Ron D. Parraguirre is a justice on the Nevada Supreme Court; he served as the Chief Justice of the court in 2010. He is the youngest member of the Court and was elected on November 2, 2004.
- See also: Nevada judicial elections, 2010
Parraguirre won re-election to another 6-year term after running unopposed.
The Las Vegas Review Journal conducted a judicial performance evaluation in 2010. The survey asked state attorneys to rate judges on a variety of criteria. Of the 796 respondents, 82% recommended Judge Parraguirre for retention. 
Parraguire received his J.D. from the San Diego School of Law in 1985.
After graduating from law school, Parraguirre first worked for Senator Paul Laxalt, then was counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He served in this position for two years, then joined his father's private practice in Nevada. Parraguirre's first judicial position was on the Las Vegas Municipal Court, a position he was elected to in 1991. He was appointed to the 8th District Court by Governor Kenny Guinn in 1999. He stayed in this position until joining the Nevada Supreme Court in 2004.
Awards and Associations
- 2004 President, Nevada District Judge Association
- Nevada State-Federal Judicial Council
- Supreme Court Funding Commission
- Access to Justice Resource Center
- Supreme Court Jury Improvement Implementation Committee
- District Court Settlement Conference Committee
- In his 2004 race for the Nevada Supreme Court, Parraguirre raised $661,397 total. Of that, the top three contributors according to industry were Gambling and Casinos, $169,884; Lawyers and Lobbyists, $165,064; and Real Estate, $32,400. For a complete summary of Judge Parraguirre's judicial contributions, visit Follow The Money: Ron D. Parraguirre
Workers’ comp after suicide
In an unanimous decision written by Parraguirre, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that death benefits can be given in certain instances of suicide, specifically, if an injured employee commits suicide as a result of an on-the-job injury. Parraguirre called it a "chain of causation" test--the appeals officer said "death benefits were not available to the family because the suicide was a deliberate decision and was not an act of insanity." The Supreme Court sent the case back to the hearing officer to consider the standard Parraguirre referred to, which would allow survivors a greater chance of recovering death benefits of a relative who commits suicide after a job injury.