Standish Law Group

Tom Standish

Tom has been practicing law in Las Vegas for over 30 years, the vast majority of that time devoted exclusively to complex family law litigation matters with an emphasis on complex contested matters.

Tom has a long and close association with the Nevada Justice Association (formerly the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association) sitting as a member of the Board of Governors of NJA for approximately 20 years, as President of NJA in 1995-1996, and helping direct the activities of the NJA political action committee, Citizens for Justice, and as a trustee of the committee for over 10 years.

University of Nevada, Reno

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University of Toronto, Canada

As a part of his commitment to the NJA, as a young attorney, Tom was trained by NJA as a lobbyist in the Legislature and served as Co-Chair of the NJA Domestic Relations Committee and has been involved in multiple legislative sessions, the drafting of legislation and in lobbying efforts and testimony before multiple legislative committees on family law issues.

Tom lectures extensively to attorneys and other professional groups on numerous community property and family law subjects at the annual State Bar Family Law Section conference and many other forums over the years, including multiple presentations in the Supreme Court CLE seminar which precedes the Family Law Section conference each year.

Tom also has served as an Adjunct Professor at the William S Boyd School of Law since 2006 and continues to teach Community Property to Boyd students each year.

Tom has significant experience as a mediator in divorce cases, including a number of complex domestic relations cases, and has served as co-counsel in several significant civil actions with respect to business valuation, appraisal, and forensic accounting issues.

Recognized as:

  • Licensed member of the State Bar of Nevada and California Bar Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Pre-eminent 5.0 Peer Rating
  • Super Lawyers Top Rated Lawyer
  • The National Advocates – Top 100 Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business – A+ Rating
  • “Best of the Best” Top 10 Family Law Attorney

Carlia Waite

Carlia Waite, Esq. graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Missouri State University in 1995 and obtained her master’s degree in social work (MSW) in 1998. Moving to Nevada with her husband, John, in 1999, to attend William S. Boyd School for Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she obtained her law degree in 2003.

Carlia’s experience as a full time social worker prepared her for understanding her client’s needs for aggressive legal advocacy. Carlia is licensed in Nevada and Missouri, practicing exclusively in the areas of domestic relations litigation, divorce, post-divorce, paternity, child custody, adoption and guardianship, mediation and collaborative law. Carlia also gained significant invaluable experience in Missouri representing children as their Guardian ad Litem in juvenile and family court.

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Missouri State University, B.S., Psychology

Missouri State University, M.S.W.

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D.

Karen Low at Standish Law in Las Vegas, NV

Karen Low

Ms. Low has worked as a paralegal exclusively in family law in Clark County since 1995, having obtained an Associates Decree in Legal Secretarial Science in 1976 in Illinois, and a paralegal Associates Decree in Las Vegas in 2004.

Parkland College, Champaign, IL, Associates Degree, Legal Secretarial Science

College of Southern Nevada – Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies

Berta Figueroa at Standish Law in Las Vegas, NV

Berta Figueroa

Berta Figueroa is a Paralegal at Standish Law Group. Berta has worked in the legal field for 9 years, having obtained her degree in Paralegal Studies in 2014. She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNLV.

College of Southern Nevada – Paralegal Studies, Graduate

Jane Standish at Standish Law in Las Vegas, NV

Jane Standish

 Jane manages the business operations of the practice.  Her early work history included work as a paralegal, followed by 23 years in banking and investments, primarily dealing with high-net-worth individuals in corporate and private banking.  Prior to joining Standish Law Group she spent several years as a personal assistant in the entertainment industry.

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University of Nevada, Reno Bachelor of Arts

Gary at Standish Law in Las Vegas, NV

Gary Stratton

Gary works with the owner and staff to effectively manage the firm’s business planning and overall performance.  His background includes 25 years as a professional investment manager and owner of his own investment company.   

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