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Joshua Tomsheck

Joshua Tomsheck

Hofland & Tomsheck
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Attorney Josh Tomsheck is a Partner in the Las Vegas Trial Lawyer firm of Hofland & Tomsheck and heads both the Criminal Trial and Personal Injury Practice Groups for the firm. Mr. Tomsheck is a veteran Las Vegas Trial lawyer who has chosen to commit his practice to fighting for the rights of others who have been injured or charged with crimes.

Prior to forming Hofland & Tomsheck with long-time Las Vegas Attorney Bradley J. Hofland, who leads the firms Family Law and Civil Litigation practice groups, Attorney Tomsheck worked for many years as a Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Clark County DA's office as a criminal Trial prosecutor. Due to Josh's work ethic and skill in Trial he was promoted quickly within the DA's office and was assigned to the Gun Crimes Section of the Major Violators Unit where he specialized in Trials involving violent felonies and firearms cases.

After years of trying criminal cases to Nevada Juries, Josh chose to leave the public sector and take his skills and experience into private practice so that he could better help those in their times of need, whether they be injured at the fault of others or charged with a crime. Mr. Tomsheck focuses his practice on Litigation and Trial work and has served as lead Trial attorney on numerous civil and criminal matters in including: Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident and Medical Malpractice cases in the civil arena and Capital Murder, Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Robbery, Drug Charges including Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Habitual Criminal and Gun Crimes in Nevada's Criminal Courts. Additionally, Josh has successfully tried countless cases involving charges of DUI (drunk driving) and Domestic Violence (domestic battery). Of the more than 150 jury and bench trials Josh has tried to verdict, his success rate is over 95%. Attorney Tomsheck has even argued numerous times before the highest Court in all of Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court.

Attorney Tomsheck's Trial and Courtroom experience includes numerous high profile cases which garnered local and national media attention. Attorney Tomsheck's cases have been featured in print media and he has appeared many times on local and national television including "48 Hours Mystery" on CBS and gavel to gavel trial coverage on "InSession" (formerly CourtTV). Josh's cases have included numerous live interviews on national television regarding criminal cases he has tried successfully to a jury and he has appeared as co-host on legal programming on CBS radio.

Attorney Tomsheck has been Nationally Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, one (1) of only five (5) in the State of Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Tomsheck has been recognized as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the State Bar of Nevada, one (1) of only three (3) lawyers in Nevada to carry this specialization. Josh is a proud member of the National College for DUI Defense, one (1) of only six (6) members in Las Vegas to be a member of this prestigious organization.

Josh focuses his practice on the following types of cases:


- Bail Reduction/OR Release
- Burglary Crimes
- DUI/Drunk Driving Defense
- Drug Charges
- Domestic Violence/Domestic Battery Crimes
- Casino Markers/Bad Check Crimes
- Federal Criminal Defense
- Felony Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Misdemeanor Crimes
- Protective Orders/Restraining Orders
- Record Sealing/Expungement
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Firearms (Guns) and Weapons Crimes
- White Collar Crimes


-Personal Injury cases
-Motor Vehicular Accident cases
-Personal Injury / Wrongful Death cases
-Assault and Battery Injury cases
-Medical Malpractice cases
-Premises Liability cases
-Bad Faith Insurance claims

Josh takes pride in his aggressive, effective and confidential representation of those facing the toughest times in their lives and has competently and quietly represented individuals in the legal community, members of law enforcement, business executives, professionals and professional athletes in cases where they have been unfortunate enough to wind up on the wrong side of the justice system.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
White Collar Crime
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court of Nevada
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hofland & Tomsheck
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Clark County District Attorney's Office
St. Ambrose University
B.A. | Finance / Economics
Honors: Cum Laude; Deans List; National Honor Society.
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Drake University Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: ATLA (nka AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition - National Finalist and Runner Up, 2004; Order of the Barristers , 2004
Activities: Student Bar Association - Vice President
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Lifetime Achievement Award
America's Top 100 Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Nevada
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Selected as one of the top 40 lawyers in the State of Nevada under 40 years of age (selected multiple years)
Certified Ethical
Attorney Guide
Top 100
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in State of Nevada
Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
Vegas Inc. Magazine
Top Lawyer in Nevada in field of Personal Injury Law
Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense
Vegas Inc. Magazine
Top Lawyer in State of Nevada in field of Criminal Defense
Preeminant 5.0/5.0
"Superb" 10.0/10.0
Perfect 10.0 rating by the independent attorney rating organization AVVO
Professional Associations
Nevada Justice Association
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National College for DUI Defense
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
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National Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Criminal Defense Panel
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Nevada Association for Criminal Justice
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DUI Defense Lawyers of America
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Nevada Justice Association
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Speaking Engagements
Instructor, State Bar of Nevada Trial Academy, Austin, Texas
State Bar of Nevada
Instructor on Opening Statement for Nevada State Bar Trial Academy
Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
State Bar of Nevada
Nationally Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law
The National Board of Trial Advocacy Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Certificate of Completion - DWI - "Defending with Ingenuity" 2011-2013
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense
Websites & Blogs
Josh Tomsheck's Website Profile
Hofland & Tomsheck Website
Hofland & Tomsheck Personal Injury and Divorce Website
Las Vegas Criminal Attorney Blog
Las Vegas Injury Attorney Blog
Contact & Map
Hofland & Tomsheck
228 S 4th St
1st Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 895-6760
Fax: (702) 731-6910
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