I’m Robert “Bob” Fahrendorf, and I’ve personally defended over 10,000 people in Northern Nevada in over 30 years of practicing law in Northern Nevada.

Please take a moment and think about that statement. How could one man build a practice to represent over 10,000 people? I don’t advertise; no television ads; no radio spots; no billboards. I don’t pay to have an ad placed at the top of the page when you search for an attorney on the internet. The numbers speak for themselves. The way that I’ve built this practice is through, what I believe is the best form of advertising, which is “word of mouth.”

It is common for a prospective client to “attorney shop.” The process involves speaking with friends, colleagues, co-workers, friends of friends and surfing the web. I encourage people to shop.

A person needs to be comfortable with their attorney. They need to know that their attorney knows the law, has the ability to explain it to them, will meet personally with them, work hard on their behalf and charge them a reasonable fee.

I do all of those things for each client. Oftentimes, when a person retains me, I’ll ask them, “How did you find me?” They generally respond with “Your reputation. You are known for being an honest, hard-working attorney who will always tell me the truth. I’ve had many people refer me to you and then I read your reviews online and I knew that they were real. Now after meeting with you, it’s all true, you know the law, took the time to explain my potential defenses to the charge; your fee is reasonable, and, frankly, I feel better.” And, although, this is self-serving, simply put, “You’re the best.”

I believe that a client should have the ability to communicate with their attorney; therefore, I give clients my cell number. People can call or text me on nights and weekends, and, importantly, I actually respond in a timely manner.

As you can tell from this statement, I offer more than a resume. I bring knowledge of the law, experience, integrity, passion and compassion to every client that I represent. This is how I’ve built my reputation as a criminal defense attorney, and, in particular, as one of the pre-eminent DUI defense attorneys in Northern Nevada.

I am a member of the Nevada Bar Association, the Washoe County Bar Association and the National College of DUI Defense. I sat as a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Death Penalty Committee and have lectured at the National Judicial College.

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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 in Northern Nevada! Not only is he kind, compassionate and honest! His experience, knowledge, respect within the Courts, not only amongst his peers, but with the Judge’s and Police officers are invaluable! He guides you in every step, from the very beginning to the very end. Not only did he win the case, he made this terrible experience and process much more tolerable, answering all our questions and explaining each step as it occurred! If you find yourself in need of an attorney, without a doubt, you should call Fahrendorf Law Offices! Thank you Bob, you are the very Best!

— Former Client

He is affordable, knowledgeable, and seems to have built a positive reputation with the Justice Courts in Reno.

Bob Fahrendorf is a top notch, high class, and experienced attorney located on California Avenue in Reno, Nevada. I highly recommend Bob if you need the best defense money can pay for. He is affordable, knowledgeable, and seems to have built a positive reputation with the Justice Courts in Reno. If I could give Bob a 1,000 stars I would. Bob took one of the most negative experiences in my life and helped me make it right again. He took every precautionary step needed to get a positive result. His support was invaluable and worth more than what I could have ever paid him. Bob's attention to detail throughout my entire case is was what gave us the positive outcome. Thank you Bob!

— Former Client

Mr. Bob Fahrendorf is great at what he does and doesn't give up on you!

He fights for what he believes him and I thank you greatly!

— Sabrena Buchanan

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 not judge and took the time to listen to the whole situation. Mr. Fahrendorf is the best lawyer in the Reno area.

— Former Client

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, knowing that I was in his hands. His staff is very helpful, efficient, & always smiling. I can’t say enough in regards to how great they all are!!!

— Former Client

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 didn’t try to sugar coat anything. He told me the worst case scenario for my case and what he was going to do to fight it to get my charges reduced if possible. This was very helpful for me because I was completely new to this process and was pretty nervous about the whole situation. Bob ultimately found errors in my case and got my DUI dismissed entirely to lesser charges. I can’t say enough good things about my experience. He made himself available for any concerns and made the process less stressful. He was very kind and straight forward. He was comfortable to be around (other attorneys I met were very arrogant and not very respectful to me). I highly recommend Bob to anyone battling a DUI or similar case. Very thankful for what he was able to do for me!

— Erik

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 will be handled in the best possible way. Would recommend him to anyone.

— Jordan Peterman

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 advertising his services. Small firm, excellent service. I was in a one car crash on Mt. Rose. First time DUI. He walked me through the process, and was very down to earth and compassionate. He went through all the paperwork on my case and was able to get my charges reduced to reckless driving. He stayed with me throughout the process, including staying with me while I filled out my post sentencing paperwork. I trusted him 100%. All the other lawyers took off after their clients were finished with the hearing. He only handles one client at a pretrial hearing or a trial. I was able to get this cleared up in five weeks.

— Mary A.


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 the best law firm in Reno/Sparks this group is it!!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!
— Jessy Cox

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