Alan D. Freer

Alan D. Freer

Partner
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone:
800-671-9908
702-997-7714
Fax:
702-853-5485
Email:

Alan D. Freer is a member of the Las Vegas law firm of Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd., where he focuses his practice primarily on trust and estate litigation. Mr. Freer also handles all aspects of trust and estate administration, and routinely represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters. He has substantial experience in challenging and defending the validity of estate planning documents, including wills, codicils, trusts and amendments.  Mr. Freer also routinely prosecutes and defends claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, undue influence, breach of trust, accounting, fiduciary removal, competency, lack of capacity, unjust enrichment, closely held business disputes and elder abuse.

Mr. Freer's litigation experience covers all aspects of contested matters from pre-litigation case assessment and dispute negotiation, to all stages of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, hearings, depositions, evidentiary hearings, trial practice, mediations and settlement conferences.  Mr. Freer also engages in appellate practice in the areas of estates, trusts, guardianships and business litigation, having successfully prosecuted and defended appeals and writs before the Nevada Supreme Court. 

Mr. Freer is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and serves on the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, where he recently finished serving a two year term as committee chair.  Additionally, Mr. Freer presently serves as a Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Probate and Trust Section of the Nevada State Bar. Mr. Freer is also a member of the Clark County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada and United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Business Litigation
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2001

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Juris Doctorate summa cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Law Review, staff Editor, 1999 - 2001
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • Master of Arts summa cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English, Philosophy, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Classes/Seminars

  • Fundamentals of Trust Administration, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Ethics Year in Review, State Bar of Nevada, 2010 - 2013
  • Nevada Estate Planning Issues, Nevada Wealth Counsel, October 3, 2011 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Super Lawyers, Nevada Rising Stars (2008)
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States (2015)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Trust and Estates Sections, Member, Section of Real Property, Estate and Trust Law, 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, Probate and Trust Section, 2001 - Present
  • Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Nevada State Bar, Chair, January 1, 2011 - Present
  • Legislative Committee, Probate and Trust Section of Nevada State Bar, Co-Chair, January 1, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Associate, 2001 - 2005
  • Utah Attorney general, Public Affairs Division, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Sigma Phi