About Reno DUI Law Firm

At Reno DUI Law Firm, attorney Lee Hotchkin takes a novel approach to business, which is… real answers to your questions. You are looking for an attorney, most attorneys will begin by telling you about their schooling and accomplishments. At Reno Nevada Law we want to begin by discussing with you the questions that matter to you the most.

ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY?

Yes. I have been working as a criminal defense attorney for over 33 years. At the Public Defender’s Office, we handled thousands of cases per year. I was the Senior Trial Deputy Public Defender. I supervised and went to trial for all of the cases prosecuted in Washoe County.

In 1989, I opened my own practice. Since founding my practice a large percentage of the cases have been criminal defense. I have personally handled over 10,000 cases in State and Federal Court. These cases range from DUI to murder and everything in between.

WILL YOU RETURN MY CALLS AND EMAILS

Yes. Without question.

I realize this is one of the major complaints the public has with regard to dealing with lawyers. I get dozens of calls and emails every day, and I work hard to reply as quickly as possible. Communication is one of my strengths.

My clients are frequently surprised by the fact that whenever possible, I answer the office phone. Why? Because I believe you called because you want to talk to an attorney not a secretary or voice mail. While I can’t answer every call, don’t be surprised if I answer the phone when you call.

WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING WITH YOU?

My clients are better suited to answer this for you. Look at the testimonials throughout this site to see what they’re saying.

Here’s what I can tell you: I’m honest and candid.  If you’re looking for an attorney during this difficult time, then you’re in the right place. For many clients, I am the first attorney they have ever had to hire,  the fact that many return later to have me prepare wills or help them with other legal work speaks volumes.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED IN REPRESENTING CLIENTS LIKE ME?

While no two cases are exactly the same, if it is an issue for which you need an attorney, then most likely I have experience in that area. However, we won’t know until we discuss your specific needs. These are the areas of law that are my “strong suit”:

If you looking for an attorney in a field of law that is not my specialty, contact me anyway. If I can’t help, I’ll try to get you referred to an another attorney who can and someone that I would hire myself.

ACADEMICS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

LICENSE

33 years since Lee Thomas Hotchkin Jr was first licensed to practice law.

STATE LICENSE STATUS YEAR ACQUIRED
California Active 1981
Nevada Attorney Active 1981
WORK EXPERIENCE
POSITION DURATION
Owner at Hotchkin Law 1989–2014
Senior Chief Trial Deputy at Washoe County Public Defender 1981–1989
EDUCATION
SCHOOL MAJOR DEGREE GRADUATED
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Law JD – Juris Doctor 1980
University of California – Davis History BA – Bachelor of Arts 1977
AWARDS
AWARD NAME GRANTING ORGANIZATION DATE
BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings 2014