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-Abraham Lincoln

ABOUT RICHARD G. HILL, ESQ.


ABOUT SOPHIE A. KARADANIS, ESQ.



 
Richard G. Hill, ESQ.

  • Reno NativeRichard Hill photo
  • Wooster High School
  • Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
  • Gonzaga Law School, Spokane, Washington
  • Past President, Open Steamboat Trail Association (Truckee Meadows Trails Association)
  • Colleague, Nevada Law Foundation
  • Former Member, Reno Central District, Citizens Advisory Boards and Ward 2, both chairman and member of wards.
  • Legal Advisor, Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, Habitat for Humanity
  • Private Law Practice, 34 years
  • Married to Wife Sherri, For 38 years
  • Admitted to practice in all Nevada courts, including federal court
  • Admitted to practice in United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to practice in the Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Richard attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, graduating with a bachelor of arts degreein Political Science in 1974.

During college he met his wife, Sherri. They were married in 1975 and have no children. Sherri manages Richard's law office.

Richard graduated from Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Washington, in 1978. He began his career as a lawyer as a sole practitioner in 1979. His office is at 652 Forest St. His practice is primarily focused on business, business litigation and real estate. A further focus of his practice has become elder exploitation, an unfortunately prevalent problem in today's world.

Probably the most significant public exposure which Richard has had is his run for a local judicial seat in 1998. Previously, he was the founder,first president, and chairman of the Board of the Open Steamboat Trail Association. That organization is now known as the Truckee Meadows Trails Association and is still in existence, promoting trails in general,and access to the Steamboat Trail in particular. Richard has also sat on and chaired the Central District Citizens' Advisory Board of the City of Reno.

Richard is also a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation (which helps the disadvantaged) and a member of the Nevada State Bar, Washoe County Bar, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and Nevada Trial Lawyers Association.



 
Sophie Alexandra Karadanis, ESQ.

Sophie’s practice emphasizes litigation.  This includes business litigation, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, construction defect litigation, collections, and professional malpractice.  She also handles many landlord/tenant disputes. Sophie has trial experience in justice’s court, state court, and federal court.  She was recently co-counsel in federal jury trial. She also has tried numerous cases in the court-annexed arbitration program.  In both trial and the litigation process leading up to trail, Sophie has been consistently successful in obtaining positive outcomes for her clients.

Sophie assisted in the following case which resulted in a published opinion from the Nevada Supreme Court: The State of Nev. Dept. of Taxation v. Kawahara, 131 Nev. Adv. Opin. 42, 351 P.3d 746 (2015).  The opinion affected Nevada state law concerning lien priority between a tax lien and a later‑recorded deed of trust.

Born and raised in Reno, Sophie’s family has deep roots in the area.  Her grandfather, George Achilles Karadanis, had extensive real estate development and construction projects in Reno, South Lake Tahoe, and Sacramento.  She attended Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village and graduated, cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration, and a minor in International Business.  Sophie earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Upon graduation, Sophie was excited to return to Reno to begin her practice.

Sophie is licensed to practice before all courts in the state of Nevada, the United States District Court District of Nevada, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is a member of the American Bar Association; the Nevada State Bar Probate and Trust Law section, Business Law section, and Real Property Law section; and the Washoe County Bar Association.

In her spare time, Sophie loves all things outdoors.  She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and trail running with her husband, Zack Poindexter.  She is also a competitive triathlete, placing 5th in her age group at Ironman Lake Tahoe.  Her most recent accomplishment is the birth of her daughter, Finley Grace. 


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