Our Team

Our goal is to achieve the best results possible for the client but to also make the client feel a part of the process.

Firm Profile

Las Vegas Criminal Attorneys is devoted to providing the best criminal defense representation in Southern Nevada for all misdemeanor and felony charges.

Our Attorneys

Craig Bourke, Esq.

Attorney

With two decades of legal expertise and deep-rooted connections within the community, Craig stands as a formidable legal advocate, blending extensive experience with unwavering commitment to serving and representing his client’s needs and interests. Following his graduation from high school in Upstate New York, Craig moved to Las Vegas in 1986, finally making it a permanent home after a decade of visiting the Las Vegas valley. Craig’s family has lived here in the LV Valley since the 1950’s. His dad was a limo driver, his Uncle Johnny was a baggage handler at the Sands during the “Rat Pack” days. His family has deep roots here in Las Vegas.

Craig earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at UNLV graduating Summa Cum Laude with an emphasis in English Literature. Craig was accepted into UNLV Boyd School of Law with the 2nd class in 1999, however graduating early with the charter class in December 2001. While preparing to take the bar exam, Craig was a Judicial Law Clerk in District Court Department 19 with the Honorable Alan Earl, then worked in Department 12 as the Judicial Law Clerk and concluding his Judicial Law Clerkships in 2002 in the Family Court in Department F as the Honorable Robert Gaston’s Law Clerk. Coincidentally, it is in the Family Court where Craig would meet his future wife and mother of their son, Alex, who is presently in his 3rd year at UNR.

During the past two decades Craig has focused his practice on all aspects of family law, civil litigation involving contract disputes to business dissolution to HOA litigation, personal injury cases, criminal cases involving DUI, larceny, workman’s compensation fraud, and other criminal matters, too. Craig has a legally diverse background and experience having managed his own firm for 15 years. Craig comes to the McFarling Law Group with a well-rounded background and looks forward to continuing to work with our local community.

Legal Support Team

Erika Mosqueda

Paralegal (Hablo español)

Erika was born in Mexico and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has over ten years of experience working in the legal field in practice areas ranging from family and civil litigation to criminal and personal injury law. With extensive legal knowledge and foundation in administrative tasks, Erika contributes to the effective operation of McFarling Law Group.

In Erika’s free time, she enjoys traveling, weightlifting, and watching true crime documentaries. She is also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

 

Stephanie Cortez

Intake Specialist (habla español)

Stephanie was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a first-generation Mexican American, she is the first in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Nevada State College. Stephanie’s goal was to always make her parents proud by continuing her education and be the first in her family to obtain a college degree. Before college, Stephanie worked in retail, where she learned the importance of providing excellent customer service. Throughout college, Stephanie worked at a personal injury firm as a medical records clerk and later transitioned into a case consultant position for criminal law. Stephanie has a continued interest in law and from a young age she dreamt of becoming a social worker. Stephanie hopes to one day further her education but for now, she is focused on being a first-time mother. Joining McFarling Law Group, Stephanie hopes to expand her knowledge and understanding of family and domestic relations law.

Stephanie is passionate about legal advocacy and enjoys helping individuals navigate through complex legal situations. She is proud of her Spanish heritage and hopes to make an impact on the Hispanic community through providing translation to the family law clients she works with at McFarling Law Group. When Stephanie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and especially her 5-month-old baby. She also loves traveling, going to concerts and being outdoors.

 

 

Office Support Team

Debbie Shalaty

Office Manager

Debbie Hicks is the office manager for McFarling Law Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office, including, support staff supervision, customer service and facilities management. Debbie’s incredible organization skills keep our team running smoothly. 

Debbie Hicks has more than 20 years of professional experience in office administration, with an emphasis on law firm administration, personnel development, and client communications. 

Debbie has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona where she was raised and attended the University of Arizona. She has three children, one daughter and two adult boys. In her free time, Debbie enjoys watching sports, enjoying the outdoors, and reading.