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Staff Profiles


Steve Brazelton


Steve is a native of Los Angeles. He graduated with multiple honors from Loyola Marymount University in 1990 and Southwestern University School of Law in 1994, where he was the Articles Editor for the Southwestern Journal of International Law. In law school he clerked for a NAFTA Arbitration Panel and interned for the world’s largest law firm, Baker & McKenzie, in Mexico. After beginning his career at Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle in Los Angeles, Steve moved to Reno to work as Assistant General Counsel to Super Shops, Inc., an auto parts manufacturer and retailer. He opened Brazelton Law Firm in 1999.

Steve is an avid skier, mountain biker and hiker. He is fluent in Spanish and loves to eat street tacos and surf in Mexico. He has two teenage daughters with Nathalie Huynh.

Nathalie Huynh


Nathalie is a native of Saigon, Vietnam; she emigrated to Los Angeles at age seven. Nathalie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College in 1990 and Cum Laude from Southwestern University School of Law in 1994. She began her career in Los Angeles with a New York law firm, and moved to Reno in 1995, where she worked on litigation matters at Lionel Sawyer & Collins. In 1999, she joined Brazelton Law firm as Of Counsel, where she consults on litigation strategies and prepares legal briefs. Nathalie is a successful litigator; her work on behalf of death row inmates overturned two death sentences.

Nathalie loves to knit and weave, as well as care for three small dogs.


Debra McKean

Debra graduated from Glassboro State College (Rowan University) with a degree in Law and Justice. She has worked for the Brazelton Law Firm since 2000 as an Office Manager and Litigation Paralegal. Previously she owned her own catering business and worked as a User Analyst for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner newspapers.