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David M Grant

About me

I am a Partner at Grant Morris Dodds. In addition to handling the estate planning needs for some of Nevada’s wealthiest families, I also regularly speak and write on the topics of trusts and estates, taxation, and asset preservation.


I have an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble and have also been recognized as a Mountain States (NV, UT, MT, ID and WY) Rising Star by Super Lawyers®.  I was named as one of Nevada’s “Legal Elite” by the Nevada Business Magazine, recognizing me as one of “Southern Nevada’s Top 100 Attorneys,” as well as being named as one of the “Top Lawyers” for Estate Planning by VEGASINC, a weekly business magazine, recognizing him as one of the “Best of the Best in Southern Nevada.” I was also named to Desert Companion’s “Top Lawyers” list for Estate Planning.


I graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), from the University of Utah with a Master of Accountancy, and from the University of Houston with his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Before attending law school I worked for the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.


It is very important to me to give back to the community. I serve as Vice Chair of the Nevada State College Foundation Board, am on the National Advisory Board for the Southern Utah University School of Business, serve as a Trustee for the Henderson Community Foundation, sit on the Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council, and served as founding Chair of the Gift Planning Advisors.


I am licensed to practice law in Nevada and Utah.  Click here to see a list of articles published by me.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact info

Grant Morris Dodds - Las Vegas Office

10801 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV, 89135

Grant Morris Dodds - Henderson Office

2520 St. Rose Pkwy., Suite 319
Henderson, NV, 89074

Grant Morris Dodds - Cedar City Office

597 N. 1500 W., Suite 110
Cedar City, UT, 84721


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    12 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 30%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Corporate: 15%
    12 years, 300 cases
  4. Tax: 15%
    12 years, 250 cases
  5. Probate: 5%
    12 years, 40 cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Brandon K. Leavitt

    I have known Mr. Grant for several years. He has consistently demonstrated his superior knowledge and ability with regard to his clients' complex legal matters. I value his expertise and professionalism and highly recommend this lawyer.


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  • Curtis G White

    David is a born leader and knows how to get results. He treats people well and is trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mountain States Rising Star: Top 2.5% of Nevada AttorneysSuper Lawyers®2013
Top Lawyer in Southern Nevada for Estate PlanningVegasInc Magazine2012
Top Lawyer in the area of Estate PlanningDesert Companion Magazine2012
Nevada's Legal Elite - Top 100 AttorneysNevada Business Magazine2010
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGrant Morris Dodds2011 - Present
PartnerJeffrey Burr, Ltd.2010 - 2011
AssociateJeffrey Burr, Ltd.2005 - 2009
Law ClerkJeffrey Burr, Ltd.2004 - 2005
Intern AccountantDeloitte & Touche2001 - 2001
Assistant ControllerMegasync Corporation1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada State College FoundationVice-Chair, Trustee2010 - Present
Southern Utah University School of Business National Advisory BoardBoard Member2009 - Present
Vegas PBS Planned Giving CouncilCouncil Member2009 - Present
Henderson Community FoundationTrustee2007 - Present
Southern Nevada Estate Planning CouncilCouncil Member2005 - Present
Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar, Utah Uniform Probate Code Amendment CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - 2010
Nevada State Bar, Probate and Trust Law Section, Roundtable CommitteeChairman2008 - 2009
Gift Planning AdvisorsChairman2008 - 2013
Nevada Association of Nonprofit OrganizationsDirector2005 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2056 at http://www.leimbergservices.comDon’t Forget about Annual Exclusion Gifting2013
Vegas Source MagazineLast Wills and Testaments2013
Vegas Source MagazineTrue Horror Stories: Lessons Learned2012
Vegas Source MagazineDonating Appreciated Stock2011
Vegas Source MagazineTop 5 Reasons to Use an Attorney2011
Vegas Source MagazineWhat is Gift Planning?2010
Nevada Lawyer MagazineNevada Laws Provide Top Trust Situs2010
CommuniquéNevada Takes the Lead: Charging Order Protection is Now Available for Small Corporations2009
Vegas Source MagazineMaking a Case for Corporate Trustees2008
Vegas Source MagazineYear-End Charitable Giving2007
The Silver State CPA, the Magazine of the Nevada Society of Certified Public AccountantsAsset Protection in Nevada: Something for Everyone2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of UtahAccountingMasters Degree2002
Southern Utah UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top Estate Planning TechniquesWills and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2013
Tax Exempt OrganizaitonsEthical Considerations for Exempt Organization Practitioners2013
Nationwide Estate Planning WebinarMarital Deduction Revocable Trusts: Funding Formulas to Minimize Tax and Maximize Spousal Benefits2013
Christiana Trust Lunch-N-Learn SeriesGeneration-Skipping Transfer Trusts2013
Annual Family Law ConferenceTrust Issues in Divorce2013
TrustsIrrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2012
Generational GivingNurturing Generational Giving2012
2012 Southwest Tax ConferenceTransfer Tax Planning in an Era of Uncertainty2012
State Bar of Nevada Annual ConventionEstate Planning in Light of Recent Tax Law Changes2011
Planned Giving SeminarUpdate on the 2010 Tax Bill2011
NBI: Trusts and WillsDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2011
NBI: Trust Administration--Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary LiabilityTrust Termination2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsBasic Tax Considerations – What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan2011
The Southpac Offshore Planning InstituteWorking with Offshore Business Companies: IBCs, LLCs & Foundations2010
The 2010 Southwest Tax ConferenceEstate Planning and Asset Protection2010
Nevada Continuing Legal Education TeleconferenceAsset Protection2010
Top 10 Estate Planning TechniquesAnnual Exclusion Gifting, Charitable Gifting and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2009
The Southpac Offshore Planning InstituteMigrating the Domestic Asset Protection Trust Offshore2009
State Bar of Nevada Annual ConventionEstate Planning Update2009
Southwest Tax ConferenceTaxation of Grantor Trusts2009
TSA Employees Retirment Planning Meeting - McCarran AirportRetirement and Estate Planning Issues for TSA Employees2008
Accounting for Estates and TrustsTaxation of Grantor Trusts2008
Understanding Trusts and Wealth Transfers in NevadaTypes of Advanced Irrevocable Trusts2007
Nevada Probate & Trust Section CLEInstallment Sales & Valuation Discounts2007
Nevada Probate & Trust Section CLETaxation of Grantor Trusts2007
The Ins-n-Outs of Family FoundationsFamily Foundations2005
University of Houston Estate Tax Course PresentationThe OnShore Trust: It’s Also an Estate Tax Planning Tool2004

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