Vegas. It’s exotic, exciting and excessive. But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas only applies when you aren’t gambling in crime. And if you can’t play by the rules, you’ll likely meet the prosecutors of Clark County.
Investigation Discovery’s all-new series, Las Vegas Law gives you an inside look at Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his team of prosecutors. After learning about their impressive careers, you might think twice about testing your luck the next time you visit Sin City…
Weckerly has been with the office of the Clark County District Attorney for nearly 20 years. Originally from San Diego, California, she graduated from UCLA Law School. Weckerly has prosecuted over 45 murder trials, and is currently a Chief Deputy District Attorney on the Major Violators Unit, Homicide Team.
Lexis has prosecuted over 30 trials in her nearly eight years as a Chief Deputy District Attorney with the office of the Clark County District Attorney. Born in the Philippines and raised in Kauai, Hawaii, Lexis received her Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas. She is a tough-as-nails prosecutor who approaches every case with resolve, motivated by seeking justice for victims and their families.
Beverly is one of the youngest Deputies in the office of the Clark County District Attorney, and has been with the office since 2012. She has prosecuted several cases that have gained national media attention, including securing one of the first felony convictions within the state of Nevada for the synthetic drug Spice, and the widely-publicized evidentiary hearing for the State of Nevada vs. O.J. Simpson in 2013. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Beverly is licensed to practice law in both California and Nevada.
“Coop” started his career with the office of the Clark County District Attorney in 2011. He is currently assigned to the Major Fraud and Elder Abuse Units. A native of Las Vegas, he returned to his hometown after serving our country in the U.S. Army as a military police officer, and later a commissioned officer, and as a platoon leader with the Missouri National Guard.
Robert J. Daskas
After serving for more than 20 years as a prosecutor – – including as the Team Chief of the Major Violators Unit where he tried dozens of murder cases – – Daskas is now the Assistant District Attorney, overseeing the Criminal Division of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. He is involved in the day-to-day decisions regarding criminal cases being prosecuted by the office, and is well respected by the 100+ attorneys he supervises and mentors.
After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and spending a few years working in theater in New York, Zadrowski did a 180 and decided to focus on the law. After earning his Juris Doctorate, Zadrowski headed to Las Vegas to become a prosecutor with the office of the Clark County District Attorney, but he did not abandon his theater roots. As one of the more colorful characters in the office, Zadrowski has been a prosecutor for nearly 19 years, and serves as a Chief Deputy District Attorney, and a mentor to many of the up-and-coming DA’s. He has prosecuted more than 50 felony jury trials.
Palal, currently assigned to the Gang Team, has only been with the office of the Clark County District Attorney for three-and-a-half years, but in that time he has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with. He became a Deputy District Attorney after spending some time at the Nevada Attorney General’s office, where he practiced civil law. He also has eight years of experience in corporate law. Well rounded, confident and tenacious, Palal has proven to be a great addition to the office.
One of the newer additions to the office of the Clark County District Attorney, Moskal is on the Vehicular Crimes Unit, and has done nine jury trials in under two years with the office. A world traveler, Moskal maximized his law school experience by traveling to the Netherlands and Tokyo to compete in Moot Court competitions and a study abroad program— in addition to two backpacking trips through Southeast Asia. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Moskal had a solo civil practice and specialized in automotive dealership regulatory compliance.
Another Chief Deputy District Attorney who started off pursuing a career in theater, DeMonte worked at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre before attending law school at Indiana University (Go Hoosier’s). DeMonte has been in the office of the Clark County District Attorney since 2004, where she has spent a majority of her career prosecuting some of Clark County’s most prolific repeat offenders. She has completed over 60 jury trials.
Las Vegas native Jake Villani worked his way through school building custom homes and swimming pools with his family’s business. He now uses his education to help protect the community in which he was raised. Villani is currently assigned to a general litigation team in the office of the Clark County District Attorney. With just over five years as a Deputy District Attorney (recently promoted to a Chief position), he has prosecuted over 25 cases.
Baharav found her way to the office of the Clark County District Attorney after graduating from law school in Wisconsin. She has been with the office since 2011 and has completed 21 felony jury trials as a member of one of the general litigation teams. Baharav was also appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada Commission for Women, which is charged with studying the changing and developing roles of women in society and recommending proposed legislation accordingly.
A native of Nevada, Jones started her career as a Deputy Public Defender, but later chose to switch sides and become a prosecutor. After service as a Deputy District Attorney in Nye County Nevada, she was hired by the office of the Clark County District Attorney, where she is currently assigned to a general litigation team. Jones has handled 32 jury trials, including several involving very serious and violent offenses.
With over ten years as a prosecutor with the office of the Clark County District Attorney, and a short stint as a Public Defender, Scow is the Team Chief of the office’s Outlying Team, which handles cases in the areas surrounding Las Vegas. His time with the Special Victim’s Unit and the Major Violator’s unit gives him a unique perspective on cases he prosecutes. He had over 40 jury trials under his belt (and six kids under his roof at home).
Fleck has been with the office of the Clark County District Attorney for nine years, has earned her spot as a homicide prosecutor with the Major Violators Unit, and has handled over 55 trials. She was assigned by DA Wolfson to work with law enforcement on a particularly interesting, and challenging, cold case.
After graduating from law school in New York, DiGiacomo interned with the office of the Clark County District Attorney, which led to a position as a Deputy District Attorney on the Domestic Violence Unit. He is currently a prosecutor on the Major Violator’s Unit and has handled 88 jury trials, 57 of which were homicides.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Mercer has been with the office of the Clark County District Attorney for nearly nine years and is currently assigned to the Gun Crimes Unit. She has complete over 42 trials since joining the office.
Watch new episodes of Las Vegas Law on Thursdays at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
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