My History

William J Routsis Criminal Attorney in Reno NVBorn in the Bronx, New York in 1961, I was a natural fighter. After moving to Nevada and graduating from Incline Village High School in 1979, I became a two-time National boxing champion while pursuing a higher education at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). I went on to eventually graduate from UNR with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and philosophy after which I attended the McGeorge School of Law. I opened my first legal practice in Bakersfield, California where I successfully defended many highly publicized, high profile cases and acquitted numerous people falsely accused of murder. Eventually, I relocated to the Reno, Nevada area from which I continue to practice law in both California and Nevada today.

While it may seem there is a large gap between being a two-time boxing champion and an attorney, I believe my experience in the ring has given me an edge in the courtroom which few can match. I have relied on the ability to think on my feet, adapt quickly to the ever-changing situation in the courtroom, and identify and exploit the weaknesses in the cases presented by prosecutors. My boxing experience taught me to fight strongly for a cause and to never give in. This is the same approach I take to obtaining justice for my clients. Trust me when I tell you, if you do not have an attorney willing to fight the system, you will get trampled upon. The system can be a bully.

My Legal Philosophy

Most important to me as a lawyer is the uncompromising pursuit of justice, and often this must be battled for. It is my duty as a criminal defense attorney to protect your liberty and freedom and I recognize, and am humbled by, the importance of this task, which you entrust to me. I will strive to be your ally, protector, and champion. As my client, your interests will always be at the forefront of my attention and you can rest assured that I am devoted to obtaining the best possible outcome for you.

If you have been involved in a dui, drug, sex, white collar, or violent crime contact me to discuss your situation and begin moving in a positive direction toward justice. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you..