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Alexander R Vail

Alexander R Vail

Immigration Attorney (Removal Defense, Family-Based Immigration, Naturalization)
  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law
  • Florida, Nevada
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Summary

Alexander Randolph Vail is the managing partner of the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, L.L.C. Prior to establishing his own practice, Alex served as head of the Immigration Department at the Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C., where he still maintains of-counsel status, consulting with the firm’s criminal defense attorneys on immigration considerations affecting noncitizen defendants facing criminal charges. Prior to joining the Las Vegas Defense Group, Alex served as a law clerk with the Appeals Unit, Criminal Division, Clark County District Attorney’s Office. There he handled criminal appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and a variety of post-conviction motions and petitions. Before moving out to Las Vegas, Alex served as an Attorney Advisor with the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice. Specifically, Alex was assigned to the Orlando Immigration Court where he helped advise the immigration judges at the court on bond- and removal-related issues.

Alex graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and achieved one of the highest marks on the Florida bar examination, earning him the privilege of being the featured speaker at the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals October 2014 Bar Induction Ceremony. During his time in law school, Alex completed externships in the Broward County Public Defender’s Office and in the chambers of the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Alex also completed a year-long internship at the University of Miami’s prestigious Immigration Clinic.

Alex has extensive experience in all stages of immigration and criminal cases, at both the trial and appellate levels. He brings an insatiable passion for safeguarding the rights and championing the cause of his clients.

Alex is licensed to practice law in Nevada and 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
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B.A. (2014) | Political Science & History
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Honors: Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Departmental Honors in Political Science; magna cum laude
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, L.L.C.
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Of Counsel
Las Vegas Defense Group
- Current
Associate attorney
Las Vegas Defense Group
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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
Served as the featured speaker at the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals swearing-in ceremony 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)
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)
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)
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
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
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Nevada # 14291
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar # 0113619
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Nevada
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, L.L.C.
Contact & Map
Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, L.L.C.
2970 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89102
USA
Telephone: (702) 370-5049