Attorney Paul Adras was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Adras is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and the William S. Boyd School of Law.
Paul began his legal career in 2003. Since that time, Paul has successfully tried a number of felony jury trials and misdemeanor bench trials, and has conducted a number of felony preliminary hearings. Paul’s hands-on and practical scientific background, combined with his extensive courtroom experience, enable him to provide high quality representation and achieve excellent results for his clients.
Paul has a diverse academic and professional background. While at UNLV, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry. He began his professional career with the Clark County Health District (CCHD) in 1990, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the CCHD hazardous waste management program. In 1991, Mr. Adras left the CCHD for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), becoming the first environmental scientist hired by NDEP to regulate the management of hazardous waste in southern Nevada. Over the years, he managed a professional staff of the Division’s highly technical hazardous waste compliance and enforcement program in southern Nevada, and became the interim office manager of the Division’s Las Vegas Office in 2002, overseeing the bureaus of air quality management, waste management, water resources, corrective actions, and federal facilities. During that time, Mr. Adras investigated a number of alleged environmental crimes, and testified in court as an expert witness in the regulation of hazardous waste.
In 2003, Paul graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law, where he earned the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community. While in law school, Paul served as President of the Christian Legal Society, and as Secretary of the Environmental Law Society. He began his legal career in 2003, and since then has practiced primarily in the areas of criminal defense, construction defect litigation, toxic mold litigation, personal injury, environmental law, and legal consultations. He has extensive experience in toxic mold litigation, and has lectured to home builders and government agencies on this subject. He has also made numerous presentations over the years to various groups regarding a broad range of environmental topics.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Adras served on the Nevada Test Site Community Advisory Board, which is comprised of volunteers who represent Nevada stakeholders by reviewing and commenting on environmental restoration (i.e. groundwater contamination, historic nuclear test area clean-up, etc.) and waste management (i.e. radioactive waste transportation and disposal) activities at the Nevada Test Site. He is past holder of the Registered Hazardous Substances Professional (RHSP) credential, a credential he held for a decade, through the National Environmental Health Association.