Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, NV


Address: 50 West Liberty Street, Suite 1100
Reno , NV 89501

Phone: (775) 398-4740

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Practice Highlights:

Jann guides clients throughout the country in enforcement of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency matters. She was the first woman to serve on the Nevada Board of Bar Governors, the body which oversees all licensed lawyers in the state, and is the first of only three lawyers in the state of Nevada to be inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy, an organization of approximately 800 elite bankruptcy professionals worldwide.

Working with secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees, she helps navigate the complications of business insolvencies whether in formal bankruptcy proceedings, reorganization, liquidation, litigation, or in informal out-of-court workouts. Whatever the nature of the issue, she creatively and proactively develops the most appropriate business solutions based upon client objectives.

Before state, federal and bankruptcy courts, Jann assists creditors in protecting and enforcing their rights, interests and remedies. She negotiates transactions contemplated by plans of reorganization and facilitates “Section 363 sales” (or sales free and clear of interests) in bankruptcy proceedings and receivership actions.

Well regarded in her field, Jann has written articles on various bankruptcy issues and speaks before a variety of professional groups and local, state and national legal associations. She has been an active Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge resolving many appellate cases since 1997, and as a private mediator with focus on family law and prenuptial agreements.


Jann is a Trustee of the National Auto Museum, The Harrah Collection. She was also Board Counsel to Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) for over ten years. Jann was formerly a board member of the American Cancer Society, counsel to Theater Arts Coalition, Trustee of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada and President, Sparks YMCA.


  • Jann has been named one of Northern Nevada’s Top 35 bankruptcy attorneys by American Registry. She has been a licensed real estate broker for over 25 years and been a Settlement Judge with the Nevada Supreme Court since 1997. Jann is a former City attorney in Winnemucca, Nevada and was named Alumni of the Year by Loyola Law School in 2013. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification from 1994-2000.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Bankruptcy for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers in Business Bankruptcy – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021


J.D. Loyola University School of Law - Los Angeles, 1967
B.A. Loma Linda University at La Sierra, 1964

Bar Admission:

Nevada 1974
California 1968

Court Admission:

Federal/Central District 1968
Federal/U.S. District Court Northern District CA 1980
Federal/U.S. District Court Eastern District CA 1983
U.S. Supreme Court 1996
District Court of Nevada 1974
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 1968