A 13-year career as a prosecutor in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office has provided Dena Rinetti with vast experience involving trial litigation within the Eighth Judicial District Court, as well as several opportunities to argue cases before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Her litigation experience has been devoted primarily to matters set for jury trial, and Dena has tried over 50 jury cases as either lead counsel or co-lead counsel.
Currently a Chief Deputy District Attorney, Dena’s 13 years with the office have been spent working exclusively within the criminal division. She spent six years in the Special Victims Unit, specializing in crimes against women and children. Specifically, several years of her public service career have been devoted exclusively to cases involving physical child abuse resulting in substantial bodily harm or the death of a child.
Dena managed an extremely high case volume, which required daily court appearances. She worked closely with law enforcement discussing cases, attending briefings regarding suspicious child deaths, and reviewing search warrants. Additionally, Dena worked closely with members of the medical community reviewing suspicious injuries to children. Moreover, this case volume required her to research and draft pleadings, motions, writs of habeas corpus, and appellate briefs.
She also successfully argued several criminal appeals at the Nevada Supreme Court.