Dana A. Dwiggins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd.
 | 9060 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: 702-853-5483
Fax: 702-853-5485
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The Managing Partner in the Las Vegas firm Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, attorney Dana A. Dwiggins focuses her practice primarily on probate and trust litigation and business litigation. Ms. Dwiggins represents heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and fiduciaries in all matters affecting trust and estates. She routinely represents heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and private and professional fiduciaries in both contested and uncontested matters affecting all aspects of trusts and estates. She has substantial experience litigating matters involving complex claims for breach of fiduciary duty, including claims relating to allocation of investments, accounting discrepancies, valuation of businesses and other assets, sale of assets, estate and income taxes, distributions and Nevada’s Uniform Principal and Income Act.   She additionally litigates claims involving testamentary and contractual capacity, undue influence, fraud and unjust enrichment. Ms. Dwiggins’ experience also extends out of court, where she has successfully negotiated settlements for clients involving complex trust and estate matters.  In 2014, Ms. Dwiggins assisted the Firm in negotiating a settlement that netted the Firm’s client $50 million. 

Ms. Dwiggins is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, where she serves as the Vice President of the Probate and Trust Section and Chair of the Certification Committee.  Ms. Dwiggins is additionally a member of the State Bar of Nevada, American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association and Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys. She is licensed to practice in the State of Nevada, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Dwiggins has more than 18 years of experience in the practice of law.

Ms. Dwiggins is the President of the Board of Trustees of Safe Nest, a local nonprofit that assists victims of domestic violence by providing a confidential shelter, counseling, outreach programs and advocacy.  

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (60%): Will Contests

Business Litigation (30%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012

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About Dana Dwiggins

Admitted: 1999, Nevada

Professional Webpage: http://www.sdfnvlaw.com/Attorneys/Dana-A-Dwiggins.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • University of McGeorge School of Law, Order of the Coif, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nevada
  • Member, American Bar Association, Trust and Estates Sections
  • Board Member, Vice President, Safe Nest, Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis, 2015
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorney
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Committee Member, Client Security Fund, Nevada State Bar, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Vice President, Probate and Trust Section, Nevada State Bar, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, How to Administer Trust and Estates to Anticipate and Avoid Litigation, NBI, 2006
  • Attorney's Fees In Probate Matters -- Are Five Percent Fee Agreements Reasonable?, Author, Communique, 2005

Representative Clients:

  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 314 F.Supp.2d 886, N.D. Iowa 2004
  • Morgan v. Las Vegas Sands, Inc., 43 P.3d 1036, Nev. 2002
  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 358 F.Supp.2d 782, N.D. Iowa 2005
  • Estate of Bowlds, 102 P.3d 593, Nev. 2004
  • Williams v. Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, 293 F.Supp.2d 958, N.D. Iowa 2003

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Vegas Inc., Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Desert Companions, Top Lawyers, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1996
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Office Location for Dana A. Dwiggins

9060 W. Cheyenne Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Phone: 702-853-5483

Fax: 702-853-5485

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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