I’m Joseph “Joe” Fahrendorf and am proud to carry the tradition, respect and reputation that the name Fahrendorf means in the legal profession in Northern Nevada.

Although I appear in criminal cases on a daily basis throughout Northern Nevada and Northern California, I have a diverse practice that includes representing businesses, family law issues, personal injury, contract negotiation and sports law.

My clients know that I have a strong work ethic which results in accommodating their schedules; therefore, I frequently meet with clients on nights and weekends as I understand how busy their schedules can be. Frankly, my clients are surprised when I actually answer the office phone when the receptionist is unavailable. I take pride in being able to text and call my clients 24/7 as I know how much they need peace of mind.

I am honest, straight-forward, knowledgeable and answer every text and phone call. Please read my reviews. They are real and explain my qualities and character describing my abilities as an attorney and the type of person that I am.

Speaking of which, I am a proud native Nevadan who began my legal career in Miami where I worked assisting professionals in the sports industry as an NFLPA certified contract advisor as well as in insurance defense law. I firmly believe in giving back to my community as I currently sit on the Board of Directors for Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network. While in law school, I created a program with the Miami Dolphins where we helped educate high school student athletes about their constitutional rights.

With respect to my education, I am proud of my accomplishments. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and was an Articles Editor on Law Review from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During my undergraduate career, I also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Administration where I achieved the #1 class rank in the major.

Upon graduating from college, I worked several years for the Miami Dolphins in their youth and community relations department helping to improve the lives of children and teens in South Florida.

I am licensed to practice in all courts in the states of Nevada, California, and Florida. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to ask!

I am a member of the Nevada Bar Association, the Washoe County Bar Association and the California DUI Lawyers Association.

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Kind words from past clients

Joe Fahrendorf was exceptionally responsive and informative in resolving a battery case involving a dog attack in a local dog park.

It could’ve become a felony yet was managed to a misdemeanor. His fees were reasonable. Thank you Joe. I do not hesitate to recommend you, and your firm.

— Eric Heydorff

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 appropriately represent my case. All I wanted was a hard working lawyer that would represent me to the fullest, win or lose. He exceeded my expectations by not only keeping in contact regularly but fighting to completely dismiss my DUI case and another friends as well. If you want the BEST you'll get the BEST legal representation with Mr. Fahrendorf.

— Former Client

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 one you want the best and Joe is the best!

— Former Client

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 proves that there can be justice for the little guy. Joe told me he is here to win and he did I have already recommended him to 3 people and if they are serious about winning there case they will respond. Thanks Joe I owe you my livelihood.

— Christopher Griffin

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! My mind was put at ease because I was able to contact his via text if I had any questions or concerns. He never made me feel like I was troubling him with my multitude of questions (I had quite a few) considering this was my first encounter with the legal system. Mr. Fahrendorf is experienced, well-informed, and knowledgeable when it comes to legal matters. I would highly recommend hiring him to represent you because you will have a professional in your corner who works hard and has unquestionable integrity.

— Kay L.

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 He gave me the confidence and trust that I needed in my case, He listened to me and he took my case very personal. He took action right away and that took out a lot of stress that I had. He handled everything that was needed to prepare and execute my case and always explained and answered my questions. His office staff were very friendly and professional. In court He was excellent, always fighting with strong words that left me very impressed and confident He really knows the law and what he is doing. Thank you Joe for helping me in my car accident case. Me and my family really appreciate the help on the legal services from you and your firm.

— Oscar R.

Joseph Fahrendorf is amazing to work with.

This was my first time dealing with a Law offense on my name so I was very afraid of the legal proceedings I had ahead of me, but Joseph made every step of the way clear and delivered an exact break down of what was going to happen ahead of time. I was never confused or out of the loop on what was going on with my case. He also really took the time to really listen to all my concerns and questions so that I knew what was going to happen every step of the way. I am really appreciative of the legal services Joseph did for me. I highly recommends his services to anyone who might be in need. Thank you Joseph.
— Former Client

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