Judicial Candidate 2020: Judge Richard Scotti

Judge Richard Scotti

About the candidate:

Judge Scotti presently serves as District Court Judge for Department 2 in Clark County, a position he has held for 5 years. He handles both Civil and Criminal cases and has been honored by the Court with his appointment as the head of misdemeanor and summary eviction appeals. He has presided over Veterans and DUI Courts, served on the medical malpractice and construction defect teams and supervised the Court’s official Settlement Conference Program.

Judge Scotti has an extensive history of service to the people of Clark County. He was elected twice by his peers to serve as one of the Governors of the State Bar. The Nevada Supreme Court also appointed him as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge, as well as Mediator for the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Judge Scotti graduated with high honors from Hastings College of Law in 1988 and has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. He has earned the distinguished “AV Preeminent” award by Martindale-Hubbell for “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards,” as a lawyer and a judge.

Prior to his last election, Judge Scotti excelled in the fields of complex litigation, construction, business, and administrative law. He served as Prosecutor for the Nevada State Contractors Board, enforcing public safety, protecting homeowner rights, and helping laborers get paid. He also served as Administrative Law Judge for the Contractor’s Board as well as Board Counsel.

Judge Scotti has dedicated his efforts and career to community service. He worked closely with the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a writer and editor for the “Ask-A-Lawyer” column. He served on the State Bar Client Security Fund Committee, resolving complaints against lawyers; and the State Bar then promoted him to the positions of Arbitrator and Regional Director for the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee.


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