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Court History

YEAR

EVENT

1905

City of Las Vegas created and government organized.

1909

Clark County was created by legislative mandate, naming Las Vegas county seat. Clark County was made a part of the 4th Judicial District, composed of Elko, White Pine and Lincoln counties.

1910

4th Judicial District appointed George S. Brown Presiding Judge January 7, 1910.

1913

The 10th Judicial District was created, encompassing both Lincoln and Clark Counties. Charles Lee Horsey was appointed Presiding Judge.

1914

The original courthouse was erected on Third and Carson Avenue site.

1917

William E. Orr elected.

1929

8th Judicial District was created for both Lincoln and Clark counties, William E. Orr was named Presiding Judge.

1939

William E. Orr resigned his position on March 8, 1939. Roger Foley was appointed to fill the position on 3/9/39, with his term to expire upon the next election.

1941

George E. Marshall elected to the vacated position.

1945

Current 8th Judicial District was created, serving Clark County, only.

Dept. I
George E. Marshall appointed 7/2/45

Dept. II
Charles Lee Horsey appointed 7/2/45, resigned 10/10/45
Clifford A. Jones appointed 10/13/45

1946

Dept. I
George E. Marshall resigned 7/1/46
Frank McNamee appointed 7/11/46

Dept. II
Clifford A. Jones resigned 4/1/46
Albert Scott Henderson appointed 4/16/46

1953

Dept II
Albert Scott Henderson resigned Department II 9/9/53. Upon resignation of A. S. Henderson, a new act became effective, creating a third judicial department.
Albert Scott Henderson was then re-appointed to vacated position 9/9/53.

Dept III
Ryland G. Taylor appointed 9/9/53

1958

Dept. I
Frank McNamee resigned 12/15/58
David Zenoff appointed 12/23/58

1959

Dept. III
Ryland G. Taylor, deceased 3/17/59
John C. Mowbray appointed 3/23/59

1960

Dept. II
A. S. Henderson resigned 10/31/60
William P. Compton elected 11/60

1965

Dept. I
David Zenoff resigned 4/14/65
Clarence Sundean appointed 4/15/65

Dept. V
David Zenoff appointed 4/15/65

1966

Dept. I
David Zenoff elected to Supreme Court
Clarence Sundean elected

Dept. II
William Compton elected

Dept. V
John F. Mendoza elected

Dept. VI
Howard W. Babcock elected

1967

Dept. III
John Mowbray elected to Supreme Court, resigns 10/1/67
Alvin N. Wartmen appointed 10/1/67

Dept VI
Howard W. Babcock appointed 7/1/67

1969

Dept. III
Alvin N. Wartman resigned 10/14/69
Taylor G. Wines appointed 10/14/69

1970

Dept. III
Taylor G. Wines resigned 1/15/70
William Morse appointed 1/18/70

1971

Dept. III
William Morse resigned
Joseph Pavlikowski elected

Dept. VII
Carl J. Christensen appointed 7/1/71

Dept. VIII
Michael Wendell appointed 7/1/71

Dept. IX
Leonard Gang appointed 7/1/71

1972

Dept. X
James D. Santini appointed 7/1/72

1974

Dept. IX
Leonard I. Gang resigned 1/6/74
Keith C. Hayes appointed 1/7/74

Dept. X
James Santini resigned 3/8/74
Paul S. Goldman appointed 3/12/74

1975

Dept. I
Clarence Sundean unseated
J. Charles Thompson elected

Dept. II
William P. Compton unseated
James Brennan elected

Dept. XI
Addeliar D. Guy appointed 7/1/75

Dept. XII
Robert Legakes appointed

1979

Dept. IX
Keith C. Hayes deceased 11/27/79

1980

Dept. IX
Stephen L. Huffaker appointed 2/22/80

1983

Dept. XIII
Thomas F. Foley assumed office 1/3/83

Dept. XIV
Donald M. Mosley assumed office 1/3/83

Dept. XV
Miriam Shearing assumed office 1/3/83

Dept. XVI
John S. McGroarty assumed office 1/3/83

1984

Dept. XII
Robert G. Legakes resigned 4/15/84
Myron E. Leavitt appointed to Department XII

