Jennifer A. Dorsey

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Jennifer Anna Dorsey
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Assumed office
July 9, 2013
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Larry R. Hicks
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.A.
Pepperdine University School of Law J.D.

Jennifer Anna Dorsey (born 1971) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Biography[edit]

Dorsey was born in 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1994 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1997 from the Pepperdine University School of Law. She joined the Las Vegas law firm of Kemp, Jones & Coulthard LLP upon graduation from law school and became a partner in that firm in 2004, serving until 2013. She practiced before both state and federal courts and handled a wide variety of matters including appeals, class actions and complex commercial litigation.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 19, 2012, President Obama nominated Dorsey to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, to the seat vacated by Judge Larry R. Hicks, who took senior status effective December 13, 2012.[2] On January 2, 2013, her nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 3, 2013, she was renominated to the same office. Her nomination was reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 16, 2013, by a vote of 10 ayes to 8 nays, the vote divided on a straight party line.[4] Her nomination was confirmed on July 9, 2013, by a vote of 54 ayes to 41 nays.[5] She received her commission on July 9, 2013.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Larry R. Hicks
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
2013–present
Incumbent