Principal, Associates and Of Counsel

Brian J. Steinberg, Esq.

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University of Arizona – Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy Major, graduated with distinction.

University of Southern California – Masters of Health Administration

Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor

Brian is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. Brian worked in healthcare law and insurance defense before starting Steinberg Law Group as a specialty family law firm in 1996. He was drawn to family law for many reasons. Recognizing that many people have been through divorce, custody and other family matters, Brian also found that there is a diversity of family law that is unlike any other area of practice. A self-proclaimed child advocate, Brian views cases involving children to be of utmost importance. “It is not always a happy business,” Brian remarks about family law, “however, we do what we can to make our clients’ lives and circumstances better so they can move on with their lives.” Brian is a highly experienced and successful litigator, including many highly complex cases. Brian brought and won the Nevada Supreme Court case of Rivero v. Rivero which is now a landmark family law case cited in nearly all custody cases litigated in Nevada.

  • Jewish Federation Young Leadership – 1996
  • Clark County Bar Association Community Service Committee
  • Paternity Role Play Mediation Training – Alternative Solutions, 2005
  • Divorce with Children Role Play Mediation Training – Alternative Solutions, 2005
  • The Basics of Collaborative Divorce – Collaborative Divorce Trainings, 2005
  • Tough Moments in Mediation Training – Collaborative Divorce Trainings, 2005
  • Children & Divorce Mediation Training – Collaborative Divorce Trainings, 2006
  • ACR Approved Divorce & Family Mediation Training – Peninsula Mediation & ADR
  • Domestic Violence Training – Peninsula Training & ADR
  • Mediation with High Conflict Couples and Family Mediation Role Play Workshop – Peninsula Mediation & ADR

Danielle Dawson, Esq.

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Snow College– Associate of Science, graduated with Honors.

Weber State University– Bachelor of Science, Psychology Major, PreLaw Minor

William S. Boyd, School of Law– Juris Doctor

Danielle Dawson was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada and graduated Foothill High School with honors in 2004. Five short years later, in December of 2009, Danielle graduated William S. Boyd, School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with her Juris Doctor Degree. Danielle went on to be admitted to the Nevada State Bar in April of 2010. Currently, Danielle is a member of the Nevada State Bar Association, and member of the Family Law Section of the Nevada State Bar Association.

Danielle realized her love of the law at an early age. Throughout high school, Danielle worked as a file clerk and subsequently a receptionist for local law firms. She thereafter went on to graduate college with a minor in Pre-Law. After being admitted to the bar in 2010, as one of the youngest attorneys in the state, Danielle practiced primarily in the areas of Family Law and Appeals. Almost immediately, Danielle learned the importance of practicing in these areas and realized the emotional rewards that accompany assisting families through some of the most trying times they will encounter. Since this time, Danielle has focused her practice almost solely on Family Law.

Pete Benenati, P.C.


Pete Benenati is the principal of Benenati Law Firm, P.C., which represents individuals, corporations, and closely held family businesses. Mr. Benenati earned a B.A from Queens College and received his J.D. degree from Syracuse University and LL.M. degree in Taxation from New York University.

Mr. Benenati is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arkansas, Nevada and New York and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Benenati Law Firm has represented local, national and international family and business interests with values ranging from $1.0 million to in excess of $100 million for over 20 years. The firm specializes in asset protection, mergers and acquisitions, and business formation, structure and tax consequences, as well as franchise and trademark.

The Benenati Law Firm supports many local organizations and Mr. Benenati has served on several local boards and committees.