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Thomas E. Viloria is a founding partner in the firm Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P., where he practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and wrongful death. His emphasis in criminal defense is representing those accused of serious felonies, drug offenses and sex crimes. As one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the firm, Mr. Viloria is also involved in representing clients in select civil litigation matters. He is licensed to practice law before all courts of Nevada and California.
As one of the founding partners in the firm, Mr. Viloria has extensive experience in litigation on behalf of his civil clients, injured persons, and those accused of crimes. He has recovered several million dollars for those injured in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and wrongful death cases. Known for his trial preparation and presence in the courtroom, Mr. Viloria was a member of the original Major Violator's unit of the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, and was assigned to murder and death penalty cases. Acknowledged by one District Court Judge as, "one of the very best prosecutors in the country…," Mr. Viloria brings his considerable trial skills on behalf of each client he represents.
Mr. Viloria has lectured at seminars for judges, lawyers, paralegals and high school students. He was a featured speaker on Evidence at the Nevada District Court Judges’ annual conference. Mr. Viloria is a former instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College. He was an extension instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Stanislaus, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Viloria prepared the course materials and taught at the Reno-Sparks Police Academy in the areas of Search and Seizure, Laws of Arrest, and Crimes Against the Person.
Mr. Viloria is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association, American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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Our firm, the partners and/or our employees over the years have been active in community organizations and causes to include: First Tee of Northern Nevada; Reno National Little League; Ducks Unlimited; Great Basin Soccer; Reno Central Rotary; Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Spanish Community Outreach; Boys and Girls Club; Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society; Hospital Elderly Center; and the University of Nevada, Reno.