Paola M. Armeni: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Paola M. Armeni

Shareholder
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 796-5555

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Government Investigations & Business Crimes
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (702) 796-5555
Fax: (702) 369-2666
http://gordonsilver.com/our-people/bios/paola-armeni/
 
University Arizona State University, B.S.
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D.
 
Admitted2003, Nevada; 2003, U.S. Federal Court, Nevada; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 
Biography

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:

Defense of medical professionals in criminal litigation

Defense of fraud and embezzlement

Defense of individuals charged with drug offenses

Defense of felony and misdemeanor assault and battery offenses

Defense of homicide

Defense of vehicular offenses; misdemeanor and felony DUI/manslaughter offenses

Defense of professional athletes in criminal litigation

Defense of individuals charged with Internet crimes

Victim representation

Internal investigations related to corporate misconduct

Representative Cases:

Represented a client in a civil rights action where the jury awarded in excess of 2 million dollars in damages; Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment.

Represented a client in a civil rights action where the jury awarded a damage award in excess of $100,000 including punitive damages; Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment.

Represented a client in the Ninth Circuit and successfully defended the denial of summary judgment by the district court judge.

Represented a client charged with murder; client was acquitted.

Represented a client charged with activities related to mortgage fraud. Despite a 46-month sentence recommended, was able to obtain a sentence with no jail time.

Represented a client charged with social security fraud, client received probationary sentence.

Represented a client charged with attempted murder; client acquitted on attempted murder charge and received probation on remaining counts.

Represented a client in mortgage fraud case where the government was recommending a 12-month sentence of incarceration, client received one month of incarceration.

Represented a client in a drug case where successful in suppressing all evidence seized resulting in a dismissal of the case.

Distinctions

Ms. Armeni was selected as the recipient of the Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. This award is given in honor of Myrna Williams, and recognizes an attorney who has done an extraordinary job in giving a voice to our communities' most vulnerable victims.

Ms. Armeni also received the 40 Under 40 Award from the Las Vegas Business Press for 2012 and received the inaugural Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the State Bar of Nevada in 2011. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2014 and recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine as Mountain States Rising Star for years 2009-2013. 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.

Affiliations

Board of Governors for State Bar of Nevada

American Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Nevada's Young Lawyer's Section, Past Chair

Clark County Bar Association, Member

William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, Past President

Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Past President

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

William S. Boyd School of Law Mentor Program, Mentor

Transitioning into Practice Committee, a program the State Bar of Nevada has put into place to assist individuals who pass the bar, Member

Las Vegas Business Academy, a program that offers scholarships and mentorships to students obtaining their master's degrees, Chief Legal Officer

Nevada High School Mock Trial Competition, Judge

Trial by Peers Program, Volunteer

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Volunteer

Publications

Author, Ten Quick Tips to Become an Effective Criminal Lawyer , Communique, March 2014

Author, Campaign Finances - But I Want to Give More! The Struggle Between the First Amendment and Corruption , Nevada Business Magazine, November 2013

In the News

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.

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

Seven Gordon Silver Attorneys Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for September 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Thomas Fell, John Krieger, Eunice Beattie, Kory Kaplan, Colleen McCarty and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in June 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Campaign Finances - But I Want to Give More! The Struggle Between the First Amendment and Corruption

I am not a crook. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was created in 1974 to oversee and enforce campaign finance regulations and the Federal Election Campaign Act was amended to limit campaign contributions. This article discusses the protection of the First Amendment and how it relates to the protection from corruption. By Paola M. Armeni

Posted on: Jul 17th, 2014 Posted In: Publications Source: Nevada Business Magazine

Five Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for July 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Thomas Fell, Jeffrey Silver, Eunice Beattie and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in April 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

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.

Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Three Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for April 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Eunice Beattie and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in January 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Apr 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Ten Quick Tips to Become an Effective Criminal Lawyer

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

Posted on: Mar 25th, 2014 Posted In: Publications Source: Communique

Eleven Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for February 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Eunice Beattie, Gabriel Blumberg, Dylan Ciciliano, Candace Clark, Thomas Fell, Elias George, Talitha Gray Kozlowski, William Noall, Erika Pike Turner and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll for accepting cases between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services.

Posted on: Mar 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Communique

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project 2013 Awards Gordon Silver Recipients

Gordon Silver is proud to announce our selection as Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project. In addition, shareholder Paola M. Armeni was selected as the recipient of the Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award. This award is given in honor of Myrna Williams, and recognizes an attorney who has done an extraordinary job in giving a voice to our communities' most vulnerable victims.

Posted on: Feb 28th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Communique

Gordon Silver's Pro Bono of the Year and Four Lawyers Honored by LACSN

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.

Posted on: Dec 20th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press

Events

White Collar Law - At the Table: Practical and Ethical Guidance for Plea Negotiations

June 20, 2014 / Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA

White Collar Roundtable Webinar

May 30, 2014 / AFDA Webinar

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Cases: Represented a client in a civil rights action where the jury awarded in excess of 2 million dollars in damages; Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment. Represented a client in a civil rights action where the jury awarded a damage award in excess of $100,000 including punitive damages; Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment. Represented a client in the Ninth Circuit and successfully defended the denial of summary judgment by the district court judge. Represented a client charged with murder; client was acquitted. Represented a client charged with activities related to mortgage fraud. Despite a 46-month sentence recommended, was able to obtain a sentence with no jail time. Represented a client charged with social security fraud, client received probationary sentence. Represented a client charged with attempted murder; client acquitted on attempted murder charge and received probation on remaining counts. Represented a client in mortgage fraud case where the government was recommending a 12-month sentence of incarceration, client received one month of incarceration. Represented a client in a drug case where successful in suppressing all evidence seized resulting in a dismissal of the case.
 
ISLN917607170
 


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3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
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