Joseph Gersten

The Gersten Law Firm, PLLC
9680 W Tropicana Ave Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV 89147-8293
(702) 857-8777

Las Vegas, Nevada attorney Joseph Gersten is the founder of The Gersten Law Firm. His practice focuses on criminal defense in the Nevada federal and state courts. He represents Nevada residents, as well as visitors and tourists, on the full range of criminal offenses ? including drug and prostitution charges, domestic violence offenses, and firearms violations. He also provides legal services for family law, personal injury, and business matters.

Clients who work with Joe and his law firm know they are not hiring just any lawyer: He holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree and has experience in complex matters from his work for the United States Secret Service, Intelligence Division, and the United States Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations. He also offers clients the benefit of his extensive experience as a trial attorney for two large insurance companies and a private law firm.

In addition to practicing law, Joe is an Adjunct Professor at UNLV Lee Business School, lecturing on business and real estate law. He loves teaching. It's in his blood ? literally ? because his father was a teacher, and so Joe grew up with teaching as a part of his life. Joe's students enjoy his sense of humor and actually call his classes "fun." They find his classes very interesting, especially because he integrates his real life experiences into the subjects he teaches. Enthusiasm for UNLV runs in Joe's family ? his wife Beth is Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs there.

Joe brings to his practice the strength, knowledge and local experience that make a difference in his clients' cases. To learn more, read about what his clients have to say.

Before moving to Las Vegas, Joe worked in Washington, D.C. and Connecticut. He founded The Gersten Law Firm to provide legal services in Las Vegas and Henderson, as well as throughout Clark County. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense
Family Law
Personal Injury
Business Law


Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1998
The George Washington University, M.F.S., 1994
The George Washington University, B.A., 1992
National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Basic and Advanced Trial School

Professional Associations

Clark County Bar Association
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Nevada Justice Association
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of Connecticut
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut