Contact:  (775) 688-3007, shusbands@woodburnandwedge.com

Scott H. Husbands is an associate at Woodburn and Wedge and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of family law, domestic relations and property rights.  Mr. Husbands has been practicing law since 2007 representing clients in a variety of matters including family law, domestic relations and property rights and has substantial courtroom experience including trial experience.  His family law and domestic relations expertise involves divorce and post-divorce issues, adoption, child custody, establishment of paternity, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and guardianships.

 

Mr. Husbands has a depth and breadth of experience to effectively assist each of his clients.  Through his experience and diverse legal knowledge, Mr. Husbands helps his clients to fully understand all of the legal issues they face and to comprehend all of their options and avenues of relief.  While Mr. Husbands believes that an early resolution of any dispute is always the goal, he understands that no two matters are the same and that in some cases, litigation is a useful means to an end.  Through his prior business law experience, summarized below under Other Relevant Experience, involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, Mr. Husbands has a unique ability to comprehend and dissect complicated marital estates and property issues.  When necessary and appropriate, he has the extensive experience, skill set and confidence to aggressively pursue his clients’ goals with a strategy tailored to each client’s individual circumstances and needs. 

 

In addition to his substantial legal experience, Mr. Husbands has a demonstrated track record of leadership among his peers.  As an undergraduate at Penn State, Mr. Husbands served as an elected member of Penn State’s Student Senate.  In law school, Mr. Husbands served as student body president of the law school and was a member of the Gonzaga Law Review.  Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Husbands was elected by his peers to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for the Washington Young Lawyers Division.

 

Mr. Husbands is married to a fourth generation native Nevadan and moved to Nevada in 2013 with his wife and their first-born son to be closer to family and enjoy all that Northern Nevada has to offer.  Mr. Husbands and his wife now have two cherished little boys with whom they spend as much time as possible.  Outside of spending time with his wife and two boys, Mr. Husbands is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cooking and spending time with friends.

 

Prior to joining Woodburn and Wedge, Mr. Husbands owned and operated a small legal practice for four years in Ely, Nevada.  As part of that practice, Mr. Husbands worked on matters involving family law and domestic relations matters, property issues and lifetime and post-death transfers of property.  Before moving to Nevada, Mr. Husbands worked for some of the nation’s most respected law firms with a practice focused on business law and commercial transactions.

 

Prior to graduation from Penn State, Mr. Husbands worked for a summer as a legislative intern for the late U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. 

Mr. Husbands has worked in various capacities in the legal industry since 1998 and brings his broad experience to bear for each of his clients at Woodburn and Wedge.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), Gonzaga University School of Law, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1998

HONORS AND AWARDS

Law School

  • Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
  • President, Student Bar Association
  • Finalist, 2006 Gonzaga Linden Cup Moot Court Competition
  • Gonzaga Law School Competition Team, 2006 National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Dean's Academic Honors List (Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards - Highest Grade in Class (Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing III, Employment Discrimination)

Undergraduate

  • Dean's List (Four of Eight Semesters)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa - Honorary National Leadership Society
  • Recipient of 1999 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown and Gold Circle Awards
  • Elected member, Undergraduate Student Senate
  • Literary Editor, La Vie of the Pennsylvania State University

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Nevada, 2016
  • State Bar of Washington, Inactive
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ely Shoshone Tribal Court
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Court

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of Nevada State Bar
  • Family Law and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mr. Husbands is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Sparks.  In addition to being a Rotarian, Mr. Husbands is a volunteer for the Family Law Lawyer in the Library Series organized by the Washoe County Courts.  He also frequently attends and participates in periodic meetings of Washoe County family law attorneys and judges.

Mr. Husbands previously served on the Board of Directors for the Learning Bridge Charter School in Ely, Nevada.  From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Husbands served as the Chair of the Board.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • "Sweat the Small Stuff... and a Handful of Other Tips to Help You Make a Positive Impression Early in Your Career,” ABA Young Lawyers Division 101 Practice Series, 2008-2009.
  • “Corporate Minutes:  Best Practices Create Best Evidence Part I - Regulatory Framework,” LexisNexis Expert Commentary, Co-Author, Sept. 2008. 
  • “Corporate Minutes:  Best Practices Create Best Evidence Part II - The Art of Preparing Minutes,” LexisNexis Expert Commentary, Co-Author, Sept. 2008.
  • “Cost-Effective Improvements in Governance: Enhancing Communications Among Board Committees,” 16 Corporate Governance Advisor 1, Jan./Feb. 2008.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business and Commercial

Family Law & Domestic Relations

  • Family Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • General Family Practice
  • Guardianships
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption