About Kerstan

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Kerstan D. Hubbs

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Kerstan D. Hubbs, Esquire, has lived with her family in southern Nevada since 1999. Prior to this, she resided in Reno, Nevada where she attended school and ultimately graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996 with a dual degree in Biology and Spanish. She was accepted into the Master of Science program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2000 where she furthered her studies in Biological Sciences. She graduated with her Master of Science in 2002. In 2009, Kerstan graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law with her Juris Doctor.

For more than five years, Kerstan worked in the environmental and planning departments of power and water utility companies in Las Vegas, and then over five years practicing commercial and corporate law in-house for an international distribution company. She has grown her practice overtime and has enjoyed learning to serve both Southern and Northern Nevada clients with a diverse array of needs.

Statement of Values

At Essential Legal Services, there are three fundamental values that guide her practice of law:  First the maxim or ethic of reciprocity, otherwise known as “the golden rule,” Kerstan's clients will always be treated in this fashion, second effectively listening to her clients, the best way to understand what her client’s needs are, is to listen, and lastly, there is no legal service or client that is too small.

Sandra Day O’Connor stated, “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.” Kerstan has found this statement to ring true in every facet of her life, especially throughout her career in law and science.

Kerstan's Approach to Law

Finding resolutions or solutions for my clients is at the center of my approach to practicing law. It does not benefit the client to only be told that they cannot do something, but rather to provide them with the means to obtain their objective in spite of the many legal obstacles that might be in their way. Clients typically need to get things done; it is my job to meet this end.

Another cornerstone of my approach is the fact that I truly see myself as a public interest lawyer serving my private interest clients. This means serving my client ethically and honestly, which means at times telling them frankly what they may not want to hear. This frankness comes with my respect toward the law and the oath that I took the day I obtained my license to practice as an attorney at law.

Lastly, yet most importantly, I always attempt to empathize with my client’s situation.  Individual clients have real feelings, fears, passions, and beliefs. I respect them and enjoy working with a diverse clientele base as their intricacies and individuality not only provides me with a wealth of legal experiences, but my clients help me grow as person and professional over time.

Education

  • Juris Doctor   William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009)
  • Society of Advocates, National Moot Court Participant (2008); Ranked 8/32 (2007/2008)
  • M.S. Biology  University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2002)
  • B.S. Biology  University of Nevada, Reno (1997)
  • B.A. Spanish University of Nevada, Reno (1997)

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Nevada State Bar - 11816
  • Association of Corporate Counsel – Nevada Chapter (2015)
  • Pro Bono Attorney – Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • State of Nevada Wildlife Commissioner (General Public) (2015-2017)

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