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I aspire to providing a service that will truly benefit you and your heirs by making certain that your planning will be fully effective from a legal and practical standpoint. My goal is to make your estate secure and to make you and your heirs very happy that you hired us, both now and in the years to come.


I live and work in Las Vegas, Nevada with my wife and daughter.  I have two older daughters as well.  When I am away from the office, I enjoying spending time with my family, playing tennis and basketball, running, weight lifting, skiing, scuba diving, traveling, reading, and  watching movies.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Guardianship: 25%
  3. Probate: 25%
  4. Elder Law: 10%
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Leo Potter

    As a fellow Estate Planning & Elder Law attorney I know how important it is to serve your clients with Integrity. Dan is a respected attorney who serves his clients at a critical time in their lives. He is a credit to the legal profession and I'm proud to endorse him.


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Contact info

Goodsell & Olsen

10155 W Twain Ave Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV, 89147-6723


UTAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199010/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mountain State Super LawerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoodsell & Olsen2006 - Present
Owner/AttorenyLaw Office of Daniel V. Goodsell2004 - 2006
PartnerBolick, Boyer & Goodsell2000 - 2004
AttorneyKirton & McConkie1990 - 1997
Law ClerkQuestar Corporation1989 - 1990
Judicial InternFederal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Elder Law AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Nevada State BarMember2000 - Present
Southern Nevada Estate Planning CouncilMember2000 - Present
Utah State BarMember1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarProtect Your Client’s Assets: Bullet-Proofing Techniques For Nevada Attorneys2004
Broker Agent MagazineShould I Put My House in a Nevada Spendthrift Even if I Have Already Made a Homestead Election2004
Broker Agent MagazineAsset Protection Strategies2004
Broker Agent MagazineBasic Estate Planning Considerations2004
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Protect Assets During Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death in Nevada2003
Sterling Education Services seminarUnderstanding and Drafting Trusts in Nevada2003
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Protect Assets During Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death in Nevada2002
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Protect Assets During Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death in Nevada2001
Utah Law ReviewExtending Post-Petition Credit to Reorganizing Debtors: Understanding the Tricks and Traps of Bankruptcy Code Section 3641990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medicaid Update 2011Medicaid Update 20112011
National Business Institute SeminarEstate Planning Basics2010
National Business Institute SeminarTop Ten Estate Planning Techniques2009
2010 International Conference of American Society of AppraisersThe Business Side of Appraising2009
National Business Institute seminarAdvanced Estate Planning Techniques2008
Lorman Education Services SeminarAccounting for Estates and Trusts in Nevada2008
National Business Institute SeminarEssential Asset Protection Techniques and Strategies -2007
National Business Institute SeminarDiscouraging Family Estate Litigation Through Proper Planning and Administration2006
Lorman Education Services SeminarTax Exempt Organizations in Nevada2006
Lorman Education Services SeminarEstate Planning Techniques in Nevada2006
National Business Institute SeminarSophisticated Asset and Wealth Protection Techniques in Nevada2005
National Business Institute SeminarNevada Estate Planning and Drafting Fundamentals2004