Marianne Y. Denton is a third-generation Nevada lawyer. Her grandfather, Ralph L. Denton, worked as an attorney in Las Vegas for six decades and did much to help shape Nevada Law. He fought for the civil rights and taught that being an attorney was not about money, but the good of the client.
Marianne’s father, Mark R. Denton, followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from Georgetown University Law School in 1976. When Mark returned to Las Vegas later that year, “Denton and Denton” opened for business. Mark is fond of saying that, while he learned the law from law school, he learned to be a lawyer from his father. Father and son practiced together for more than twenty years, before Mark became an Eighth Judicial District Court Judge in 1998.
Soon after Mark’s election, Marianne’s mother, Alice, decided it was her time to try her hand at the family craft. Alice was accepted to the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, where she was a member of the school’s inaugural class. Upon graduation, she was lucky enough to become Ralph’s new pupil, and soon became a master in her field.
While Marianne was attending undergraduate school at UNLV, she would often stop by the law office to study in the little filing room, or visit with family. Marianne fondly remembers her grandfather and mother proudly introducing her to satisfied clients, and she realized the good she could do as an attorney. To that end, Marianne pursued a law degree at the Boyd School of Law at UNLV. She graduated in 2011. Afterwards, she clerked for Judge Robert W. Teuton, where she was taught the finer points of family law and – with so many cases, involving so much emotion – the value of kindness. Marianne’s clerkship ended in August of 2012, and she was hired as an associate of Craig P. Kenny & Associates thereafter.
Marianne is a member of the State Bar of Nevada. She enjoys skiing and spending time with her family.
Email Marianne at email@example.com