Dana Dwiggins ended up being managing partner at Solomon Dwiggins & & Freer at age 32. In addition to exercising law– concentrating on probate and trust litigation, small-business litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianships, and trust and wills– she manages all monetary elements of the company.
How has your firm grown over the previous 10 years?
Our company has tripled in size, starting with only four lawyers and growing to 12. We have actually been able to remain a store law practice but compete in the market for high-end litigation in trust and estate law, representing clients throughout the state and throughout the country.
What is the significance of trust and estate law in Nevada?
With many retired people residing in Las Vegas, in addition to wealthy individuals and people in second marital relationships, proper trust and estate planning is incredibly essential. Each individual’s estate planning is distinct and must be customized to the person’s requirements and objectives, whether to lessen taxes, aid youngsters or other relative, offer spouses, satisfy charitable purposes or prevent future litigation.
Our company is actively involved in legislation surrounding trust and estate and ensuring the laws progress with modifications in society, such as the enhanced involvement of caregivers in senior individuals’s lives. Nevada is a friendly state for self-settled spendthrift trusts and other asset-protection trusts.
What are a few of the day-to-day duties of a managing partner?
As the managing partner, I oversee all monetary aspects of the firm and costs and administration of the company, consisting of licensing, advantages, insurance coverage. I also oversee all work matters, handle potential disputes and handle all aspects of marketing.
Exactly what is the most difficult part of your job?
I discover it challenging to attempt to balance handling a successful law practice while developing my own individual practice and dedicating a significant portion of my time to practicing law.
What has been the most gratifying part of your service?
The success of the firm and its track record as being Nevada’s biggest trust and estate litigation company has actually been the most fulfilling to me. The firm’s credibility is well known and appreciated throughout the legal community.
What do you do after work?
After work, I usually hang around with my household cooking dinner, enjoying movies or doing different activities with them. I am also an active board member of Safe Nest.
Explain your management style.
Although I consider myself a direct, take-charge individual, I think everybody at the company is part of a team. I have an open-door policy and believe communication is crucial to maintaining morale at the firm. I am detail-oriented and associated with all elements of the firm’s administration and decisions affecting the company; nevertheless, I value individuals’s participation and input in decisions that affect the daily operations of the company. I motivate people to continuously challenge themselves and to produce a work product that fulfills the highest requirements, permitting them to develop the abilities to be a revered attorney, paralegal or legal assistant.
Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years?
Over the next One Decade, I plan to improve the firm’s achievements by continuing to prosecute highly intricate cases, which will certainly additionally bolster the firm’s credibility and shape trust and estate law throughout the state. I plan to continue to manage the company and aid in including knowledgeable, talented attorneys who will contribute to the company’s success and credibility.
What is your dream task, beyond your current field?
If I were not a legal representative, I would consider being either a personal fitness instructor due to the fact that of my love for physical activities and health, or work in a bookstore, where it is normally really quiet and serene.
Whom do you admire and why?
I admire my mother the most since she is the most loving, caring and offering person I have ever met. She never ever gets tired of helping others, and her greatest enjoyment in life is simply putting a smile on others’ faces without ever anticipating anything in return.
Exactly what is your biggest pet peeve?
One of my greatest animal peeves in the law practice is individuals who are not enthusiastic about the law and the services they supply.
Exactly what is something that individuals might not know about you?
In spite of my reputation as being an aggressive litigator, I am actually a kind-hearted individual who is extremely providing, and I enjoy bringing happiness to others.
Anything else you want to inform us?
Safe Nest, Nevada’s largest and most extensive nonprofit company committed to removing domestic violence, offers services such as shelter, counseling, advocacy and prevention. It is my intention to raise awareness across the community about the company and its services, in addition to applying my professional capability to enhance contributions to Safe Nest.