Jess Y. Matsuda, Esq.

Jess practices primarily in criminal defense and personal injury.

Jess has the passion, knowledge and experience to represent those accused of committing crimes.  After volunteering and serving a 2-year commitment with AmeriCorps in Hawaii (a domesticated version of the Peace Corps), Jess was compelled to help those who could not help themselves.  After graduating law school, Jess moved from Michigan to Las Vegas.  He was selected as an extern with the Office of the Attorney General; a highly competitive and sought-after position.  After passing the bar, Jess worked as a court appointed attorney for the Las Vegas Municipal Courts and represented indigent clients charged with crimes committed in the City of Las Vegas. After gaining invaluable experience as a public attorney, Jess moved to the private sector and worked as the main defense attorney at one of Las Vegas’ largest DUI law offices.

Jess personally has handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases which include, but is not limited to; DUI, vehicular crimes causing death, traffic, domestic battery, simple battery, battery with substantial bodily harm, battery strangulation, battery with use of a deadly weapon, battery on an officer, burglary, robbery, robbery with use of a deadly weapon, kidnapping, child abuse & neglect, assault, coercion, conspiracy, attempt charges, evading, resisting arrest, solicitation, juvenile crimes, drug charges, possession charges, fraud, petit larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement, TPO violations, bad checks, casino markers, cheating at gambling and sex crimes.

Jess has the ability and experience to negotiate your case to a favorable resolution or litigate your case with numerous bench and jury trials under his belt.

Jess also practices personal injury law.If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent, or intentional acts of others, you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively negotiate, and/or litigate your case with the insurance companies to obtain the highest possible settlement.Jess has experience resolving personal injury claims in an expedited fashion, so you will receive the compensation you are entitled to as soon as practicable.


Cooley Law School (Juris Doctorate) – Michigan

Litigation Certificate

Certificate in Facilitative Mediation

– Judge for middle schools Contemporary Issues Forum

– Public Interest Law Society

– Dean’s List

Chaminade University (B.S.) – Hawaii

Criminal Justice/English

– Editor of Poetry Publishing

– Dean’s List

– 4-year athletic scholarship

Professional Licenses and Associations:

State Bar of Nevada

United States District Court for the District of Nevada

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Bar Association

Nevada Justice Association

Young Lawyers of Nevada