Gloria Navarro

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Gloria Navarro
Gloria M. Navarro District Judge.jpg
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Robert Jones
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 6, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Brian Sandoval
Personal details
Born May 1967 (age 47)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Arizona State University, Tempe

Gloria Maria Navarro (born May 1967) is a American attorney and Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Navarro earned a bachelor's degree in 1989 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law (now the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) in 1992.[1]

In 1991, Navarro worked as a legal extern for United States District Judge Philip Martin Pro.

Professional career[edit]

In 1993, Navarro worked part-time as a mitigation investigator for a Las Vegas law firm and as a contract law clerk for several organizations.

From 1994 until 1996, Navarro worked as an associate attorney for a Las Vegas law firm, and she then worked as a sole practitioner in Las Vegas from 1996 until 2001.[1]

From 2001 until 2004, Navarro served as a Deputy Special Public Defender for Clark County, Nevada and since 2005, she has served as a Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Civil Division in the Clark County District Attorney's office.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 11, 2009, Sen. Harry Reid contacted Navarro to inquire about her interest in serving on the federal bench. After a video conference interview with Reid, the senator told Navarro on September 22, 2009 that he would be recommending her to President Obama for consideration to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

On December 24, 2009, Obama formally nominated Navarro to the vacancy, which was created by the resignation of Judge Brian Sandoval.[1][2]

On March 4, 2010, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to send Navarro's nomination to the full Senate for consideration.[3]

On May 5, 2010, the United States Senate voted 98-0 to confirm Navarro to her judgeship.[4] She received her commission on May 6, 2010.

Elevation to Chief Judge of district court[edit]

On January 1, 2014 Navarro succeeded Robert Clive Jones as Chief Judge for the District of Nevada[5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Brian Sandoval
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
2010–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Robert Jones
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
2014–present