Anyone of us can face tough times, and if you need legal help, you may want to find someone who can relate to your problems and won't judge you.
I understand what it is like to have financial problems, since my husband is disabled and hasn't been able to work for the past 10 years.
I am the mother to 4 wild & crazy Papillon dogs, Oreo, the Daddy, & his 2 puppies, Alfie (the Alpha Male) and Brownie, the hoodlum, who has to wear a hoodie because she lost her fur coat to thyroid disease. Unfotunately, Gigi, the Mommy, died this past summer from a disease that destroyed her platelets. We recently took Cody into our home from a local breeder, and as the baby, he has allowed Alfie to form his own pack.
I moved to Las Vegas from Reno in 1993 and have been in private practice handing consumer debt problems with A Fresh Start since 1999. I handled my first Bankruptcy case in Reno back in 1979.
In 2007, I realized that I was digging my own grave with a fork, leaving me with diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol. So I had weight loss surgery & have lost more than 100 lbs. I now work out at the gym every chance I get (so if I don't answer the phone, I may be down the block at the Athletic Club 8 blocks away from the office).
But I do return all my phone messages & seldom stay at the gym for more than 30 minutes. So if you get my voice mail or if my assistant tells you I am out of the office, please leave me your phone number.
And for my existing clients - please leave me your phone number! Although I have your number at the office, if I am over at the courthouse & get a message from you, I will not be able to return your call unless you give me the number!
Licensed since 1978
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2014|
|Top Lawyers in Southern Nevada||Vegas Inc.||2014|
|Top Lawer in Southern Nevada||Vegas Inc||2012|
|2011 Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2011|
|2010 Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year||Consumer Business Review||2010|
|First 100 Women Admitted to Practice Law in Nevada||American Bar Association||1996|
|Attorney||A Fresh Start||1997 - Present|
|Researcher||Nevada Attorney for Injured Worker||1993 - 1996|
|Attorney||Law Office of Dorothy Bunce||1978 - 1991|
|Trust Agent||Nevada National Bank||1978 - 1978|
|Legal Intern||Peoples National Bank||1977 - 1978|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||1999 - Present|
|Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers||Treasurer||1998 - 2002|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||1978 - Present|
|Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum||Bankruptcy||CLE||2011|
|Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum||N/A||CLE||2009|
|Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum||N/A||CLE||2008|
|Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum||N/A||CLE||2007|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Missouri, Kansas City||Public Speaking & Debate||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|