Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Helping Clients Across Nevada

McDonald Carano was founded in Reno in 1949 and has grown to 60 attorneys and government affairs professionals serving Nevada, national, and international clients from offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano was created, built, and sustained by attorneys and employees who are true Nevadans with long histories of multigenerational ties to Nevada.


McDonald Carano is the only full-service statewide law firm that remains from the pioneering Nevada firms that established our State's legal community. McDonald Carano embodies Nevada's "Battle Born" character as we proudly continue to thrive as an independent Nevada law firm.

McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices with interests throughout Nevada.

McDonald Carano’s reputation as the go-to law firm in Nevada is underscored by being the only Nevada firm in Meritas and State Law Resources. McDonald Carano also has the most Band 1 ranked lawyers, most practice groups with a Band 1 ranked lawyer, and most practice groups ranked overall than any Nevada firm in Chambers 2023.

Putting clients first—and delivering innovative, pragmatic solutions—is at the heart of what we do. Whether navigating transactions, litigation, or legislation, we guide clients through every challenge and opportunity that comes their way.

News, Insights and Awards

Announcing Our 75th Anniversary: A timeline of people and events that make us the law firm we are today.

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Managing Partner George Ogilvie interviews with Nevada Newsmakers

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Reno office Managing Partner Matt Addison interviews with Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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Brian Schusterman awarded AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

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Cody Noble awarded AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

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Karyna Armstrong, Emily Dennis, Mackenzie Warren Kay, and Rory Kay volunteer for Nevada Reading Week at Howard Wasden Elementary School.

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Susan Fisher, Sr. VP, Government Affairs & Advocacy, joins the Board of Directors of Northern Nevada HOPES, a nonprofit on the frontline of community health.

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McDonald Carano celebrates the firmwide teamwork that led to the firm receiving a 2024 DEI medallion from the State Bar of Nevada.

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Featured Professional Profile

Daniel I. Aquino

Daniel Aquino is Co-Chair of McDonald Carano’s Employment & Labor Law Practice and is a member of the Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice. Mr. Aquino handles a wide variety of...

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