1985

Dept. IV
Thomas J. O'Donnell deceased 3/26/85
Earl W. White appointed 6/25/85

1986

Dept. VI
Howard W. Babcock deceased
Robert E. Rose appointed

1988

Dept. X
Paul S. Goldman terminated
Jack Lehman appointed

1989

Dept. II
James Brennan resigned
Nancy Becker appointed

Dept. VI
Robert E. Rose elected to Supreme Court
Joseph Bonaventure appointed

1991

Dept. IV
Earl W. White unseated
Gerard J. Bongiovanni elected

Dept. V
John F. Mendoza unseated
Jeffrey D. Sobel elected

Dept. VIII
Michael J. Wendell resigned
Lee A. Gates appointed

1993

Family Court was established

Dept. A (Family)
Terrance Marren elected

Dept. B (Family)
Gloria Sanchez elected

Dept. C (Family)
Steven E. Jones elected

Dept. D (Family)
Gerald W. Hardcastle elected

Dept. E (Family)
Frances Ann Fine elected

Dept. F (Family)
Robert Gaston elected

Dept. VII
Carl J. Christensen resigned
A. William Maupin appointed

Dept. XIII
Thomas A. Foley deceased
Don P. Chairez appointed

Dept. XV
Miriam Shearing elected to Supreme Court
Sally L. Loehrer appointed

1995

Dept. I
J. Charles Thompson resigned
Eugene T. Porter appointed

1996

Dept. G (Family)
Cynthia Diane Steel elected

Dept. H (Family)
Gary L. Redmon elected

Dept. IV
Gerard J. Bongiovanni resigned
Kathy A. Hardcastle elected

Dept. VII
William Maupin elected to Supreme Court
Mark Gibbons elected

Dept XI
Addeliar Guy retired
Michael Douglas appointed

1998

Dept A
Terrance Marren retired
William O. Voy appointed

Dept E
Francis Ann Fine - Removed from Bench
Robert Lueck elected

Dept XIII
Don P. Chairez resigned
Mark R. Denton elected

Dept II
Nancy Becker elected to Supreme Court

Dept XII
Myron E. Leavitt elected to Supreme Court

Dept XVII
Michael A. Cherry elected

Dept XVIII
Nancy M. Saitta elected

Dept XIX
Gary L. Redmon elected

1999

Docket numbers discontinued

Dept II
Valorie J. Vega appointed

Dept. H
T. Arthur Ritchie appointed

Dept III
Joseph S. Pavlikowski retired
Ron Parraguirre, appointed

Dept XII
James C. Mahan appointed

2000 Court releases first Judicial Case Activity Report detailing case activity

Depts. I,J,K established
2001 James C. Mahan appointed to the Federal Bench

Dept. I
Cheryl B. Moss elected

Dept. J
Lisa M. Brown elected

Dept. K
N. Anthony Del Vecchio elected
2002 Stephen L. Huffaker retired

Gene T. Porter and Jack Lehman recognized as Judges of the Year by the Nevada District Judges Association

Dept XII
Michelle Leavitt appointed

Dept IX
Jennifer Togliatti appointed

Dept. L established
2003 Dept. V
Jackie Glass elected

Dept. VII
Stewart Bell elected

Dept. XX
David Wall elected

Dept. XXI
Valerie Adair elected

Dept. L
Jennifer Elliott elected
2004

Dept. I
Kenneth Cory appointed

Dept. XI
Elizabeth Gonzalez appointed

Dept E
Sandra L. Pomrenze elected

Dept F
Stefany A. Miley elected

2005

Dept. III
Douglas Herndon appointed

2006

Dept. XXII established
James Bixler elected

Dept. XXIII established
Susan Johnson elected

Dept. XXIV established
Elizabeth Halverson elected

Dept. M established
Bill Potter elected

2007

Dept. XVII
Michael Villani appointed

Dept. XVIII
David Barker appointed

2008

Dept. VIII
Lee Gates retired
Douglas E. Smith elected

Dept. XV
Sally Loehrer retired
Abbi Silver elected

Dept. XXIII
Elizabeth Halverson removed
Stefany A. Miley elected

Dept. XXV established
Kathleen Delaney elected

Dept. E
Sandra L. Pomrenze elected to Dept. P
Charles Hoskin appointed

Dept. F
Stefany A. Miley elected to Dept. XXIII
William Gonzalez appointed

Dept. J
Kenneth Pollack elected

Dept. K
N. Anthony Del Vecchio removed
Cynthia Giuliani elected

Dept. N established
Matthew Harter elected

Dept. O established
Frank P. Sullivan elected

Dept. P established
Sandra L. Pomrenze elected

Dept. Q established
Bryce C. Duckworth elected

Dept. R established
Bill Henderson elected

 

 

Judicial Tenure by Department

DEPT

JUDGE

TENURE

I

Kenneth C. Cory
Eugene T. Porter
J. Charles Thompson
Clarence Sundean
David Zenoff
Frank McNamee
George E. Marshall
Roger Foley
William E. Orr
Charles Lee Horsey
Errol James L. Taber
Charles S. Brown

2004 - Present
1995 - 2003
1975 - 1995
1965 - 1975
1958 - 1965
1946 - 1958
1941 - 1946
1939 - 1941
1919 - 1939
1915 - 1919
1911 - 1915
1910 - 1911

II

Valorie J. Vega
Nancy A. Becker
James Brennan
William P. Compton
Albert Scott Henderson
Clifford A. Jones
Charles Lee Horsey

1999 - Present
1989 - 1998
1975 - 1989
1960 - 1975
1946 - 1960
1945 - 1946
1945 - 1945

III

Douglas Herndon
Ron Parraguirre
Joseph S. Pavlikowski
William Morse
Taylor Wines
Alvin Wartman
John Mowbray
Ryland G. Taylor

2005 - Present
1999 - 2004
1971 - 1999
1970 - 1971
1969 - 1970
1967 - 1969
1959 - 1967
1953 - 1959

