Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

McDonald Carano Alumni Serving as Judges

McDonald Carano’s commitment to public service is integral to our culture and is a fundamental principle in the founding of our firm. In addition to pro bono and community support, our public service includes a broad range of contributions to Nevada’s legal profession and judicial system. For example, our attorneys volunteer on numerous committees, commissions, and boards, including the Technology Committee and Business Court Rules Committee for the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Nevada State Bar’s Board of Governors, the Nevada State Bar’s Disciplinary Board, the Nevada State Bar’s Board of Bar Examiners, the Nevada Commission on Ethics, the Nevada Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, the Pro Bono Committee of the Nevada Supreme Court, and the Pro Bono Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, as well as serving as Lawyer Representatives for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Alumni Judgeships
We are particularly proud of McDonald Carano attorneys who are appointed to and/or elected to serve as judges in state and federal courts. Please share our congratulations to the following McDonald Carano alumni whose commitment to public service has led them to judgeships.

  • Carla Baldwin, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, District of Nevada (2018-current) 
  • Valerie P. Cooke, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, District of Nevada (1999-current)
  • Kathleen M. Drakulich, District Court Judge, Second Judicial District Court, State of Nevada (2017-current)
  • Miranda M. Du, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Nevada (2012-current)
  • Andrew P. Gordon, United States District Court Judge, United States District Court, District of Nevada (2013-current)
  • Larry R. Hicks, United States District Court Judge, United States District Court, District of Nevada (2001-current)
  • T. Arthur Ritchie, Jr., District Court Judge, Eighth Judicial District Court, State of Nevada (1999-current)
  • Deborah E. Schumacher, District Court Judge, Second Judicial District Court, State of Nevada (1997-2014)
  • Margaret Springgate, District Court Judge, Second Judicial District Court, State of Nevada (May 2, 1998 – January 4, 1999)