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					    JANUARY 2009                                             NEVADA LAWYER
	




    MEET
                   DISTRICT COURT

                                         Jim Wilson
                                         (District 1, Department 2)
                                         Judge Jim Wilson has practiced law for 28




    YOUR
                                         years – 21 of those as a solo practitioner.
                                         He served as District Attorney from
                                         1983 to 1986. Wilson graduated from
                                         the University of the Pacific, McGeorge
                                         School of Law in 1981. He received his




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                                         Bachelor of Science from the College of
                                         Business Administration, University of
                                         Nevada, Reno, in 1977.


                                          Linda Gardner
                                          (District 2, Department 14 –



     DISTRICT
                                          Family Division)
                                          Judge Linda Gardner is a Nevada native
                                          who served for five years as the Washoe
                                          County Family Court Master. Prior to
                                          this, Gardner held various positions with
                                          the Washoe County District Attorney’s
                                          Office, including Deputy District
                                          Attorney (Child Protective Services Unit)
                                          and Deputy District Attorney (Domestic
                   Violence Unit). While in private practice, Gardner focused on
                   the areas of family law and bankruptcy. Gardner graduated from
                   the University of Nevada, Reno and received her law degree
                   from the University of California, Davis School of Law.


                                       William Rogers
                                       (District 3, Department 3)
                                       Judge William Rogers has been a judge
                                       for more than seven years. He served two
                                       terms as a judge in Dayton Justice Court.
                                       Rogers was also elected and served twice
                                       as Lyon County District Attorney. Rogers
                                       received a Bachelor of Arts in political
                                       science & economics from Northeastern
                                       Illinois State University and received his
                   law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.


                                         Michael Montero
                                         (District 6, Department 2)
                                         Judge Michael Montero is a Nevada
                                         native. After his father’s death, Montero
                                         took over as president of the family
                                         ranching operation in Humboldt County,
                                         the Pine Forest Land & Stock Co., Inc.
                                         He has served as a member of the board
                                         of directors of the Nevada Cattlemen’s


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Association, as State Committee Chairman of the U.S.                                         Kathleen E. Delaney
Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and is a                                     (District 8, Department 25)
past president of the Humboldt County Farm Bureau. Montero                                   Judge Kathleen E. Delaney is a Las
graduated from Oregon State University and received his law                                  Vegas native. She graduated from the
degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.                                           Colorado College, and received her Juris
                                                                                             Doctorate from the University of North
                                                                                             Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following law
                       Linda Marie Bell                                                      school, she practiced as an attorney in
                       (District 8, Department 7)                                            California, specializing in labor and
                       Judge Linda Bell grew up in Nevada                                    litigation. She returned to Las Vegas in
                       and graduated from the University of                                  1992 as the assistant general counsel for
                       Nevada, Reno, with honors, majoring in        The Mirage Casino-Hotel. She worked for Mirage Resorts, Inc.
                       psychology. She received her law degree       for nine years. Since 2001, she has served as a Deputy Attorney
                       from the University of San Diego School       General in the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer
                       of Law. After graduation, Bell went to        Protection, handling civil, criminal and administrative cases.
                       work for a Las Vegas law firm where
                       she specialized in writing briefs for
                       complex medical cases. Over the years,
and with a move to a larger firm, she was able to branch into        FAMILY DIVISION
other practice areas including family law, civil, criminal and
juvenile delinquency, and dependency cases. She has worked in                                Kenneth E. Pollock
the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the past six years.                                 (District 8, Department J)
                                                                                             Judge Kenneth E. Pollock received his
                                                                                             Bachelor of Arts from the University of
                      Doug Smith                                                             California, San Diego, and his law degree
                      (District 8, Department 8)                                             from University of San Diego School
                      Judge Doug Smith has been a judge in                                   of Law. While practicing law with
                      Clark County for 15 years. Before his                                  Pollock & Associates, he represented
                      election to the bench, he worked as a                                  both individuals and corporations in
                      prosecutor and defense attorney. He                                    many types of cases. He served as an
                      is dedicated to defending the rights of                                Alternate Municipal Judge for the Las
                      senior citizens and serves on the board        Vegas Municipal Court and as a Senior Attorney/Judge in the
                      of directors of the Senior Citizen Law         Trial by Peers program. Pollock is a founding member of the
                      Project. Smith received his undergraduate      Los Angeles Family Law Indigent Paternity Panel (FLIPP).
                      degree from Brigham Young University           FLIPP is a group of attorneys who assist low-income families
and his law degree from Whittier College School of Law.              in resolving paternity and child support issues.


