As the Federal Public Defender of Nevada, we provide dedicated teams with extensive command of federal practice in three distinct areas: trial/appeals, non-capital and capital habeas units.Read more
Our office is well-equipped to handle matters in three distinct areas: trials and appeals, capital habeas and non-capital habeas cases.
The trial and appellate units provide representation to indigent, court-appointed clients facing federal criminal charges. Our attorneys and staff are exceptional in their field. All are fully equipped to aggressively prepare and defend each client’s case throughout their federal criminal trial and appellate proceedings.
The Capital Habeas Unit (“CHU”) represents state prisoners sentenced to death in federal habeas corpus proceedings, brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, at the federal trial level and throughout their appeals. The CHU regularly represent clients throughout their habeas post-conviction proceedings, including litigation within the federal district court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
NCH represents state prisoners sentenced to anything other than the death penalty in federal habeas corpus proceedings brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. First formed in 2000, NCH is the oldest, and remains the largest, unit in the Federal Public Defender system that is dedicated exclusively to working on § 2254 petitions. NCH represents clients at all stages of federal habeas litigation, including in the district court, the Ninth Circuit, and Supreme Court. But the work of NCH is not just limited to federal court. NCH will pursue state court remedies when appropriate. This also includes appearing at parole board hearings and representing our clients before the Pardons Board. In all our cases, NCH is dedicated to doing as much as we can for our clients.