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In a city that has seen many out-of-state law firms open their doors in Las Vegas, Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little remains one of the last “Vegas born” firms.  I was raised in Las Vegas and I am proud to work and live in such a great community.  


Along with my law degree, I earned a Master’s of Business Administration which allows me to counsel my clients not only as to the legal requirements of starting and owning a business, but the intricacies of running a successful enterprise. I believe strongly in treating clients with the utmost care and respect and make it a priority to be responsive to their concerns and needs.


Outside of my career, I also enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy yoga and outdoor activities such as snowboarding, camping and hiking. 


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Administrative Law: 25%
  4. Gaming: 15%



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Jollley Urga Woodbury & Little

3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy Fl 16
Las Vegas, NV, 89169-0925


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2014Desert Companion2014
Legal Elite Best Up & Coming AttorneysNevada Business Journal2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJolley Urga Woodbury & Little2007 - Present
Law ClerkJolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Southern Nevada Association of Woman AttorneysMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Administrative Law SectionSecretary2012 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
COMMUNIQUÉThe HOA Foreclosure and Priority: Who Is In First?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2007
University of Nevada-Las VegasPsychology, Minor EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003