40+ years


Nevada and California


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Practice Areas

DUI Defense

There are several issues that need immediate attention when a person is arrested on a DUI. In Northern Nevada most people who have contacts in the community will be granted release on their own recognizance. If not, then a judge will set a bail amount which can be posted. The attorneys at Fahrendorf Law will guide you through the process. Also, the DMV may take immediate action and revoke your license. Bob and Joe are available 24/7 to answer your questions and assist in getting your license re-instated ASAP.

Criminal Defense

We defend people charged with all kinds of criminal offenses. These include Domestic Battery, Assault and Battery, Drug Crimes, DUI and Theft Offenses. We understand the anxiety that an accused and their family undergo when a person is arrested. We will be available by phone or text 24/7 and go to the jail, if necessary. If the person is released, we will schedule an appointment ASAP to explain your rights and help you through this stressful time.

Personal Injury

When you have been injured as the result of another person’s carelessness, first call for emergency medical attention. Next, call Fahrendorf Law Offices. We are here to help you guide you through the process and will answer your questions with a detailed explanation with the end goal of the maximum recovery possible. We handle car accidents, battery, slip and fall, wrongful death, premises liability, and many others!

Family Law

Dealing with Family Law matters is a stressful situation. At Fahrendorf Law Offices, we understand the stress, pressure and feelings that are involved in Family Law. We will be able to answer your questions and concerns 24/7. We handle all types of family law cases ranging from joint petitions for divorce, contested divorces, child custody, child support, alimony, changes in child custody, adoption, and many others. 

Our Credo

Fahrendorf Law Offices is an individual based firm where we will treat you like a member of our own family.

You will speak directly with an attorney.
We will communicate with you as soon as we can.
We will work hard on your behalf, with commitment and honesty.

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Bob has personally represented over 10,000 people charged with crimes. He has earned the reputation as one of the pre-eminent DUI defense attorneys in Northern Nevada. He is in court daily fighting on behalf of his clients.

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Joe began his legal practice in Miami representing professionals in the sports industry. He returned home to Reno and currently appears in court daily representing individuals and businesses throughout Nevada and California. He has appeared in more than 50 different courts nationwide.

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Kind words from past clients

I knew without a doubt, that Bob Fahrendorf was and is the very best in Northern Nevada!

I am a native Nevadan and have 35 plus years experience within the Court System. Sadly, my child needed to hire a criminal defense attorney for a DUI. I knew without a doubt, that Bob Fahrendorf was and is the very best... Best!

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— Former Client

Joseph D. Fahrendorf is the best!

I highly recommend his legal services. I was referred to him by a family member that was represented in court by Joe and he told me how he made everything easy and very professional. When I met Joe my first impression was that...

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— Oscar R.

Best lawyer in Reno area

I was involved in a case facing some serious drug charges. After doing much research on lawyers in the area, I met with Mr. Fahrendorf and ultimately hired him. He is extremely compassionate, attentive, and knowledgeable. He did...

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— Former Client

Joseph Fahrendorf has over-exceeded my expectations

Joseph Fahrendorf has over-exceeded my expectations when I hired him to represent me. He walked me through the process and explained it thoroughly. The price we had discussed for him to represent me was shockingly reasonable...

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— Kay L.

I have never been more impressed with a performance in my life.

I was referred to this firm by another attorney that a friend of mine said was the best. I am not the type of person that believed in anyone but I had to do something. I have never been more impressed with a performance in my life this...

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— Christopher Griffin

I know most folks don’t want to ever deal with an attorney but when you need one you want the best and you Joe are the best!!

It sure was scary when we first met and talked about all that could happen, none of which was good and now here we are in the clear, thanks to your help. I know most folks don’t want to ever deal with an attorney but when you need...

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— Former Client

Just an outstanding experience.

Bob was completely knowledgeable about what my experience would look like. Very good at being in contact and making a hard situation that much more comfortable. Never sugar coats anything, but makes sure you realize things...

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— Jordan Peterman

100 STARS!

If I could…Mr. Joseph Fahrendorf is highly sought out by several of my closest peers and colleagues. Honest and upfront, absolutely no games. I've had lawyers in the past that either nickel and dime you to death or just not...

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— Former Client

He probably is the best DUI attorney in Washoe County

I met Bob five weeks ago after I had a DUI on Mt. Rose Highway. Found him through reviews on the internet. He probably is the best DUI attorney in Washoe County. He is not with one of those firms that have huge billboards ...

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— Mary A.

Highly Recommended!

I was involved in a single car accident and was charged with a DUI. After meeting with several lawyers, I decided to hire Bob to represent me. He was very straight forward with me about the process we would be going through and...

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— Erik

Awesome Lawyer

If your looking for a knowledgeable, caring & considerate lawyer, Mr Fahrendorf is the vert BEST!! I went to his office in a state of confusion, anxiety, & fearful. Together we confronted my problem & he put me completely at ease...

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— Former Client


Bob Fahrendorf and his team are by far the best law firm in Reno/Sparks area. I have personal experience. This group treats you like family and will help represent you in the very best light in any case. If you want guidance from...

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— Jessy Cox

Very knowledgeable, Great Lawyers

— Jeff Oexle
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