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Board of Governors Elections

2015-2016 State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors Elections

Nominations for the Board of Governors were filed by petitions signed by at least five members entitled to vote for the nominee. Nominations closed April 24, 2015.

Uncontested Election Results

District Two, District Three and District Four were uncontested. The following members will serve on the Board of Governors for a two-year term, commencing July 2015:

District Two 
(White Pine, Elko, Eureka, Churchill, Lander, Humboldt, Lyon , Lincoln, Douglas, Mineral, Nye, Esmeralda, Pershing and Storey Counties): 

  • Julie Cavannaugh Bill

District Four (Washoe County):

  • Gene Leverty
  • Paul Matteoni

District Three (Carson City):

  • Ryan Russell

Contested Election Candidates

District One has a contested election. Click on each candidate's name for more information.

The nominees for the five open seats in District One (Clark County) are:

Voting Information

Ballots will be electronically sent to all active members who reside in District One. Voting takes place May 8, 2015 through June 8, 2015.   Results will be posted on the website on June 9, 2015. Please note, only members who reside in District One may vote in the election.

Tamer Botros

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 2011
Firm: Yellow Checker Star Transportation
Position: Attorney

Mr. Botros is currently a member of the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee and Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board. He also serves as a board member of Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (LVDL) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board, and he is a member of the Howard D. McKibben Chapter of the American Inn of Court.

Kimberly Buchanan

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 1996
Firm: Attorney General's Office, Public Safety Division, Representing the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public SafetyKimberly Buchanan
Position: Senior Deputy Attorney General
Ms. Buchanan received her law degree from California Western School of Law. After law school, she worked for the law firm of Morse & Mowbray, practicing primarily in commercial and probate litigation. She joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2001 in the public safety division, representing the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety. She is responsible for litigation and administrative matters in the areas of civil rights, tort litigation, civil DUI license revocations, sex offender litigation and the defense of the constitutionality of Nevada’s adoption of the Adam Walsh Act. 

Eric Dobberstein

Eric Dobberstein
Admission to Practice in Nevada: 1989
Firm: Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Position: Member
Mr. Dobberstein practices primarily in injuries, construction and business litigation. He's served as a Short Trial judge, an arbitrator, a member of the Judicial Election Ethics Committee, a member of the CLE Board Task Force, and a member of the state bar's Fee Dispute Committee.  

Richard DrietzerRichard Dreitzer

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 1998
Firm: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Position: Partner
Mr. Dreitzer is a partner in the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP and has practiced law in Nevada since 1998, with a focus on employment law and construction matters. He specializes in a range of labor and employment matters, including Title VII defense, ERISA claims, wage and hour disputes, OSHA proceedings and representation of employers before the National Labor Relations Board. He has served on the Civility and Professionalism Task Force, worked on the campaign to create the Nevada Court of Appeals and presently serves as liaison to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

Richard Pocker

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 1988
Firm: Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLPRichard Pocker
Position: Administrative Partner
Mr. Pocker is the Administrative Partner for the Nevada office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, an international law firm. Prior to joining his current firm, he was a partner in Dickerson, Dickerson, Consul & Pocker, and has practiced as a litigator in Nevada since 1985. He has served on numerous Board task forces addressing attorney discipline, budget issues, CLE board reform, and the management of state bar litigation. He is also currently the Treasurer of the Nevada Bar Foundation.

Jay Raman

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 2006
Firm: Clark County District Attorney’s OfficeJay Raman
Position: Chief Deputy District Attorney
Mr. Raman served in the United States Army from 1996-2000, and earned his J.D. from  Case Western Reserve University in 2006, with a concentration in Criminal Law. He is currently involved in the Clark County Prosecutors Association, Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT), Asian American Group (AAG), International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), Fight Fraud Taskforce, FBI Cybercrime Task Force and Southern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Association (SNORCA).

Bryan Scott

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 1991
Firm: Las Vegas City Attorney’s OfficeBryan Scott
Position: Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Division
An attorney for nearly 24 years, Mr. Scott has worked for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office since 1996. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Division. In that capacity, he serves as the legal counsel to the Las Vegas City Council, the Las Vegas Planning Commission and various City Departments, Boards and Committees. During his time with the city, he has practiced in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Special Improvement Districts, Condemnations, and Land Use, Zoning and Planning. He's served on numerous state bar committees, listed in his candidate's statement, and he's earned several awards for his community service work.

Daniel Westmeyer

Admission to Practice in Nevada: 2006
Firm: Office of the Attorney General of NevadaDaniel Westmeyer
Position: Prosecutor
Mr. Westmeyer earned his J.D. from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is a current or prior member of the Clark County Prosecutor’s Association, Fight Fraud Task Force, National District Attorney’s Association, and National Association of Attorneys General. 

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