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When we find ourselves in court, we need to trust that the judge is knowledgeable, experienced and fair.


  • Served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Michael L. Douglas

  • Served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Lee Gates

  • Represented the indigent accused as a Clark County Public Defender

  • Conducted 61 felony trials (24 involving potential life sentences), and countless misdemeanor trials 

  • Appointed by Mayor Oscar Goodman to serve as an Alternate Judge in the Las Vegas Municipal Courts 

  • Appointed by Clark County Commissioners to serve as a Judge pro tem for The North Las Vegas Justice Courts 

  • Member of Committee Advising Clark County Commissioners on Modifications to Coroner’s Inquest Process


  • E.W. Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

      Graduated w/ Diploma 1990, Attended August 1987 through May 1999


  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

      Graduated w/ Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Economics; Attended August 1992 through May 1996


  • Washington and Lee University Law School – J.D., May 1999

       Washington and Lee University Law School 

  • 1998 Mock Trial Semifinalist;

  • Case Note Writer – Race and Ethnic Ancestry Law Journal; 

  • Match Secretary W&L Law Rugby

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