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After 8 years of service for the City of Cincinnati as a Police Officer, I decided to attend law school, to further my education and ability to assist the community at large.  I dedicate a significant amount of time to pro bono work with the Trial By Peers Program (Juvenile Criminal Diversionary Program) and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  I am also on the Board of Directors for We Are Family of Las Vegas, a non-profit charitable organization.  When I am not working or volunteering, I spend as much time as possible with my family and relish the privilege of being the mother of two.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Adoption: 10%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Connaghan | Newberry A Law Firm

7854 West Sahara Avenue
(Coronado Bay Business Park)
Las Vegas, NV, 89117


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top LawyerDesert Companion Magazine2014
Top 10 Bankruptcy Attorneys in NevadaAmerican Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys2014
Mountain States Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Bankruptcy in NevadaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Under 40 LGBT AttorneysNational LGBT Bar Association2013
Mountain States Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
"The List" of Local Law FirmsThe Las Vegas Business Press2012
Top LawyerVegas Inc.2012
Favorite InstructorTrial By Peers2010
Favorite InstructorTrial By Peers2009
Acheivment AwardNational Women's Lawyer Association2007
Academic Excellence in Trial PracticeCalifornia Western School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerConnaghan Newberry Law Firm2010 - Present
MediatorNevada Foreclosure Mediation Program2009 - Present
AssociateDeaner Deaner Scann Malan & Larsen2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyAlverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationFamily Law Institute Member2009 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationCo-chair Trial By Peers Committee2008 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Latham v. Aurora Loan ServicingAppeal pending.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (Nevada Justice Association)Finding a Life Line: How to Handle a Client’s Debt Collector During Protracted Personal Injury litigation2013
Element Fitness Magazine"My House is Worth 1/2 of What I Paid.. What Should I Do?"2012
Element Fitness Magazine"Don't Be A Fool Keep Your Cool"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of CincinnatiHistory/Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The People's Law SchoolBankruptcy & Consumer Protection2014
Joint Spring Meeting 2014Defense of Marriage Act2014
4th Annual Legal Options for HomeownersLegal Options For Nevada Homeowners2014
Sidebar SessionBankruptcy and Foreclosure Mediation Law Changes2013
Sidebar SessionWhat Real Estate Agents Should know about Bankruptcy2013
Sidebar SessionHow to Navigate a Short Sale Through Bankruptcy2013
Sidebar SessionForeclosure Mediation: How the new rules could affect your short sale2013
3rd Annual Legal Options For Nevada HomeownersLegal Options For Nevada Homeowners2013
US Treasury RoundTable HAFAHAFA Updates2012
Legal Options For HomeownersLegal Options For Homeowners2011
How To Get A Loan ModifiedLoan Modifications2011
We Are Family Legal SymposiumLegal Issues Affecting the LGBT Community2010
Legal Options for Nevada HomeownersForeclosure Mediation, Short Sale, Loan Modification & Bankruptcy2010
Clark County Bar AssociationLegal Options For The Nevada Homeowner2010
We Are Family Legal SymposiumLegal Issues Affecting the LGBT Community2009