Nevada Attorney Homa Sayyar Woodrum, Esq.

In January of 2017, Homa started with the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division as the Attorney for the Rights of Older Persons and Persons With a Physical Disability, Intellectual Disability or a Related Condition and stopped taking private clients through Woodrum Law LLC. In August of 2019, she became a Deputy Attorney General with the State of Nevada Attorney General's Office. She represents the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy within the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Homa Woodrum, Esq.

Elder and Disability Rights Experience
(775) 684-1100 (office)

I have been licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada since October 2007 but have been a Nevada resident since 2000.

I have experience with civil litigation, bankruptcy, immigration, business formation, and contract disputes but a large portion of my practice focused on Elder Law and Guardianship at Woodrum Law LLC from 2014-2017. In January 2017 I was appointed by Governor Sandoval as the State's Elder Rights Attorney at the State of Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division. In May of 2017 the job description and title changed via legislative amendment (Assembly Bill 31) to include disability rights.

In August of 2019 I began serving the State of Nevada Attorney General's Office as a Deputy Attorney General in the Health and Human Services Unit

Guardianship

In 2017 I was named to the statewide Permanent Guardianship Commission via an order of the Nevada Supreme Court. On the commission I am able to marshal my experience litigating in guardianship cases on behalf of parties ranging from protected persons to objectors and guardians to public guardians. At ADSD my guardianship experience helps me assist in rights evaluation of cases to determine whether supported decision making alternatives can be facilitated, improper guardianships can be ended through appointment of counsel as mandated by statute, or referral to law enforcement is necessary for guardianships involving exploitation.

Self Determination

At the heart of our humanity is the concept of self determination. The field of elder and disability rights is no different, and yet there is a cultural tendency to substitute decision making for others. In 2019 Nevada became, via Assembly Bill 480, a "Supported Decision-Making State." NRS 162C now outlines how an individual can have their informal supports recognized and not used to claim incapacity as a result. Also in the 2019 session, Senate Bill 121 provided for a Power of Attorney for Dementia to address the barriers to nominating a healthcare agent for assistance with decisions in light of a dementia diagnosis. The form for the new power of attorney is outlined in NRS 162A. I enjoy doing outreach and education about the presumption of capacity and legal rights where I can be of assistance.