Attorney Profiles

Erik Zentz, Esq. – I have lived in Las Vegas for much of my life.  I went to high school at Silverado and attended UNLV for my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice.  While in college I worked in the hotel industry as a Front Desk clerk/manager at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

After graduating from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego I promptly moved back to Las Vegas and started working as a prosecutor.  During my time as a prosecutor I learned the ins and outs of criminal and DUI law and tried hundreds of criminal and DUI cases.  I soon decided that I wanted to defend people instead of trying to put them in jail, so I switched sides.

As a prosecutor and as a defense attorney I have had the opportunity to take thousands of cases to trial, winning often.  I love going to trial and being in court, that’s why I have ultimately chosen to be a criminal defense attorney.

Another thing that I love to do is getting to play rugby.  I am on the local Las Vegas team, the Las Vegas Blackjacks.  Rugby is a tough, competitive sport which cultivates a never give up attitude, which I apply to my performance for my clients.

I love competition.  I will compete in the courtroom for you as hard as I compete on the field.  I will take that toughness and competitiveness from the field to the courtroom and in to trial and I won’t stop working until I get you the BEST possible result.  

If you or someone you love has been accused or arrested for a crime in Las Vegas don’t let it ruin the rest of your life by choosing the wrong attorney.  I know Las Vegas and how good the people that live and vacation here are, and I will work hard to give you the BEST defense.  As they say, “For the BEST defense call Erik Zentz.”

Robert Zentz, Esq. – From 1974 to 1979 I served in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to the law enforcement training I received I was the honor graduate of the Air Base Ground Defense School in 1975. That school was required before I deployed overseas. I worked base patrol, security and criminal investigations. I held the rank of Sergeant when my enlistment ended.

For more than 19 years I prosecuted countless criminal cases for the City of Henderson. At the time I retired I was the supervising Attorney for the Criminal Division. As a prosecutor I had the reputation of being aggressive, knowledgeable, and fair. I was also part of the Henderson Municipal Court Veteran’s Treatment Program team that began in 2009. The Veteran’s Treatment Court works in conjunction with the VA to keep veterans out of jail and help them get back to being the law-abiding, productive person they once were.

I am a regular contributor on “Veterans Talk, The Forgotten Promise” a talk radio program that discusses all issues relevant to the military veteran community.  The program airs on KDWN 720 AM in Las Vegas and Fox Radio talk KKFT 99.1 FM in Reno live at 1200 to 1400 Pacific time every Saturday.  The program is also available online at www.kdwn.com.

I will provide all of our clients the highest level of service in all of our practice areas. I am especially passionate when it comes to working with and for military veterans and police officers. I represent clients in veteran disability compensation claims, military discharge upgrade applica-tions, labor and employment matters, compensation matters and criminal cases.

LICENSES
In addition to being licensed to practice law by the State of Nevada I have also been admitted to practice in the following:

The Supreme Court of the United States
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The United States District Court, District of Nevada
The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

I am accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent veterans in disability claims

AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Life Member of the Veteran’s of Foreign War, Post 983, Henderson
Life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 12, Henderson.
I participate in the Legal Aid Society of Southern Nevada’s Veteran’s Ask a Lawyer program, giving free legal advice to veterans.

“I’ve worked with Erik Zentz for multiple legal matters and every time I have,  I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how efficient and accommodating he is to work with. Legal matters can be confusing and complicated but Erik offered the assistance and attention to detail that helped me understand the process. Some law firms simply treat you as a number but Erik understands that there is a human behind each case. He was always available to address any concern I have, whether large or small.”

Jessica O.