Brenoch Wirthlin

Volunteer of the Month – February 2024

Brenoch Wirthlin –  Hutchison & Steffen

Brenoch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brigham Young University and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law, having received a full-tuition scholarship to law school.  He is a partner at Hutchison & Steffen, focused on business and commercial litigation and construction law.  Having practiced law since 2006, Brenoch has a very wide range of experience litigating cases, from inception through successful appeals.

Brenoch grew up in Northern Nevada and has been in Las Vegas for twelve years.  He feels fortunate to be married to his beautiful wife and to be the parents of eight children. They enjoy hiking and camping in the Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada’s Mojave Desert.

Brenoch has been a volunteer with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada since 2012 when he took his first consumer civil case.  Brenoch has always aimed to have at least one pro bono case that he is handling.  He believes that Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada does a fantastic job of relaying cases that are in need of pro bono services and providing helpful mentors and assistance for attorneys who do pro bono work.  He stated that the staff at Legal Aid Center is excellent at with pro bono attorneys.

When we asked Brenoch why he does pro bono, he replied that pro bono work is some of the most fulfilling legal work he has ever done.  He said he feels it’s such a great opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to him and his family.  That so many individuals are very deserving of pro bono representation, especially children.  He said “no child in need of legal assistance should ever go without it”.

We asked him to share with us about a memorable client and how he was able to help.  He said he assisted a mother and her child in a case in which the mother was at risk of losing her parental rights.  The mother had been addicted to drugs and had been in prison, but managed to overcome her drug addictions after completing her prison sentence, and she was a great mom to her son.  He was able to assist in keeping her parental rights in place which made both her and her son extremely grateful and happy.  Brenoch said that the gratitude of her and her child were priceless.

Because of his commitment to pro bono, we honor Brenoch as our February Volunteer of the Month.  Brenoch’s compassion and dedication to those in need makes him the great pro bono attorney he is.