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Tehan W. Slocum

Family Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Tehan

Learn Tehan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%
    Working at the Alternate Public Defender's Office, I represented many clients whose children came into the custody of the county. I have expanded my practice since becoming a solo practitioner to all areas of family: divorce, establishing custody, changing custody, termination of parental rights, child support,handling contempt issues, and all other situations that may arise in this expansive area of the law. I am a very experienced litigator and run a boutique law firm, focused on you!

    16 years, 400 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    I have experience with defending all types of criminal charges: from misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies. Whatever charge you are facing, I have likely defended it before. I am here to guide you if you are a target of a law enforcement investigation. I am a very experienced litigator! I will fight to protect your rights and provide you peace of mind.

    15 years, 600 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    I have experience defending many DUI cases. I understand the issues that each case presents, and whether litigation, a motion to suppress, or a plea is the most appropriate for your circumstances. I will guide you through the requirements necessary so you come to court prepared and informed.

    12 years, 30 cases

  4. Adoption
    5%
    Adoption is one of the most uplifting types of legal cases to handle. I can handle your adoption whether it be through the county, a step parent, or a private adoption. If you need a parent's rights terminated, or someone is attempting to terminate your rights, I am adept at these cases.

    8 years, 10 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    I have ample experience defending against charges of domestic violence. I understand the complex dynamics involved when either a family member or a former loved one accuses you of violence against them. I have had success in litigating these cases. Also, if someone is attempting to obtain a restraining order against you, or your are attempting to obtain a restraining order against someone else, I am adept at representing clients in these types of cases.

    12 years, 50 cases

I have a diverse background.  I spent five years teaching before attending law school and bring my empathy and creativity from that experience to my law practice.  I am an experienced litigtor.  I spent many years attending court proceedings on a daily basis.  I am here to fight for your rights and provide you with peace of mind as I help you navigate through your legal challenge.  I run a boutique law firm so that you have personalized, individualized service from me.  

