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, Brandi understands the need for women to protect their families in all circumstances. Together, they run their family firm, which caters to people trying to plan for their own families.
Brandi chose her specialties of wills, trusts, probate and trust administration after working with her husband in the firm for several years prior to law school. Brandi 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 and 2016 Mountain States Rising Stars List for Super Lawyers magazine. Brandi also does pro bono services for various pro bono projects in Nevada.
“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. Having a friendly face on the other side of a difficult situation can make all the difference.
Brandi began her career working as a receptionist in a law office. “I discovered that I really liked the legal field. I worked for a very well-respected civil litigation attorney who gave me a chance. My fast typing skills opened the door to legal transcription, and I eventually started to get more responsibilities and legal training.”
Brandi met her husband in Las Vegas and together they have four children and four dogs. A year after her husband opened his own practice; Brandi 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 who 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. Recently, they welcomed service animals into the office and cold noses and wagging tails can be found in their office on a regular basis.
According to Brandi, the most relevant service she provides for families 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. You also don’t have to be wealthy to need a Trust. I recommend a Trust for anyone who owns a home, and especially for families with minor children. There is no estate too big or too small for us to help.”