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Nancy Bernstein

Nancy Bernstein

Attorney
nbernstein@richardharrislaw.com

Nancy’s interest in law began at a very early age when her brother was electrocuted by faulty city wiring. Her family had immigrated from Cuba. Not yet fluent in English, they faced a difficult legal battle, but eventually won the case, and she knew that being a lawyer was what she wanted to do. It was her purpose, she felt, and it has truly become her passion.

Nancy joined Richard Harris Law Firm as a runner-receptionist in 1988 and eventually earned her JD at William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and began practicing law in 2007. She left the firm in 2011 to start her family and returned in 2019.

She enjoys being able to help people cut the mystery and fear out of the law, making it work for them. Over the years, Nancy has handled over 100,000 criminal cases, ranging from traffic tickets to settlements totaling millions of dollars.

Nancy has significant ties to our community. She has volunteered at Southern Nevada Legal Aid for 10 years as a CAP (Children’s Attorney Project) attorney and represented many children through difficult circumstances. Nancy helped start and coached at Green Valley High School’s Mock Trial Program and was appointed to the Las Vegas Arts Commission, where she helped develop the downtown Arts Factory. Nancy was honored with the Pillar of Justice award from Nevada Justice Association.

Away from the firm, Nancy enjoys riding horses, even competing in barrel racing and roping at Western High School. In addition, she is a certified Yoga Instructor and works at RYK Yoga and Meditation Center. Nancy also teaches children’s art.

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