G. Vern Albright (1929-2017), Founder
Vern Albright, our firm’s founder (1929-2017) was reared in Las Vegas and graduated from Las Vegas High School. After two years at Brigham Young University, and two years in South Africa, he returned and graduated from BYU, and then spent 4 years as a U.S. Air Force as a pilot. He was admitted to George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he worked his way through the university while serving as a Capitol Policeman. At George Washington he served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review, and received his J.D. with honors. Vern then began serving as a Legislative Assistant to U. S. Senator Howard W. Cannon. After passing the Nevada Bar, he returned to Nevada where he served as the only Assistant U. S. Attorney in Las Vegas, and handled all of the federal criminal cases for the Federal District of Nevada in Las Vegas. He also later served as an Assistant District Attorney in Clark County, Nevada where he had a heavy schedule of felony jury trials.
Thereafter, Vern entered private practice and began his own firm which specialized in commercial law and estate planning. He was joined by William H. Stoddard in 1976 and by Whitney Warnick in 1979, and has remained associated with them to the present. During this time Vern received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and was joined by his son Mark Albright in 1981 and by his son D. Chris Albright in 1994. The firm has continued to enjoy a successful growth period and has welcomed many new outstanding members.
In September 2013, Vern Albright received the prestigious Top Lawyer Award, Best of the Best, by Vegas Inc., Magazine in Estate Planning, wills and trusts. Vern has also received the coveted A-V award, the top honor bestowed by Martindale law directory and Lawyers.com.
1961, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; 1965, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1966, U.S. Supreme Court
We strive each day to live up to the sterling reputation, zealous advocacy, and professionalism upon which Vern founded this firm.