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Meet Your New Judges

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FEBRUARY 2009
NEVADA LAWYER
MEET YOUR NEW JUDGES
In the January issue of Nevada Lawyer we introduced you to some of Nevada’s new judges. This month we continue that feature, with introductions to Judges Abbi Silver and Bridget Robb Peck. Both ran unopposed for their seats and were elected in the 2008 primaries. Abbi Silver (District 8, Department 15 – Family Division)
Judge Abbi Silver has been an attorney for 20 years, and a judge in Las Vegas for six years. Silver is a lifelong resident of southern Nevada, and a graduate of Clark High School, UNLV and Southwestern University School of Law. In 1989, Silver began her career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Earle White, Jr., in the Eighth Judicial District Court. Silver next joined the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, where she was promoted to chief of the Special Victim’s Unit. During her legal career, Silver has specialized in the prosecution of murder cases involving children and domestic violence, sexual assault cases, aggravated stalking cases and domestic violence cases. In 2003, Silver was elected to the Las Vegas Municipal Court and to the Las Vegas Justice Court in 2006.
Bridget Robb Peck (District 2, Department 13 – Family Division)
Judge Bridget Robb Peck was born in Tonopah and has dedicated her career to practicing and shaping the law in Nevada. Peck received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. In 1987 Peck began her legal career as an associate and worked at several firms before forming Beesley & Peck, Ltd. in 1995. Peck served as managing shareholder of the Beesley, Peck & Matteoni law firm from 1999 to 2006, at which time she was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court. Peck has served on several Supreme Court task forces and committees, assisting in updating the professional rules of ethics for lawyers, and in working to establish a business court for Washoe and Clark counties. As a volunteer, Peck provided legal assistance to low-income Nevada residents and aided victims of domestic abuse. A State Bar of Nevada member since 1987, she currently sits on the bar’s Board of Governors.
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