Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey was nominated by President Barack Obama and took the oath of office on August 2, 2013. A native Las Vegan, Judge Dorsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from UNLV and her law degree from Pepperdine Law School.
Before taking the bench, Judge Dorsey practiced civil litigation and appeals at the Kemp Jones law firm, was selected to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court’s Committee on Professionalism, was listed among the Top Women in Litigation and Nevada’s Legal Elite, and held Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating for competency and ethics.
Judge Dorsey sits on the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s Board of Advisors and was honored as her law school’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. She teaches legal writing as an adjunct professor at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Judge Dorsey is a member of the American Law Institute and the President of the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court, and she serves as one of this district’s judges for the drug-diversion program known as RISE (Recovery, Inspiration, Support, and Excellence) Court.