Born in Reno in 1982, Damian R. Sheets has been a native Nevadan his entire life. Having grown up in a legal family where his father was general counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, chairman of the Nevada State Ethics Commission, chairman of the Nevada State Tax Commission, and general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr. Sheets knew he had a passion for pursuing a career in law. In 1987, Mr. Sheets moved to Las Vegas and, in 2001, he graduated from Durango High School. Af ...
Born in Reno in 1982, Damian R. Sheets has been a native Nevadan his entire life. Having grown up in a legal family where his father was general counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, chairman of the Nevada State Ethics Commission, chairman of the Nevada State Tax Commission, and general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr. Sheets knew he had a passion for pursuing a career in law. In 1987, Mr. Sheets moved to Las Vegas and, in 2001, he graduated from Durango High School. After graduating magna cum laude from the Ohio State University, Mr. Sheets attended law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2007.
During his time as a law student, Mr. Sheets clerked for the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Gonzales, Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 11, worked as a law clerk for Kamer Zucker & Abbot, and externed for the Clark County Public Defender's office. After passing the bar, Mr. Sheets opened his own successful practice, DAMIAN R. SHEETS, CHTD., where he represented a multitude of clients, with great success, regarding their criminal and family law issues. During this same time period, Mr. Sheets served as a primary legal writer for seven local attorneys, drafting their appeals and serving as co-counsel at their trials. Mr. Sheets also served on the Clark County Indigent Defense panel, representing indigent clients on behalf of the State of Nevada. After only two years in private practice, Damian was recognized as a "Nevada Elite: Top 20 Up and Coming Attorney" for the State of Nevada in Nevada Lawyer Magazine, a distinction based solely upon the vote of fellow attorneys and judges.
After taking a short break, Mr. Sheets worked as a prosecutor for the City of Henderson. During this time, Mr. Sheets prosecuted hundreds, if not thousands, of DUI and Domestic Battery cases, and acted as lead attorney for the criminal appeals department. In 2010, Mr. Sheets accepted a position as a partner at Mayfield Gruber & Sheets. Shortly thereafter, Nevada Defense Group was founded.
Mr. Sheets has also acted as lead counsel on many high profile cases and has been trusted by many high profile defendants, including:
• Wealthy Entrepreneurs
• Social Media Influencers
• Police Officers, State Troopers
• Prison Guards
• Corrections Officers
• Court Clerks
• Court Counselors.
In addition to handling all cases ranging from DUI to Murder to Sexual Assault on a Minor, Mr. Sheets often acts as the “go to” Criminal Defense Attorney for KVBC Channel 3 News in Las Vegas. Mr. Sheets has also appeared on NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC affiliates in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. As a business owner, Mr. Sheets’ businesses have been featured on Entertainment Tonight, CBS Sports National, and in television shows in Japan, Europe, and Netflix in the United States.
Recently, Mr. Sheets was appointed to the State of Nevada Commission on Ethics. There, Mr. Sheets hopes to continue his dedication to ethical and honorable conduct in both government and the private sector. Through his service, Mr. Sheets hopes to ensure that all operations of government continue to be held to the highest standard.
Having represented defendants in almost 10,000 cases, Mr. Sheets' track record establishes that he has the skills and experience necessary to provide all criminal defendants with the most vigorous and aggressive defense available. No matter how big or small, Mr. Sheets stands ready and available to provide the best representation possible.