Hutchison & Steffen Promotes Two Associates To Partner

LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Hutchison & Steffen, one of Nevada’s oldest and most respected law firms, is pleased to announce that Shannon R. Wilson and Russel J. Geist have become partners.

Geist focuses his practice primarily in trust and probate litigation. Originally from Alliance, Nebraska, Geist earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. After moving to Las Vegas, Geist earned his Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and continued his legal education by obtaining his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He focuses his practice primarily in trust and probate litigation. Geist has handled complex trust and probate administration matters in addition to litigation involving trusts and estates representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. Geist currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Congressional Award Council of Nevada where he also serves as legal counsel.

Wilson, a member of the Firm since 2006, practices in the Firm’s litigation department, focusing on family law, but also practicing commercial litigation and insurance defense in the Firm’s Healthcare Professionals Advocacy Group. Wilson practices administrative law, defending professionals before their licensing Boards and handling complaints involving Medicare/Medicaid billing and quality of care issues, private administrative proceeding under the hospital bylaws, and HIPAA compliance programs. Originally, from Maine, Wilson obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine, then graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. During law school, Wilson was the Editor-In-Chief of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and served as a judicial-extern to the Honorable Roger T. Benitez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Wilson was the recipient of the 2015 Louis Weiner Service Award for her pro bono work with victims of domestic violence. She currently serves on the Pro Bono Advisory Council of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and is the Firm’s liaison with Legal Aid to coordinate pro bono matters and service hours amongst dozens of the Firm’s attorneys.