Ryan Russell

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Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell practices in the areas of administrative law, estate planning, corporations and business law. Mr. Russell joined the firm in 2004.

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Dawn Ellerbrock

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Dawn Ellerbrock

Dawn Ellerbrock joined Allison • MacKenzie in 2001 and focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and general practice.

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Christopher MacKenzie

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Christopher MacKenzie

Chris MacKenzie joined the law office of Allison • MacKenzie in 1994. Since then, Chris has focused on business law including: contracts, real estate, corporate formation, water rights and alternative energy.

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James R. Cavilia

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James R. Cavilia

James R. Cavilia joined the team of Allison • MacKenzie in 1992. Mr. Cavilia’s areas of practice include real estate, land use, litigation, bankruptcy law, business law and water rights.

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Karen A. Peterson

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Karen A. Peterson

Karen A. Peterson’s practice areas include administrative law, public utility law, telecommunications law, water rights, litigation and business law. Ms. Peterson joined Allison • MacKenzie in 1983.

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Patrick V. Fagan

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Patrick V. Fagan

Patrick joined the team of attorneys at Allison • MacKenzie in 1981. Since that time, he has emphasized in the areas of public utilities, energy, environmental law and administrative law.

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Joan C. Wright

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Joan C. Wright

Since 1979, Joan has brought to the law offices of Allison • MacKenzie an emphasis in real estate law, resort timeshare law, secured transactions and collections and business law.

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Mike Pavlakis

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Mike Pavlakis

Mike Pavlakis joined Allison MacKenzie Law Firm in 1979. He offers Carson City residents a wealth of experience in Business Law, Healthcare Law, Education Law and Real Estate Law.

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George Allison, Carson City Attorney, receives State Bar “Model of Professionalism” Award

Awarded to an attorney who has exhibited a lifetime of ethical law practice and generous spirit in professional, public and personal life.

George V. AllisonAllison MacKenzie Law Firm of Carson City, Nevada, announces attorney George Allison was awarded the 2011 “Judge Howard D. McKibben Model of Professionalism Award” given by the Nevada State Bar, in conjunction with the Professionalism Summit Committee and Washoe County Bar Association on October 19, 2011. This lifetime achievement award recognizes a member of the Nevada State Bar who is committed to the Rule of Law and embodies the principles of respect, courtesy and civility.

“I’m deeply honored to be selected to receive this award. As Nevadans, I think our core values of respecting individuals, respecting team efforts, respecting hard work and respecting the individualism of small business are principals we constantly strive to carry out in representing our clients” remarked George Allison.

George Allison co-founded the Carson City, NV-based law offices of Allison MacKenzie in 1978 out of the firm known as Laxalt, Berry & Allison. He has provided his clients with a solid background of trial experience, including cases involving employment termination and discrimination and business torts in cases dealing with fraud, defamation, professional misconduct and breach of contract. He is also a trained and experienced mediator and arbitrator and has acted in that capacity for both parties in private litigation and for the Nevada Supreme Court in the appellate process.

Allison is known for his integrity, professionalism and dedication by many of his colleagues. Allison’s former law partner, and now Nevada State District Court Judge, Todd Russell said, “This is an award well-earned by George, given his many years of dedication to the legal profession and his outstanding professionalism.”

Although Allison has cut-back his practice a bit, he maintains close ties with the partners as well as the young lawyers rising in his firm. “We founded Allison MacKenzie Law Firm on the premise that the legal profession should be practiced with integrity and respect and that we have a community responsibility. I’m proud to have been a part of creating this legacy and proud that the firm continues to uphold these principles,” said Allison.

Since 2008, the “Judge Howard D. McKibben Model of Professionalism Award” has been given by the Nevada State Bar each year to one attorney in southern Nevada and one in northern Nevada who has exhibited a lifetime of professionalism. A letter given to George Allison by Federal Judge Howard D. McKibben states “Above all, professionalism requires those of us who are a part of this noble profession to do the very best that we can to faithfully discharge our professional responsibility to the bench, the bar, and the public and to be role models for future generations.”

About Allison MacKenzie Attorneys at Law
Founded in 1963, Allison MacKenzie has served clients throughout the state of Nevada as well as on a national level. The firm is deeply committed to providing superior legal representation for all clients. With the highest shared values and deep commitment to client service, the firm’s team of talented, experienced attorneys offers a wide range of practice areas to ensure a comprehensive legal foundation for each and every client and situation. As a general practice law firm, areas of emphasis span from business law to estate planning and from creditor protection to alternative energy. Allison MacKenzie serves a variety of clients requiring legal assistance including businesses, non-profit organizations, public utilities, real estate firms and individuals. For more information on Allison MacKenzie Attorneys at Law, visit AllisonMacKenzie.com or call (775) 687-0202.

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