PRESIDENT -Stacy Rochelau
Right Lawyers 600 S. Tonopah Drive, Suite 300 Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 Phone: (702) 914-0400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rightlawyers.com Asked her biggest challenge to date and Stacy will point to raising three teenage daughters. Studying for bar exams, orchestrating divorce trials, handling depositions, or arguing with other lawyers pales in comparison to mediating disputes over daughters borrowing shoes or makeup without asking. Stacy is the founder and managing partner of Right Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada. For over a decade Stacy has been one of the top divorce attorneys in the area. Her ability to negotiate disputes and knack for uncovering important issues has been key to her success as a divorce attorney and mother. Stacy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Whittier College in 1991. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of San Diego School Of Law in 1996. Stacy is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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TREASURER - Mary Chapman
Law Office of Mary F. Chapman, Ltd.
8440 W Lake Mead Blvd Ste 203
Las Vegas, NV 89128 Phone: 702.562.1246 email@example.com www.marychapmanlaw.com Mary Chapman graduated from the University of South Florida in 1985, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Mary pursued a career in law enforcement and was a Traffic Homicide Investigator, court certified expert traffic reconstructionist, for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida. She then decided to attend law school receiving her law degree, cum laude, from the Stetson University College of Law in 1998. After graduation, she moved to Las Vegas and was admitted to practice in 1998, and then was licensed in California in 1999. Mary entered private practice in 1998 where she focused primarily on employment law defense and business law. Since her admission to the bar Mary has taken an active role in the legal community helping to form the New Lawyers Committee at the Clark County Bar Association; spending 15 years working with the Trial By Peers program; serving on the Board of Directors for the Clark County Law Foundation and the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys. Mary is also active in the Las Vegas community having served in the United State Coast Guard Auxiliary; as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada; and as a Member of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton School Advisory Board. In 2003, Mary opened her own office where she continues to practice in the areas of small business and employment law. Mary is AV rate by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, Mary was recognized as one of the top attorneys in Southern Nevada. She is an experienced trial attorney having tried cases in both federal and state court. Mary is also an experienced appellate attorney having argued before both the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
SECRETARY - Randa Reiff Shea
As an attorney, Randa Reiff Shea's specialty isn't exactly a specialty. You might say she specializes in diversity. But whatever case she's taking on, Randa handles it with the same determination and attention to detail, from pre-litigation through appeal. That determination serves her in other venues as well, as some of her greatest successes have been cases resolved outside the courtroom through arbitration or mediation. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Randa grew up in the Scottsdale area. She pursued economics at Stanford University, graduating in 1979. But her perspective was broadened considerably outside the classroom as well: Some of her best college experiences — academic and otherwise — emerged from a junior year in Paris, France. She returned to Arizona for law school, graduating from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1982.Contrary to her parents’ expectations — and perhaps her own — she moved to Las Vegas following graduation from law school. She joined Randy Patton and Niels Pearson in 1985 one year after the formation of their new firm. She became a partner in 1988 in that firm. Randa practiced insurance-related litigation with a special interest in medical malpractice defense in that and a break off firm. She also wove back into her days the strands of her former interests in plaintiff personal injury, collections and subrogation. Randa developed an itch for something else when she was age 55 with an empty nest. Randa opened a solo practice involving all the strands of her former interests in the fall of 2012 and continues that solo practice today. Randa has been a breast cancer survivor since 1994 and has been "fighting back" against all kinds of cancer by being an American Cancer Society volunteer since 1996. Randa first joined SNAWA in 1983 when she was admitted, but took a 20- plus year hiatus when her three sons were her top priority. Randa re-joined SNAWA some years ago, joining the Board a few years later, and now serves as SNAWA’s secretary.
DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING / MARJORIE HAUF
Ganz & Hauf 8950 W. Tropicana Ave Suite 1 Las Vegas, NV 89147 Phone: (702) 598-4529 Mhauf@GanzHauf.com www.ganzhauf.com Marjorie Hauf is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with many years of experience protecting injured people. Marjorie obtained her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (cum laude), and law degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law, charter class (2002), where she received the CALI Award for Law Practice Management. Prior to her admission to the Nevada Bar she worked in hotel-casino management in the Las Vegas, most recently as a risk management representative, investigating claims and negotiating settlements. Marjorie has been involved in the successful resolution of millions of dollars in personal injury, Insurance Bad Faith, wrongful death, and medical malpractice settlements and jury verdicts. Marjorie is a member of: Clark County Bar Association, Arizona State Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Washoe County Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers, Nevada State Bar Association, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys. Marjorie is licensed to practice law in Nevada and Arizona
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP – Nadia vonMagdenko
Nadia von Magdenko, Esq., Personal Injury Attorney 624 S. 9th St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 | injurylawlv.com P: 702.385.1600 F: 702.385.1611 | firstname.lastname@example.org The Road to Becoming a Lawyer: The story starts when I am 7 years old. I am living in Las Vegas with my family. One day I am with my older brother, who is 11 years old. My brother looks at me and says: “Okay, when we grow up, I will be the Doctor and you will be the Lawyer.” I say “Okay”. The matter is settled as only children can agree on such a thing. Fast forward to present day and my brother is a Doctor, working at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. I have my own personal injury law practice. My brother’s plan worked! When it was time to go to law school, the timing couldn’t have been better. I graduated from UNLV in the late ‘90s. At the time, Nevada didn’t have a law school. So, I was looking at law schools around the country. I found out that UNLV was opening a new law school and I applied. It turns out that I was the first student on the books. In 2000, UNLV’s Boyd Law graduated its first class of 5 newly minted law students, of which I was a part. I started out my legal career working at a family friendly insurance defense law firm. It was there that I learned about the law and how insurance companies put those injured under a microscope. I came to the realization that insurance companies treated people like numbers and believed that most people could not actually be injured in traumatic accidents. After this soul-sapping experience, I decided it was time to open my own law office. It is such a great feeling, helping people during the most difficult times of their lives. I now focus exclusively on personal injury matters, helping those who have been injured as a result of the carelessness of others. For me, it is an honor and privilege to be the voice from someone on their legal journey. I will make sure that when you hire me, I will guide you through the legal process. You will be well informed and taken care of along the way. What do I do when I am not standing up to insurance companies? I have lived in Las Vegas Valley almost my entire life and I love rock climbing with my family in the beautiful desert southwest.