Christopher Lalli is a life-long resident of Las Vegas and a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University in 1989. While at Loyola Marymount, he was elected President of the Student Body.
In 1994, Mr. Lalli received a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy. He became a member of both the Nevada Bar and United States Bar for the District of Nevada that same year. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2011.
Mr. Lalli joined the Office of the District Attorney in 1994. In 2001 he became a member of the Major Violators Unit and a capital case litigator. Mr. Lalli has lectured to members of law enforcement at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Academy, at the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, at the National College of District Attorneys and at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also presented at Trial Academy with the State Bar of Nevada.
Christopher has worked on numerous cases which resulted in published Nevada Supreme Court opinions. These cases include Weber v. State, 121 Nev. 554, 119 P.3d 107 (2005), Daniel v. State, 119 Nev. 498, 78 P.3d 890 (2005), and Byford v. State, 116 Nev. 215, 994 P.2d 700 (2000). In addition, he authored, “Protecting the Rights of Young Victims in Court,” Nevada Lawyer, October 2015.
Mr. Lalli sits on a number of professional boards and committees including the Nevada Supreme Court Indigent Defense Commission, the Nevada Supreme Court Video-Audio Conferencing Committee, the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center Board of Directors and the Nevada HIDTA Executive Board. He is a Representative to the Nevada State-Federal Judicial Counsel and is a Hearing Panel Chairman on the Southern Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada.
Christopher Lalli is an Assistant District Attorney in the Criminal Division, overseeing the Support Services Unit, the Financial Integrity Unit (which includes the Major Fraud, Elder Abuse, Bad Check and Grand Jury), Criminal Appeals and Recruiting and Training.