De Castroverde Law Group has added two new attorneys to its growing team. Vilma Nunez has joined the firm as a criminal defense and immigration attorney, and Michelle Harnik has been brought on as a personal injury attorney.
“We are excited to have Vilma and Michelle as part of our growing team of attorneys,” said Alex De Castroverde. “We have built our firm by surrounding ourselves with exceptional talent and are continuing to do so with these new additions.”
Nunez originally joined De Castroverde Law Group in 2018, when she was brought on as a law clerk before becoming an attorney. She now represents both Spanish and English-speaking clients in criminal defense and immigration cases. She will be working under Frank Cuomo and Craig Hendricks, who lead the Vegas Dream Team, the firm’s team of criminal defense attorneys. Cuomo and Hendricks each worked for 25 years as prosecutors for the Clark County District Attorney’s office.
Nunez graduated magna cum laude from UNLV, where she earned a degree in criminal justice. She also earned her law degree from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.
Harnik is a personal injury lawyer who also joined De Castroverde Law Group as a law clerk in 2018 while attending law school. Before rejoining the firm as an attorney, she worked as a judicial law clerk to District Court Judge Tierra Jones in the Eighth Judicial District Court, where she worked on a variety of civil and criminal matters. In addition, Harnik served as a judicial extern to U.S. District Judge George Foley, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the State of Nevada. She was admitted to the Nevada Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in 2019.
Harnik attended UNLV, where she earned a degree in sociology with a minor in history. She also earned her law degree from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. During her time in law school, she was an active member and articles editor of the Nevada Law Journal. She authored a student note selected for publication, entitled “University Title IX Compliance: A Work in Progress in the Wake of Reform, 19 Nev. L.J. 647 (2018).” She was also a student attorney at the Education Clinic and volunteered her time with the Kids’ Court School, a program geared at educating children about the court process and helping them establish confidence before testifying.
About De Castroverde Law Group
Brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde founded the law firm in 2005, building on the practice established by their father, Waldo De Castroverde. De Castroverde Law Group practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and immigration law. With more than five decades of combined legal experience, De Castroverde Law Group provides aggressive, dependable legal representation. The firm has two offices in Las Vegas and one in Reno. A majority of the firm’s attorneys are fluent in Spanish. For more information on De Castroverde Law Group, call (702) 222-9999 or visit www.dlgteam.com.