Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey was nominated by President Barack Obama and took the oath of office on August 2, 2013. A native Las Vegas, Judge Dorsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from UNLV and her law degree from Pepperdine Law School.

While in private practice, Judge Dorsey 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 writing as an adjunct professor at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Judge Dorsey is a member of the American Law Institute, and she serves as one of this district’s judges for the drug-diversion program known as RISE (Recovery, Inspiration, Support, and Excellence) Court.