IV

Kathy A. Hardcastle
Gerard J. Bongiovanni
Earle W. White
Thomas J. O'Donnell
George E. Marshall

1997 - Present
1991 - 1996
1985 - 1991
1967 - 1985
1959 - 1967

V

Carolyn Ellsworth
Jackie Glass
Jeffrey D. Sobel
John F.Mendoza

2011 - Present
2003 - 2011
1991 - 2002
1967 - 1991

VI

Elissa Cadish
Joseph T. Bonaventure
Robert E. Rose
Howard W. Babcock

2007 - Present
1989 - 2006
1986 - 1989
1967 - 1986

VII

Linda Marie Bell
Stewart Bell
Mark Gibbons
A. William Maupin
Carl J. Christensen

2009 - Present
2003 - 2008
1997 - 2002
1993 - 1996
1971 - 1993

VIII

Douglas E. Smith
Lee A. Gates
Michael J. Wendell

2009 - Present
1991 - 2008
1971 - 1991

IX

Jennifer P. Togliatti
Stephen L. Huffaker
Keith C. Hayes
Leonard I. Gang

2002 - Present
1979 - 2002
1974 - 1979
1971 - 1974

X

Jessie Walsh
Jack Lehman
Paul S. Goldman
James Santini

2003 - Present
1988 - 2002
1974 - 1988
1972 - 1974

XI

Elizabeth Gonzalez
Michael L. Douglas
Addeliar D. Guy

2004 - Present
1996 - 2004
1975 - 1996

XII

Michelle Leavitt
James C. Mahan
Myron E. Leavitt
Robert G. Legakes

2002 - Present
1999 - 2001
1984 - 1998
1978 - 1984

XIII

Mark R. Denton
Don P. Chairez
Thomas A. Foley

1999 - Present
1993 - 1998
1983 - 1993

XIV

Donald M. Mosley

1983 - Present

XV

Abbi Silver
Sally L. Loehrer
Miriam Shearing

2009 - Present
1993 - 2008
1983 - 1993

XVI

Timothy C. Williams
John S. McGroarty

2006 - Present
1983 - 2006

XVII

Michael Villani
Michael A. Cherry

2007 - Present
1999 - 2006

XVIII

David Barker
Nancy M. Saitta

2007 - Present
1999 - 2006

XIX

Allan R. Earl
Gary L. Redmon

2000 - Present
1999 - 2000

XX

Jerome T. Tao
David R. Wall

2011 - Present
2003 - Present

XXI

Valerie Adair
2003 - Present

XXII

Susan Johnson

2007 - Present

XXIII

Stefany A. Miley
Elizabeth Halverson
2009 - Present
2007 - 2008

XXIV

James Bixler

2007 - Present

XXV

Kathleen Delaney
2009 - Present

XXVI

Gloria J. Sturman
2011 - Present

XXVII

Nancy L. Allf
2011 - Present

XXVIII

Ronald J. Israel
2011 - Present

XXIX

Susan W. Scann
2011 - Present

XXX

Jerry A Wiese II
2011 - Present

XXXI

Joanna S. Kishner
2011 - Present

XXXII

Rob Bare
2011- Present

A

William O. Voy
Terrance A. Marren

1998 - Present
1993 - 1998

B

Gloria Sanchez

1993 - Present

C

Steven E. Jones

1993 - Present

D

Robert Teuton
Gerald W. Hardcastle

2008 - Present
1993 - 2008

E

Charles J. Hoskin
Sandra Pomrenze
Robert Lueck
Francis Ann Fine

2009 - Present
2005 - 2008
1999 - 2004
1993 - 1998

F

William B. Gonzalez
Stefany Miley
Robert Gaston

2009 - Present
2005 - 2008
1993 - 2004

G

Cynthia Dianne Steel

1997 - Present

H

T. Arthur Ritchie, Jr.
Gary L. Redmon

  1999 - Present
1997 - 1999

I

Cheryl B. Moss

2000 - Present

J

Kenneth Pollock
Lisa M. Brown

2009 - Present
2000 - 2008

K

Cynthia Guiliani
N. Anthony Del Vecchio

2009 - Present
2000 - 2008

L

Jennifer Elliot

2004 - Present

M

Bill Potter

  2007 - Present

N

Matthew Harter
2009-Present

O

Frank P. Sullivan
2009-Present

P

Sandra L. Pomrenze
2009-Present

Q

Bryce C. Duckworth
2009-Present

R

Bill Henderson
2009-Present
 

Juvenile

Cynthia D. Steel
Gerald W. Hardcastle
Robert Gaston
Gerald W. Hardcastle
Terrance P. Marren
Gerald W. Hardcastle
Miriam Shearing
John S. McGroarty
Miriam Shearing
John F. Mendoza

2008 - Present   
12/00 - 2008
1999  - 12/00
10/97  - 1998
1997 - 10/97
1994  - 1997
1990  - 1994
1983  - 1989
1982  - 1983
1982

 

 

 

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