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Commissioner Edmund J. Gorman, Jr. appointed Probate Commissioner
Appointment for the Second Judicial District Court

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jackie Bryant

Reno, Nev. Nov. 18, 2019. The Second Judicial District Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Edmund J. Gorman, Jr. as Probate Commissioner.  Commissioner Gorman’s appointment follows the retirement of longstanding Commissioner Robin Wright.

“We are excited to have Commissioner Gorman join the Court family,” stated Chief Judge Freeman. “His legal experience and expertise in probate law will be an asset to the people in need of the services provided by the Probate Department.”

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Edmund J. “Joe” Gorman came to Nevada in 2009 to take advantage of the abundant outdoor and community activities that the “Biggest Little City” has to offer.  Prior to his service to the Court, Commissioner Gorman was in the solo practice of law, serving clients in Washoe County and throughout northern Nevada in the areas of estate planning, probate, and business matters.  Commissioner Gorman also served as Chief Judge of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, and a member of the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar of Nevada.  He is a past president of the State Bar of Nevada’s Solo and Small Practice Section and was named by Nevada Legal Services as its 2015 “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.”

In the wider community, Commissioner Gorman has served on the board of trustees for the Reno Host Lions Club Charity Foundation, and on the board of directors of the Reno Jazz Orchestra, both 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.  Commissioner Gorman is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A., Philosophy), the University of New Mexico (M.A., Education), and Stanford Law School (J.D.).  In his spare time, Commissioner Gorman enjoys skiing, hiking, the arts, and spending time with his family outdoors in the Sierra and in the enchanting open spaces of northern Nevada.

“I am honored and deeply humbled to have been chosen for this position,” stated Commissioner Gorman. “I am excited by the opportunity to apply my skills and expertise to serve the people of Washoe County and to join such a talented group of public servants dedicated to the important work and mission of the Second Judicial District Court.”

The Second Judicial District Court was established in 1910. District courts are courts of general jurisdiction where civil, criminal, family and juvenile cases are decided. 

To learn more about Commissioner Gorman, please visit the District Court’s website at www.washoecourts.us.


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