Niesha Esene

Niesha is a dynamic trial attorney with four years’ experience prosecuting; DWIs, drug trafficking felonies, and significant financial crimes. Niesha has significant trial experience and significant experience in research, writing and litigating complex motions. Her trial experience includes over a dozen criminal district court trials prior to joining Alverson Taylor & Sanders.

Niesha is unafraid to take on anything and has managed a 400 caseload, while maintaining professionalism and producing high-quality and timely work. In addition to criminal trial experience, Niesha’s diverse knowledge and skill encompasses insurance defense, adult guardianship, employment law, and medical malpractice.

Niesha went to the University of Houston, where she double majored in theater and communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. In 2010, Niesha graduated cum laude and continued her education in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2014 Niesha obtained her J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School and joined the New Mexico Bar in October of 2017.

Niesha is a professional dog mom to a Great Dane puppy! Niesha is extremely active in the community and loves giving back. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and due to Covid-19, a newfound love of painting. Niesha has an extensive background in theater and still participates in community theater when possible.

University of Houston, B.A., cum laude, 2010
University of Houston, B.A., cum laude, 2010
Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, J.D., 2014

Bar and Court Admissions:
New Mexico Supreme Court-2017
Nevada Supreme Court – Pending 2022

Professional Associations:
Clark County Bar Association
National Association of Lawyers, Nevada
Young Lawyer Association, Criminal Law Liaison, New Mexico
Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys

Special Distinctions and Achievements:
CALI Award – Evidence I
CALI Award –Property II