Judge McQuaid earned a
bachelor of arts degree from
the University of Nevada,
Reno in 1968. He received
his law degree from Willamette University
College of Law in 1971, and was admitted
to the State Bar of Nevada that year.
Judge McQuaid served as a lawyer representative
to the Ninth Circuit Judicial
Conference (1987-1989) and was active
in the State Bar of Nevada serving on the
Fee Dispute Committee, the Disciplinary
Committee, and the Medical-Legal
Before his appointment to the bench
in 1996, Judge McQuaid was a partner
in the law firm of Georgeson, McQuaid,
Thompson & Angaran in Reno.
Judge McQuaid is a member of the
State Bar of Nevada and the American
Board of Trial Advocates. He is a fellow
of the American College of Trial Lawyers
and a master in the Bruce R. Thompson
American Inn of Court.