Richard Franklin Boulware II: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Richard Franklin Boulware II has worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas since 2007 and has been the lead attorney on complex white-collar cases since 2010. From 2003 to 2007, he was a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of New York. Boulware began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2002 to 2003. He received his J.D. in 2002 from Columbia Law School and his A.B. cum laude in 1993 from Harvard College.
Judge Richard Franklin Boulware II was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada by President Barack Obama on January 16, 2014, to the seat vacated by Judge Philip Martin Pro, who took senior status on December 31, 2011.
On June 12, 2014 Judge Boulware was sworn in as a United States District Judge and maintains his chambers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to taking the bench, he was a trial attorney in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada and in the Federal Defenders Office of New York in New York City.
Judge Boulware received an AB degree cum laude in 1993 from Harvard College and received his JD in 2002 from Columbia Law School where he was on the Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Boulware is a past president of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association, as well as a former member of the National Board of Governors of the National Bar Association. He received a special President’s Award from the national president of the National Bar Association in 2011 as well as the Medal of Justice award from the State Bar of Nevada in 2012. In 2013, Judge Boulware received the Dedicated Service award from Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and community committees focusing on education reform and other issues facing disadvantaged, indigent or at-risk individuals in the community.