Our Lawyers

Andrew M. Cox

#7848 AndyAndrew M. Cox is a Founding Partner and practices primarily in estate planning, offering assistance with Trusts, Wills, Trust and Estate Administration, Probate and other wealth preservation matters. Mr. Cox publishes a Newsletter known as the Probate & Trust Review, and he has personally handled the tax and estate planning for many of Nevada’s wealthiest families.

Mr. Cox received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and his Law degree from Brigham Young University (Cum Laude) where he received the RIA/Maxwell McMillan Award as the outstanding student in taxation. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada and Utah. Mr. Cox is also a Certified Public Accountant, having previously practiced as a Senior Accountant with the international accounting firm of KPMG in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Cox is past Chairman of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada, and past member of the State Bar’s Consumer Protection Committee. Other affiliations include Member of the Board of Directors for the Tuacahn Center of the Arts, Professional Advisor to the UNLV Foundation where he received the Charitable Planner of the Year Award in 2001, the Nevada Community Foundation and the LDS Foundation. Mr Cox is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and the Tax, Probate and Trust Sections of the Nevada State Bar Association. Mr. Cox is frequently featured as a public speaker presenting seminars to professional associations and consumers on Trusts, Wills, Probate and Estate Taxation.

Douglas D. Gerrard

#7863 DougDouglas D. Gerrard is a Founding partner in the Firm and a resident of Henderson, Nevada. He was born in Salt Lake City, educated at Brigham Young University, University of Utah and the Brigham Young University College of Law where he was a presidential and a merit scholar. Mr. Gerrard is a member of the Nevada and Utah State Bar Associations, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Bar Association and the American Banking Institute, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Nevada Land Title Association. Mr. Gerrard is a featured speaker on panels and seminars on title and escrow liability, bankruptcy, municipal finance and lender liability. Mr. Gerrard has participated in the review of several Nevada general obligation and assessment bonds, and has broad experience in the area of real estate, corporate law and banking law. He has also served as a federal and private banking auditor where he reviewed bond underwriting, acquisition and warrant financing.

Jay R. Larsen

#7819 JayJay R. Larsen is a partner of the Firm and practices primarily in the area of estate planning, asset protection, business formation, and probate. Mr. Larsen received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Utah (Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree from Brigham Young University in 1992 (Magna Cum Laude). He went on to receive an L.L.M. in Taxation from the Washington School of Law, Washington Institute for Graduate Studies, and has been serving the estate, trust and asset preservation needs of clients for more than 24 years.

Mr. Larsen is a member of the Nevada and Utah Bar Associations, the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and the Tax, Probate and Trust Sections of the Nevada State Bar Association. Mr. Larsen also serves on the Planned Giving Committee for the Nevada State College. He enjoys serving the community through membership in the Rotary Club of Green Valley. He has authored the article “Avoiding Probate: Pitfalls and Perks,” Nevada Lawyer, Vol. 4, No. 3 (March 1996), as well as many articles for the Probate & Trust Review, the Firm’s newsletter, as well as articles for various continuing legal education publications. Mr. Larsen is a frequent speaker to private and public groups on Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Taxation and Wealth Preservation.

Gary C. Milne

#7888 GaryGary C. Milne is a partner of the Firm devoting the majority of his practice to real estate, construction, and commercial litigation. He has been licensed in Nevada since 1988 and in Utah since 1994. During that time, Mr. Milne has worked in both private practice and as in-house counsel in the Las Vegas, Nevada branch office of the Claims / Litigation Department of Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. In addition to traditional litigation, Mr. Milne has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution as both an advocate and an arbitrator. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University, Mr. Milne clerked for the Honorable Carl J. Christensen (retired), Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada. His Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications was obtained from Weber State University.

Richard D. Chatwin

#7830 RichRichard D. Chatwin is a partner with the law firm Gerrard Cox Larsen. He is a certified specialist with the State Bar of Nevada in Elder Law. He is also the sole Nevada representative of the Special Needs Alliance, a national invitation-only group of attorneys focusing on special needs issues. Mr. Chatwin is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney with the National Elder Law Foundation and works extensively with clients who need help with SSI, Medicaid, Veterans and other governmental benefits, as well as special needs planning, estate planning, guardianship, and probate matters.

Mr. Chatwin holds a Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brigham Young University.

While in law school, Mr. Chatwin served as a member of the Nevada Law Journal and worked as a legal extern for the civil division of the United States Attorneys Office. He also received a merit tuition scholarship, served as president of the Las Vegas student chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and earned two C.A.L.I. awards while there.

Mr. Chatwin is licensed to practice in Nevada and is a member of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been a resident of Clark County, Nevada since 1989.


“Adult Disabled Children, Mandatory Child Support and SSI Benefits: What Every Divorce Attorney Should Know,” Nevada Lawyer Magazine, December 2016

“Nevada Powers of Attorney: Fundamentals and Misconceptions,” Nevada Lawyer Magazine, July 2017


In re: Frei Irrevocable Trust, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 8 (released March 2, 2017)

John M. Langeveld

#7937 JohnJohn M. Langeveld is an associate with Gerrard Cox Larsen, where he concentrates primarily on business law, real estate, construction law, and commercial litigation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Finance from Brigham Young University, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oregon. While in law school, Mr. Langeveld served as a staff member of the Oregon Review of International Law Journal, and worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Darryl L. Larson (retired), Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene, Oregon.

Zahava M. Lieberman

Zahava M. Lieberman, Esq. is an associate attorney at Gerrard Cox Larsen where her current practice includes title, probate, and trust litigation. Zahava received her Juris Doctor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law; graduating with a concentration in Intellectual Property law. At Boyd, she served as President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and the Jewish Law Student Association. During law school, she interned for the UFC at Zuffa. Zahava gained valuable experience as an extern for the Honorable Judge Gloria M. Navarro, as Articles Editor for the Gaming Law Journal, and as a Research Assistant for the Wiener-Rogers Law Library. She earned a CALI Award for International Intellectual Property. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Before joining Gerrard Cox Larsen, Zahava practiced medical malpractice and personal injury law.

In her free time, Zahava enjoys reading, attending concerts, and reading some more.

Luke B. Smith

Luke B. Smith is an associate attorney at Gerrard Cox Larsen and practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and guardianship.