Michael Federico

Guard Dog Law, LLC
9950 W. Cheyenne Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
702-625-9777
www.guarddoglaw.com


Michael takes pride in great customer service.  He understands that the legal process may be can be intimidating for many.  He will do his best to guide his clients thru the legal process.  Michael has over 20 years experience in Civil Litigation.  Michael is a skilled litigator and trial attorney.  His knowledge and skill help him excel in the courtroom.

Michael's Education

Admitted to Nevada State Bar  & Florida State Bar

The State University of New York at Buffalo -  UB

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, 1992 - Top 15%
Master of Business Administration in Accounting , 1995
Beta Alpha Psi ( International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students and Professionals)
University of Houston, Texas -   U of H

Juris Doctorate,  1996 -  Top 30%
Mock Trial and Moot Court

Michael was born in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in Amherst, New York and then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo as an Undergraduate.  Michael earned both a B.S.B.A. (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)  and an M.B.A. by 1995.  Michael's studies were so advanced in these years at UB that  he achieved both degrees in the accelerated program in less than 6 years.  Michael also attended The University of Houston  Law School and obtained his law degree in 1996.   Michael is licensed to practice law in both Nevada (1996) and Florida (2015).

After graduating from  Law School he drove strait to Las Vegas the next day.  Michael moved to Las Vegas in 1996 where he passed the bar on his first try. In 2016,  Michael was assigned to Palm Beach County as Assistant County Attorney where he worked on Eminent Domain and injury cases.  After only 4 years  at ROCGD (now  OCGAS) Law Firm, Michael was named partner in 2001.    Michael  is respected  by his peers and judges as a courtroom trial attorney, as an Arbitrator and as a Pro Tem Judge in Clark County.

Michael continues to have very successful career as a litigator in Nevada.  His high work ethics surfaced early in his career where, in just 4 years, Michael made partner at "THE ROCK"  (OCGAS, formerly ROCGD) back in 2001.  Through  the years he worked on countless insurance defense and  civil rights cases.   He used all forms of  insurance defense maneuvers and legal tactics to win and save money for his clients.  Michael's  past clients include countless insurance companies, governmental entities, Nevada casinos, apartment buildings, strip malls  and  individuals  with serious  injuries.

Michael Federico has been practicing law for over 22 years, with an emphasis on civil litigation. He is known as an aggressive, results oriented litigator, and his cases have mainly included motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, civil rights, contract disputes and criminal law.  Michael  has taken numerous cases to trial, personally appeared in court over a thousand times and has tried over 88 adversarial arbitration.

Michael handles cases with a wide range of exposure, including multi-million dollar jury trials. His clients have ranged from large hotels and casinos to individuals in need of legal assistance. He has also received appointments to serve in several judicial capacities for Southern Nevada over the years, including Alternate Municipal Court Judge, Justice of the Peace Pro-Tem, Eighth Judicial District Court Arbitrator, Department of Family Services Hearing Officer and State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee Member.

Michael has earned the reputation of an aggressive litigator. Michael  represents Guard Dog Law as an aggressive, skilled, trial attorney that won't back down to protect his client.