Chief Judge Miranda M. Du, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, is
pleased to announce that Maximiliano D. Couvillier III was selected to fill the vacancy created
by the retirement of V. Cam Ferenbach, United States Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas.
Mr. Couvillier was a Founding Partner of Kennedy & Couvillier, PLLC. Prior to establishing
Kennedy & Couvillier, PLLC, Mr. Couvillier was a Partner at Lionel Sawyer & Collins and
Managing Partner at Black & LoBello. Mr. Couvillier served as the General Counsel of The Legal
Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2011-2013) and then as President of the Board of Directors
(2014-2023). Mr. Couvillier also served as President of the Nevada Latino Bar Association and
Chair of the State Bar of Nevada Litigation Section.
Mr. Couvillier received his law degree from California Western School of Law, graduating cum
laude, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego
(Thurgood Marshall College).
Mr. Couvillier will assume the position of United States Magistrate Judge on January 8, 2024.
The term of appointment is eight years.