Las Vegas native Brandi K. Cassady and her husband, Jasen, are partners of Cassady Law Offices, P.C., which focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, asset protection and prenuptial agreements. As a mother of four, Cassady understands the need for women to protect their families in all circumstances.
Cassady began her career working as a receptionist in a law office. “I discovered that I really liked the legal field. Because of my fast typing skills, I started doing legal transcription. I eventually started to get more responsibility and legal training.”
Cassady met her husband in Las Vegas. They clicked instantly and the rest, as she said, is history. He had just moved from Florida and was waiting for his bar results to practice in the state of Nevada. At the time, Cassady was working as a paralegal at a general civil litigation firm. A year after her husband opened his own practice, Cassady began to work with him and offered a support role for eight years. She then made the decision to go to law school.
“This was a business and personal decision,” she explained. “We needed another attorney at the practice, and I have three daughters whom I wanted to set an example for. I also wanted to be able to help provide for them financially. I was the first person in my family to graduate from high school.” A nursery was created in the office, and all four of her children have been raised in their work environment.
She chose her specialties of wills, trusts, probate and trust administration because her husband has his master’s degree in tax law for expertise in estate planning. Once Cassady started studying these areas, she found she really liked it as well and wanted to continue with these areas of law.
Cassady graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with honors, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has been selected for the 2015 Mountain States Rising Stars List for Super Lawyers Magazine. Cassady also does pro bono services for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and has been added to the pro bono honor roll twice for the number of cases accepted.
“I like working with the families and senior citizens. I also like the administrative role I play with the probate and trust administration side of our practice,” she said.
According to Cassady, the most relevant service she provides for women is establishing a living trust. “When you have a minor child, the living trust becomes paramount. If something happens to you or your spouse, there is no custodian in place to hold assets for the minor child. This is a very important issue for any mother whether working or stay-at-home. The way it unfolds with no planning is not what you might expect.”
She is also mentoring the newest attorney in their firm to become part of the practice. Operating since 2002, they always offer clients a free, one-on-one consultation with one of the attorneys. Most importantly, they help clients with all sizes of estates from all walks of life.
Cassady Law Offices, P.C.
10799 W. Twain Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
2425 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052