April 16, 2018
Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, has announced Carla Higginbotham has been selected to replace the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke as a United States Magistrate Judge in Reno, Nevada. Judge Cooke will be retiring July 31, 2018.
Ms. Higginbotham is presently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division in Reno, where she has worked since 2010. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she worked at McDonald Carano Wilson from 2005 to 2010. She received her law degree from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and her undergraduate degree from University of Nevada, Reno.
Ms. Higginbotham must first undergo investigations by the FBI and IRS, estimated to take between ten to twelve weeks. The term of appointment is eight years.