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Richard D. Chatwin

Guardianship Attorney at Henderson, NV

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About Richard

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I am a licensed Nevada attorney specializing in elder law, estate planning, and probate.  I work extensively with clients who need help with obtaining Nevada Medicaid benefits, veterans benefits, special needs trusts, all aspects of guardianship and probate matters, wills, Nevada powers of attorney, and trusts.

I am a Certified Elder Law Attorney with the National Elder Law Foundation, a recognized specialist with the State Bar of Nevada in Elder Law, and a Nevada representative of the Special Needs Alliance, a national invitation-only group of attorneys focused on special needs trust-related issues.

As a Nevada Medicaid attorney, I have represented clients on all aspects of obtaining Nevada Medicaid benefits to hlep pay for nursing home costs.  I also defend against unwanted and unnecessary guardianships and help clients with making their estate plans. 

I graduated with a joint law and M.B.A. degree from UNLV in 2007 and also have a bachelors degree in Philosophy from Brigham Young University.  I have lived in Southern Nevada since 1989.

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Licensed for 14 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Gerrard Cox Larsen
2450 Saint Rose Parkway, Suite 200
Henderson, NV, 89074
Gerrard Cox Larsen
9139 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89148
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2011
Honest Trustworthy Lawyer
Mr. Chatwin did a wonderful job on my case! After dealing with many Lawyers in my life, I have found him to be the most ethical and truthful. The Judge denied our case, asking for a hearing. In order to conserve time and funds, Mr. Chatwin, re-presented more evidence to the Judge which he accepted and sided with what we were asking for. I was really surprised that it went in our favor, without a hearing, and so were other Attorney friends I told this to. On top of that I received a refund from Mr. Chatwin...never have I ever dealt with an Attorney who is so honest as to issue a $67.35 refund, but he was trustworthy down to the very last penny. You have heard the old saying, "99% of Lawyers give the rest a badd name." I tell you Mr. Chatwin is in that 1 percent.....I would highly recommend him to all, as he is very Professional.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gerrard Cox Larsen
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gerrard Cox Larsen
  • 2008 - 2014

Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • MBA - Masters
  • 2007
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In re: the Frei Irrevocable Trust
  • My client prevailed completely

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Nevada Representative
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney & Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Nevada Law Journal
  • Senior Editor
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Nevada Law Journal
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer for Elder Law and Probate
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star Award
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2014
  • Nevada State Representative - By Invitation Only
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist in Elder Law
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2014
  • CALI Award - Highest Grade in Business Taxation Course
  • UNLV School of Law
  • 2007
  • CALI Award - Highest Grade in Basic Bankruptcy Course
  • UNLV School of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sun City Summerlin Community Presentation
  • Guardianship Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • St. Rose Hospital Community Foundation Public Presentation
  • Elder Law Issues - Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute National Broadcast
  • Medicaid Pre-Planning: Top Strategies
  • 2017
  • Sun City Summerlin Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning, Guardianships & Medicaid: Essentials Everyone Should Know
  • 2016
  • NBI Seminar
  • Medicaid and VA Benefits: The Complete Guide for Paralegals
  • 2016
  • NBI Seminar
  • Guardianships From Start to Finish
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute National Broadcast
  • Medicaid and VA Benefits: The Complete Guide for Paralegals
  • 2016
  • Montevista Hospital Lunch and Learn
  • Powers of Attorney and Guardianships:: Everything You Wanted to Know But Are Afraid to Ask
  • 2016
  • Mass Mutual Special Care Planning Event
  • The ABLE Act
  • 2016
  • Mass Mutual Special Care Planning Event
  • The ABLE Act
  • 2016
  • Highland Manor Community Event
  • You Need Long Term Care: Now What?
  • 2016
  • NBI Seminar
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Richard Chatwin on a guardianship and Medicaid matter that needed his exceptional knowledge and the courtroom skill to get it through the system quickly. The client was very happy and his work was outstanding."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Chatwin is as good as attorneys get. He not only knows that the law and will give you sound advice you can take to the bank, but he's the type of guy you love to be around."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an attorney practicing in a different area of law, when I have clients or cases also needing estate planning, I have referred to Rich."
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rich is one of the best attorneys I have worked with - he is honest and detail oriented. I was proud to write a recommendation for him to become a Certified Elder Law attorney and am proud to do the same on Avvo."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is well respected in the local legal community. I am pleased to refer estate planning clients to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Henderson Guardianship Lawyer Richard D. Chatwin
Richard D. Chatwin
Guardianship Attorney
Henderson, NV
Licensed for 14 years
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