Law Offices of Gary L. Manson

Law Offices of Gary L. Manson

Dedicated Nevada Family Law Attorney Helps Families in Need

Firm Overview

Responsive legal counsel
At the Law Offices of Gary L. Manson, I have been providing legal counsel to families and individuals in and around Washoe County, including Reno, Carson City and Douglas, Nevada, for 36 years. During my career, which has spanned three and a half decades, I have had the pleasure of meeting a multitude mothers, fathers, couples and families who have asked for my help in resolving their legal issues. They have come to know me as an understanding and fair-minded attorney who has their best interests at heart.

Work ethic
When it comes to serving my clients, my work ethic is second to none. I put in the hours needed to ensure that your case goes smoothly. In family law, the consequences are so much more than just wins or losses. My clients' financial futures and the directions of their children's lives are often in the balance. I take my work seriously and am driven to perform to the best of my ability each and every day.

Family first
My focus on family extends to my own office, where I work with my wife and my niece. Once you become my client, I treat you just as I would a member of my own family. That is one of the reasons so much of my business is based upon referrals. I am very protective of my clients and dedicated to looking out for their interests. Helping people and families in need comes naturally to me.

It's not just providing legal services. With the divorce rate as high as it is, divorce attorneys can expect to always have work. Even during the roughest and most complex proceedings, when the wear and tear of a divorce can seem nearly insurmountable, I always try to put a smile on my clients' faces.

An accomplished Reno lawyer
I am AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for my professionalism and ethics. I have been listed in:
"Best Lawyers in America," 1989-2000 editions
"Who's Who in American Law"
"The National Registry of Who's Who"
"Who's Who in Executives and Businesses"

In addition, I have served as a guest lecturer at:
Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Family Law Conference, October 1994
National Business Institute, Domestic Law in Nevada, February 1998
Bar/BRI Nevada Bar Review, Family Law, 1986-1999

Compassionate representation
I represent my clients with a mix of compassion for their legal issues and aggression in the courtroom when pursuing their goals. I have had much success practicing family law in Nevada, and my clients rely on me to handle a variety of issues including:
-Family Law
-Child Custody
-Adoption Law
-Personal Injury
-Trial Practice

Contact seasoned family law attorney Gary L. Manson.
I am dedicated to looking out for your family's best interests. Take the first step in resolving the divisive issues that can put your loved ones in a state of distress. Call my office at 775-324-5060 or get in touch online to set up an appointment for a consultation. My offices are conveniently located on 85 Keystone Avenue in Reno, Nevada. We will go over your case and I'll perform a full analysis. From there, I can devise a winning strategy and begin the process of bringing this chapter of your life to a close as painlessly as possible.

Main Office

Main Office
85 Keystone Avenue
Reno NV 89503




Full-service family law firm in Reno

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, I listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.

The Law Offices of Gary L. Manson has served families in Reno for 36 years. I provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. I assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.

Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. At the Law Offices of Gary L. Manson, I help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Throughout your divorce, I stand by you. I accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Gary L. Manson

Law Offices of Gary L. Manson

1977, Nevada; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School:
Law School: University of San Francisco, J.D.

Washoe County and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Nevada (Member, Family Law Section).

Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity; Blue Key Service Organization; Sigma Nu Fraternity. Stevens Inn Environmental Law Society. University of San Francisco Clinical Program, 1976-1977. Law Clerk to: Honorable Frank Gregory, First Judicial District Court, 1976; Honorable William N. Forman, Second Judicial District Court, 1977-1978. Teaching Certificate, State of Nevada, 1974. Author: Chapters, "Tracing and Apportionment," Family Law Conference, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1994; Chapters, "Determining and Dividing Marital Assets," NBI, 1998. Lecturer: Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Family Law Conference, October 1994; National Business Institute, Domestic Law in Nevada, February 1998; Lecturer: Bar/BRI Nevada Bar Review, Family Law, 1986-1999. Judge Pro Tempore, Reno Municipal Court, 1988. Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," 1989-2000 editions; Listed in "Who's Who in American Law," and "The National Registry of Who's Who." Who's Who in Executives and Businesses.

Reno, Nevada


Wilson v. Pacific Maxon, Inc., 102 Nev. 52, 714 P2d 1001 (1986); Wilson v. Pacific Maxon, Inc., 100 Nev. 479, 686 P2d 235 (1984); Hybarger v. Hybarger, 103 Nev. 255, 737 P2d 889 (1987); Golden Press, Inc. v. Pacific Freeport, 97 Nev. 163, 625 P2d 578 (1981).


University of San Francisco
Juris Doctorate,