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Bar Admitted: 1997

Education: J.D., University of Idaho

Biography: Former specialty teams prosecutor with Clark County District Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft
  • DUI
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Parole and Probation
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Probate

Alissa A. Cooley

Alissa A. Cooley is a native Nevadan and graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of law in 2014.   During law school, Alissa represented immigration clients as a Certified Student Attorney working in the law school’s immigration clinic and was recognized with the CALI Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure Adjudication, and Federal Courts, and received the Dean's List award on multiple occasions.  She also served as President of two student organizations—Criminal Law Society and Organization for Part-time and Non-traditional Law Students.  The Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice recognized her achievements in the areas of criminal justice and awarded her with the William S. Boyd Criminal Law Scholarship. 

After graduating, she accepted a justice AmeriCorps (jAC) fellowship at the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic.  As a jAC fellow, she represented immigrant children, ages two to sixteen, who entered the U.S. without a parent or guardian, in their immigration court proceedings. Over the course of two years, she represented over one hundred children in immigration court and secured asylum, special immigrant juvenile visas, and residency for a significant number of them.  Several outlets in the Las Vegas Valley have highlighted Alissa’s and her jAC partner’s work, which can be found here:

In 2016, after Alissa completed her term as a jAC fellow, she joined the Law Offices of Martin Hart, LLC.  Alissa’s practice areas include immigration, appeals, record sealing, and family law.  Immigration, including family-based petitions, VAWA, Non-immigrant U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), residency, naturalization, removal defense, and asylum, constitutes the majority of her practice.  Alissa is a dedicated advocate.  She is passionate about her practice and has helped hundreds of Nevada residents obtain legal status.  In July 2019, Alissa helped shape Nevada law regarding immigration when the Nevada Supreme Court granted her SIJS-related family law appeal in a published decision, available here: ( 

Alissa is licensed to practice in all Nevada state courts, the Executive Office of Review, including all immigration courts across the country and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and will soon be licensed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  In addition to her practice, Alissa volunteers her time taking on pro bono cases for the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and Nevada Legal Services.  Outside the office, Alissa spends time giving back to the community by volunteering for the City of Las Vegas, UNLV, Mi Familia Vota, PLAN, and Asian American Advocacy Council.