Attorney Roy L. Nelson III was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in 1993 as well as a graduate from the University of Nevada-Reno in 1998. While attending the University of Nevada-Reno, Roy was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and served as president of the fraternity. He has been a practicing member of the Nevada State Bar for almost 15 years and has dedicated the great majority of his legal career to the practice of criminal law and litigation.
For eleven years, Roy Nelson worked as a prosecutor and earned the respect of his colleagues, judges and law enforcement. Appearing in each criminal courtroom in Clark County, he worked hard to pursue justice. As a Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney, Roy Nelson was the direct supervisor of multiple prosecutors, investigators and support staff personnel. He's negotiated thousands of preliminary hearings and tried over 60 criminal trials as a prosecutor. Before leaving the District Attorney's Office, Roy served as the team chief for the Gun Crimes Division for two years. This position included monthly meetings with the United States Attorney's Office. During his career as a prosecutor, Roy had the great fortune of interviewing with Senator Harry Reid for the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Within the District Attorney's office, Roy sat on the hiring committee to hire law clerks and attorneys. He was also the head of the Search a Seizure Unit which taught Constitutional law to different law enforcement groups within the County.
As a criminal defense attorney, Roy's experience includes serving as lead counsel on thousands of misdemeanor cases - i.e. Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession - and thousands of serious felony crimes including: Murder, Sexual Assault, High Level Drug Trafficking, Robbery and other serious felony crimes.
Roy has tried several felony jury cases in which the clients were charged with any of the following crimes: Attempt Murder With Use of a Deadly Weapon, Robbery Victim Over 60, Sexual Assault of a Minor, Sex Trafficking, and Battery With Use of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm.
Each and every client receives the personal attention of the office. The client is assured that Roy, himself, makes the court appearances.