Cotter C. Conway

Attorney at Law

"Getting charged with a crime or arrested is difficult enough; leave the heavy lifting to me."

Fiercely Litigating Since 1992

Cotter C. Conway has devoted his entire professional career to defending individuals charged with all types of criminal offenses, including drug-related offenses, battery and domestic battery offenses, gaming offenses, and driving under the influence (DUI) offenses. During law school, he worked in the Office of the Juvenile Defender for the Vermont Defender General and later in the Special Unit for the Defense of Drug Offenses. After graduation from law school, Mr. Conway moved back to Nevada where he began his legal career working in the private sector with other criminal defense lawyers. He soon joined the Washoe County Public Defender's Office, and later the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender's Office, serving notably as a Deputy Public Defender for more than 14 years.

Mr. Conway's exemplary service and abilities were recognized in 2007 when he was chosen to staff the newly-created Washoe County Alternate Public Defender's Office. In addition, he has represented the interests of the criminal defense bar before the Nevada State Legislature. In these roles Mr. Conway gained a depth of experience dealing with a very broad range of issues, giving him the insights and skills to zealously and effectively represent his clients in the courtroom.

Mr. Conway is licensed to practice in all Nevada and California courts as well as local federal courts in Nevada and Northern California. He is also a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, serving as its president in 2015.

If you have been arrested for or accused of a criminal offense in Nevada or California, attorney Cotter C. Conway is available 24/7 to take on your defense. The initial consultation is free with no obligation. Protect your rights by calling: 775-254-7599

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada, 1992
  • State Bar of California, 1992


  • JD - Vermont Law School, 1991
  • BS - RPI Troy, New York, 1988

Professional Associations

  • Washoe County Bar Association
    • President, 2015
  • Enthusiastic

    He thoroughly enjoys his work as an attorney fighting for the rights of the criminally charged. He treats every case as if it's his first, and his success is a clear indicator of his passion and energy.

  • Hands-On

    Cotter combines his knowledge, litigation skill, and creativity to build a strong case in your favor. No matter the charge, you can expect thorough and well-thought-out guidance.

  • Personable

    You want an attorney that is easy to talk to and is empathetic to the difficult situation that you're faced with. Cotter will do everything he can to help you feel comfortable throughout the process.

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