Judge Kevin Higgins
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Justice of the Peace Kevin Higgins was appointed to the
Judge Higgins comes to the bench from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office after 16 years as a prosecutor. At the time of his appointment he was the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Reno Office, the Director of the Workers Compensation Fraud Unit, and Counsel to the High Tech Crimes Advisory Board. He had previously served as the AG’s liaison to the Legislature and had been the acting Chief Financial Officer during the budget preparation cycle. During his tenure at the AG, he prosecuted everything from DUI’s to death penalty cases and has appeared in almost every District Court in Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court, the United States District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Higgins was directly responsible for the creation of the Nevada High Technology Crimes Task Force and has lectured across the country on Internet fraud and other high tech crimes. He drafted and worked for the passage of numerous laws in
Since his appointment to the bench, Judge Higgins has joined the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction, the American Judges Association, and the American Judicature Society. He has already attended several classes at the
Judge Higgins sits on the national scholarship selection panel for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. In 2001 he was presented the Joseph Stevens Award as the outstanding attorney in public service in the
Judge Higgins graduated from