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Kegan M Monks

Probate Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 6 years
    Nevada - NV 7 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kegan

Learn Kegan’s areas of practice.

Kegan is a Nevada and Idaho licensed attorney practicing at the law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, one of the oldest and most well-respected law firms in Southern Nevada.

Kegan was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, but spent most of his childhood in Meridian, Idaho. He graduated magna cum laude from Boise State University with a degree in business and marketing in 2013.  Kegan then attended William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) on a merit based academic scholarship and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2016.  While in law school, Kegan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Cynthia D. Steel, worked as a law clerk for an estate planning firm, and worked as a research assistant at UNLV. Kegan was also a member of the Las Vegas student chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, earned a C.A.L.I. award, and placed 3rd in the 2016 Nevada Law Journal Writing Competition.

As an attorney, Kegan has focused his practice in the areas of probate, trusts, estate planning, corporate law, and real estate law and successfully helped his clients navigate and resolve complex legal issues. Kegan was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2023 and 2024, a peer designation that is only awarded to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. Kegan has also received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating - the highest peer rating standard given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Kegan is married and has three children. On nights and weekends, Kegan enjoys spending time with his family and wrenching on motorcycles and automobiles.

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Location

Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright
801 S. Rancho Dr.
Suite D-4
Las Vegas, NV, 89106

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Reviews

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Posted by Pam | May 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Kegan as a probate lawyer when my mom passed away. Probate made an already difficult situation, even more difficult. However, Kegan was patient, supportive, and always available to answer questions. He clearly and professionally explained what needed to be done and helped us finish it. He did a great job of keeping us updated on everything. I highly recommend hiring Kegan if you need a probate lawyer.
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Posted by Sheldon | January 10, 2024
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Estate Attorney
Hired Kegan to handle my brothers estate after passing. He was very professional with the process. Explained everything I/we needed to know. Was available and easy to contact and easy to work with. Took care of everything the family needed. He was honest, sincere, very professional, and knowledgeable. His firm was also very helpful. Their expenses were lower than we expected, considering the things that needed to be done and the time it took to close out the estate. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a trustworthy attorney in the Las Vegas area.
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Posted by Linda | December 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
Keegan is a pleasure to deal with and I intend to continue using his services in the future. He's knowledgeable specific and has a wonderful personality making it easier to work with him.
Posted by Kareem | December 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Entity Attorney
Mr. Monks prepared, filed and completed two Limited Liability Companies for me. He did an excellent job and the Companies were of record within days. Thank you Kegan for your hard work.
Posted by Jason | November 2, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Really Impressed
Wow, I was really impressed with Kegan! Definitely one of the most enjoyable attorneys I've interacted with. I often feel attorneys have a smug persona, but Kegan couldn't have been more opposite; he was genuine, thoughtful, and very thorough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by L | September 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Made Easy
We were referred to Kegan as being "the guy" to help us with setting up a Trust (and ended up doing Estate Planning). During his free consultation, he explained what the Trust and Estate Planning process would entail and why this was important vs. not doing anything. For each of our questions, Kegan was patient, able to clarify and help us understand the usual confusing legal jargon. His answers reflected knowledge and experience. Based on the comfort level of the consultation, we decided to hire Kegan to do our Estate Planning. He smoothly guided us through each step of the way and answered all questions. By the time the Estate Planning/Trust process was ready to be finalized, he continued to show understanding, while addressing questions and concerns that we still had. We went from being scared of dealing with such a sensitive topic, to feeling confident because of Kegan. Based on our experience, we highly recommend Kegan for Estate Planning.
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Posted by Lance | September 19, 2023
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Estate Planning Made Easy
I hired Kegan to do some estate planning to finalize a new Trust and Living Will, as my previous one was revocable due to a divorce. What I appreciated most from Kegan, was his ability to answer questions while being very thorough and detailed in his explanations. I never felt like he was in a hurry. He was gracious with his time and delivered what I needed done pretty quickly. I’ve already referred a few people his way and couldn’t recommend him enough.
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Posted by Greg | July 12, 2023
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Best Referral I Have Recieved
I was in need of my trust being amended at best and Kegan was referred to me by a friend. I felt comfortable and trusted Kegan right away. He listened very patiently and took all the time we needed to explain the documents, process and make adjustment the documents to fit or needs. Kegan delivered the documents as promised and when he promised them. I would highly recommend him and in fact I already have to my best friend.
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Posted by Cha | July 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
If you want to be guided throughout AND after the process, Kegan is your guy!
Kegan was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the very beginning of the process, he was very responsive to our calls and e-mails. Despite his busy schedule, he was very accommodating and approachable. I truly appreciate that we were always in contact with him directly, and not re-directed to three or four other people in the office. Our questions and concerns were always addressed promptly by Kegan. With very minimal knowledge in estate planing, Kegan always took the time to simplify and break things down for us to easily comprehend. My sister and I have both worked with him for months, and he has always demonstrated such a professional and patient demeanor despite the countless questions we had and continue to have. Throughout our time working with Kegan, I never felt hesitant to ask him any questions (both via email and in person) as he is always willing to ensure we thoroughly understand each document presented to us, or even any general questions we had. Even after the signing of documents, nothing has changed with how he continues to value his clients. He is still as approachable and responsive as he was when we have first started working with him. I absolutely appreciate how informative he was on top of addressing our concerns. I truly felt that my sister and I were guided throughout the process while working with Kegan. Kegan will definitely not disappoint, as he will not make you feel left questioning things, which is important for my peace of mind! He is very responsive to emails and calls! We had such a positive experience working with Kegan and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Kegan has been fantastic to work with. Very quick with communication and quite well versed/knowledgeable of the law. Looking forward to working with him more in the future!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down best estate planning attorney in LV!
Kegan was recommended to us by one of our realtor friends. From the very first time I met with Kegan, he was very welcoming and professional. Not once did I ever feel like he was rushing my family and I to make any decisions. He was very knowledgable and took the time to answer every concern/question I had regarding my estate planning, regardless of online, in person, or even over the phone. Kegan's attention to detail and his ability to clearly communicate was very helpful as the estate planning process can be somewhat overwhelming. I give the highest recommendation that anyone in the Vegas area reach out to Kegan for estate planning/probate! We recommend him to our family and friends only because we can vouch for his professionalism and genuine sincerity in serving others.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client's needs first
I consulted with Kegan Monks on several planning matters. He listened to me and asked questions until he understood my unique circumstances. He was able to put my fears at ease regarding a revocable trust and probate after the loss of a family member. Recently, I had questions regarding the formation of an LLC. Again, Kegan Monks heard me out and was able to determine the help that I needed. I respect and appreciate that, while it was not his area of expertise, he was willing to refer me someone who could help me with my specific needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
Kegan is an honest and trustworthy attorney. He always puts his clients needs first! 10/10 would recommend.
Posted by Gerald and Suzanne | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very personable and knowledgeable!
Kegan helped us write our wills and establish a family trust. After explaining how wills and trusts work and answering all our questions, he went the extra mile to get our documents ready promptly. He has been very responsive to our requests and did everything we needed. We would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.
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Posted by Ellen | May 22, 2023
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Estate planning
We were happy with Kegan Monks at Albright and Stoddard. We recently had a phone consultation for estate planning with Kegan and the next week all our paperwork was prepared and ready for signatures. At signing it was all very organized and well presented. It was not rushed and all questions were explained and answered. We are very happy with his timeline and follow up. We highly recommend Kegan for Estate Planning.
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Posted by Nate | May 22, 2023
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Co-counsel
I have been Kegan’s co-counsel on a number of cases. Kegan has an impressive knowledge of the law and is a skilled practitioner. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Bryan | May 17, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Client
Kegan is a great communicator, great follow through and overall a pleasure to deal with. I have consulted him on numerous probate and estate planning issues and he has helped me solve issues that otherwise could have turned into bigger issues later on. Very knowledgeable in his field. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Julie | January 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney- Highly Recommend
Kegan has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, professional and an all around excellent attorney. He is trustworthy, produces a very high quality of work and I highly recommend him. I am very grateful I had him representing me - thank you!
Posted by Robert | September 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Kegan represented my family in an estate issue. He gave sound advice, pushed when he needed to push and was very helpful in getting a sound resolution with a snake. His fees were amenable, fair and in the end, not as high as they could be, nor unrealistic. Excellent lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Probate Attorney
We hired Kegan Monks to help us with a sticky probate matter. He recommended the most efficient and cost effective way to take care of our issue and followed up to make sure everything resolved quickly and satisfactorily. I can’t say enough good about his honesty and work ethic. And he’s one of the kindest and most sensitive attorneys you will meet. I highly recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gerrard Cox Larsen
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Goodsell & Olsen
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Extern
  • The Honorable Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel, Eighth Judical District Court, Family Division
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Research Assistant
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Goodsell & Olsen
  • 2014 - 2016
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Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Boise State University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Muttitt v. Rosa (In re Estate of Kennedy), 2018 Nev. App. Unpub. LEXIS 25 *, 2018 WL 1036893
  • Successfully rescinded the mistaken deed and obtained full reimbursement of all funeral and wake expenses from the estate.

