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Peter James Christiansen

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents-Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury-Plaintiff

Biography

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. 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.

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
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
      • B.S. - 1970
      • Major: Psychology
      • Major: English

    Bar Admission

    • Nevada, 1976

    Classes & Seminars

    • Criminal Law Ethics (Seminar), NV Bar Association

    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 to 2013

    Past Positions

    • Clark County Public Defender's Office, Team Chief, 1975 to 2003
    • Eglet Wall Christiansen

    Ancillary Businesses

    • Clark County Committee to appoint Justices of the Peace

    Professional Associations

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