Malcolm P. LaVergne
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Business Law...
  • Nevada, New York, Texas
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A Firm Defined by Excellence and Experience. An experienced attorney can serve as a much-needed guide to help you navigate past these difficult issues. At Malcolm P. LaVergne & Associates, we pride ourselves on using our years of legal experience to protect our clients' interests through all stages of a legal matter. For well over a decade, attorney Malcolm LaVergne has assisted clients throughout Nevada, New York and Texas with legal issues related to topics such as: Accidents/Personal Injury Criminal Defense Civil Lawsuits Landlord/Tenant Law Our practice combines cutting-edge legal services with our passion for the law and a fierce dedication to our clients. Individual Attention and Advice Designed Just for You We provide both the powerful representation that you expect from a large firm and the individualized attention that a small firm can offer. Every client receives Malcolm LaVergne's direct phone number, so that he or she can always speak to Mr. LaVergne in his or her time of need. We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to the law — the advice and representation you receive will be tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. What remains the same for all of our clients is our dedication to keeping our fees as reasonable as possible. Whether a case involves working on a high-profile appeal, or assisting clients with legal needs in other areas of the law, our well-honed legal skills allow us to handle negotiation and legal matters efficiently. By conducting careful planning, we are able to eliminate many of the surprises that can arise in a case and cause fees to spiral out of control.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Products Liability
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents; Slip and Fall; Serious Physical Injuries
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Citizens for Justice
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Perhaps your most valuable member service, Citizens For Justice is NJA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and the agent responsible for all NJA legislative action. CFJ was formed in 1977 to represent the Nevada lawyer at the state legislature. We've been there ever since, writing good statute, and defending you and your clients' rights. Funded by individual member contributions (not from member dues) CFJ monitors and actively participates in the legislative process from interviewing candidates to lobbying in Carson City. CFJ’s legislative work is limited to the Nevada State Assembly and Senate. CFJ does not endorse candidates.
Nevada Justice Association
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The Nevada Justice Association is an organization of independent lawyers who represent consumers and share the common goal of improving the civil justice system. NJA is a non-profit educational organization whose charter strives towards three primary goals: To continually provide its membership with up-to-date knowledge and information through continuing legal education programs and Nevada specific publications. To monitor the legislative session in order to ensure that Nevadans' access to the courts is not diminished. To educate the public regarding their individual rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association
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The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) was originally incorporated in 1981 and reincorporated in 2005. Over the years, the LVNBA has grown from a small group of fourteen trailblazing attorneys and judges to a large and vibrant organization. The National Bar Association (National Bar) was founded in 1925 when there were fewer than 1,000 African-American lawyers in the nation, and less than 120 belonged to the (National Bar). By 1945, there were nearly 250 members representing 25% of the African-American members of the bar. Over the past 75 years, the National Bar has grown enormously in size and influence. When the LVNBA was founded in 1981, there were fewer than 20 African-American attorneys in state of Nevada. Currently in Nevada, circa 125-150 African-American attorneys comprise approximately 1% of the membership of the State Bar of Nevada. Since its founding, the LVNBA has grown in size and influence and LVNBA members own their own law firms, are partners and associates at small, medium, and large size firms throughout Clark County, are students and law professors at community colleges and the University of Nevada, pursue justice for clients as prosecutors and public defenders, serve in the Nevada Legislature, are members of the Nevada judiciary, and represent cities, counties, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Justice.
State Bar of Texas
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The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law.
Cornell University
J.D. (2000) | Law
Activities: Editor, Moot Court Board. Black Law Students Association.
Stephen F. Austin State University
B.A. | Political Science and English
Honors: Highest Ranking Senior Award.
Activities: Moot Court Team. Pre Law Club.
Professional Associations
Las Vegas National Bar Association
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State Bar of Nevada
- Current
State Bar of Texas # 24032653
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State Bar of New York # 3929833
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Websites & Blogs
Malcolm P. LaVergne's Website Profile
Malcolm P. LaVergne & Associates Website
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. My lawyer in Nevada will not answer questions I have regading my case. He filed a claim over a year ago with the court.
A: You haven't said anything that makes me believe your lawyer is doing anything that is not competent, and he is right that lawsuits move very slowly and can take two years to get to trial at best, and maybe three or four years. Malcolm.
Q. In Nevada, can I be forced to take a Breathalyzer if I request to talk with an attorney first?
A: You cannot be forced to take a breathalyzer until the officer gets a court order to either force you to take a breathalyzer or have your blood drawn. You always have the right to remain silent until you speak to a lawyer, but the police office can get a court order before your lawyer arrives. Malcolm.
Q. if you are on life time supervision and get a DUI what is the penitly
A: I'd like to know more facts, but if you are on lifetime supervision for a sex-related offense and get a DUI, it could be a violation of your probation or parole. If your formal probation and parole have ended, then you probably will only face the same potential penalties that everyone else faces for a DUI first offense, including taking a DUI school, Victims Impact Panel, fines, community service and stay out of trouble. Malcolm.
Q. i need to get a pardon from dmv to re obtain my cdl is there on in northeast nevada tha can guide me on how to do this
A: Your best solution is probably to try and get your records sealed two years after the conclusion of your case. Malcolm.
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Malcolm P. LaVergne & Associates
400 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 448-7981