Gloria M. Petroni grew up on a farm in Yerington, Nevada. She is the daughter of an Italian immigrant father with a third grade education who came to the United States when he was sixteen years of age. Without the ability to order a meal at a diner because he knew no English, it was his focus and determination to make a good life for himself and his family in the United States that he passed onto his children.
Today Ms. Petroni is an expert divorce attorney. She is the first lawyer in her family and takes her mission of providing excellent representation based upon trust and respect seriously as she works for her clients day after day. A native Nevadan, she raised her three adult children and is proud to be a member of our community.

Prior to practicing here in northern Nevada, Ms. Petroni practiced in California for about six months in the area of corporate tax. Ms. Petroni enjoys finding solutions for her clients. Her approach is to discuss their goals after providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework and available options. Every client is entitled to dignity and support from their law firm and from their lawyer and to know that he or she is in a safe place where their confidential financial matters are protected in the highest regard. Ms. Petroni offers her clients exceptional representation and comfort in knowing their situation is being addressed.

Petroni Law Group functions as a team so that you are never alone once you have engaged our firm. We give you honest answers with thoughtful solutions for your individual needs and with regard to your goals. Petroni Law Group is on the cutting edge of all pertinent information helpful to you in assessing your options in Reno Divorce, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration. Having law practice systems in place and a highly trained staff means better qualify legal services and a more reasonable cost.

Ms. Petroni’s legal skill set along with her experience and passion will give you an advantage and confidence in having her in your corner.  Ms. Petroni is a State Bar of Nevada Certified Family Law Specialist. She is in the top echelon of family law attorneys in experience, tested legal knowledge, continuing education and practice requirements. This specialization means that divorces that are not complex can be easily and inexpensively resolved by Ms. Petroni, as can complex divorces involving high levels of emotion and complex issues such as tracing of separate property, and valuation of businesses and other assets including where both spouses wish to remain in the business.

Outside of her practice, she enjoys outdoor sports such as wake boarding, skiing, golfing and hiking and is likely to be open to any new travel or outdoor adventure.  Ms. Petroni regularly engages a business coach who helps her find better ways to systemize her practice so that everything is done with the highest level of attention to detail and leaves nothing to chance. She is also involved in Entrepreneurs Organization of Reno Tahoe which is an organization dedicated to better business practices.

Admitted to Bar

  • Nevada 1978
  • Florida 1979
  • California 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1981


  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada Probate Association
  • State Bar of Nevada Family Law
  • Northern Nevada Collaborative Divorce
  • Nevada Women Lawyers Association
  • Nevada Estate Planning Council


  • University of Nevada – B.A., 1973
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific – J.D., 1978
  • University of Miami – LL.M. in Taxation, 1979
  • Family Law Mediation Certification
  • Collaborative Law Certification