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 Dominic P. Gentile

Dominic P. Gentile

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Biography

Mr. Gentile is a shareholder in and the chairman of the firm’s Government Investigations & Business Crimes Department. Mr. Gentile has represented clients nationwide and internationally and is regarded by his peers as a formidable force in the courtroom. He possesses unequaled expertise in the areas of civil, criminal, securities and commercial fraud investigations and litigation, speech and press issues, and professional licensing and disciplinary matters. Like Gordon Silver, Mr. Gentile’s legal roots run deep in Nevada and many of the State's top criminal defense attorneys have been mentored by him.

Mr. Gentile is the founder and publisher of La Voce – the Voice of Las Vegas’ Italian-American Community. He is currently Honorary Consul for the Italian Consulate in Las Vegas.  In addition, Mr. Gentile is a founder of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Augustus Society, and he served two terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served two terms as a Governor of the State Bar of Nevada and is a charter and current member of the prestigious Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee.

Mr. Gentile was formerly an Associate Dean of the National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law. He has been teaching trial advocacy and trial evidence at law schools throughout the United States for over thirty years.  Mr. Gentile is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council at DePaul University College of Law.

Mr. Gentile is listed in Best Lawyers® in America for Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and Criminal Defense: White Collar, Las Vegas in 2012 - 2015, along with the distinction of being named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for 2012.

Distinctions

  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • Best Lawyers® Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Las Vegas 2012 - 2015
  • Best Lawyers® Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Las Vegas 2012 - 2015
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007 - 2014
  • Vegas INC: Top Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Mr. Gentile is continually voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer in Nevada,and has been included in Woodward & White, Inc. “Best Lawyers in America” from its inception in 1983 to today.

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section RICO Case Committee, Former Chairman
  • American Bar Association’s Defense Function, Former Member
  • American Bar Association’s White Collar Crimes and Grand Jury Committee, Former Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Former Governor (two terms)
  • Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, Member
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Nevada National Public Radio (KNPR), Former Board of Directors
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Augustus Society, Founding Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Former Board of Directors (two terms)
  • Honorary Consul for the Republic of Italy for the State of Nevada

In the News

Gentile Quoted in NLJ Article Regarding Whittemore Appeal

Dominic Gentile was quoted in a recent article published in the National Law Journal regarding F. Harvey Whittemore's appeal efforts.

Read More »Posted on: Jan 27th, 2015   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: National Law Journal 

Twelve Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014

Twelve Gordon Silver lawyers were listed in the Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014.  They include:  Christine Bricker, John Desmond, Michael Feder, Thomas Fell, Gregory Garman, Dominic Gentile, Eric Goldberg, Gerald Gordon, Brigid Higgins, Eve Karasik, and William Noall.

Read More »Posted on: Jan 27th, 2015   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Best Lawyers Business Edition, Winter 2014 

Gentile Quoted in Article Regarding Wire Taps

Dominic Gentile was quoted in a recent article published in the Las Vegas Review Journal regarding the legalities of wire taps and three Las Vegas judges who seem to sign the majority of wire tap requests.

Read More »Posted on: Jan 21st, 2015   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal 

Top Lawyers Named by Desert Companion

The Desert Companion published the 2014 Top Lawyers List in their October edition. The list is based on law firms rankings by AVVO.

Read More »Posted on: Oct 27th, 2014   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Desert Companion 

Gordon Silver Ranks in Top 10 of Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List

The Las Vegas Business Press published the 2014 Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List. The list is based on law firms ranked by the number of business and commercial attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon Silver is ranked #9a on the list for 2014.

Read More »Posted on: Sep 26th, 2014   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Las Vegas Business Press 

On The Move: Gordon Silver's Listed in Best Lawyers

Twelve attorneys at Gordon Silver were noted in Vegas INC's On the Move as being recently selected as “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.

In addition, Gregory E. Garman and Jeffrey A. Silver were also selected as “2014-2015 Lawyer of the Year” in the noted category.

Read More »Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Vegas INC 

Sixteen Gordon Silver Attorneys Named as 2015 Best Lawyers®

Sixteen attorneys at Gordon Silver were recently selected as “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.

Read More »Posted on: Aug 19th, 2014   |  Posted In: Press Releases   |   Source:  

Dominic Gentile Cited in Article: Las Vegas jury awards comedian George Wallace $1.3 million in suit

Gordon Silver shareholder, Dominic P. Gentile, quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal's article entitled "Las Vegas jury awards comedian George Wallace $1.3 million in suit" on April 8, 2014.

Read More »Posted on: Apr 15th, 2014   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal 

Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers® For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers®

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers®. In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.

Read More »Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014   |  Posted In: Press Releases   |   Source:  

Gordon Silver's Dominic Gentile Appointed Honorary Consul for Republic of Italy

Gordon Silver shareholder Dominic P. Gentile has been appointed honorary consul for the Republic of Italy. 

Read More »Posted on: Jan 27th, 2014   |  Posted In: GS In the News   |   Source: Attorney at Law Magazine, Las Vegas Edition 

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 Dominic P. Gentile

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1979
  • Illinois, 1972

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University
  • B.S. Commerce, DePaul University