansen

Peter S. Christiansen Esq.

Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone:
702-240-7979
Fax:
866-412-6992
Email:

Peter S. Christiansen is the founding partner and lead trial attorney at Christiansen Law Offices, a boutique firm focused exclusively on trying catastrophic personal injury cases and criminal matters, as well as fraud and business related disputes.  A testament to Mr. Christiansen's advocacy skills, he is among the youngest attorneys ever to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers ("ACTL"), which is widely recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America.  The mission of the ACTL is to maintain and improve standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994

Education

  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • State v. Maurice Sims
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Jon Jones
  • Khiabani v. Motor Coach Industries et al.
  • United States of America v. Noel Gage
  • Jackie Templeton v. EPMG
  • Marsha R. Gray, et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.
  • Dirk Eldredge v. Granite Construction
  • United States of America v. James Hannigan, et al.
  • State of Nevada v. James Hannigan, et al.
  • United States of America v. Floyd Strickland, et al.
  • United States of America v. Gary Harouff, et al.
  • Mowen v. Walgreens
  • State of Nevada v. Steve Shaw

Classes/Seminars

  • Defending a Criminal Case, National Business Institute, 2000 - 2001
  • Adjuct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2019
  • Adjuct Professor, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2018
  • Adjuct Professor, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2017
  • Instructor, State Bar of Nevada, Trial Academy
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy and Related Topics, Nevada Justice Association, Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Supreme Court Rule 250 (Death Penalty) Qualified, 1998 - Present
  • BV, Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - Present
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1997 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • American Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association, 1994 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act, Panel Attorney, 1999 - 2016
  • Clark County Indigent Defense, Panel Attorney, 1995 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rawlings, Olson & Cannon, Associate, 1992 - 1995
  • Eglet Wall Christiansen

Pro Bono Activities

  • Active Participant in Clark County Legal Services Program, 2000 - 2001

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon