About the Historical Mark Twain Office Building

Brothers Orion and Samuel Clemens came to the territory of Nevada in 1861. Orion became the first Secretary of the Territory. Sam became Mark Twain, according to one story, while residing in Carson City and submitting stories to the Territorial Enterprise.

Orion, an attorney by profession, built the house for his family in 1862. The upstairs front room was reserved for Sam, a.k.a., Mark Twain.



The law office is a father/daughter business.

Julian C. Smith, Jr.

Julian has an extensive background in agricultural, mineral, ranching, real estate, estate planning and personal injury. Julian came to Nevada in 1961 fresh out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California. He earned his law degree at the University of Utah School of Law and returned to Nevada in 1971.

Joylyn Harmer

Joylyn practices primarily in personal injury, corporate counseling, contracts, land, water and mineral rights. Joylyn attended the University of Nevada-Reno. She received her law degree from University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana in 1991.


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