Nevada Counselors at Law

While there are a few areas of law we do not practice, there are far more areas that we do. In those areas, we have seen many, many issues and have had many, many successful outcomes. Below is a comprehensive list of our main areas of practice. Should we practice in the area that you are seeking help for, please contact us.


  • ​​It is a difficult time when a loved one passes away. We are here to help and ensure that their property be distributed properly, whether that be according to the terms of the loved one's will or to Nevada law. In either situation, we are experts in this field and able to guide and help you through the entire process..

Estate Planning through Wills and Trusts

  • Estate planning is a process to consider alternatives for, to think through, and to set up legally effective arrangements that would meet your specific wishes if something happens to you or those you care about. Good estate planning is more than just a simple Will. Estate planning also typically minimizes potential taxes and fees, and sets up contingency planning to make sure your wishes regarding health care treatment are followed. On the financial side, a good estate plan coordinates what would happen with your home, your investments, your business, your life insurance, your employee benefits (such as a 401K plan), and other property in the event you became disabled or if you die. On the personal side, a good estate plan includes directions to carry out your wishes regarding health care matters so that if you ever are unable to give the directions yourself, someone you select would do that for you, and know when you would want them to authorize heroic measures and when you would prefer they take difficult measure such as ceasing life support.​

Family Law

  • It's personal, sensitive, and meaningful. No matter what the cause to contemplate legal action is, we understand that it is your life being effected. We have handled multiple types of family law cases: divorce, child custody, child visitation, guardianship of both minors and adults, adoption and parental rights. In any case, we are sensitive in knowing that our performance depicts your life; we take that very serious and are an advocate for you..

Nevada Criminal Defense

  • Being prosecuted for a criminal charge is a frightening experience. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. You can count on our firm for the best in criminal defense. We handle all types of criminal cases including:

    - DUI
    - Drug Charges
    - Assault
    - Domestic Violence
    - Sex Crimes
    - Homicide
    - Juvenile Matters
    - Probation & Parole Violations
    - Theft & Property Crimes
    - Fraud and Expunctions

    ​The most frightening part of being prosecuted is the unknown. You want answers. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients well informed about their criminal case. When you have questions, we will provide the answers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Real Property - Deeds, Titles, Transfers, Encumbrances and Foreclosure

  • We are well versed and equipped to handle any real property dispute you may have. Maybe you want to deed property to another, or gain knowledge about an encumbrance such as an easement that burdens your property; we are here to help. Maybe you want quiet title to a piece of property that you recently gained; we can help. We have dealt with numerous other real property issues such as water rights and landlord-tenant law. It can be difficult and complex but with our firm, it is not overwhelming.

Civil Law

  • There are many aspect of civil law. To name a few, there are contract disputes, unjust enrichment, negligent, and the like. Our office has been involved in almost all civil litigation and disputes, and can provide sufficient representation and guidance.​​

Nevada Personal Injury

  • No one ever expects to be injured, but unfortunately, accidents do occur. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, the resulting problems, bills, and suffering can be overwhelming. Inexcusably, insurance companies use this to their advantage and attempt to settle the matter before you even know what your injuries or damages really are. You must know your rights in order to be protected. Cases involving Nevada personal injury include, but are not limited to, Nevada Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents, Dog Bites, Slip/Fall, and Wrongful Death. At Pederson Law we do not focus on the past, we focus on your future. Pederson Law has many years of experience in dealing with Insurance companies with regards to Nevada Personal Injury cases. We know their games, strategies, and goals - allowing us to aggressively protect your rights. Our dedicated staff will take care of and assist in all associated issues and concerns about your Nevada personal injury case, so that you can focus on your recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured in Nevada, please call the Law Office of Wayne Pederson for a free consultation. We will answer your questions without charge and there is no obligation to use our services. Stop worrying about the past, and let Pederson Law help you focus on your future.