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David R. Fischer

David R. FischerLas Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Nevada, Attorney Fischer will personally sit down with you, review any evidence against you, and advise you regarding the best defense strategy for your case.

His goal is to ensure that your exposure to the criminal justice system is avoided or kept to a minimum, whether the best defense strategy calls for a trial or a negotiated settlement.

David R. Fischer is licensed to practice law in Nevada State and Federal Courts primarily in the field of criminal defense. As a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients, Attorney Fischer does not give up until the right result is achieved, whether inside or outside of the courtroom.

He has successfully argued in excess of 1,000 hearings, including:

  • Bail motions
  • Writs
  • Appeals
  • Plea negotiations
  • Trial bargaining
  • Bench trials
  • Jury trials
  • Fugitive hearings
  • Pre-trial hearings
  • Status check hearings
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Arraignment hearings
  • Probation violation hearings

Attorney Fischer routinely obtains dismissals, reductions, and acquittals for his clients. His aggressive yet competent defense strategy approach revolves around a “client-centered advocacy”, which translates to a uniquely tailored defense for each case.

Specialized Settlement Advocacy Training

Attorney Fischer is an especially skilled negotiator as his education includes specialized settlement advocacy training from Pepperdine University. This distinguishes him from his peers who typically only have a law degree, which in most cases teaches very little about settlement advocacy.

98% of all criminal cases end up with a negotiated resolution. Attorney David Fischer is able to create value for his clients through favorable settlements.

In the event that a settlement is not in the client’s best interest, Attorney David Fischer and his legal team are prepared to skillfully proceed to trial.

Previous Experience in the Military

Mr. Fischer joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 immediately after graduating from high school in 1995 enlisting and being sworn in at MEPS Minneapolis, MN. Initially, in an effort to obtain financial assistance for college, Mr. Fischer joined the Navy under an open contract under the general classification of ATD Firemen. While in bootcamp, Mr. Fischer was given an opportunity to become a Hospital Corpsman in exchange for extending his enlistment by 2 years.

After bootcamp, Mr. Fischer attended Hospital Corps school at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, IL. From there, Mr. Fischer was selected to become an “8404” FMF Corpsman and received orders to Camp Pendleton, CA, for Field Medical Service school. Upon completion of his training, totaling approximately nine months, Mr. Fischer received his first orders to 3rd FSSG, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Fischer served in support of USMC operations on Okinawa for 1 year, from 1996 – 1997.

After leaving Okinawa, Mr. Fischer received orders to MAG-13, Yuma, AZ. Mr. Fischer ultimately ended up assigned as the Corpsman for VMA-211 Harrier Squadron. In 1998, at the age of 20, Mr. Fischer was deployed with VMA-211, joining the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC), where he was deployed in support of various Navy/Marine Corps forwarding operating missions (operating from the USS Tarawa, LHA-1). Mr. Fischer supported various Marine operations throughout the Middle East during this time, including, providing life-sustaining medical support to one of his Marines who was caught on the outrigger wheel of a taxying Harrier in support of the Iraqi-No Fly zone. Mr. Fischer was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for his actions. Mr. Fischer also supported Operation Southern Watch during this time and his unit was awarded the Navy Unit Accommodation Medal.

Upon completion of Mr. Fischer’s deployment with the 11th MEU (SOC), in late 1998, Mr. Fischer attended cold weather medical training in Bridgeport, CA, where Mr. Fischer was taught life-saving medical skills unique to cold weather conditions. Following this training, Mr. Fischer was assigned to Martin Luther King Hospital, in South Central Los Angeles, CA, where he was part of a surgical trauma team learning how to provide life-saving procedures to gun-shot victims.

Mr. Fischer supported numerous USMC training exercises and missions during his enlistment period. Mr. Fischer is a Gulf war era veteran. Prior to leaving the US Navy to attend college and avail himself of the Navy college fund, Mr. Fischer was awarded the MAG-13 Yuma, AZ Sailor of the Quarter. All in all Mr. Fischer’s Navy service on active duty was from 1995-2000 and the character of his service is honorable.

After leaving active duty Mr. Fischer entered the inactive Navy Reserves in 2000 until Mr. Fischer joined the Army National Guard in 2001 while attending college. Mr. Fischer concurrently joined the SUU ROTC program, earning a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant December 2002. In January 2003, Mr. received order to Fort Knox Kentucky where he attended the Armor Officer Basic, graduating as a tank officer in May of 2003. This was Mr. Fischer’s last period of active service before being medically discharged from the Army National Guard in April of 2004.

Mr. Fischer is proud of his service to his country and for the early lessons it taught him, including that there is no replacement for hard work. If you or a loved one is a veteran of any branch of the US armed forces or have served in support of US operations abroad, Mr. Fischer has the ability to convey your “story” effectively to assist you, should you be facing criminal charges in Nevada state or federal court.

Education & Personal Life

Attorney Fischer is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. During Law School, attorney Fischer was a member of the Tulsa Journal of International and Comparative Law. In addition, he belonged to the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.

Attorney Fischer spent his third year of law school attending Pepperdine University's College of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and earned a Master's Degree in Dispute Resolution. At Pepperdine Law, Attorney Fischer clerked for a full-time settlement judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court where he gained valuable insights into the complexities of settling disputes (achieving litigation resolution) outside of court.

In his free time, Attorney Fischer enjoys going to the gym and hiking.


  • Pepperdine University, College of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Master of Dispute Resolution 2006
  • The University of Tulsa, College of Law, Juris Doctor 2005
  • Southern Utah University, Bachelor of Arts 2003

Bar Admission & Professional Memberships

  • Supreme Court of Nevada, April 2007 Federal District Court for the District of Nevada, May 2007; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, March 2018
  • Nevada Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice


  • Nevada Supreme Court Appointed T.I.P. Mentor Appointed 2019 - Present.

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member (Federal) Appointed 2012 - Present.

  • Clark County Indigent Defense Panel Member (State) Appointed 2011- Present.

  • Clark County Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Review Ombudsperson Appointed 2013 - Present.

  • Inmate Early Mediation Program Mediator, Unofficial Southern District of the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada, June 2010 - June 2018.

  • State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Board Panel Member, March 2008 - July 2017.

National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys LogoProfessional Awards/Recognitions

  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Nevada (NACDA) 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars 2010 & 2013, 2014, 2015 2017, 2018
  • SuperLawyers, SuperLawyer - 2019
  • Desert Companion Magazine as 2014 Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense - Top 100 Attorneys; Nevada. 2019

Military Service

  • US Navy 1995-2000
  • Army National Guard 2001-2004


  • German
  • On-site Italian translator

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