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Carlia S. Waite

Divorce and separation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

3.6   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 20 years
    Missouri - MO 19 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carlia

Learn Carlia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Handling all types of family, divorce and custody matters.

    21 years, 400 cases

  2. Child custody

    21 years, 200 cases

Carlia S. Waite is licensed in Nevada as well as Missouri and practices exclusively in family law. Mrs. Waite has almost two decades of experience in all areas of domestic relations litigation to include divorce, post-divorce, paternity, child custody, adoption, and guardianship. She also has specific training in mediation and collaborative law. Mrs. Waite also gained significant invaluable experience in Missouri representing children as their Guardian ad Litem in juvenile and family court.


Mrs. Waite graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Missouri State University in 1995.  She then went on to obtain a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the same university in 1998.  Upon graduating with her MSW, Carlia worked in the area of social work and became frustrated with the limitations placed upon the assistance she was able to provide for her clients.  Because of this frustration, she was determined to attend law school.


Standish Law Group
1635 Village Center Circle, Suite 180
Las Vegas, NV, 89134

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3.6 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Christi | February 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Carlia Waite
Carlia changed my family's life forever... for the good, actually for the GREAT! I don't think she realizes to this day just how much she did for my 2 kids and I. I went through a horrible, horrible divorce and she was so compassionate when she heard our story. She was always present and did everything very professionally and compassionate. Her fees were beyond reasonable and she took all the right legal steps that we needed. She made me feel confident even when I didn't think I could be. She was more than an attorney, she became a friend. I would recommend her for any family law case. She has her own children, so she has empathy, grace and kindness. Thank you Carlia Waite for changing our lives forever!
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Posted by Patricia | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Carlia Waite
Carlia is seriously one of the most caring and genuine lawyers in Las Vegas. She helped me through the start of a custody case, which for me was the toughest part. I will never forget her and will keep her in mind for anything in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Carlia is very knowledgable, personable, and an awesome lawyer. She took my case, and represented me very well. Also, she made this very stressful time amazingly easier for me.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overcharges and Scatterbrained
PROS: Knowledgeable and thorough. Good advice. CONS: 1. Incorrect billing - I had to call several times before they corrected bill. 2. Overcharged quite a bit for phone and email communications. 3. Unprepared for divorce hearing - it seems as if my case wasn't a priority for her. 4. Lack of fight - she didn't speak up in court room. 5. Too expensive for the service she provides at $350 an hour.
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Response from Carlia Waite August 16, 2018
I truly apologize if you felt you had a bad experience either with me personally or with my former firm. This matter does not sound familiar, and I obviously strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. I would appreciate it if you would please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns. Thank you.
Posted by Mary Alice | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer ever
I originally hired Carlia through Right Lawyers. I trusted and believed in her she left two firms in the time being of my case to which I followed her since she knew my case. She also made it sound that if I stayed at the firms I would be left with inadequate and inexperienced lawyers In the end she promised to finish my paperwork and never did. I bugged her for months and she just lied and put me off. She never did finish it. I wouldn't trust her with something as simple as my will. I can only imagine she has carried to Standish Law firm the same untrustworthy traits. All I wanted was my paperwork done as promised.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Standish Law Group
  • 2023 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Standish Law Group
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Senior Associate
  • McFarling Law Group
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Standish Law Group
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Black & LoBello
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • RIGHT Lawyers
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Waite Law Firm, LLC
  • 2005 - 2015
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  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Missouri State University
  • MSW - Master of Social Work
  • 1998
  • Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Smith
  • Court ruled separate property home is separate
  • Hauser v. Hauser
  • Husband was underemployed and spousal support was not needed.


  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • UNLV Boyd Law
  • 2003
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Missouri State University
  • 1998


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Carlia
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Carlia without hesitation. Carlia is hardworking and detail-oriented, and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family law. She is the epitome of professionalism. Most importantly, Carlia truly cares about her clients. Carlia's clients are in excellent hands."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carlia is an outstanding family attorney. She truly cares about each of her clients and works to make sure they get the best result possible."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlia is a very experienced attorney who always puts her client’s interest first. I highly recommend her for any family law matter!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlia has over 12 years of divorce experience. Prior to being a lawyer she earned a masters in social work, which is excellent for custody cases."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is wonderful to see how much she cares about her clients and the job that she does."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Carlia. She is a great attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Carlia comes to our firm with almost 12 years of divorce and family law experience. Her background as a social worker is instrumental is the excellent representation she provides."
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Las Vegas Divorce and separation Lawyer Carlia S. Waite
Carlia S. Waite
Divorce and separation Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 20 years