Contact Tehan

Slocum Law, P.L.L.C.
615 S Arlington Ave
Reno, NV, 89509-1507

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer/Good Person
If you're looking for a competent attorney that is also a human being that cares about her client, Tehan is this person. Tehan maintains a small firm so that she can deliver personal service. She returns calls and emails. She stays on top of the case. She advocates for her client. And she cares about the people she serves. Unusual perhaps, in her field.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
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Knowledgeable, Hardworking, Personable
Tehan helped me resolve a dispute concerning my (over 10 year old) divorce case in which my ex-wife was attempting to obtain more money. Tehan was exceptional to work with. She listened to all my concerns, asked the right questions, and put a good deal of time and research into my case. I always felt that she was working hard to ensure the best outcome for me and was thoroughly on my side. I felt I could trust her to not only know the law but also care about her clients and fight for them. In combing through my divorce paperwork she was able to discover flaws in the original calculations that I nor anyone else had seen (in my favor). She also explained court procedure to me in case we might have to wind up in court (luckily we did not). In going through all options with me, she listened to my opinions and concerns, offered her advice and wisdom, and in the end allowed me to make the best choices for me while standing up for my rights. I always felt heard and represented. Tehan is also very down to earth and easy to work with. In the end I was very glad that I had Tehan on my side, and I would hire her again if needed.
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Posted by Michael | August 20, 2021
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Michael Torma
Tehan is the greatest! She fought so hard on behalf of my wife and I regarding our adoption of our son. Her commitment to her clients and her ethics are second to none. She was tough in court on our behalf and her dedication to do what is right is unparalleled. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a attorney.
Posted by Rob | July 1, 2021
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Real, level, attentive & tenacious
I hired Tehan to handle a Joint Uncontested Divorce for my ex-wife and I. We have two children that are younger. Both my Ex and I wanted to remain amicable and make it as painless for the kids as possible. As my Ex did not want a Divorce, keeping her level and well informed along with ensuring her that all involved wanted the best outcome was paramount. There were many moments where Tehan and I thought that the amicable divorce was about to derail and she expertly reassured me that we had done everything we could to keep it amicable. She also gave me all of the options in those moments along with the possible outcomes. There were times that my Ex and I were actively engaged in heated discussions about terms and emailed Tehan the sticking points and she promptly responded to both of us with precise actions we could take in the moment to resolve the conflict. While Tehan is not a therapist, she was able to receive my frustrations and present viable solutions...not all of which were 100% wins for either myself or my Ex but gamechangers nonetheless. Anyone going through a Divorce knows that it is gut wrenching and I can assure you that I was meticulous about my research for the correct Attorney to handle my case. I am very fortunate that Tehan came highly recommended to me as she was prompt, real, raw, attentive, thoughtful and empathetic. If you need a no-nonsense Attorney that will tell you like it is and not waste your precious resources, choose Slocum Law. While I as the male in the relationship did actually hire Tehan and of course, was interested in my future interests which we accomplished, I wanted what was best for my children and a solid foundation for my Ex to begin the next chapter of her life. I was able to accomplish all my goals with Tehan Slocum.
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Posted by Carly | August 22, 2020
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Thorough, honest and professional
Tehan helped me through my year long custody and child support case which was also partly during COVID. Although there were many months of uncertainty due to closures and trial date changes, she was always there to keep me updated and answer all my questions. She was attentive, kind and supportive to all of us involved. I would highly recommend her. I could not have done this without her.
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Posted by Chesa | July 1, 2020
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Couldn't of asked for better
Tehan represented me for well over a year on a Divorce case. I honestly could not have asked for a better attorney. She is well educated in many different areas of law and it showed during the course of my Divorce. She kept me well informed, fought for the things she knew I should be awarded and was honest when she felt I could not "win" an argument. When things became hard she did not fold. Additionally, Tehan made herself readily available and was prompt in returning emails and calls. I sincerely appreciate her and all of the hard work she put into representing me, I do not think I could have handled this without her help. Thank you Tehan! You are amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
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Excellent
Tehan works hard for her client. She always replied to questions and kept in contact, making court proceedings a little less stressful. She works hard and fights even harder for you and your family. I am so thankful she was a part of my team.
Posted by Susan | February 5, 2019
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Motion to modify custody
Tehan was amazing. She was always very kind, listens, communicates well and detailed oriented. Extremely knowledgeable of the law and very straightforward. This is the kind of attorney you want to represent you in regards to child custody issues.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
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Made life a little less stessful
Tehan is a fantastic lawyer. She helped me through every step of my case. Always stayed in contact and asked how i was doing. Never once did she give up. She gave me the best advice through out everything. I would highly reccomend her to represent you.
Posted by Thomas | April 27, 2018
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Child Support re-evalution
What can I say, not only she take on my case at the last minute. My case was not easy to explain but she was able to keep the court to play fair. She is very good with keeping you updated. Unlike most attorneys, she was easy to get ahold of and answer questions about my case; discussed strategy on how to approach the hearing. She saved me a lot of money and hardship. In the end it's about being fair for both parties and she accomplished that for me. If you go with this attorney, she will do exceptional. I really couldn't thank her enough for her hard work.
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Posted by Heather | April 26, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer that goes above an beyond for you and your family!!
I have hired Tehan multiple times to get me through a nasty custody battle, that has also lead into a crazy contempt case. She has always been there for me through all these crazy times, even when she wasn't at work and on her personal time. She will fight for you every step of the way to insure for the best results possible. She has plenty experience in multiple fields and knows the laws. She is very well known in the Legal Community for her fabulous work and rightfully so. If you are looking for a lawyer that will fight for your rights, she's the lawyer for you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2018
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Family Court STALWART (SOLID)
Going Through a nasty divorce and additional custody battle I have experienced 3 different Attorneys/Law Firms. Each attorney offered something different...Tehan offered what I needed: Honesty, Trust, Heart, and Commitment. Tehan stands by her ethics and takes the higher road as she approaches each of her cases. I will always be thankful for the support and dedication she put towards my case. There isn't a bank big enough in the world that could pay her what she deserved for the time, commitment and ingenuity towards my case...my life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
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Best Attorney Ever!!!
I must admit my husband and I were very nervous when our hired attorney had decided to relocate out of state and informed us last minute that Mrs. Tehan Slocum would be taking over our case. Our case was very complicated, involving courts in both California and Nevada and also attorneys in both states. We were already in the middle of terminating parental rights and still needed to file for adoption once all was done. Tehan made us feel very comfortable and our fears quickly subsided. She was continually in contact with us, our California attorney and the courts. She was very caring and professional throughout our entire case. She has excellent communication skills which was so nice!! Tehan got the job done, termination of parental rights and adoption!! She continually exceeded our expectations from start to finish! She was an absolute blessing and the easiest attorney we have ever worked with. Money was never a priority for her either, her concern was always on our case and our children. I highly recommend Tehan to anyone needing any family legal assistance!
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Posted by Johanna | August 27, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Integrous and Supportive
I hired Tehan to assist me with a request to relocate with my children out of state. It was important to me to work with someone that would respect my need to be fair and stick to the facts without mudslinging and fighting. She not only respected my request but showed me that her integrity wouldn't have it any other way. She worked tirelessly for the benefit of my family and always made sure I knew what I was up against and kept me well informed. She always answered all of my questions and made sure that I knew my options. We ended up settling the day before hearing and she was very instrumental in pulling off a very complicated settlement. I trust her whole heartly and would hire her again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Joshua Brunner | February 15, 2017
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Fantastic
My case dealt with out of state custody and my legal rights being violated and Tehan came to my rescue. It was hard because I didn't know anything about what I was supposed to do but Tehan helped educate me in ways to protect myself using my rights as the father while filing endless amounts of paperwork sometimes on her own time to get my case dealt with in a timely and cost effective manner. The case was resolved with a satisfactory outcome every case is different, but she came through for me with spades. Tehan is sharp witted and will do everything in her power to help you if she is able. I would hire her again no questions asked.
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Posted by Joshua | January 17, 2017
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Excellent work, fair pricing.
I hired Tehan for a messy divorce. She advised me every step of the way. Got back to me on any question I had and saved me tens of thousands of dollars. She treated my case like it was her own. Her attentiveness made sure I got a fair result. Me and my daughter who I now get to see thank her for every hour she put in. She knows the law and will make sure you are well educated on it.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Slocum Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Deputy Alternate Public Defender
  • Washoe County Alternate Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Washoe Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Department of Justice, State of Oregon
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Fellow
  • 2003 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Columbia University
  • 2006
  • University of Oregon
  • Duncan Campbell Child Advocacy Fellow
  • 2005
  • University of Oregon
  • Wayne Morse Fellow
  • 2004
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Wayne Morse Fellowship
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tehan is an excellent attorney. We have worked on several matters together. She is the epitome of professionalism and gets excellent results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tehan is an awesome advocate. She fights hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional, is a great writer, and has top-knotched courtroom etiquette!"
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tehan is very knowledgeable and hard working. She will fight for you and your family. I highly recommend Tehan to anyone looking for a caring, effective advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tehan Slocum is dedicated to her clients and a great advocate. She has a tremendous amount of courtroom experience and works hard for her clients."

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Reno Family Lawyer Tehan W. Slocum
Tehan W. Slocum
Family Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 16 years