My practice focuses on civil litigation, including business litigation, creditor's rights, employment, trusts and estates litigation (probate), and bankruptcy litigation for creditors. In recent years my practice has included a good deal of litigation involving rights under commercial loans, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. I have also worked extensively on matters involving other types of contract and business disputes as well as on other assorted civil litigation matters. I am experienced in helping clients navigate civil discovery, including depositions and expert issues. Over the last few years I have helped obtain many favorable results for my clients, including millions of dollars of judgments, dismissal of claims through dispositive motions, favorable settlements, and other victories. I enjoy helping clients figure out how to achieve their goals using the law and appreciate that at Lionel Sawyer & Collins we have the benefit of being able to work across departments to use our multiple skill sets for the client's benefit. Each case presents a puzzle, some more simple, some more complex, and the challenge of those puzzles is something that excites me. Oftentimes litigation is just one tool needed to resolve a client's challenges, but my clients have the benefit of my litigation experience as well as access to the regulatory and business lawyers who form part of our Lionel Sawyer & Collins team.
In 2010, Mountain States Super Lawyers selected me as a "Rising Star" in the fields of general litigation and bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights. I have been named to Nevada Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as one of Northern Nevada's top attorneys.
When I am not practicing law, I can be found spending time with my husband and our two young children. As a family we enjoy gardening, hiking, boating, cooking, traveling, and spending time with our large extended family.