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Jordanna L. Evans

  • Associate

Biography

Since 2009, Jordanna L. Evans has primarily focused her practice on the specialized niche of Trust & Estate law. Jordanna has represented clients in various areas of estate planning, including drafting of trusts, wills, financial and healthcare directives, premarital and postnuptial agreements. She has advised clients with tax planning, charitable giving, asset protection and decanting, and also assisted clients with the creation of business entities such as limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships, and further aided clients with mergers and acquisitions of small businesses. Jordanna has also represented heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, personal representatives, private and professional fiduciaries, and creditors related to both contested and uncontested administration of trust and probated estates, and proficiently handled a varied array of assets, both tangible and intangible, including real and personal properties, and business interests, and has prepared various complex trust accountings for high net worth trust portfolios. Additionally, Jordanna has previously represented clients in a wide array of complex contested matters involving undue influence claims, contractual competency, testamentary capacity, fraud, duress and breaches of fiduciary duties.

In 2006, Jordanna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. While in college, Jordanna was an active member and officer of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. In 2009, she obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. While attending law school, Jordanna spent the summer of 2008 working as a Judicial Extern for the honorable Evan J. Wallach at the United States Court of International Trade in New York, New York. After law school, Jordanna moved back to Las Vegas, where she was born and raised.

Jordanna is actively licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. She is currently a member of the Probate and Trust Section of the Nevada State Bar, the Clark County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Major: Biology
    • Minor: Psychology

Professional Associations

  • Probate and Trust Section of the Nevada State Bar, Member, 2010 to Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Nevada State Bar, Probate and Trust Section , Member, 2010 to Present

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2010
  • Nevada, 2009

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Theta

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Estate and Business Planning
  • Trust & Estate Administration and Complex Trust Accounting
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Other Business and General Civil Litigation

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” Mountain States (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, “Top Lawyer” (2019)
  • American Registry, “America’s Most Honored Lawyers” (2020, 2021)
  • American Registry, “America’s Most Honored Professionals” (2019, 2020)
  • Elite Lawyer Advisory Panel, “Elite Lawyer” (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • National Law Journal, “Lawyers of Distinction” (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – Legal Elite, Silver State’s Top Attorneys (2018)
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Project “100 Hours Club” (2014)
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Project “50 Hours Club” (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Reviewed Rating
  • Rated “Good” on Avvo
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