Announcing U.S. Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler

Nevada’s new federal court magistrate to be sworn in today

Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, is pleased to announce that Brenda Weksler has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Peggy A. Leen, United States Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judge Leen will be retiring April 30, 2019.

Brenda Weksler

Ms. Weksler is presently an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas, where she has worked since 2003. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender’s Office, she worked as a law clerk at the Eighth Judicial District Court from 2002-2003. She received her law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School; and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Ms. Weksler will assume the position of a United States Magistrate Judge on May 1, 2019. The term of appointment is eight years.

Source: Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court – District of Nevada