The Team

Attorney

Ernest Adler

Ernest ("Ernie") Adler has been a member of the Nevada State Bar for 43 years. He has a diverse background including:
  • Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Attorney General's Criminal Division
  • Partner in Kilpatrick, Johnston and Adler
  • Tribal Judge
  • State Assemblyman representing Carson City District 40
  • State Senator, Capitol Senate District
  • Legislative Lobbyist for an electrical worker's union, a major non-profit corporation and a housing authority

Awards:
  • Outstanding contribution to Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Outstanding contribution to Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 2005 Access to Justice Award presented by the Nevada Supreme Court
Ernest Adler
Ernest Adler
Ernest Adler
Attorney

Ernest Adler

Ernest ("Ernie") Adler has been a member of the Nevada State Bar for 43 years. He has a diverse background including:
  • Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Attorney General's Criminal Division
  • Partner in Kilpatrick, Johnston and Adler
  • Tribal Judge
  • State Assemblyman representing Carson City District 40
  • State Senator, Capitol Senate District
  • Legislative Lobbyist for an electrical worker's union, a major non-profit corporation and a housing authority

Awards:
  • Outstanding contribution to Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Outstanding contribution to Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 2005 Access to Justice Award presented by the Nevada Supreme Court
Attorney

Ernest Adler

Ernest ("Ernie") Adler has been a member of the Nevada State Bar for 43 years. He has a diverse background including:
  • Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Attorney General's Criminal Division
  • Partner in Kilpatrick, Johnston and Adler
  • Tribal Judge
  • State Assemblyman representing Carson City District 40
  • State Senator, Capitol Senate District
  • Legislative Lobbyist for an electrical worker's union, a major non-profit corporation and a housing authority

Awards:
  • Outstanding contribution to Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Outstanding contribution to Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 2005 Access to Justice Award presented by the Nevada Supreme Court
Silvia Villanueva
Attorney

Silvia Villanueva

Silvia is a native Nevadan and licensed to practice law in Nevada and the District of Columbia. She has worked on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, labor unions, firefighters, teachers, and Americans with disabilities. She has helped shape local, state and federal law on issues related to economic development, education, workforce development, transportation, infrastructure, renewable energy, casino gaming, and super-priority liens. Silvia's experience also includes representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, defending clients in breach of contract claims brought by credit card and financial services companies, and representing State of Nevada employees in grievance hearings in front of Nevada's Employee-Management Committee. She also sits as a member of the Reno Planning Commission.

She has represented clients in district court in general civil litigation matters and matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and state employment practices under NRS 613. Silvia helped her client blaze new trails by successfully petitioning Nevada’s Employee-Management Relations Board (EMRB) for designation as the Exclusive Bargaining Representative for State employed Non-Supervisory, Category I Peace Officers pursuant to SB 135 of Nevada’s 80th Legislative Session. Silvia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2014.

Memberships
  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member
  • Nevada Latino Bar Association, Member
Silvia Villanueva
Silvia Villanueva
Attorney

Silvia Villanueva

Silvia is a native Nevadan and licensed to practice law in Nevada and the District of Columbia. She has worked on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, labor unions, firefighters, teachers, and Americans with disabilities. She has helped shape local, state and federal law on issues related to economic development, education, workforce development, transportation, infrastructure, renewable energy, casino gaming, and super-priority liens. Silvia's experience also includes representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, defending clients in breach of contract claims brought by credit card and financial services companies, and representing State of Nevada employees in grievance hearings in front of Nevada's Employee-Management Committee. She also sits as a member of the Reno Planning Commission.

She has represented clients in district court in general civil litigation matters and matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and state employment practices under NRS 613. Silvia helped her client blaze new trails by successfully petitioning Nevada’s Employee-Management Relations Board (EMRB) for designation as the Exclusive Bargaining Representative for State employed Non-Supervisory, Category I Peace Officers pursuant to SB 135 of Nevada’s 80th Legislative Session. Silvia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2014.

