Short & Stevens Law

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A native of Sparta, Ohio, a small farm town, Whitney graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Spanish for the Professions. During her undergraduate years she studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain and was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. After graduating, she worked in medical device sales and compliance for three years. Wanting to help her community more directly, she decided to attend law school at the UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. During law school, Whitney was Managing Editor of the Nevada Law Journal and a mediator for the Strasser Mediation Clinic, one of the top clinical law programs in the nation. She also served as an extern for Elizabeth Gonzalez (Ret.) in the Eighth Judicial District Court and did field research on human rights issues in New Dehli, India where she was awarded an Honorable Mention for her work.


Whitney has practiced in estate planning, probate, and business law since graduating from law school. She enjoys preemptive law, preventing people from going to court instead of defending them once they get there. Whitney also has personal experience with contentious family members, removal of life support, and making decisions for incapacitated individuals. Such experience has cemented her desire to educate as many people as possible about the necessity for protective measures for their personal needs and their businesses. Whitney has been named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and a Rising Star in the Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine for multiple years.


Whitney is the legal counsel for Branded One, a nonprofit that empowers disabled servicemen and women of which she co-founded with her husband. She also is an adjunct instructor at the College of Southern Nevada. In what spare time she has, she enjoys the outdoors, sporting events, working out, traveling, and spending time with her two young children, husband, two rescue dogs, and five rescue (outdoor) cats.


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