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Nonprofit Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School Kicks off Summer Campaign for Student Work-Study Program

June 23, 2022

LAS VEGAS — Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School, which opened in North Las Vegas three years ago, has kicked off a summer campaign to solicit new business partners for the school’s innovative corporate work-study program. De Castroverde is proud to be in partnership with Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School to further help their students work-study. We as a firm are committed to furthering educational opportunities for everyone.

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De Castroverde Law Group receives Chambers USA’s highest ranking for the second consecutive year

June 14, 2022

LAS VEGAS – For the second consecutive year, De Castroverde Law Group and two of its attorneys have received the highest possible rankings for immigration lawyers in Nevada from Chambers USA. De Castroverde is the only immigration law firm in Nevada – and one of only 30 such firms in the nation – to receive this ranking for 2022. Continue reading on Nevada Business with the link below.

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Top Rank Attorneys Recognize Two De Castroverde Law Group Attorneys

June 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS – We are proud to announce that not one, but two De Castroverde Law Group Attorneys to the Nevada Top Rank Attorneys list! Both Michael Matzke and Yolanda Carapia have won the award given out to Nevada’s top attorneys that’s qualification process is anything but lenient. The attorneys must obtain enough votes to even qualify, then they are subjected to a strict verification process before being awarded as a Top Rank Attorney.

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De Castroverde Law Group Shows Appreciation for Teachers With Las Vegas Lights FC Tickets

May 24, 2022

LAS VEGAS – De Castroverde Law Group continues its history of supporting local educators by awarding free Las Vegas Lights FC soccer team tickets to select teachers and students.“To help teachers throughout Southern Nevada overcome this year’s challenges, and to recognize deserving local educators, we thought free tickets to a Lights soccer game would be a great way to thank these teachers and their students,” said Orlando De Castroverde, law firm partner. “It’s very important to recognize these teachers for their dedication to educating the next generation.”

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2022 Nevada Top Workplaces – De Castroverde Law Group Recognized

April 11, 2022

De Castroverde Law Group was named as one of the top places to work in Nevada! We’re honored to be recognized and will continue to treat all team members and clients like family. A survey done by Energage, a Philadelphia-based research company, conducted an extensive employee survey process on 91 companies out of the 1,532, which were invited to participate in the process. That also was a record high for Nevada Top Workplaces. Energage calculated the winners based solely on employee feedback. Each participating company received a free overview of its survey results.

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We’re Partnering with Subaru of Las Vegas For Our “Road to College” Scholarship Program!

April 1, 2022

At De Castroverde Law Group, we believe in education and helping others. We wanted to partner with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas because they share a similar vision. That’s why we partnered to start this scholarship program! Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and De Castroverde Law Group want to help local High School seniors achieve their post-secondary educational goals. Learn more about our program with the link below!

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De Castroverde Law Group Names Liliana Acero Director of Community Outreach

March 21, 2022

De Castroverde Law Group named Liliana Acero as the firm’s new director of community outreach. Acero has been with DLG since 2020 as a litigation case manager. In her new position, she will increase the firm’s community awareness and build and strengthen its relationships throughout Southern Nevada, as well as be responsible for social media.

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De Castroverde Law Group growth continues with the expansion of Tivoli Village office

February 3, 2022
“COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on teachers and education,” said Orlando De Castroverde, law firm partner. “Education is so important, and we praise and thank our teachers for their dedication to educating the next generation during these unprecedented times.” To help teachers throughout Southern Nevada overcome financial and other challenges, award winners receive support for classroom supplies, as well as a gift card for their personal use.
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De Castroverde Law Group Announces Winners of Its Latest Teacher Appreciation Awards

January 14, 2022
“COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on teachers and education,” said Orlando De Castroverde, law firm partner. “Education is so important, and we praise and thank our teachers for their dedication to educating the next generation during these unprecedented times.” To help teachers throughout Southern Nevada overcome financial and other challenges, award winners receive support for classroom supplies, as well as a gift card for their personal use.
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De Castroverde Law Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against the Bureau of Land Management

February 3, 2022
Daniella Holt of DLG is the local attorney of record handling the case on a pro-bono basis. She and attorneys Jessica Blome and Alexandra Monson are representing nonprofit organizations Animal Wellness Action, CANA Foundation and Wild Horse Education, along with its founder and president, Laura Leigh.
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De Castroverde Law Group Hires Attorneys Natalie Hagen and Miguel Morales

December 16, 2021
De Castroverde Law Group, a personal injury, criminal defense, and immigration law firm founded in Las Vegas in 2005 by brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde, has hired new attorneys Natalie Hagen and Miguel Morales.
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De Castroverde Law Group Attorney Expands to Northern California

