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GINA M. CORENA

Founding Member & Managing Partner 

Gina M. Corena is a distinguished lawyer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ranked in the “Top 40 under 40” in 2017, Ms. Corena is a leading attorney in the fields of personal injury and bankruptcy. With ten years of professional experience, she is a founding member and managing partner of The Law Offices of Gina Corena, PLLC.

 

Ms. Corena always loved helping people, and that drove her decision to apply to law school. As she tells it, it was the potential of making a difference in people’s live that has inspired her choice of specialty:

 

“In personal injury law, I have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and help them turn bad circumstances around. And in Nevada in particular, I have been able to make a significant difference in the field of bankruptcy, because the downturn in the economy hit families particularly hard here.”

 

Ms. Corena earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007 and passed the Nevada Bar that same year. Before opening up her current firm she represented creditors and insurance companies in general commercial, construction defect, bankruptcy, and personal injury matters, giving her important experience and a diverse perspective that serves her well in her current role.

 

Since its founding, Ms. Corena has established her firm on a platform of excellent customer service and meticulous attention to detail and has achieved spectacular results on behalf of her clients time and time again as a result.

 

In the area of personal injury, she focuses on motor vehicle accidents, helping victims deal with medical bills and lost wages. Her background as an insurance defense attorney helps Ms. Corena understand the inner workings of insurance companies and their defense strategies, giving her an insider’s perspective when advocating for her personal injury clients’ rights. She is dedicated to providing clients top-notch service and maintaining her reputation as an industry expert, and as such attends numerous seminars on topics ranging from medical treatment to litigation strategy.

 

Within bankruptcy, Ms. Corena focuses her practice on clients affected by the downturn in the Las Vegas real estate market. She deals with Chapter 11, 13, and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. With over ten years of experience working for creditors, Ms. Corena is able to help her clients navigate through the legal intricacies of bankruptcy with ease. Though she has developed strategies that satisfy all parties with limited litigation, she also has the litigation skills necessary to fight for her clients’ interests in the courtroom in more complicated situations.

 

“In the Ninth Circuit, there is something called the Absolute Priority Rule in Chapter 11 cases, which states that creditors must be paid off before shareholders. I represent mostly individuals in bankruptcy proceedings, so I’m currently paying attention to how changes within the application of the Absolute Priority Rule affect individuals.”

 

In the decade since starting her legal career, Ms. Corena has established a reputation as a skilled and passionate client advocate. Looking ahead, she envisions a bright future in the years to come and hopes to try at least five cases per year.

Detailed Career Information

Education & Certification

+ Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2007)

+ Loyola University, New Orleans (Bachelor’s, 2003)

+ AdmissionsNevada

Professional Memberships

+ Nevada Justice Association

+ American Trial Lawyers

+ Nevada Trial Lawyer Association

+ Clark County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

+ Top 40 Under 40 – American Society of Legal Advocates (2017)

+ Ten Best Attorneys in Nevada due to Exceptional and Outstanding client service

GINA M. CORENA

Founding Member & Managing Partner The Law Offices of Gina Corena, PLLC

Gina M. Corena is a distinguished lawyer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ranked in the “Top 40 under 40” in 2017, Ms. Corena is a leading attorney in the fields of personal injury and bankruptcy. With ten years of professional experience, she is a founding member and managing partner of The Law Offices of Gina Corena, PLLC.

 

Ms. Corena always loved helping people, and that drove her decision to apply to law school. As she tells it, it was the potential of making a difference in people’s live that has inspired her choice of specialty:

 

“In personal injury law, I have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and help them turn bad circumstances around. And in Nevada in particular, I have been able to make a significant difference in the field of bankruptcy, because the downturn in the economy hit families particularly hard here.”

 

Ms. Corena earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007 and passed the Nevada Bar that same year. Before opening up her current firm she represented creditors and insurance companies in general commercial, construction defect, bankruptcy, and personal injury matters, giving her important experience and a diverse perspective that serves her well in her current role.

