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Michael Villani

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Michael Villani
Current Court Information:
Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Dept. 17
Active:   2007-2021
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1979
Law School:   California Western School of Law, 1982
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Eighth District Court
Position:  Dept. 17
State:  Nevada
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  6/10/2014
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA

Michael Villani is the judge for Department 17 of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada.[1] He has served as a judge for the court since 2007.[2][3] Villani ran for re-election in 2014, winning a new term that expires on January 3, 2021.[4]



See also: Nevada judicial elections, 2014
Villani ran for re-election to the Eighth Judicial District Court.
Primary: He was elected without opposition in the primary on June 10, 2014.


Villani received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1979 and his J.D. from the California Western School of Law in 1982.[2]


Before he joined the Eighth Judicial District Court, Villani worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and insurance law. He also previously served as a deputy district attorney, as a justice of the peace pro tem, as a small claims court judge, and as an alternate municipal court judge.[2]

2013 judicial performance evaluation

In 2013, the Las Vegas Review-Journal sponsored a survey of 902 lawyers who rated Nevada Supreme Court justices and judges located in Clark County. 77% of respondents voted in favor of keeping Villani on the bench. The average vote in favor of retention for all 88 judges evaluated was 71%.[6]

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