Bonnie G. Mahan was born in Mendocino County, California and moved to Reno at age 1. She attended the ASUN Preschool for three years when it was located on the UNR campus while her mother attended college and then later graduated from UNR in 1996, making her a member of the exclusive club of students who attended UNR both as a preschooler and as an undergraduate. (To her knowledge, there is no such club, but there should be.) In the years between pre-school and college, Bonnie lived in Tacoma, Washington and then Dallas Texas for nearly a decade, where she graduated from The Hockaday School. She attended community college at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach, CA before finally returning to Reno in the early 1990’s, graduating UNR in 1996 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English.
Bonnie attended the University of Idaho College of Law as a Nevada WICHE Scholar, where she earned her J.D. degree, later being admitted to the Nevada Bar in 2000. She began her legal career at Hardy & Associates and then opened her own law firm in 2002, Bonnie G. Mahan, Esq., Ltd. Bonnie’s been practicing family law for nearly 20 years now and takes great pride in being a “port in the storm” for those experiencing the trauma and upheaval that often accompany major changes in the family dynamic. Among other things, Bonnie has navigated clients through divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, post divorce modifications, adoption, legal guardianship, temporary and extended protection orders, pre-nuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements, co-habitant cases and domestic partnerships.
Bonnie enjoys karaoke and has a great devotion to animals (especially dogs and wild horses), and she supports various charities in helping furry creatures of all kinds. She’s a former president of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity and lives in Reno with her husband and two canine children, Angus and Bella. She loves the Reno / Tahoe area for its jaw dropping natural beauty, friendly people and minimal traffic. Bonnie is excited to bring her years of family law experience to Joey Gilbert Law and its team of caring and hard working professionals.