Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month – September 2017
Kimberly P. Stein of Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson
Kimberly Stein is a Shareholder at Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson. She practices primarily in the areas of securities law, gaming law, intellectual property, civil litigation and corporate law. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance and her MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her law degree from Boston University School of Law. Kimberly has been practicing law for over 13 years. She was the Chief of Enforcement to the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State, Securities Division. She has also worked with numerous state and federal agencies, including the SEC, FBI, Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Since January, Kimberly has accepted 9 new pro bono cases through Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She assisted these clients with a copyright infringement matter. With Kimberly’s assistance the clients were able to get full dismissals and no payments or settlements to be made.
When we asked Kimberly why she does pro bono work, she responded that she does it to help people who cannot afford to be helped. Kimberly said, “If I could, I would be a full-time pro-bono attorney, which was my dream, but my finances say otherwise.” Although she is not able to be a full time pro bono attorney she is happy to work for a firm that is a supporter of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She explained that every attorney at the firm has at one time accepted a pro bono matter from Legal Aid Center. The firm gives their associates full credit for each hour billed to a pro bono matter as if it were billed to a paying client. She mentioned that the firm is privileged to have one of their attorneys chosen as Legal Aid Centers 2015 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, and they look forward to continuing the firm’s commitment to the pro bono effort in Southern Nevada for many years to come.
For her commitment to representing low-income clients, we honor Kimberly Stein as the September Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.