Criminal lawyer in Reno & Northern Nevada

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Jesse Kalter is a Dedicated Reno Attorney Ready to Fight for Your Freedom

Jesse Kalter founded his practice in 2006 with a dedication to justice and building the best possible defense for his clients. He is here to provide the most comprehensive and individualized criminal defense available. Jesse works face to face with his clients and listens intently to their side of the story. His goal is to provide the best possible course of action for a particular criminal charge and to fight for his clients’ freedom.

The greatest reward for Jesse is guiding a client through a very trying trial process and hearing those twelve jurors walk in and say “not guilty!” To know that the client was right, and that it was proven in a court of law “is the most wonderful feeling in the world”, says Jesse Kalter.

Jesse Kalter Was Called to Serve Justice

Jesse B. Kalter was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Even from an early age, sports were a large part of his life. Through college, he played competitive Lacrosse while attending Gettysburg College.  It was this lifelong dedication to athletics that instilled a competitive drive in Jesse—A trait he now proudly displays in the courtroom as a criminal defense lawyer.

Jesse originally came to Reno and began selling casino uniforms in 2001. During this time two things became obvious to him: 1.) he hated selling casino uniforms, and 2.) there was a real need in Nevada for helping those unfairly accused of crimes and facing harsh sentencing. So, he took a three-year departure from Reno to obtain his law degree at Western New England University of Law on an academic scholarship. He began his legal career in Reno immediately following law school and opened his own law firm in 2006.

Jesse Kalter Shows Client Dedication Through Multiple Kinds of Cases

Jesse is an experienced criminal defense attorney. His record spans hundreds of trials and he has received countless “not guilty” verdicts. Whether he is defending drug charges, sexual assault charges, domestic battery, homicide, or a DUI, Jesse displays a tenacious desire for truth and justice. In many cases, if he can’t get a full acquittal, he can get the charges and penalties reduced and prevent any jail time. He takes that same competitive fire he lit up the sports field with and applies it to a person’s case working towards the best possible outcome. He is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

Jesse Kalter Law Welcomes Our New Associate, LeAnn Schumann

LeAnn E. Schumann is an experienced attorney, practicing primarily in the areas of criminal defense, estate planning and family law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Criminal Justice and a Minor in African American Studies from the University of Wyoming while working full-time as a certified nursing assistant. LeAnn’s passion for the law led her to pursue law school at the University of Wyoming College of Law, where she interned at the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project and ultimately became the Student Director. She is the first attorney in her family.

After finishing law school in Wyoming, LeAnn relocated to Nevada to be closer to family and served as Deputy District Attorney for Mineral County. Her duties as a Deputy District Attorney included prosecuting misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI’s, domestic battery and drug offenses. Based upon her work and research, her office was awarded numerous grants from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for investigative assistance in sexual assault cases, as well as specialized officer training.

In January 2014, LeAnn accepted an associate position with Wayne A. Pederson, P.C. in Yerington, Nevada, where she practiced for over three years primarily in criminal defense, estate planning and family law. In June 2017, she joined Johnston Law Offices, P.C. to expand her practice into civil litigation, but still continued to practice criminal defense, estate planning and family law. In April 2019, she proudly joined Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. and now practices in Washoe County, Carson and all neighboring rural counties.

LeAnn has litigated in numerous jury trials, bench trials, contested divorce/custody hearings, probate hearings and appeals. Her litigation experience has assisted her in obtaining a record of success in contentious civil and criminal matters while always vigorously defending her client’s rights. She is an aggressive attorney, yet compassionate towards her client’s needs. She works diligently and fights zealously for her clients.

LeAnn lives with her husband and three children and actively participates in her community, including volunteering legal services to veterans in need of estate planning. She is currently admitted to practice in Nevada and the United States District Court of Nevada.

LeAnn is an excellent addition to Jesse Kalter Law, P.C. and is eager to meet with all those in need of criminal, family law or estate/probate representation.

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