December 13, 2021
De Castroverde Law Group, a personal injury, criminal defense, and immigration law firm has opened an office in Oakland, California. The firm was founded in Las Vegas in 2005 by brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde and it is now one of the region’s largest and fastest-growing Hispanic-owned law firms.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Attorney and Lights FC Team Up to Thank Nonprofits, First Responders, and Frontline Workers With Free Game Tickets
September 16, 2021
De Castroverde Law Group (DLG) partnered with Las Vegas Lights FC to show its appreciation to all first responders, local frontline workers, and community nonprofits by giving away free tickets to Lights FC games to recognize their dedication and hard work exemplifying the strength of the Southern Nevada community.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Announces Winners of Fall 2019 Teacher Appreciation Awards
Dec. 10, 2019
De Castroverde Law Group announced winners of its Fall 2019 Teacher Appreciation Awards celebrating outstanding local educators who champion their students and the teaching profession.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Completes Expansion of Downtown Office
Oct. 30, 2019
The firm recently completed its expansion into a newly remodeled building at 1201 S. Maryland Parkway next to its existing office building at 1149 South Maryland Parkway. The new building provides the firm with another 3,000 square feet of office space, giving it a total of 8,000 square feet at its Maryland Parkway campus.
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Nevada Business | Attorney Brandonn Grossman joins De Castroverde Law Group
Sept. 26, 2019
De Castroverde Law Group is pleased to announce Brandonn Grossman has joined the firm’s growing team as a Las Vegas personal injury attorney.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Hires Immigration Attorney Ariadne Berríos Febles
Sept. 26, 2019
De Castroverde Law Group is pleased to announce Ariadne Berríos Febles has joined the firm as an immigration attorney.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group promotes Chris Smith to chief operating officer
July 30, 2019
The De Castroverde Law Group announced that Chris Smith has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Nevada law firm. In his new position, he will elevate the operations and culture of the firm’s three Nevada offices, raise the level of talent through strong hires and provide more opportunities to develop the skills of existing team members.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group announces winners of Spring 2019 Teacher Appreciation Award
May 29, 2019
With the help of the winner’s principals, De Castroverde Law Group partner Orlando De Castroverde surprised three dedicated and deserving teachers with the law firm’s Spring 2019 Teacher Appreciation award.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Launches Service to Help Clients Seal Criminal Records
Feb. 20, 2019
Longtime local attorney Nancy Bernstein is leading this work for De Castroverde Law Group and the firm has launched Background Lock, a service where criminal records can be sealed.
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Fox 5 Vegas | Orlando De Castroverde Comments on Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Jan. 23, 2019
Following video of a motorcyclist’s fatal crash in a collision with an off-duty Metro officer, Orland De Castroverde provides commentary on the dual fault accident in which no charges were filed.
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Nevada Business | DLG Announces Winners of Spring 2018 Teacher Appreciation Award
May 30, 2018
In 2017, the De Castroverde Law Group launched its Teacher Appreciation Award, given to teachers who have had an enormous impact on their students, leaving an impression that will last, or has lasted, well beyond graduation. Due to last year’s strong response, the firm is continuing the award program by announcing winners from the spring and seeking nominations for the fall.
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Nevada Business | Attorney Michael Matzke Joins De Castroverde Law Group
February 21, 2018
The De Castroverde Law Group announced the hiring of attorney Michael Matzke to join the firm’s personal injury team…“We are thrilled that Michael has decided to continue his career with our firm,” said partner Alex De Castroverde. “He is a valuable addition to our growing team as we continue to expand throughout the Las Vegas Valley.”
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Firm Awards Scholarship to Student at William S. Boyd School of Law
February 13, 2018
The De Castroverde Law Firm awarded the 2018 Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Scholarship to Margarita Elias, a student at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The scholarship – named in honor of the late Waldo De Castroverde, a former criminal defense and immigration attorney in Las Vegas – is awarded annually to a law student currently attending Boyd School of Law, as recommended by the faculty.
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Vegas Inc | The List: Minority / Women-Owned Businesses
February 12, 2018
De Castroverde Law Group was included in Vegas Inc’s list of the top minority and women-owned businesses.
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Leafly | A Top Cannabis Lawyer on What Losing the Cole Memo Means
January 5, 2018
Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole memo, considered by many to be the founding document for legal cannabis, came as a major shock to the cannabis community. But that memo was just a memo—not a law. “Today the shops are open, the dispensaries are open,” said Carlos Blumberg, a Nevada cannabis lawyer and the founder of the Nevada Dispensary Association…
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Announces Teacher Appreciation Award
November 17, 2017
Starting today, the firm is accepting nominations from current students, former students or parents for its first Teacher Appreciation Award, given to teachers who have had an enormous impact on their students, leaving an impression that will last, or has lasted, way beyond graduation.
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Northern Nevada Business Weekly | Post-DACA and the American Dream
November 13, 2017
President Trump said he was forced to rescind DACA because it was unconstitutional and would not survive legal challenges. Regardless of whether he is correct, the issue now is what happens next.

