Alina Kilpatrick

Alina Kilpatrick

  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, DUI & DWI ...
  • Nevada
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An alumna of Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kilpatrick serves on the Supreme Court of Nevada's Bench Bar Committee and Criminal Procedure Committee. She accrued vast criminal defense experience as a deputy public defender in Elko, Nevada. As a juvenile justice advocate in Elko, she established a myriad of policy improvements such as abolishing the denial of "credit for time served" to children incarcerated prior to disposition as well as eliminating the juvenile detention center's policy that denied parents visitation with their children. In addition, Ms. Kilpatrick drafted the Fourth Judicial District Court rule repealing the practice of indiscriminately shackling children in court. She has written legislation that passed in the Nevada legislature that allows out of state felony DUI defendants to complete treatment in their home states and avoid a mandatory prison sentence. Furthermore, Ms. Kilpatrick is an adept appellate attorney and helped achieve many court rulings favorable to defendants' rights. Most notable is Torres v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Rep. 2 (2015)(cert. pending), which held that the retention of a pedestrian's identification to run a warrants check is a seizure under the Fourth Amendment, and that the presence of an outstanding warrant does not purge the taint of an unlawful seizure. Ms. Kilpatrick is also licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Policy (lobbyism)
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Part-time Associate Attorney
Las Vegas Defense Group, LLC
Court-appointed Administrator
Law Office of Gregory D. Corn
Submitted inventory of over 1000 cases
Interim Elko County Public Defender (left at conclusion of interim appointment)
Office of the Elko County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Elko County Public Defender
In-house Counsel
Nevada General Insurance
Associate Attorney
Law Office of William C. Horne
Summer Associate
Law Office of Joanne Hepworth
Summer Intern
District of Columbia Public Defender Service
Howard University School of Law
J.D. (2006)
Activities: Trial Advocacy Team, Criminal Justice Clinic
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Virginia Commonwealth University
B.F.A. (2000) | Theatre
Honors: cum laude
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Professional Associations
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
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Elko County Bar Association
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Western Juvenile Defenders
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Rotary Club of Elko
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Nevada State Bar  # 10107
- Current
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