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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."  - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Dawn M. Papaeliou attended the University of Nevada-Reno where she completed her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine. She was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships, most notably the Edwin L. Wiegand Scholarship, Pete and Antonia Claudianos Scholarship, and the Ted and Ruth Ede Memorial Scholarship. In May 1996, she was awarded the Soroptimist International of Reno Award as best female student at the university. Ms. Papaeliou graduated with high honors in May 1997. Despite being accepted for admission in the veterinary medicine program at various universities including Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, she prepared for a career within the legal profession. 

In 1999, Ms. Papaeliou was admitted to the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She graduated with a Juris Doctorate in May 2002.  Ms. Papaeliou passed the State Bar Exam on her first attempt and was admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada in December 2002.   

Dawn Papaeliou first gained experience representing debtors in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies while working for a local general litigation firm in 2003.  Due to her interest in bankruptcy law, she joined the office of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Yvette Weinstein. Ms. Papaeliou assisted the trustee until December 2005, in the administration of chapter 7 bankruptcy estates, liquidation of assets, and distribution of estate funds to creditors.

Ms. Papaeliou operated the Law Office of D. M. Papaeliou, P.C., in 2006, until she joined the Department of Justice Office of the United States Trustee in Reno, Nevada, in July 2006, as a Paralegal Specialist.  She investigated the eligibility of debtors in chapter 7 cases and ensured compliance with the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Dawn Papaeliou also provided oversight of the administration of chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees and monitored chapter 11 reorganizations in the Reno area.    

In late May 2007, Ms. Papaeliou returned to the Las Vegas area as debtor's counsel.  Today, Ms. Papaeliou continues her volunteer work in the Las Vegas community and her dedication to debtors' issues. 

Ms. Papaeliou opened the Law Office of Dawn Papaeliou, P.C., to offer the Las Vegas community an alternative to the local bankruptcy mills.  At the Law Office of Dawn Papaeliou, P.C., cases are handled directly by the attorney at every stage of the process.  This Firm does not employ paralegals or legal assistants so clients deal directly with the attorney throughout the process. 

Ms. Papaeliou, having watched friends and family members wrestle with and agonize over financial problems, easily empathizes with clients.  For this reason, the Firm's sole purpose is to help individuals experiencing financial difficulty obtain a fresh start through chapter 7 and chapter 13 relief.  This Firm was built on a commitment to pro-active representation because filing for bankruptcy should not be stressful. 

This Firm has successfully represented hundreds of debtors in bankruptcy.  The Firm is committed to helping every client obtain a fresh start and a secure financial future.  The Law Office of Dawn Papaeliou, P.C., does not dabble in other areas of the law and restricts its practice to bankruptcy matters.  Furthermore, this Firm has a limited caseload to ensure that every case gets the full attention it deserves.  

With over a decade of bankruptcy expertise and being experienced in the operations of the local Chapter 7 panel trustees, Chapter 13 trustees, and the Office of the United States Trustee, Ms. Papaeliou has the skills necessary to guide debtors through the treacherous waters of the bankruptcy process.  Ms. Papaeliou applies her knowledge of the inner workings of the entire bankruptcy system for each and every client of the Firm.  This Firm can handle all of your chapter 7 or chapter 13 needs.

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                                             1489 W. Warm Springs Road, Ste. 110

                                                       Henderson, Nevada 89014
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