A Personal Approach To Resolving Your Estate Planning & Litigation Concerns
Dana Dwiggins

JEFFREY P. LUSZECK

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Jeffrey Luszeck is a partner with the firm, where he focuses his practice primarily on trust and estate litigation, business litigation, trust and estate administration and guardianship. Jeff has represented heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and fiduciaries in contested matters affecting all aspects of trusts and estates, including undue influence, testamentary and contractual capacity, unjust enrichment, forgery, fraud and technical incapacity. He also handles all aspects of trust and estate administration.

Jeff’s extensive litigation experience includes case assessment, to all stages of litigation, including motion practice, hearings, discovery, depositions, bench and jury trials, settlement conferences and mediations. Notably, Jeff was part of the firm’s team who successfully litigated one of the largest matters in the State of Nevada concerning the distribution of trust proceeds (approximately $500 million) arising from the sale of Kelley Blue Book. He also engages in appellate practice in the areas of estates and trusts, and has successfully argued before the Nevada Supreme Court regarding domestic asset protection (spendthrift) trusts.

Jeff is recognized as a leader in his field and has received several honors and awards to date. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles and frequently conducts seminars throughout the community relating to his areas of expertise.

Jeff currently serves as Secretary for the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada’s Legislative Committee. He is also an active member of the State Bar of Nevada’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, Clark County Bar Association’s Community Service Committee and Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada.


PAST POSITIONS

  • Gordon & Rees, Associate Attorney, 2006-2009
  • Alverson Taylor Mortensen Sanders, Associate Attorney, 2005-2006

EDUCATION

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Juris Doctorate – 2005
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
  • Brigham Young University – Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii
    • Bachelor of Arts – 2002
    • Honors: magna cum laude

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Presenter: Nevada Probate Process from Start to Finish, Nevada Business Institute, June 14, 2023
  • Presenter: AB 318 – Changes to Titles 12 and 13, CLE at Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada, March 15, 2022
  • Presenter: Probate and Pandemic CLE, Clark County Bar, December 1, 2021
  • Presenter: Legislative Update on Probate and Estate Issues, Nevada Wealth Counsel, November 8, 2021
  • Annual Probate and Estate Administration Conference, Nevada Business Institute, 2020
  • Advanced Family Law Conference, 2019
  • Trusts and Estates Legislative Update, Nevada Wealth Counsel Forum, 2019
  • Trusts and Estates Legislative Update, Clark County Bar Association, 2019
  • Tax and Estate Considerations in Personal Injury Settlements, Clark County Bar Association, 2018
  • Trusts and Estates Legislative Update, Nevada Wealth Counsel Forum, 2017
  • Estate Administration from Start to Finish, Nevada Business Institute, 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Legislative Committee, Probate & Trust Section, Secretary, 2016-Present
  • State Bar of Nevada Publications Committee, Vice-Chair, 2017-Present
  • State Bar of Nevada Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2019- Present
  • Clark County Bar, Community Service Committee, 2018-Present
  • Clark County Bar, Member, 2012-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2012-Present

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Co-author, Legislative Update in re Probate and Trust – Bill # SB407, Communique, September 2023
  • Section Contributor: Reformation, Nevada Real Property Practice and Procedure Manual: 2021 Edition
  • Co-author, Probate and the Pandemic: Legislative Changes Enacted in the Wake of COVID-19, Communique, November 2021
  • It’s Time for the NRS 162A Power Play: Changes and Challenges to Powers of Attorney, Nevada Lawyer, 2020
  • Five Tips to Avoid Client Trust Account Money Laundering, Communique, 2020
  • Do Not Let Your Appeal Be Dead Upon Arrival: Appeals Arising Under Titles 12 and 13, Communique, 2020
  • Probate & Trust Updates from AB 286, Communique, 2019
  • Probate “Pro-tip” Primer, Nevada Lawyer, 2018
  • Volunteering for the Ask-A-Lawyer Program, Communique, 2018
  • All Aboard the Omnibus: Highlights of AB 314 Changes to Probate and Trust Law, Communique, 2017
  • Discovery in Trust and Estate Litigation, Nevada Lawyer Magazine, 2016
  • SB 484 – Changes to Probate and Trust Law, Communique, 2015

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Nelson v. Eight Judicial District Court, 137 Nev. Adv. Op. 14, 484 P.3d 270 (2021)
  • Nelson v. Nelson, 136 Nev. Adv. Op. 36, 466 P.3d 1249 (2020)
  • Klabacka v. Nelson, 133 Nev. 164, 394 P.3d 940 (2017)

 


PRACTICE AREAS

  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Administration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Business Litigation

HONORS

  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Trusts and Estates (2023 & 2024), Trusts and Estates (2024)
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2016–2024)
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States (2020–2023)
  • Top Rank Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2022)
  • Legal Elite, Silver State’s Top Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2015-2016, 2018–2021)
  • Finance Monthly Legal Awards – Trust & Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2021)
  • Clark County Bar Association’s Volunteer of the Year (2019)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Mountain States (2017)
  • Rated 10/10 “Superb” Top Attorney on Avvo