About Hinds Law Las Vegas
Hinds Injury Law Las Vegas is a small boutique law firm dedicated to offering the most outstanding legal representation in the Las Vegas and Henderson areas. We possess over 20 years of local experience to meet your legal needs in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.
Our philosophy is to take a smaller number of cases and focus on client care, individual attention, and personalized, aggressive representation. As such, we do not accept all cases. We review each matter independently and decide whether we will represent you on an a case by case basis. When we meet with you, we will examine: (1) whether our legal representation is likely to successfully help you in reaching your goals; (2) what are the odds of meeting your goals; and (3) whether we will enjoy a good working relationship.
Cristina Hinds, Attorney understands the difficulties families face with one of their loved ones needs help. Having an attorney that listens to you and your family is critical to your case. In a criminal case, your defense begins during our very first conversation. At that discussion, we start to strategize and discuss options and likely outcomes with you. The overwhelming majority of people who are faced with very serious charges tell Cristina that they feel much better after speaking with her, even if it is just for a few minutes. In personal injury cases is is also essential that your attorney listens to you closely and really pays attention to what you are saying.
In order to ensure your case receives the highest attention and skill, we cannot take all cases. Please call Cristina to inquire about her availability and how she can assist you during your difficult time.
Cristina Hinds received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1995. During her political science studies, she spent a semester in Washington DC interning for Senator Richard Bryan while studying the legislative process.
She later attended the University of San Diego School of Law and received several first place awards for Moot Court competitions. Cristina also spent her a summer during law school in Carson City as an extern at the Nevada Supreme Court for the Honorable Justice Charles Springer. At the Court, she read briefs, researched opinions, and drafted recommendations for the Justices. All recommendations she prepared were unanimously accepted.
The next summer, Cristina interned at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for District Attorney Stewart Bell. She worked exclusively in the Appellate Division preparing briefs and responding to motions for credit for time served and post-conviction petitions for writ of habeas corpus for the State of Nevada.
After graduation from law school, Cristina returned to Las Vegas and the District Attorney’s Office. Cristina performed more intensive research and writing. Additionally, she assisted the Bad Check Diversion Unit, and among other duties, drafted legislation which was later enacted into State law. Cristina has also argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.
After approximately two years, Cristina left the DA’s Office to start her own law firm. She used her experience gained at the District Attorney’s Office to operate a successful criminal defense practice. In addition to handling City and State misdemeanor and felony criminal defense, Cristina’s extensive writing experience earned her countless appointments from various courts to assist with researching and drafting post-conviction remedies and appeals for defendants.
As a solo practitioner, Cristina also appeared before the Nevada Pardon’s Board on behalf of a woman who, 13 years prior, had been convicted of first degree murder with use of a deadly weapon. While preparing the case, Cristina discovered that her client had a defense that was never explored or presented at trial by her former attorney. She successfully argued that the defense would have made a difference in the outcome of the trial. She persuaded all members of the Board to grant her client relief in a unanimous decision. Her client was released from prison shortly thereafter.
In addition to criminal defense, Cristina has practiced other areas of law, including family law, real estate, and contracts. For four years, she was the only Town Attorney for the Town of Pahrump, Nevada. There, she reviewed contracts, drafted ordinances, and advised and made recommendations to the Town Board. Cristina also represented the Town in multi million dollar contract negotiations with the International Association of Firefighter and the local union. Further, Cristina was responsible for reviewing the Town’s contract for solid waste disposal, renegotiating the contract, and implementing a franchise fee which resulted in the Town receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
More recently, Cristina was partner in the firm of Mueller, Hinds, and Associates before starting her own practice. When Cristina is not zealously representing her clients’ interests, she spends time working out, enjoying her beloved family, and playing with the family dog Winnie and two noisy cockatiels, Cheety and Oreo.