Donald J. Campbell

Donald J. Campbell


Bachelor of Arts - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Juris Doctorate - Creighton University

With nearly thirty-five years of experience, Mr. Campbell is regarded as one of the finest trial attorneys in the United States.  In 2017, the Nevada State Bar awarded Mr. Campbell with the Presidential Award, which is reserved for members practicing 20 years or more whose conduct, honesty and integrity represents the highest standards of the legal profession.  Mr. Campbell has also been named a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers since 1994, an honor reserved for the top 1% of trial attorneys in the country and upon which admission is granted by invitation only and principally upon the recommendation of state and federal judges as well as other members of the College.  Mr. Campbell has maintained an AV “Preeminent” ranking for over twenty-five years, which is the highest rating for legal skill and ethical practices designated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Year in and year out, he has also been named to Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America and is a long-standing member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Moreover, in 2012 Mr. Campbell was named as the top lawyer in the state of Nevada by the national publication Super Lawyers.

Mr. Campbell began his career at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the Criminal Division and was the primary Deputy that acted as liaison to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Intelligence/Organized Crime Division.  Then, in 1981 he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Nevada and was designated by special assignment to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force of the United States Department of Justice.  In 1983, he was named Chief of the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force and remained in that position until his entrance into the private practice of law in 1986.

Mr. Campbell founded what is now the Campbell & Williams firm in 1986.  He has tried innumerable complex cases, both civil and criminal, in numerous federal districts throughout the United States.  As a result of the high-profile nature of many of his trials, Mr. Campbell's cases have been featured on such nationally televised programs as ABC's 20/20, NBC’s Dateline, the Today Show, and Good Morning America.  Mr. Campbell has also published and lectured on numerous topics, including advanced civil litigation techniques, ethics, and federal grand jury practice.