Leafly | Nevada Legalization is Changing the Las Vegas Scene
September 11, 2017
In a Leafly feature on marijuana legalization in Nevada and the possible future of consumption lounges, De Castroverde Law Group attorney Carlos Blumberg provides clarification and insight into where you can legally smoke cannabis in Las Vegas.
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Nevada Business | Attorney Kyle Morishita Joins De Castroverde Law Group
July 20, 2017
De Castroverde Law Group announced the hiring of attorney Kyle Morishita to work with the firm’s immigration team. Morishita will use his valuable courtroom and trial experience, along with the knowledge he has garnered in immigration policy and law, to become a zealous advocate for his clients.
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Nevada Business | De Castroverde Law Group Opens Reno Office
July 5, 2017
The opening of De Castroverde’s Reno office is a homecoming of sorts, as Waldo De Castroverde, the firm’s founder, began his law career in Reno.
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Business Press | HR Expert Speaks at Henderson Chamber of Commerce Event
March 6, 2017
The Trump Administration is just underway, but employers and human relations executives are already seeing trends of what’s likely to happen over the next four years.
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Nevada Business | Orlando Elected to Friends of LV Metropolitan P.D. Foundation Board of Directors
February 15, 2017
The Friends of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation (LVMPD) has appointed Orlando De Castroverde to its Board of Directors.
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Business Press | Lawmakers Iron Out Recreational Marijuana Details
February 13, 2017
For the first time in the history of Nevada, possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal. But, before rushing out to make your historic purchase, understand that the only people who can legally obtain marijuana in Nevada are those with a current medical marijuana card.
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Vegas Inc | Celebrating Southern Nevada’s Women to Watch
February 6, 2017
Jocelyn Cortez has been featured in Vegas Inc’s tenth annual Women to Watch, which recognizes 12 women who are making a difference in the community.
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Las Vegas Now | Immigration Court Backlog Expected to Increase in Las Vegas
February 3, 2017
First, the local immigration court backlog was on the road to getting better, but now it looks like things may have done an 180 and it’s getting worse.
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Las Vegas Business Press | De Castroverde Law Group Announces a Scholarship Winner
January 30, 2017
The Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Scholarship was announced and awarded to a William S. Boyd of Law student, as recommended by faculty
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Crain’s Las Vegas | The De Castroverde Law Group Legacy
January 17, 2017
Alex and Orlando, partners at De Castroverde Law Group, ensure Waldo De Castroverde’s legacy is eternally present.
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Las Vegas Business Press | De Castroverde Law Group is highlighted as a law firm on the move 
January 2, 2017
De Castroverde Law Group is featured as a legal firm ‘on the move’ as they hire Craig Hendricks to its expanding Criminal Law Department
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Nevada Business | Former Chief Deputy District Attorney Joins De Castroverde
December 21, 2016
The firm is pleased to announce that Craig Hendricks, former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney, will be joining the team.
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Wall Street Journal | Will Asylum Strategies Delay Immigration Deportation?
December 17, 2016 
In fear of the new presidency, immigrants begin to look for ways to secure their lives in America. Jocelyn Cortez provides insight on asylum, a hotly debated legal strategy to prevent undocumented immigrant deportation.
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Las Vegas Business Press | De Castroverde Law Group Names Carlos Blumberg to the Firm
December 12, 2016
Carlos Blumberg is joining the team at De Castroverde Law Group and will focus on personal injury, real estate, family law, and various other business-related cases.
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Nevada Business |Attorney Carlos Blumberg Joins De Castroverde Law Group
November 28, 2016
De Castroverde Law Group is pleased to announce Carlos Blumberg as the newest member of the team. He is a strong litigator who will be an incredible asset to the firm.
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Vegas Inc. | No Matter the Size, De Castroverde Law Firm is a family
November 28, 2016
Alex and Orlando De Castroverde celebrate the firm’s ten year anniversary and reflect on the firm’s history and success over the years.
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Fox 5 Vegas | Cubans in Las Vegas Community Celebrate death of Fidel Castro
November 26, 2016
The death of Fidel Castro has led to an emotional rejoice from Cuban-Americans across the country. Alex De Castroverde discusses his family’s reaction.
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News 3 Las Vegas | Death of former Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro marks bittersweet moment for local family
November 26, 2016
In light of Fidel Castro’s death, Alex De Castroverde talks about his father’s involvement at the Bay of Pigs invasion, and his overall reaction to the dictator’s passing.
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Las Vegas Review Journal | Las Vegas Valley Residents with Ties to Cuba Reflect on Fidel Castro’s Legacy
November 26, 2016
Alex De Castroverde speaks out about the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and how it has affected the local Cuban-American community.
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Vegas Inc. | Alex De Castroverde Is Highlighted In Vegas, Inc. For The Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program Course Completion
November 14, 2016
Alex De Castroverde was recognized in Vegas, Inc.’s People on the Move segment for his achievement in completing The Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program.
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Nevada Business | Alex De Castroverde Completes Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program 
September 30, 2016
Alex De Castroverde, founding partner of De Castroverde Law Group, has recently completed an intensive six-week course from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP2). With a focus in assisting Latino business owners expand their efforts, SLELP2 provides leaders with knowledge, skills, mentorship and enhanced access to capital necessary to strengthen business.
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Las Vegas Business Press | De Castroverde Law Group Expands to Summerlin
September 26, 2016
De Castroverde Law Group grows its footprint in Las Vegas as it opens its third office in Summerlin. The firm’s new 5,000 square-foot office is located at 410 S. Rampart Blvd., inside the Tivoli Village shopping center. Alex believes the “expansion to the west side of town is a great opportunuity for our firm” as it allows clients living in Summerlin to easily access the office.
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De Castroverde Law Group Chooses Two Winners for 2015 Veteran Scholarship Award
September 26, 2015
De Castroverde Law Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 scholarship awards. Scholarships of $1500 are awarded to veterans of the U.S. armed forces to assist them in funding their higher education. This year’s winners were selected from almost 50 applicants; both are veterans currently attending a college or university in the United States.
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8 News Now | Immigrants missing paperwork to use social media to prove time in US
December 2014
Attorney Jocelyn Cortez is interviewed on 8 news now regarding president Obama’s executive action on immigration and gives advice on how to prepare for possible upcoming immigration changes.

