Managing partner at Schwartzer and McPherson Law Firm, Jeanette M. McPherson provides representation to debtors, creditors, trustees, and receivers.  Ms. McPherson also represents parties in civil litigation matters.

Certifications and licensing

Jeanette M. McPherson is certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. She is a member in good standing with the following legal licensing boards:

Professional memberships

  • The American Bankruptcy Institute The Clark County Bar Association The American Bar Association International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Contributing Editor, Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (1993-present) Contributing Editor and Publications Committee Member for the State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Lawyer (1998) Executive Committee member, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (2000-2003)


  • The Capital University, B.A. (1987)
  • The Capital University, J.D. (1990)

Professional experience

  • Former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Waldron, Ret. United States Bankruptcy Judge
  • Former extern to the Honorable Guy Cole, former United States Bankruptcy Judge

Awards & accolades

  • AV® Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • Super Lawyers in Nevada
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Ranked among the top 40 women lawyers in the Mountain States region by Super Lawyers since 2007

Recent publications

  • 'Section 525: The Anti-Discrimination Provision' (Norton, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 1993-present)
  • 'Prepetition Settlement Agreement Extinguishes Nondischargeable Claim' (Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, June 2002)
  • 'Striking Out On Your Own' (Communique, 2002)
  • 'Basics of Automatic Stay' (Nevada Lawyer, August 2004)

Recent Seminars

  • 'Bankruptcy Remedies' (The Seminar Group, 2003)
  • 'Bankruptcy Strategies to Attempt to Minimize the Impact on Creditors' (CLE International, 2000)