Gayle A. Kern

Born in Reno, Nevada, September 5, 1959; Gayle Kern was admitted to bar 1984, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; 1987, California.

Education

  • University of Oregon (B.A., 1981)
  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 1984-1986

Positions

  • Past President, Washoe County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of California
  • Northern Nevada Women Lawyer’s Association
  • Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Bruce R. Thompson Inns of Court, Barrister, 1994-1997
  • Nevada Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Community Associations Institute, Legislative Action Committee
  • Nevada State Bar Real Estate Section, Sub-Committee for Common-Interest Communities

Practice Areas

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Defense

Karen M. Ayarbe

Born in Elko, Nevada, October 29, 1962; admitted to bar 1988, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno (B.A. 1985)
  • University of Colorado Law School
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (J.D. 1988)

Member

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Board Member Committee to Aid Abused Women

Practice Areas

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Defense