 

Since its founding, Ms. Corena has established her firm on a platform of excellent customer service and meticulous attention to detail and has achieved spectacular results on behalf of her clients time and time again as a result.

 

In the area of personal injury, she focuses on motor vehicle accidents, helping victims deal with medical bills and lost wages. Her background as an insurance defense attorney helps Ms. Corena understand the inner workings of insurance companies and their defense strategies, giving her an insider’s perspective when advocating for her personal injury clients’ rights. She is dedicated to providing clients top-notch service and maintaining her reputation as an industry expert, and as such attends numerous seminars on topics ranging from medical treatment to litigation strategy.

 

Within bankruptcy, Ms. Corena focuses her practice on clients affected by the downturn in the Las Vegas real estate market. She deals with Chapter 11, 13, and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. With over ten years of experience working for creditors, Ms. Corena is able to help her clients navigate through the legal intricacies of bankruptcy with ease. Though she has developed strategies that satisfy all parties with limited litigation, she also has the litigation skills necessary to fight for her clients’ interests in the courtroom in more complicated situations.

 

“In the Ninth Circuit, there is something called the Absolute Priority Rule in Chapter 11 cases, which states that creditors must be paid off before shareholders. I represent mostly individuals in bankruptcy proceedings, so I’m currently paying attention to how changes within the application of the Absolute Priority Rule affect individuals.”

 

In the decade since starting her legal career, Ms. Corena has established a reputation as a skilled and passionate client advocate. Looking ahead, she envisions a bright future in the years to come and hopes to try at least five cases per year.

Detailed Career Information

 

Education & Certification

+ Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2007)

+ Loyola University, New Orleans (Bachelor’s, 2003)

+ AdmissionsNevada

 

Professional Memberships

+ Nevada Justice Association

+ American Trial Lawyers

+ Nevada Trial Lawyer Association

+ Clark County Bar Association

 

Awards & Honors

+ Top 40 Under 40 – American Society of Legal Advocates (2017)

+ Ten Best Attorneys in Nevada due to Exceptional and Outstanding client service

DANIELLE C. MILLER

Danielle C. Miller, Esq. is a senior associate at Gina Corena Law Offices. Prior to joining the firm, Danielle worked for a large insurance defense firm practicing primarily in the area of insurance bad faith. Before that, Danielle worked for a boutique law firm practicing in the areas of business litigation and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy.

 

Danielle was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Having grown up with a father serving in the United States Air Force, Danielle spent most of her early years traveling throughout the United States, as well as overseas to Hawaii, Guam, Japan, South Korea, and her mother’s home country of Panama. All of which exposed her to an array of different backgrounds and cultures.

 

Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While attending law school, Danielle clerked for the Criminal Appellate Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. While there, she handled numerous criminal appeals and had the honor of arguing before the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

 

Danielle is licensed to practice in Nevada and is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and Clark County Bar Association. When not helping clients with their personal injury claims, Danielle enjoys working out, cooking, traveling, shopping, watching football (go Broncos!), playing with her dog, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Education

+ University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, B.A.

+ University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D.

Practice Admissions

+ State Bar of Nevada – 2004

+ U.S. District Court – District of Nevada – 2004

Professional Associations & Memberships

+ Nevada Justice Association

+ Clark County Bar Association

KRISTA J. NIELSON

Krista J. Nielson has significant experience in civil litigation and bankruptcy law and, prior to representing consumers, represented national banking institutions, mortgage servicers and insurance companies. During this time, she obtained numerous favorable verdicts for her clients, both as plaintiff and defendant. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2002, Ms. Nielson went on to obtain an M.A. from Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Kraków, Poland and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

 

​During her time in law school, Ms. Nielson was an Executive Editor of the Canada-United States Law Journal and a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and City of Cleveland Law Department. As a law student, Ms. Nielson also received the Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein Enviromental Law Fellowship, a CALI award for the highest grade in firearms regulation law, and was a member of the Dean’s List.

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