Attorney Profiles

Stacy Rocheleau, Las Vegas Divorce AttorneyStacy Rocheleau

Asked her biggest challenge to date and Stacy will point to raising three teenage daughters.  Studying for bar exams, orchestrating divorce trials, handling depositions, or arguing with other lawyers pales in comparison to mediating disputes over daughters borrowing shoes or makeup without asking.

Stacy is the founder and managing partner of Right Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada. For over a decade Stacy has been one of the top divorce attorneys in the area. Her ability to negotiate disputes and knack for uncovering important issues has been key to her success as a divorce attorney and mother.

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.

Personal Insights

How long have you been married?  25 years.  We 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.

Favorite movie?  The Hunger Games, or La La Land.

A proud moment from your childhood? Winning my 6th grade spelling bee with the word “coincidentally”.

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 much 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 prepare for every possible situation or scenario. I want to have thought out every question that can be asked, and every answer  that can be given.

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Meredith Weiner, Las Vegas Divorce AttorneyMeredith Weiner

What does a divorce attorney do for fun? They go to criminal court to work on misdemeanors and felonies. Meredith started out practicing primarily in criminal defense, although her practice areas expanded to include personal injury, and business law. Eventually Meredith’s exclusive focus was divorce and custody. Now Meredith only goes to criminal court for fun.

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

Personal Insights

Do you have any hobbies? On a whim, I decided to enter a bodybuilding competition. It was more fun that 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.

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 hard to find.

How did you meet your husband? We met in high school, and I wanted nothing to do with him. Years later, the same friends who introduced us in high school had a party and invited us both. I still wanted nothing to do with him, but he was persistent!

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.

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Philip Spradling, Las Vegas Divorce AttorneyPhilip Spradling

What does someone with a master’s degree in philosophy and degree in physics do when searching for a new career?  They enter law school of course. Having completed both degrees and dirtying his hands with a half dozen careers (philosophy teacher, condensed matter researcher, and restaurant manager) Philip decided law school was the answer.

Attending UNLV Boyd School of Law, Philip was sure to participate in as many areas of law as possible.  This exposure led him to family law. It was an exciting area because regular people need personal assistance.  Philip wasn’t as excited helping corporation X dissolve from corporate Y than helping regular people with legal problems. Philip is admitted to practice law before all District Courts in the State of Nevada.

One of the funnier stories explaining Philip’s personality comes from third grade.  For extra work his teacher asked him to hand write words and their definitions from a dictionary.  Philip’s excitement from learning new words was so contagious, soon the whole class was following suit. Imagine a class of third graders excited about the dictionary.

Personal Insights

Do you have any hobbies?  Ballroom dancing, and hiking.

You are ballroom dancer.  What are your favorite dances?  Standard dances like the Foxtrot,  Tango or Quickstep.

Who would you be, Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader?  Luke.  I like fighting for the good side.

Who is your favorite philosopher? Ludwig Wittgenstein; “If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

What is the equation for Newton’s first law of motion? F = MA.  F being force, M being mass, A being acceleration.  All that from an apple falling off a tree.

Most Memorable Case? During a recent divorce we discovered a pre-nuptial document where the husband agreed to give the wife 400 gold coins if there was  a divorce.  The couple were married in Iran under Sharia Law. This document is commonplace and similar to western culture dowry’s.   We didn’t get the coins because the document couldn’t be authenticated.  But, I was excited for being able to dig deep enough to find it.  This one document turned the case around.

What Makes You a Good Divorce Attorney? My background is philosophy and physics which is founded on logic.  So, I feel my logic skills keep me out of the emotional fights you can get caught into with the opposing attorneys.  These quarrels rarely benefit the client and prolong the case.  Divorce is 80% emotion and 20% logic.  Courts only care about the logic.  If I get caught up in the emotion, I never see the logic.

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Brittney Perkins, Las Vegas Divorce AttorneyBrittney Salvatore-Perkins

Brittney has the unique ability to help people feel comfortable during very stressful and emotional times. She enjoys using these skills to help her clients. This ability is perfect for being a top divorce attorney. Divorce or child custody matters are often emotional and stressful, and Brittney is perfect at easing those emotions, and guiding clients through the legal process.

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.

Personal Insights

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 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? This is a tough question! I’ll break it down this way. Most unique country is Tibet. Most incredible people are from India, and Philippines. I would love to go back to Italy

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 Dad in a custody matter and 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 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.

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Adriana Rodriguez, Las Vegas Divorce Attorney ParalegalAdriana Rodriguez

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.

Personal Insights

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.

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Rock Rocheleau, Las Vegas Divorce Attorney AdministratorRock Rocheleau

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 year 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. He if finishing his law degree at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.

Personal Insights

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?