University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Alexander R. Velto is an associate with Hutchison & Steffen, practicing primarily in the Firm’s litigation and labor & employment practice groups. He joins the Firm after completing a clerkship with the Honorable James W. Hardesty at the Nevada Supreme Court. Alex obtained his Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest pro bono honors, received a Dean’s Award, and was one of five students named to the National Order of the Scribes by the American Society of Legal Writers.
As a law student, Alex interned with the Honorable James C. Mahan in Federal District Court, worked as a Legislative Policy Extern to the Honorable Governor Brian Sandoval, and was a summer associate for a prominent California Law Firm. On campus, he was a member of the Nevada Law Journal, Society of Advocates, and a student attorney in the Appellate Clinic where he worked on appeals before the Ninth Circuit and Nevada Supreme Court. Alex also served as president of the Public Interest Law Association where he helped organize a student-run auction that raised over $20,000 for public interest scholarships.
Prior to law school, Alex was an All-American college debater and four-time qualifier to the National Debate Tournament, holding the record for most wins in UNLV Debate history. He was active in student government and organized Vegas GiveCamp, a non- profit event helping build websites and providing consulting seminars for non-profits in Las Vegas.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys basketball, trying new restaurants, and traveling.