Memberships
  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member
  • Nevada Latino Bar Association, Member
Denisa Gogelescu
Legal Assistant

Denisa Gogelescu

Denisa grew up in a small, mining city in Romania (often referred to as the "Dracula" region) where she completed her studies. Denisa is a Law School graduate who chose to broaden her horizons on another continent. While in law school, Denisa was an active member of the European Law Students Association and an intern for the Court of Appeal and City Hall.

After law school, Denisa moved to Lake Tahoe where she decided to continue her education at Truckee Meadows Community College ("TMCC"). While at TMCC Denisa obtained her Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies. After graduation, Denisa worked as an intern for Nevada Legal Services.

Denisa is bilingual in English and Romanian. 

Natalie Parker
Natalie Parker
Natalie Parker
Legal Assistant

Denisa Gogelescu

Denisa grew up in a small, mining city in Romania (often referred to as the "Dracula" region) where she completed her studies. Denisa is a Law School graduate who chose to broaden her horizons on another continent. While in law school, Denisa was an active member of the European Law Students Association and an intern for the Court of Appeal and City Hall.

After law school, Denisa moved to Lake Tahoe where she decided to continue her education at Truckee Meadows Community College ("TMCC"). While at TMCC Denisa obtained her Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies. After graduation, Denisa worked as an intern for Nevada Legal Services.

Denisa is bilingual in English and Romanian. 
Natasha Kiernan
Paralegal

Natasha Kiernan

Natasha is a senior paralegal with Adler & Villanueva, LLC and has more than two decades of experience in the legal profession. After Natasha obtained her Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies, she spent several years working in Reno as a litigation paralegal assisting with general business disputes, plaintiff wage and hour claims, and employment and labor matters. Currently, Natasha helps manage the firm’s probate, estate planning, bankruptcy, guardianship, and personal injury practice.
Natasha Kiernan
Natasha Kiernan
Paralegal

Natasha Kiernan

Natasha is a senior paralegal with Adler & Villanueva, LLC and has more than two decades of experience in the legal profession. After Natasha obtained her Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies, she spent several years working in Reno as a litigation paralegal assisting with general business disputes, plaintiff wage and hour claims, and employment and labor matters. Currently, Natasha helps manage the firm’s probate, estate planning, bankruptcy, guardianship, and personal injury practice.
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Contact Us
Location
204 N. Minnesota
Suite A
Carson City , NV 89703
Business Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sat & Sun
The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.

Communication of information by, in, to or through this website and your receipt or use of it (1) is not provided in the course of and does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, and (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. You should not act upon any such information without first seeking qualified professional counsel on your specific matter. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon website communications or declarations.

You also should not rely upon the transmission of an e-mail message to an attorney through this website to create an attorney-client relationship. The transmission or exchange of information will not do so. Whether you are a new or existing client of the firm, Adler & Villanueva, LLC cannot represent you on any new matter until the firm has made a determination that there is no conflict of interest and that it is willing and otherwise able to accept the new engagement. Unless and until Adler & Villanueva, LLC has informed you in writing that it is willing and able to accept your new matter, do not send the firm any information or documents that you consider private or confidential.
Alder & Villanueva LLC Logo
Contact Us
Location
204 N. Minnesota
Suite A
Carson City , NV 89703
Business Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sat & Sun
The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.

Communication of information by, in, to or through this website and your receipt or use of it (1) is not provided in the course of and does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, and (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. You should not act upon any such information without first seeking qualified professional counsel on your specific matter. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon website communications or declarations.

You also should not rely upon the transmission of an e-mail message to an attorney through this website to create an attorney-client relationship. The transmission or exchange of information will not do so. Whether you are a new or existing client of the firm, Adler & Villanueva, LLC cannot represent you on any new matter until the firm has made a determination that there is no conflict of interest and that it is willing and otherwise able to accept the new engagement. Unless and until Adler & Villanueva, LLC has informed you in writing that it is willing and able to accept your new matter, do not send the firm any information or documents that you consider private or confidential.