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Alexander R Vail

Alexander R Vail

Experienced and effective criminal defense and immigration attorney
  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate...
  • Florida, Nevada
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Summary

Se habla español. Las Vegas immigration and criminal defense attorney Alexander Vail brings to Las Vegas Defense Group invaluable insight from behind enemy lines: During his prior clerkship with the Clark County District Attorney's Office's Appeals Unit, he learned firsthand how the state builds cases against defendants. Now Alexander uses this insider information to craft a proactive defense and stay one step ahead of the D.A.

An Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, Alexander earned magna cum laude honors from the University of Miami School of Law. There he earned placement in Order of the Coif, served as student attorney at removal proceedings in the Immigration Clinic, and was first in his class several times, including in immigration law. Following prestigious externships with the Broward County Public Defender's Office and an Eleventh Court of Appeals judge, Alexander was selected as an attorney advisor for the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alexander has extensive experience in all stages of criminal and immigration cases, at both the trial and appellate levels. He is a tireless researcher and writer as well as a skilled negotiator and litigator. Las Vegas Defense Group is proud to have Alexander as part of its team. He brings an insatiable passion for safeguarding the rights and championing the cause of his immigration and criminal defense clients. Alexander is also licensed to practice law in Florida.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Order of the Coif; magna cum laude; Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Evidence; 3 CALI awards
Activities: Immigration Clinic
University of Miami
B.A. / Political Science & History (2014)
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Honors: Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Departmental Honors in Political Science; magna cum laude
Professional Experience
Associate attorney
Las Vegas Defense Group
- Current
Law Clerk/Attorney
Appeals Unit, Criminal Division, Clark County Office of the District Attorney
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Assisting the deputy district attorneys in the Appeals Unit by conducting legal research and drafting (1) appellate briefs, (2) responses to a variety of post-conviction motions and requests for relief, including but not limited to habeas petitions, and (3) advisory memoranda of law; handling lower-level arraignments
Attorney Advisor
Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of Justice
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Assisted the immigration judges at the Orlando Immigration Court by conducting legal research, analyzing various provisions within the Immigration and Nationality Act and the corresponding federal regulations, and writing draft decisions and advisory memoranda of law
Platoon Leader in Quartermaster Unit; Rank: 0-1 / First Lieutenant
U.S. Army, Florida Army National Guard
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Judicial Extern
The Honorable Adalberto Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Assisted the judicial law clerks in conducting legal research and in writing draft decisions
Intern
University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic
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Represented clients in removal proceedings at both the trial and appellate level
Legal Extern
Broward County Office of the Public Defender
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Conducted legal research and drafted various pre-trial motions; assisted in arraignments and pre-trial hearings
Speaking Engagements
Featured Speaker for getting one of the highest Florida Bar Exam scores, Bar Induction Ceremony, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals
Florida Bar
I was asked to be the featured speaker for receiving one of the highest scores on the Florida Bar Examination.
Awards
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Comparative Law
Center for Computer-assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
I received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Comparative Law for achieving the highest grade in the course.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Immigration Seminar
Center for Computer-assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
I received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Immigration Seminar for achieving the highest grade in the course.
Member
Order of the Coif
Magna cum laude
University of Miami School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Public Interest Law & Leadership
Center for Computer-assisted Legal Instrution (CALI)
I received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Public Interest Law & Leadership for achieving the highest grade in the course.
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Evidence
University of Miami School of Law
I received the University of Miami Law School Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Evidence for achieving the highest grade in the course.
Dean's List (Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
University of Miami School of Law
Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate
U.S. Army
Departmental Honors in Political Science
University of Miami
Magna cum laude
University of Miami
Scholarship
Zbar Memorial Scholarship
Dean’s Scholarship
University of Miami
President’s Honor Roll
University of Miami
Outstanding Public Interest Scholarship
University of Miami
Outstanding Merit Scholarship
University of Miami
Dean’s Merit Scholarship
University of Miami
Scholarship
Broward County Hispanic Bar Association
Carlos de la Cruz Scholarship
Carlos de la Cruz Scholarship
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar # 0113619
Member
Current
State Bar of Nevada # 14291
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Nevada
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys
Blog
Las Vegas Defense Group - blog
Contact & Map
Las Vegas Defense Group
2970 W Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
USA
Telephone: (702) 333-3673
Fax: (702) 974-0524
Las Vegas Defense Group (Henderson office)
107 S. Green Valley Pkwy # 300 (The District)
Henderson, NV 89012
USA
Telephone: (702) 333-3673
Fax: (702) 974-0524
Las Vegas Defense Group (Reno office)
200 S. Virginia, 8th floor
Reno, NV 89501
USA
Telephone: (775) 904-8031