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Location: Carson City, NV


Chief Justice Mark Gibbons was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2002 and assumed the bench in January 2003. He became Chief Justice in January of 2008.

Justice Gibbons attended the University of California at Irvine and obtained his Bachelor's Degree. He continued his education at Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California and received his Juris Doctor in law. Justice Gibbons was involved in the private practice of law in Las Vegas, specializing in real estate related litigation, until his election to Department 7 of the Clark County District Court in November 1996.

In the six years Justice Gibbons was on the district court bench, he presided over 120 civil/criminal jury trials including thirteen murder cases. Justice Gibbons served as presiding judge of the civil division of the Clark County District Court in 1998. In 2001 Justice Gibbons was unanimously elected Chief Judge of the Clark County District Court. He supervised the thirty judges of the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions. He served as Chief Judge until he assumed his duties as a Supreme Court Justice.

As a justice, he was appointed chair of the Jury Improvement Implementation Committee, planning how to enact the recommendations of the Jury Improvement Commission. He also chairs the Specialty Court Funding Committee and the Senior Judge Program.


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