Stacy Rocheleau is the founder and managing partner of Right Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has over 18 years of experience helping clients navigate their divorce, legal separation, uncontested divorce, or child custody issue.
Stacy has earned an excellent reputation with opposing attorneys and family court judges. After practicing in family court for almost two decades, other attorneys and judges know Stacy. They know she is honest, they know she is tough, they know she is always prepared, and they know she will advocate for her client’s rights.
“Sincere, intelligent, and determined” is how Stacy’s clients often describe her. She is never one to mince words. She will tell you her thoughts about your case; good and bad. Stacy prepares for for every scenario. Some may say she prepares too much. But Stacy’s philosophy is when dealing with life-changing outcomes, being over prepared is better than the alternative.
For over a decade Stacy has been voted one of the top divorce attorneys in Las Vegas. Her determination for uncovering important issues, and ability to negotiate a resolution has been key to her success. She has no qualms going to trail, but when appropriate she is open for negotiating for a final decree of divorce. This often saves client’s time, money, and protects them from the stress of litigation.
Asked her biggest challenge to date and Stacy will point to raising three teenage daughters. Studying for bar exams, orchestrating divorce trials, handling hostile depositions, or arguing with other lawyers’ pales in comparison to mediating disputes over three daughters borrowing shoes or makeup without asking.
Stacy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Whittier College in 1991. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of San Diego School Of Law in 1996. Stacy is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law, 1996
- B.A. in Business Administration from Whittier College, 1991
- Licensed State Bar of Nevada, 2004
- President Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2018
- Ask A Lawyer Program Attorney, 2008 – 2010
- Pro Bono Attorney Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
- Discovery Commissioner Pro Tempore, 2015-2017
- Truancy Judge, 2012 – 2017
How long have you been married? 25 years. My husband and I have three girls; Jenna, Jordan, and Jessica.
What would you do if not a lawyer? A park ranger. I love being in nature. Although, running from bears might be a little scary.
Most Memorable Case? When I was in law school, I was forced to sue my landlord in San Diego County Court. He wouldn’t return my deposit. It was the first time I had been in a real court as a new attorney. I was fully prepared for every question the judge was going to ask and every answer the landlord was going to say. I won. 15 years later, after winning dozens of bigger cases, it’s still my favorite case.
What Makes You a Good Divorce Attorney? I am over prepared, maybe to a fault. Like in the lawsuit involving my landlord in law school, I prepared for every possible situation or scenario. I wanted to have thought out every question that could be asked.
Favorite movie? The Hunger Games, until I saw La La Land.
A proud moment from your childhood? Winning my 6th grade spelling bee with the word “coincidentally.”
Meredith started her law career as a criminal defense lawyer. Criminal court is a battlefield. Defense attorneys must fight for their client’s, against a district attorney who has what seems to be “unlimited resources”. When they lose their clients go to jail. Defenses attorneys are a real-life David versus Goliath.
This is why criminal court is an excellent place to learn how to become a great trial lawyer. And, Meredith has become that; a great trial lawyer. She is the type of lawyer you want when the odds, and facts are stacked against you. Sling shot in hand, ready to slay the opposing side.
Along with criminal law, has experience with personal injury, and business law. Before finally settling into family law, and divorce law. Now, Meredith brings all her trial experience, and diverse legal knowledge to divorce court.
Although Meredith has been forged and hardened in criminal court, she hasn’t lost the ability and skill of customer service. Her clients are people, not things. Divorce clients need more than a lawyer who can tear up a court room. They need an adviser, and a coach. Someone who can explain what is going to happen next. One client remarked; “She walked me through the entire process. She was so patient and informative. I am happy that she did.”
Meredith was born and raised in Las Vegas. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at American University in Washington, D.C., Meredith switched gears. She moved to San Diego to complete her law degree at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. Meredith is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada, and before the U.S. Federal District Court.
- Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2009
- B.S. in Biology at American University, 2003
- State Bar of Nevada, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Most memorable case to date? I represented an older Korean woman in a misdemeanor when I first started criminal practice. She was a volunteer bus driver for her church when she was involved in a car accident where the opposing driver died. At sentencing, after my argument, the entire congregation who came to court on her behalf stood up and clapped for me! It was embarrassing but made me feel like I was appreciated.
Do you have any hobbies? On a whim, I decided to enter a bodybuilding competition. It was more fun than I was expecting. After the first competition, I sort of got the bug and entered more. Now, most mornings are spent working out at the gym. It’s a great release, and a great place to think of my client’s case.
What are your top 3 favorite movies? Pretty Woman, because every girl loves a fairy tale. Something’s Gotta Give, so witty! Beaches, it’s a beautiful story of true friendship, and that is an attribute you can respect.
How did you meet your husband? We met in high school, and I wasn’t interested. Years later, the same friends who introduced us in high school had a party and invited us both. I still thought I wasn’t interested, but he was persistent! You have to admire that about quality about him.
There are lawyers, and then there are lawyers who are always there for you. One client posted review that stated, “Brittney is available 24/7 from the moment you retain her to the completion of your case.” Now, 24/7 might be a little exaggeration because lawyers need to sleep too. But, that is the general sentiment you hear from her clients.
