Rafael Mariano

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Rafael Mariano is a licensed Nevada lawyer specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and immigration with 17 years of experience working in the legal field. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Robert Kilby, Mr. Mariano worked for many years in Brazil as an attorney. In Reno, Nevada, Mr. Mariano worked as a paralegal for law firms for 9 years, and as a licensed Nevada attorney since January 2015. Mr. Mariano is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mr. Mariano joined the Law Offices of Robert Kilby in 2013, passed the Nevada Bar Exam in the Summer of 2014, and was admitted to the Nevada Bar in January, 2015. Mr. Mariano represents clients in personal injury and workers’ compensation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mariano received his law degree from the Catholic University of Santos – School of Law in December 2000, with his thesis in international law. In 2004, he completed a Post Graduation lato sensu in Labor Law at the Catholic University of Santos – School of Law.

Mr. Mariano received his license to practice law in Brazil in April 2001 and practiced law in Brazil as a senior associate from 2001 to 2005 for a renowned law firm in the state of São Paulo, practicing in the areas of labor and civil law. During this period, Mr. Mariano won a landmark suit against the state of São Paulo and later the Brazilian Federal Government to ensure the gratuitous distribution of the insulin Lantus to diabetics.

In 2012, Professor David B. Wilkins from Harvard Law School, Dean Frank D. Durand from William S. Boyd School of Law, and the State Bar of Nevada certified that Mr. Mariano’s legal education in Brazil is functionally equivalent to the legal education received by an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Mr. Mariano is a member of the Advisory Committee for the paralegal program at the Career College of Northern Nevada (“CCNN”) since 2010, was an instructor in the paralegal program at CCNN from 2010 to 2011, and is also a member in good standing of the Nevada Justice Association.