Alyssa Aklestad, Esq.
8275 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Temple University (J.D.)
Gonzaga University (B.A.)
The underlying premises of Ms. Aklestad’s success is that she is not just an attorney. She is a sounding board, teammate, advocate, and truth-teller. Ms. Aklestad is dedicated to obtaining results that clients deserve, are entitled to, and ultimately expect. Ms. Aklestad’s youth, tenacity, and commitment to her clients drive her to succeed during all the stages of court proceedings. Ms. Aklestad is dedicated to being by the side of her clients throughout the duration of their legal matter.
From working at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, to opening her own practice, Alyssa has represented Family and Criminal Defense clients large and small for almost five years. She attended Gonzaga University where she gained experience in Mock Trial. While attending Temple University she focused her studies on Criminal Defense and Family Law through clincials at the Philadelphia Defender’s Office and the Temple Legal Aid Office.
After Law School Ms Aklestad was brought to Las Vegas where she was a Law Clerk at the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. She assisted on numerous cases from DUI, Battery, Domestic Violence, and Robbery. Upon passing the Bar Exam Ms. Aklestad eventually took a position with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Welfare Division, focusing on the termination of parental rights.
Ms. Aklestad continued her work in Family Law when she joined McKellar Family Law in 2017. While there Ms. Aklestad focused on all areas of family law, including guardianship, divorce, child support, and child custody. Additionally, she continued representing individuals accused of DUI, Domestic Violence, and Drug Possession.
Ms. Aklestad grew up in Montana. Becoming an attorney was something she knew she wanted to do after reading “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Her family will tell you that she was constantly in trouble for arguing as a child, but that was just her training at a young age. After realizing she didn’t like cold weather unless she was snowboarding, she decided to make Las Vegas home in 2013. When she isn’t at the office or in the courtroom you will find Ms. Aklestad hiking, playing intramural sports, playing with her puppies in the park, or hanging out with her nieces and nephews.