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Laurence Peter Digesti, Esq.

Laurence Peter Digesti, Esq.

Licensed in Nevada and California

P: (775) 323-7797
F: (775) 323-5944
E: ldigesti@digestilaw.com


Larry Digesti is a lifetime resident of Northern Nevada and has been licensed to practice law since 1976. Larry spent the first 5 years of his career as a prosecutor in the Washoe County District Attorneys office prosecuting crimes ranging from trespassing to open murder. He quickly became one of the top prosecutors in the office, as evidenced by his rapid promotion to Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Criminal Division. His record and reputation as a Deputy District Attorney has been recognized in the community over the years with appointments as a special prosecutor for various state and county agencies, including appointments as a special prosecutor for the Washoe County District Attorneys Office, the State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Panel, and the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Moreover, his record and reputation as a trial attorney has been recognized with appointments to serve as a Judge Pro Tem in the Reno Municipal Court and the Reno and Verdi Justice Courts.

Larry entered private practice in 1982 and has tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges. He has successfully represented clients in civil, criminal, and administrative matters. He has represented defendants charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder. In the civil arena, he has successfully represented clients in personal injury actions, wrongful death, medical malpractice, business litigation, and labor and employment matters.

Drawing on his decades of experience as a trial lawyer, Larry also serves as an independent mediator, arbitrator, and Short Trial Judge Pro Tem in the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada.

Larry is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of California and Nevada, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Experience

  • 1976 to 1977 - Law Clerk to The Honorable John E. Gabrielli, Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, Nevada
  • 1977 to 1982 - Washoe County Deputy District Attorney
  • 1982 to 1991 - Founding Partner, Digesti & Peck
  • 1992 to 2009 - The Law Offices of Laurence Peter Digesti
  • 2009 to Present - The Digesti Law Firm LLP

In excess of 100 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict and 200 bench trials.


Education

  • 1971 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Nevada Reno
  • 1976 - Juris Doctorate, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Trained at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Member - State Bar of Nevada
  • Member - State Bar of California
  • Member - Washoe County Bar Association
  • Past Member - Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member - American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member - Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Special Appointments and Affiliations

  • Judge Pro Tem - Second Judicial District Court - Short Trial Program
  • Judge Pro Tem - Reno Municipal Court, Reno Justice Court, Verdi Justice Court
  • Special Prosecutor - State Bar of Nevada Northern Nevada Disciplinary Panel
  • Special Prosecutor - Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
  • Special Prosecutor - Washoe County District Attorneys Office
  • Member - State Bar of Nevada, Board of Governors
  • Past Member, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the State Bar of Nevada Northern Nevada Disciplinary Panel
  • Past Member - Selection Committee for the Appointment of the Alternate Public Defender, Washoe County
  • Past Member - Board of Governors for the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar Representative - Advisory Commission for the Administration of Justice
  • State Bar Representative - Indigent Defense Sub-Committee

Recognition

  • Guest Lecturer, Peoples Law School - Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

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