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James Gallo

James C. Gallo is an experienced criminal defense attorney representing clients in the federal, state and municipal courts in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County, Nevada.

A life-long resident of the Las Vegas Nevada, James C. Gallo graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas in 1987. Four years later he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in International Relations from the University of San Diego. In 1995, Gallo earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego.

He began his legal career practicing primarily in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation before moving into criminal defense. Early in his career, he developed a broad range of experience in these areas and conducted numerous arbitrations, mediations, bench trials and jury trials.

He also developed a great deal of transactional experience by engaging in numerous high-level contractual negotiations during his representation of professional athletes. In that regard, James C. Gallo represented former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz; former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell; and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. He continues to provide consulting services to numerous sports agents involved in contractual negotiations.

During the course of his legal career, he also has developed a broad range of appellate experience. As a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, Gallo has argued before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on numerous occasions.

In April of 2004, Gallo opened the Law Offices of James Gallo Jr, Esq., now known as Gallo Law Office. The firm is focused on law cases for the criminally accused. In that regard, he has defended thousands of clients from minor traffic violations to murder and sexual assault allegations. Criminal defense lawyer James C. Gallo has conducted numerous bench and jury trials.


  • University of San Diego, Bachelor of Arts
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor

Professional Memberships

  • Nevada State Bar
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Life Saver

    I can`t even expalin how thankful I am. Mr. Gallo saved me out of huge troubles just a day before my most important and first court day regards my situation. He literally saved my life. He took an important action in my DUI case. I never forget the minutes, seconds of thinking what is going to ha...
  • Great Representation

    Referred to Jim by a mutual friend after I was charged with a felony and misdemeanor for DV. The charges were later dropped to misdemeanors. We took the case to trial and I was found not guilty on all charges. Jim is very attentive and professional in the court room. He always followed up with me...
  • Great Lawyer!

    I hired James to represent me on a DUI case. He explained the entire process to me and relieved my anxiety regarding what to expect. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. My charge was reduced to a reckless driving. I could not have been more happy with his service.
  • James is the the best and will always be like family now!!!

    As a youth I played with the boundaries of the law on more occasions than any free man should and James was there every time I needed him. To say that James is more like family now would be an understatement. He's always taken the extra steps needed to ensure I was aware of my rights and has neve...
  • Thank you Mr. Gallo

    Attorney Gallo reviewed my case and told me exactly what was going to happen.. and that is exactly what happened. experierienced and professional. Highly recommended!


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