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

9th “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trust & Estates Law and Litigation

In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our ninth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Trust & Estates Law and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation. Mark Knobel (Reno) received the Trust & Estates Litigation award in 2024, 2019 and 2014 and the Trust & Estates Law award in 2014; Bob Armstrong (Reno) received the Trust & Estates Law award in 2015 and 2012; Aaron Shipley (Las Vegas) received the Trust & Estates Litigation award in 2022; and Scott Swain (Las Vegas) received the Trust & Estates Law award in 2019 and 2016. 

“Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded to only one lawyer in a specific area of law in a specific region who achieves “extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.” Only 0.4% of those in private practice received the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction. Our trust and estates practice team is also rated in the highest Tier 1 category in The Best Law Firms in America as well as the highest Band 1 category in Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law.


About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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