My interest is legal research and writing. I love my work and have decades of Nevada practice experience including a wide variety of legal issues in judicial, arbitration and administrative settings.
My relationship with Nevada began in my second year at the UCLA School of Law with a quarter-away clerkship at the Nevada Supreme Court. As part of my responsibilities as a research assistant to the Court’s Planning and Coordinating Office, I wrote an article published by the State Bar’s July 1976 Inter Alia – “Learning from the Past and Anticipating the Future: Nevada Focuses on the Judicial Council.” The Judicial Council became a reality in Nevada in early 1979 and is now responsible for a wide range of administrative matters from training judges and court staff to maintaining and disseminating a list of Nevada’s dreaded “vexation litigants.”
I returned to Nevada after graduation and began practice at Lionel Sawyer & Collins in 1977. Working frequently with Attorneys Paul Hejmanowski and Charles McCrea, I worked on cases involving Nevada’s most important businesses, gaming, real estate development, gold mining, health care and championship boxing.
I am married to Philip R. Byrnes, Senior Litigation Counsel for the City of Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office, Civil Division. We met at Lionel Sawyer & Collins where we were in neighboring offices and married in 1983. Phil is a graduate of the ASU School of Law. Phil and I do not watch UCLA/ASU sporting events in the same room.
I am rated AV in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory and have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America.