ABWA’s Reno Tahoe Express Network invites you to attend:
When: Thursday, 1/23/2019
What: Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Lunch and Program: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Advance payment required. Ticket sales end Tuesday, 1/21/2020 at 5 p.m. Use links above to pre-purchase your ticket.
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Brief Business Meeting
Presenter: Marilyn D. York
Topic: What leads a woman to represent men in divorce and how does the public embrace or reject her for doing so?
Marilyn York, local Men’s Rights Divorce Attorney will share her inside story about why she chose to represent men in divorce, what inspired her edgy commercials, what it took to get and stay here and what the public has to say about her niche law practice.
About Marilyn D. York
As the sole owner of the Exclusive Family Law Office known as Attorney Marilyn D. York,
Inc., Marilyn’s firm specializes in representing men in their divorce, custody and all family law
battles. Marilyn is a certified Family Law Specialist by the Nevada State Bar. After 3 years of
working for other law firms, including two very elite Beverly Hills family law firms to the Stars,
Marilyn started her own firm in 2001 with just one part-time employee. Today, 17 years later,
her firm has 4 attorneys, 3 paralegals, and 3 business staff employees, and is one of the largest
exclusive family law firm in Northern Nevada.
Marilyn has been a member of the California Bar since 1998 and the Nevada Bar since 1999.
She graduated from the accelerated two-year SCALE program at Southwestern University
School of Law in Los Angeles when she was just 22 years old; started college at UNR when she
was 16; and, graduated with her BA in English from UNR, when she was 20. While going to
college full time and working for a local law firm, she obtained her paralegal certification on
weekends UNR when she was 17. She worked locally as a paralegal in the area of family law
Marilyn chose her career because of her passion for families, children and relationships. Marilyn
focuses on representing men because they are crucial to the upbringing of their children and yet
they are disadvantaged, disfavored and under-represented in family court. Despite the emphasis
of her practice, Marilyn has deep compassion for all “underdogs” including women and children
in need. She fulfills that passion through her work as Board President for the local charitable
housing program for homeless young women, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, or NYEP.
In the past several years, Marilyn and her firm have donated tens of thousands of dollars to the
following worthy local non-profits: NYEP, Good Shepherd Clothing Shelter, Children’s
Cabinet, Rotary, the Discovery Museum, the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Res-
Que, the Nevada Humane Society and well as many local donations to individual people and
animals in need through Go Fund Me.
Marilyn believes that charity takes more than donations, and she personally handles up to four
pro bono family law cases at any given time, often for the disabled.
Marilyn was featured as a “Rising Star” in the National Super Lawyers publication in 2008 and a
Nevada Top 20 Under 40 Award recipient in 2010. Marilyn is also a proud member of the
Prospectors Club. Marilyn regularly speaks publically, and makes local and sometimes National
radio and television appearances. She was featured in the box office film Divorce Inc., recently
made an appearance on Tosh.O, and has been a featured expert in several nationally published
books on the topic of Divorce.