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2019
  • Writing Competition 3rd Place Winner
  • Nevada Law Journal
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Nevada Civil Practice Manual
  • Contributor to Chapter 21 - Pretrial Practice Procedures
  • 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Claims Class
  • Overview of Small Claims Process and Procedure
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Kegan
Probate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kegan was recommended to me by one of the brightest attorneys I know. Having worked with him for over a year, I recommend Kegan to anyone who needs probate, trust, or estate planning help. Kegan has represented three of my wrongful death clients and helped them obtain special letters of administration in probate proceedings. Kegan has been able to answer every one of my clients’ questions. Has been kind, caring, and understanding of clients dealing with losing a loved one. He has been diligent, his work is elite, and he charges reasonable prices. This is not a combination you’re likely to find anywhere else."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have worked with Kegan many times on cases where our PI clients have probate issues. He is knowledgeable and reliable in this field. He has also handled my personal estate planning and I have referred him several of my friends. His customer service is above and beyond."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kegan has been my best resource for any questions on estate planning for years now, and I never hesitate to send anyone I know who needs help with estate planning or probate his way. I literally sent my own parents to him and they could not have been happier with the help he provided. Based on my experience, he really is the best in his field."
Guardianship Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kegan is an excellent attorney. He is a thorough, hard-working counsellor who is well respected by co-workers, clients, and adversaries."
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kegan Monks is a sharp attorney. He is uniquely qualified as a litigator, having received training both in private practice and as a judicial extern. I strongly recommend and endorse Kegan Monks."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Monks is an excellent attorney who has a strong command of estate planning, probate, and guardianship cases. I know him to be a passionate advocate and a thoughtful legal adviser to his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to school with Mr. Monks, he is extremely dedicated, focused, and intelligent."
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