Gloria Petroni grew up on a farm in Yerington, Nevada, the daughter of an Italian immigrant father with a third grade education who came to the U.S. when he was sixteen.   He could not  order a meal at a diner because he knew no English, but it was his focus and determination to make a good life for himself and his family in  the United States.  Ms. Petroni was the first lawyer in her family and takes her mission of providing excellent representation based upon trust and respect.

Now, Gloria Petroni is an expert divorce attorney in Reno with three grown children. Prior to practicing in Reno, Ms. Petroni practiced in California for about six months in the area of family law, probate, estate planning and bankruptcy.  In her leisure time, 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 has a business coach who helps her find better ways to systemize her practice so that everything is done the right way with nothing to chance and is also involved in Entrepreneurs Organization which is an organization dedicated to better business practices.  Having law practice systems in place and a highly trained staff means better qualify legal services and a more reasonable cost.

Ms. Petroni enjoys finding solutions for her clients by discussing their goals after giving them a legal framework and their options. Every client is entitled to dignity and support from their law firm, and to know that he or she is in a safe place where their confidential financial matters are protected in the highest manner.

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. We are on the cutting edge of all information that will be helpful to you in assessing your options in Reno Divorce, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration.   Her legal skill set along with her intelligence and passion will give you an advantage in any case you have Ms. Petroni on your side.  Ms. Petroni is a State Bar of Nevada Certified Family Law Specialist which means that she is in the top echelon of family law attorneys in experience, tested legal knowledge and continuing education and practice requirements.  Her specialization certificate means that divorces that are not complex can be easily and inexpensively handled by Ms. Petroni, as well as the 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.

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 Trust and Probate
  • State Bar of Nevada Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 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