Halstead Law Offices


Halstead Law Offices

615 S. Arlington Avenue

Reno, NV 89509

(775) 322-2244

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About Ms. Halstead


Ms. Halstead is a fifth generation Nevadan, fourth native born, and has called Northern Nevada home her entire life. Ms. Halstead graduated from Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada, and is also a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with Minors in Spanish and Economics. After graduating from college, Ms. Halstead attended law school in Washington D.C. at American University’s Washington College of Law.

While in law school, Ms. Halstead worked at the Nevada Supreme Court as an extern for Justice Miriam Shearing. She also externed at the American Gaming Association; the Arlington, Virginia Prosecutor’s Office; and for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Judicial Oversight and the Courts.

After graduating law school, Ms. Halstead served as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott Jordan in the Family Court Division of the Second Judicial District Court. There she developed an in depth understanding of family law matters, inclusive of divorce, child custody, child support, and guardianships. Ms. Halstead then obtained a clerkship with Justice William Maupin of the Nevada Supreme Court where she worked on a variety of civil and criminal appellate matters. Thereafter, Ms. Halstead secured a clerkship for the Honorable Howard McKibben of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada where she worked on civil federal matters such as Title VII actions and Tobacco litigation.

In 2001 Ms. Halstead joined the law firm of Hale Lane, now known as Holland & Hart. For the next six years Ms. Halstead undertook a variety of litigation matters including but not limited to contract disputes, property disputes, business disputes, tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, contested liens, mining disputes, and construction defect claims. Ms. Halstead also continued undertaking appeals and appeared before both the Nevada Supreme Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Wanting to gain more courtroom experience, in 2007 Ms. Halstead joined the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office as a Criminal Deputy District Attorney where she began to practice criminal law for the first time in her career. Starting with misdemeanor crimes, Ms. Halstead worked her way up to large scale felony cases, inclusive of open murder, and was pivotal in securing the convictions of murderers, kidnappers, rapists, and a would be child abductor. In approximately four years, Ms. Halstead took fifteen matters to jury verdict and secured guilty verdicts in each case.

 Ms. Halstead has ties to rural Nevada and spends time in Eureka, Lander, and White Pine Counties and is happy to assist you with any matters in those locations. Ms. Halstead is licensed in California and Nevada and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Nevada; the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; the United States Court of Federal Claims; and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.