Anthony P. Sgro is a partner and founding member of Sgro & Roger, LLC. After attending the University of San Diego for both his undergraduate education and law school, Mr. Sgro returned to Las Vegas and began practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. In short order, he became a “death qualified” attorney and focused on defending those charged with capital murder offenses.
After trying numerous cases, Mr. Sgro used his unique trial experience to branch out into other areas of law, including personal injury, entertainment, and business law. Remarkably, he found his trial skill set transferred to those areas as well. Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Sgro has tried over 125 jury trials in both the civil and criminal arena. Most notably, as trial counsel, Mr. Sgro secured numerous acquittals in criminal cases including acquittals in extortion cases, drug cases, sexual assault cases and murder cases. He has been awarded millions of dollars by way of jury verdicts in medical malpractice cases and in personal injury cases. He also secured the largest slip and fall personal injury verdict to be awarded against Walgreens corporation, as well as a real estate trial verdict in excess of $55 million. Notably, that same trial experience allowed him to resolve the largest settlement for a single plaintiff personal injury case in Nevada history, which exceeded $30 million.
Several years ago, Mr. Sgro once again expanded his practice and business interests. He had the privilege of representing, and routing Prince’s 2013 West Coast tour, which spanned 13 U.S. cities. Most recently, his legal experience has allowed him to participate in the gaming arena, including both local and overseas gaming operations.
Years ago, Mr. Sgro teamed up with long time friend David Roger to create the firm that exists today. Mr. Roger is the former District Attorney for all of Clark County, Nevada, and he served in that capacity for approximately 25 years.
Notable clients include : the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Hard Rock Hotel, Warner Gaming, Crimson International, the Focus Commercial Group, UMC and numerous Cannabis related clients.
Mr. Sgro recently celebrated his 30 year anniversary of his practice of law at an intimate gathering of family and friends.
Retired Clark County District Attorney David Roger is General Counsel for the Las Vegas Police Protective Association. David represents approximately 2800 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers and Las Vegas City Marshalls and Bailiffs. David is also a Partner with the law firm of Sgro & Roger.
David was Las Vegas’ top prosecutor from 2003 to 2012. Clark County voters elected David as District Attorney in 2002 and re-elected him in 2006 and 2010. During that time, David supervised 160 prosecutors and 600 investigators and support staff.
Prior to being elected DA, David was a Chief Deputy District Attorney for over 15 years. During that time, he was assigned to the Major Violators Unit where he prosecuted capital murder cases. During his 25-year career as a prosecutor, David handled thousands of cases and approximately 80 jury trials including 38 murder trials.
David became a household name in 2000 when he successfully prosecuted and convicted Richard Tabish and Sandra Murphy for the murder of casino mogul Ted Binion.
While he was District Attorney, David prosecuted and convicted former NFL star running back O.J. Simpson for an armed robbery he committed at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
David and defense attorney Anthony P. Sgro became friends early in their careers, and actually tried several high profile criminal cases against each other. Mutual respect and capabilities eventually led not only to a strong friendship, but also a strong legal partnership. Anthony is also the godfather of David’s daughter.
David has received significant recognition from his peers in the legal community. In the Martindale – Hubbell legal guide, David has the “AV” rating, which is the highest rating for professional and ethical standards.
David is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers. The college members are the top trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.
David is also past President of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association and a former Director with the National District Attorney’s Association.
A longtime Las Vegan, David graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1979. He went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he majored in accounting and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. David earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1986.
David is married to Judge Susan Roger. The couple has one daughter, Holly Marie Roger.
Jennifer began her legal career at a small law firm in her home state of Ohio where she represented clients in a variety of situations including bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning, and small business matters, to name a few. She also spent time as an Ohio Public Defender and operated her own practice serving the needs of the people of her small community. In 2002, Jennifer relocated to Las Vegas where she has focused on personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on product liability and catastrophic injuries.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, mountain biking, traveling, and Zumba.
Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Business Transaction, Product Liability, Personal Injury
Capital University 1991
Capital University Law School 1994
Colleen is an associate attorney at Sgro & Roger practicing in various areas of the law including criminal defense and civil litigation at the state and federal levels. Prior to joining Sgro & Roger, Colleen served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rob Bare in Department 32 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. During her term, Colleen assisted the Court in making legal determinations in a variety of matters. While earning her juris doctor, Colleen was a member of the University’s trial team and served as a public interest fellow. Colleen was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on her favorite home team, the Golden Knights.
Criminal Defense, personal Injury,
College: University of Nevada Las Vegas 2013
Law School: Creighton University School of Law 2018
Alanna is an associate attorney at Sgro & Roger. She graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she received numerous awards for her academic achievements, including six CALI Awards for receiving the highest grade in the class. She was an editor on the Gaming Law Journal and an active member of her law school community. Prior to joining Sgro & Roger, she worked at a local boutique law firm as a criminal defense attorney. She has also worked as an intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. Alanna is passionate about the practice of law and is a zealous advocate for her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, and traveling.
Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, and Medical Malpractice, Gaming Law
College: Brock University 2010
William S. Boyd School of Law 2018
Nicholas graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2018. Mr. Scotti brings to the firm his passion for criminal defense, the rule of law, and helping those in a time of need. During law school, Nicholas interned with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Navy, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and participated in the UC Hastings Legislation Clinic in Sacramento, California with the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. Prior to law school, Mr. Scotti earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California in 2015. The summer after graduating from USC, he interned with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his friends and family, exercising, reading both fiction and non-fiction books, attending live music concerts, and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Litigation
The University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2018
Jayme Martinez graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William Boyd School of Law in 2009. Mrs. Martinez joined the firm in 2012, bringing with her an inspiring personal story, and a warmth and generosity that our clients have come to love and appreciate. Since her second year of law school, Ms. Martinez has assisted with the preparation and presentation of more than 35 civil and criminal jury trials. She has an affection for complex litigation, and is most adept at crafting trial strategy. Ms. Martinez subscribes to a personal philosophy of “over-delivery” when it comes to serving the needs of our clients. She is a mother to three beautiful daughters, and relies on yoga, music, and Lake Tahoe in her spare time to stay balanced.
Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Business Law
William Boyd School of Law in 2009.
Michael R. Brunet is a gaming and legal executive with two decades of experience in hotel and casino management. He served legal counsel to and executive management of over fifty hotels, casinos bars, restaurants and nightclubs, in more than ten U.S. and international jurisdictions. Brunet brings a seasoned operator's first-hand knowledge and experience to legal matters affecting the hotel, casino, and entertainment industries.
Brunet has broad and extensive experience with hotel and casino operations and regulatory gaming frameworks gained from working directly in a wide variety of operations. Brunet has served as counsel to and management of large scale, multi-billion dollar gaming operators with dozens of hotel casino properties, and to medium size and smaller regional companies with operations in multiple states and subject to multiple regulatory schemes, and also to single stand-alone properties just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip, as well start up companies in the emerging areas of skill based gaming, iGaming, and esports and mobile sports betting.
Brunet began his career as an associate attorney practicing in complex insolvency and reorganization and corporate law with a leading Las Vegas law firm. He has served as in-house counsel to Station Casinos, Tropicana Entertainment, and Affinity Gaming, as General Counsel to The Light Group and to Palms Casino Resort, and as VP Legal and compliance for GameCo LLC.
Gaming, Bankruptcy, Litigation, Real Estate,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Georgetown University Law Center
Michelle graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law in May of 2020. During her time at Boyd, she was active in the community as a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (Law Student Division), the La Voz Student Organization, and the Huellas Mentorship Programs. Michelle spent her final semester as a student attorney for the UNLV Family Law Clinic, where she worked on a variety of cases pertaining to divorce and custody. Additionally, she spent time interning for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and the Clark County Special Public Defender’s Office. Prior to law school, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish, with a minor in Political Science, from Loyola Marymount University.
While Michelle was born and raised in California, she now calls Nevada home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, rooting for the Vegas Golden Knights, and discussing the latest in pop culture.
Family Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, & Criminal Law.
Loyola Marymount University, 2014
William S. Boyd School of Law, 2020