                       Stefany Miley                                                       Cynthia N. Giuliani
                       (District 8, Department 23)                                         (District 8, Department K)
                       Judge Stefany A. Miley was born and                                 Judge Cynthia N. Giuliani has practiced
                       raised in Austin, Texas. Miley graduated                            law in Clark County for more than 13
                       from Texas A&M University. She                                      years, focusing on the areas of divorce,
                       received her law degree from California                             custody, guardianship, support cases,
                       Western School of Law in San Diego.                                 adoption, parental rights and dissolution
                       As part of her studies, Miley clerked for                           of marriage matters. Giuliani graduated
                       Judge Nancy C. Oesterle, Justice Court,                             from University of California, Santa
                       Las Vegas Township. Following this                                  Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts. She
                       clerkship, Miley started her legal career                           received her law degree from the City
in Las Vegas, practicing in the areas of civil litigation, probate   University of New York Law School. She is licensed to practice
and estate litigation, family law, criminal law and juvenile         law in both Nevada and New York.
law. In 2004, Miley was elected District Court Judge, Family
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     MEET YOUR NEW JUDgES                                       CONTINUED FROM PAgE 9


                          Mathew Harter                                                             Bryce Duckworth
                          (District 8, Department N)                                                (District 8, Department Q)
                          Judge Mathew Harter is a native                                           Judge Bryce Duckworth has been
                          Nevadan. Following graduation and                                         practicing family law for 16 years.
                          a clerkship with Family Court Judge                                       As a partner at the firm of Smith,
                          Gerald W. Hardcastle, Harter started                                      Larsen & Wixom, he dealt with
                          his own practice, focusing on family                                      issues of child custody, child
                          law. Since 2004, he has served as an                                      support, spousal support, pensions,
                          arbitrator for District Court. Harter                                     and asset division and valuation.
                          attended University of Nevada-                                            He is chairman of the Family Law
                          Las Vegas, where he received his                                          Executive Council for Nevada. He
                          undergraduate degree. He received his              received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the
     law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.                        University of Utah.


                            Frank P. Sullivan                                                        William Henderson
                            (District 8, Department O)                                               (District 8, Department R)
                            Judge Frank P. Sullivan received his law                                 Before his election to the bench,
                            degree from DePaul University in his                                     Judge Bill Henderson was a solo
                            native Chicago. He moved to Nevada                                       practitioner and owner of the Law
                            in 1984 and went to work as Nevada                                       Office of William G. Henderson,
                            Deputy Attorney General in 1986. In the                                  Ltd. His practice focused primarily
                            following years he went to work for the                                  on family law, but included some
                            family court, serving as pro tem domestic                                criminal and personal injury cases.
                            violence commissioner, alternate juvenile                                Henderson has served as an Alternate
                            hearing master, domestic violence                                        Judge at Family Court for temporary
     commissioner and, most recently, juvenile hearing master. In            restraining orders and as an Alternate Judge in child support
     addition to extensive community service, Sullivan also lectures         cases. Henderson received his undergraduate degree from
     full-time for UNLV’s college of business, teaching business law         the State University of New York (SUNY) and his Juris
     classes and MBA classes. He is often a guest lecturer at Boyd           Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law.
     School of Law on the subject of domestic violence.




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