FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions



We do not represent individuals in matters or lawsuits you may wish to bring against another person, company or government agency. We represent the United States of America and its agencies, such as the United States Department of Interior, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Defense, etc. The United States Attorney’s Office also represents the United States of America in criminal matters filed against individual or corporate defendants.

Sorry, our office is not permitted to make direct referrals. We suggest that you contact the Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada at (702) 382-0504 in Las Vegas or toll free at (800) 789-5747, or the Federal Bar Association Nevada Chapter at (702) 388-8600, which can refer you to an attorney in good standing who handles your particular type of litigation.

Yes, but it is under the United States Attorney General, not under the Nevada Attorney General. For state matters, please call the Nevada Attorney General's Office at (702) 486-3420 in Las Vegas, or at (775) 684-1100 in Carson City.

Yes, federal law allows us to become involved when the non-custodial parent is in another state. The parent must have failed to pay a past due child support obligation for over a year or one that is greater than $5,000. If you have a problem with unpaid child support, it is best to first contact the Family Support Division of the county District Attorneýs Office where the support order was issued. The number for the Family Support Division in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office is (702) 455-4755; the number for the Family Support Division in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office is (775) 789-7100.

Though it is not our function to provide legal advice, we suggest that you contact either the Better Business Bureau at (702) 320-4500 in Las Vegas or (775) 322-0657 in Reno, or the Nevada Department of Business and Industry Bureau of Consumer Affairs at (702) 486-7355 in Las Vegas or (800) 326-5202 (toll free). These organizations have clearinghouses for such complaints.

If the agency has a local office, you can find its number in the blue pages of the telephone book under United States Government listings. If not, or if you need to contact its Washington, D.C. office, you may call the Federal Information Center toll-free at: 800-688-9889. You may also search online for the agency’s website, at which you will likely find contact telephone numbers.

The U.S. Department of Justice provides free ADA materials, but you must call the ADA Information Hotline to order these materials. The phone number is 800-514-0301 (Voice) or 800-514-0383 (TDD). A list of ADA materials available from the Department of Justice.

You can reach the Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas at (702) 388-6577 and in Reno at (775) 784-5626.

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