De Castroverde Law Group Attorneys Chosen for Desert Companion’s Top Lawyers 2014
October 2014
Four of our attorneys have been selected by Desert Companion Magazine as top lawyers in the valley. Waldo De Castroverde and Orlando De Castroverde were chosen for criminal defense law, Alex De Castroverde was chosen for personal injury law, and Jocelyn Cortez was chosen for immigration law.
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Attorney Jocelyn Cortez Selected for 2014 Nevada Rising Stars List
July 8, 2014
Attorney Cortez received the distinction of being chosen by Super Lawyers as a Nevada Rising Star for 2014.
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Las Vegas Review Journal | Nevada Cracks Down on Notary Publics that Go Too Far
March 4, 2014
The state is now taking action against notary publics and legal document preparers that engage in the unauthorized practice of law. When these notaries overstep their boundaries and dispense legal advice, they can cause irreparable harm and even deportation. Attorney Jocelyn Cortez is interviewed in the story and explains how the actions of these notaries and document preparers can severely impact the cases of unsuspecting victims.
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Nevada Business Magazine | De Castroverde Law Group completes expansion of downtown office
May 17, 2013
De Castroverde Law Group, a local personal injury, criminal defense and immigration law firm founded in 2005 by brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde, recently completed an expansion that doubles the size of its downtown office building at 1149 South Maryland Parkway, across the street from Huntridge Circle Park.

Las Vegas Business Press | On the Move
May 6, 2013
De Castroverde Law Group hired personal injury and criminal law attorney Nancy Bernstein.
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Nevada Business Magazine | Family Owned Business 2013
May 1, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 Family Owned Business Finalists
The backbone of the economy, family owned and entrepreneurial businesses are an integral part of Nevada’s economic landscape.
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Las Vegas Business Press | On The Move
April 1, 2013
De Castroverde Law Group added Rachel O’Halloran and Mark Hutchings to its team of personal injury attorneys.
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Nevada Business Magazine | De Castroverde Law Group expands downtown office
Oct. 24, 2012
De Castroverde Law Group, a local personal injury, criminal defense and immigration law firm, is expanding its downtown office. Founded by brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde in 2005, the firm’s offices have been located at 1149 South Maryland Parkway, across the street from Huntridge Circle Park, since 2006.
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