Glenn M. Machado

GlennGlenn M. Machado has been practicing law in Nevada since 2001 and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and professional responsibility. For over ten years, Mr. Machado was an Assistant Bar Counsel for the State Bar of Nevada, where he handled all aspects of the attorney-discipline process including intake, investigation, prosecution, and appeal.  As Assistant Bar Counsel, Mr. Machado presented numerous continuing legal education courses throughout Nevada regarding professional responsibility, and he has contributed over two dozen articles to the State Bar’s Nevada Lawyer magazine regarding the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Before serving as Assistant Bar Counsel, Mr. Machado practiced commercial litigation at a Nevada heritage law firm.  Mr. Machado also served as a deputy district attorney for White Pine County, Nevada.

Practice Areas

Practice Highlights

  • Handled prosecution and appeal for attorney discipline case that resulted in a published Nevada Supreme Court opinion,  In re Discipline of Serota, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 66, 309 P.3d 1037 (2013)
  • Appeared before the en banc Nevada Supreme Court in July 2012 regarding petition filed by the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Nevada requesting amendments to the advertising rules governing attorneys


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2000, Editor for the Environmental Law Journal)
  • New York University (B.A., Economics, 1994, B.A. Psychology 1994,  magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • John Jay College for Criminal Justice (Completed coursework for Master of the Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology, attended Spring 1996 through Spring 1997)


  • Nevada, 2001
  • New York, 2001
  • The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • The U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association


  • “Money Matters: Make Sure You’re Handling Your Client’s Dollars With Sense.” Nevada Lawyer, October 2014
  • “Recent Updates on Charging Liens and Retaining Liens.” Nevada Lawyer, August 2013
  • “Yes Virginia, Attorneys Can Fall for Scams.” Nevada Lawyer, February 2013
  • “New Year, New (Advertising) Rules.” Nevada Lawyer, January 2013
  • “New Technologies and Old Rules: RPCs and Marketing in the Digital Age.” Nevada Lawyer, August 2012
  • “Talk to Kids About the Law, Get Pro Bono Credit.” Nevada Lawyer, June 2012
  • “NRAP 32- Test Your Knowledge With a Short Quiz.” Nevada Lawyer, May 2012
  • “What Activities Constitute the Practice of Law?” Nevada Lawyer, March 2012
  • “Anonymously Sent Documents- What Should I Do? (Part 2).” Nevada Lawyer, January 2012
  • “Anonymous Documents- What Should I Do? (Part 1).” Nevada Lawyer, December 2011
  • “Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) About Pro Hac Vice Attorneys.” Nevada Lawyer, June 2011
  • “Paying a Retainer By Credit Card: Where Should the Payment Go?” Nevada Lawyer, January 2011
  • “Can I Digitize My Client Files?” Nevada Lawyer, November 2010
  • “My Client Doesn’t Want Me to Pay the Doctor—Can I Refuse?” Nevada Lawyer, September 2010
  • “Responding to Bar Complaints: Don’t Do It Off the Top of Your Head (It’s Not the Bar Exam)” Nevada Lawyer, July 2010
  • “No, You Don’t Have to Report Your Bankruptcy to the State Bar.  But Let Us Know If You’re Going to Jail.”  Nevada Lawyer, May 2010
  • “Rule of the Month: RPC 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation).” Nevada Lawyer, April 2010
  • “Client Lies: It’s Their Problem, But It Can Also Be Your Problem.” Nevada Lawyer, February 2010
  • “The State Bar of Nevada’s Ethics Hotline: Reducing the Number of Bar Complaints Since 1994.” Nevada Lawyer, January 2010.
  • “Can Flat Fees Be Non-Refundable? Only if the Fee is Reasonable.” Nevada Lawyer, December 2009
  • “When Can a Court Adjudicate An Attorney-Client Fee Dispute?” Nevada Lawyer, November 2009
  • “Having Trouble Locating an Ethics Rule? We Can Help.” Nevada Lawyer, October 2009
  • “How to Get a Bar Complaint Without Violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.” Nevada Lawyer, September 2009
  • “Amicably Resolving Client Claims? Good Idea.  Asking the Client to Withdraw a Bar Complaint? Bad Idea.” Nevada Lawyer, August 2009
  • “Do You Advertise? If You Do, Let Us See It.” Nevada Lawyer, June 2009
  • “Encrypting E-Mails Containing Personal Information Under NRS 597.970: Is Failure to do so a Crime?” Nevada Lawyer, December 2008
  • “The FDIC and Trust Accounts: If You’re Complying with the Supreme Court Rules, Your Clients’ Funds Are Probably Safe.” Nevada Lawyer, October 2008