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. Also, combining the 2024 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers High Net Worth Guide, McDonald Carano has the most Band 1 ranked lawyers, most Band 1 ranked practice groups, most practice groups with a Band 1 ranked lawyer, most practice groups ranked overall, and most lawyers ranked overall than any firm in Nevada.

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

Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Las Vegas Review-Journal interviews Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie, Josh Hicks, Chair of our Government Affairs & Advocacy Group, and Ryan Works, Chair of our Bankruptcy Practice

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie shares his insights in Clark County Bar Association’s Communiqué magazine

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Chambers highlights Dan Aquino’s “growing reputation in employment law” and clients describe Dan as an “excellent attorney”

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Adam Hosmer-Henner receives the highest Band 1 ranking in Appellate Litigation from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

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McDonald Carano welcomes Adrienne Brantley-Lomeli to the litigation group in our Las Vegas office!

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Firm Managing Partner George Ogilvie shares a timeline of people and events that make us the law firm we are today.

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Firm 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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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

Ryan Works

Ryan Works is Chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Group, working primarily in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and insolvency and business litigation. Mr. Works regularly represents creditors...

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