Ms. Armeni is a shareholder in the firm’s Government Investigations & Business Crimes Department. She focuses her practice in areas of litigation, specifically criminal law and civil rights.
Ms. Armeni gained great insight in legal court proceedings while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph T. Bonaventure of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada. As an attorney, she has participated in the only impeachment hearing of a Nevada public official, assisted in several high profile criminal cases tried in both the United States District Court and Eighth Judicial District Court. She has also been successful in civil rights actions against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, most recently receiving a jury award of approximately 2.1 million dollars.
Ms. Armeni represents clients with a variety of issues, including:
Ms. Armeni received the “40 Under 40” Award from the Las Vegas Business Press for 2012. She received the inaugural Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the State Bar of Nevada in 2011 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine as Mountain States Rising Star for years 2009-13. This tremendous distinction is shared by only 2.5% of the state's total attorneys. In 2009, she received the inaugural William S. Boyd School of Law 2008 College Alumni of the Year.
Ms. Armeni was selected by her peers as one of the top attorneys in Nevada and recognized in the Nevada Business Journal as a Legal Elite. She is among only 1% of Nevada attorneys to be named as such in 2012 - 2013. She was also selected as one of Nevada Business Magazine's, Top 50 Up & Coming Attorneys for 2012 as well as a VEGAS INC. Top Lawyer.
Ms. Armeni has been rated as an “AV/Preeminent Attorney®” by Martindale-Hubbell®. She is also a member of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada “50 Hours Club” for her donated service.
Author, Ten Quick Tips to Become an Effective Criminal Lawyer, Communique, March 2014
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.
Lawyers enter the practice of law and either have a strong desire to delve into criminal law or an unequivocal desire to stay as far away from it as possible. Although the practice of criminal law is difficult to sum up in one article, here are ten quick tips to assist in becoming an effective criminal lawyer. By Paola M. Armeni
Gordon Silver was selected as Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s 2013 Pro Bono Firm of the Year. In addition, Paola M. Armeni, shareholder in the Government Investigations and Business Crimes practice group, was awarded the prestigious Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award for her representation of abused children in foster care and recognized for over 100 hours of service.
Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce their selection as Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s 2013 Pro Bono Firm of the Year. The 13th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon were held December 6, 2013 at the Rio Hotel & Casino, and was hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Gordon Silver shareholder, Paola M. Armeni, quoted in Las Vegas Sun article entitled "As lawsuit Filings Against Metro police climb, settlement costs soar" on October 28, 2013.
Gordon Silver shareholder, Paola M. Armeni, quoted in LA Times article entitled "Las Vegas feels fallout from police shootings" on August 21, 2013.
Las Vegas Review Journal ran a story on July 9 covering Paola Armeni receiving an affirmation for her client in a $1.6 million award in force case.
Several attorneys from the Las Vegas office of Gordon Silver were recently recognized in “Mountain States Super Lawyers” for the 2013 magazine’s annual survey of lawyers.
Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Paola M. Armeni, a shareholder in our Government Investigations and Business Crimes group, recently received an affirmation from the 9th Circuit Court on a $1.6 million dollar judgment against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.