Brittney gets a large percentage of her clients through recommendations from her past clients. This is because client’s feel she is accessible, knowledgeable, and competent. One recent client said, “I never doubted for one moment that my case and my son’s future wasn’t a main concern of hers…With Brittney on my side I knew I would win my divorce and custody trial. She is the best and simply awesome!”
This is no surprise. Brittney is excellent at winning divorce and custody trials. She’s also become a champion at speedy divorces. She has excellent mediation skills and possesses an amazing instinct for negotiating. When a new case starts, Brittney will focus on finding the leverage to settle the case amicably, quickly and in her client’s favor.
Brittney attended Santa Clara University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She continued on to earn her J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law in 2011. While in law school, she was awarded the Leon Panetta research fellowship, and served as an editor on the Journal of International Law. Brittney is licensed to practice law in both Nevada and California.
- Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2011
- B.A. in Communications from Santa Clara University in 2005
- State Bar of Nevada
- State Bar of California
What made you want to be a lawyer? My parents are kind of hippies, after the tsunami in 2004 they quit their jobs and moved to Thailand to do relief work. While there, they linked up with an organization that helped asylum seekers gain refugee status. I spent the summer in Bangkok with them writing appeals for these individuals. I worked alongside a team of international lawyers. I saw how effective their writing and knowledge was. The seed was planted, and I knew I wanted to be a lawyer after that.
Most memorable case? I represented a dad in a custody matter when the mom tried fleeing the country with child. What started as a modification of custody turned in to an international abduction case. The FBI got involved. When the mom and child landed in Israel, they were returned stateside. It was incredible to see the law and agencies working together to make this all happen.
Do you have any hobbies? I love basketball (both watching and playing). I was the president of the Law School Basketball Association. I set up scrimmages against our professors. All the students would come to watch. It was great.
What is an unusual skill or talent you have? I love to cook, always looking at creative ways to get my kids (and husband) to eat veggies. I will hide them in anything from smoothies to sauces to brownies.
What is your favorite country to visit? We’ll that is a tough question because I’ve visited a few dozen countries. I’ll break it down this way. The most unique country is Tibet. Most incredible people are from India and the Philippines. I would love to go back to Italy.
Director of First Impressions is not an easy position. It requires always being cheerful and helpful. No matter how bad a morning you’ve had, even if your home was just burglarized. That is our Adriana. The morning after her home was robbed, she was at the front desk answering the phone with a smile.
Adriana Rodriguez was born and raised here in Las Vegas. One of her fondest memories is the day she was accepted to Las Vegas’s Vocational Academy. Thousands apply, but only a small percentage are accepted. Her major was office technology and business accounting. She has taken similar college courses at CSN and hopes to graduate from UNLV.
Working at Wynn Casino, Adriana decided to pursue a new career. She joined Right Lawyers as a receptionist and excelled at everything thrown her way. Adriana quickly earned the opportunity to be a paralegal.
What are your fears? Heights. Anniversary dinner at top of Stratosphere was interesting.
Do you have any hobbies? Salsa dancing, catching 51’s baseball games, trying out new places downtown, and a little shopping here and there.
What is your favorite place to visit? Trunk Bay in Virgin Islands. Most beautiful place in the world.
What music are you listening to? Killers, Black Keys, Spice Girls. Ginger Spice is her girl.
It was lady’s night at Rockabillies, a now closed country bar on Boulder Highway. Rock saw Stacy country dancing and was determined to dance with her. It didn’t matter he was from Boston and never did a two-step in his life. Rock wouldn’t get a chance to dance with Stacy that night. But, persistence is his middle name (actually his middle name is Rock, and his first name is Michael). It would take several weeks to see Stacy again, and to convince her to dance. 25 years later and he is still dancing with that little cowgirl.
This persistence is a good trait to have for Rock’s position at Right Lawyers. He’s not a lawyer. At least not yet. He has one more semester of law school and then a big test called “the bar”. Rock is our case manager is most likely the first person you talk to when you call us. For the last ten years Rock has handled everything from paralegal duties, to marketing, to accounting at Right Lawyers.
Rock is a graduate from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Social Sciences. Prior to this degree he earned an associates in Avionics Technology while enlisted in the United States Air Force. Rock will be graduating with his law degree from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law in the Spring of 2019.
What is an odd skill you have? I can juggle and roller skate. But, not at the same time. I’ve been roller skating since I was a little kid. A few years ago, I taught myself how to juggle to help attract people to my kid’s lemonade stand. I was hoping juggling would bring them to their stand. It did.
Do you have a bucket list item? To visit every baseball park in America. Current stadiums visited is at 11. I’ve got some work to do.
What is your all-time favorite movie? Saving Private Ryan. Not even a close second. I have never been more moved by a movie in my life. I can’t imagine the courage those young boys had during that war. Just incredible, moving, and humbling.
Something quirky about you? Oh, my. I could give you a huge list. How about that I love the smell of brand new books. Sometimes I will go into a book store or library, open a book and smell the pages. That might be too quirky to have shared?