Scott N. Freeman
Judicial Assistant: Brianne Buzzell
Court Clerk: Linda Lopez
Court Clerk: Greg Bartlett
Law Clerk: Paul Young
Court Reporter: Cecilia Vohl (775)827-0672
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Judge Scott Freeman was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the presiding Judge in Department 9 on March 26, 2012.
Judge Freeman graduated from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, with a degree in Politics and a minor in Economics. Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California. Judge Freeman has been a resident of Northern Nevada since 1979.
He commenced his law career in 1984, working with attorney David R. Houston. In 1986, the firm became known as Houston and Freeman, until 1994 when Judge Freeman commenced a solo law practice emphasizing the representation of individuals accused of crime. His private law practice included extensive civil and criminal trial, appellate and administrative law experience.
In 1993, Judge Freeman was appointed Pro Tem Family Court Master and Pro Tem Juvenile Court Master by the Second Judicial District Court. In 1995, he was appointed by the Reno Municipal Court to serve as a Pro Tem Judge up to and including the time he was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court by Governor Sandoval.
Judge Freeman spent 28 years in private practice and has received numerous awards and distinctions. In 2008, he was awarded 'Defender of the Year' by the statewide Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. In 2012, he received the Best Lawyers in America award. He has received the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Mountain States Super Lawyer awards. In 2009, he was named a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. From 1999-2012, he has been AV-rated by the international lawyer directory Martindale Hubble. In 2007, he was Las Vegas Life Magazine Super Lawyer Best Criminal Attorney In Nevada. In 2002, he was Nevada Business Magazine Super Lawyer Best Criminal Attorney In Nevada. In 1999, he was the first recipient of the Washoe County Access To Justice Foundation's Pro Bono Attorney Of The Year award.
Judge Freeman was also appointed by the State Bar of Nevada to be a permanent member on the Commission for Judicial Selection from 2008-2011. He was the Nevada Law Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1998-2000. He was the criminal justice representative on numerous law related committees, including the Washoe County Public Defender Selection Committee, Washoe County Alternative Public Defender Selection Committee, Nevada Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Washoe District Court Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, Washoe District Court Criminal Rules Committee, and the Nevada Mandatory Sentencing Review Commission. Judge Freeman has also been a lecturer of numerous topics at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada, Washoe County Bar Association and local universities and high schools.
Judge Freeman is most proud of his work in the community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Children's Cabinet since 1999. In 2003, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Children's Cabinet. He was also active with the international Special Olympics. From 1999 to the present, he has been the Director of Security for the Reno Tahoe Open annual PGA Tour event at the Montreaux Golf and Country Club. Since 2002, he has been a Lieutenant of the Washoe County Sheriff's Honorary Deputies Association.
Judge Freeman was formerly a co-host of the weekly television show Lawyers, Guns & Money for over 16 years, with an interview format of notable personalities in the legal, cultural and charitable communities.
Judge Freeman enjoys spending time with his two children, playing recreational ice hockey and long distance bicycle riding.
Calendar Information for the next 14 days
|Start Time||Case Number & Description||Event Description||
|1. 09:00 AM||CR13-0446 - STATE VS. JULIAN MICHAEL ACOX (D9)||STATUS HEARING|
|2. 09:00 AM||CR13-0724 - STATE VS DIANA LYNN RICHARDSON (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|3. 09:00 AM||CR13-0373 - STATE VS. MICHAEL LEVERE WELKER (TN) (D9)||SENTENCING||
|4. 09:00 AM||CV12-00373 - KIMBERLY STARRETT; ETAL VS JOHN SNOW (STP)||SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE||
|5. 09:00 AM||CR12-1617 - STATE VS. DONALD E. JACKSON (D9)||REVIEW HEARING|
|6. 09:00 AM||CR12-2125 - STATE VS. DARREL DOUGLAS GARDIPE (TN) (D9)||SENTENCING|
|7. 09:00 AM||CR13-0604 - STATE VS TIMOTHY ALAN FONSECA (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|8. 09:00 AM||CR13-0770 - STATE VS SPENCER MCCVAY HOLLER (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|9. 09:00 AM||CR13-0773 - STATE VS. DARREL DOUGLAS GARDIPE (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|10. 09:00 AM||CR13-0777 - STATE VS. RAMON CERVANTES (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|11. 09:00 AM||CR13-0188 - STATE VS. ERIC SHAWN MILLER (TN) (D9)||SENTENCING|
|12. 09:00 AM||CR13-0036 - STATE VS. ROBERT DUANE PIMENTEL (TN) (D9)||MOTION TO CONFIRM TRIAL|
|13. 13:30 PM||CR12-0061 - STATE VS. THOMAS BURNS BRANOM (D9)||MOTION TO SUPPRESS||
|14. 10:00 AM||CV12-01889 - KWANGSUN CHOE VS MATTHEW HALLE ET AL (D9)||PROVE UP HEARING|
|15. 13:30 PM||CV12-01927 - FERNLEY PARTNERS, LLC VS. LUMOS & ASSC., INC. (D9)||PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE||
|16. 09:00 AM||CR13-0447 - STATE VS. RICHARD MICHAEL DAVIS (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|17. 09:00 AM||CR13-0790 - STATE VS RIGOBERTO GOMEZ-MARQUEZ (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|18. 09:00 AM||CR13-0048 - STATE VS. MARK ANTHONY JOHNSON (TN)(D9)||SENTENCING|
|19. 09:00 AM||CR13-0638 - STATE VS JAVIER ANGEL SALDANA (D9)||MOTION TO SET TRIAL|
|20. 09:00 AM||CR13-0033 - STATE VS. LLOYD BRICE (TN)(D9)||SENTENCING|
|21. 09:00 AM||CR13-0700 - STATE VS ANGELA BRADLEY (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|22. 09:00 AM||CR13-0705 - STATE VS. JOSEPH CURTIS ALIANO (D9)||REPORT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION|
|23. 09:00 AM||CR12-1101 - STATE VS. JUSTIN CEDRIC WATERS (TN)(D9)||MOTION -PROBATION REVOCATION|
|24. 09:00 AM||CR13-0438 - STATE VS. KELSEY KALENIAN (D9)||ARRAIGNMENT|
|25. 09:00 AM||CR13-0034 - STATE VS. SARA NICOLE THOMAS (D9)||SENTENCING|
|26. 09:00 AM||CR12-1820 - STATE VS. JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WALTERS (TN) (D9)||STATUS HEARING||
|27. 10:00 AM||CV11-00243 - DAWN BUNKER VS. RENOWN REGIONAL (D1)||SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE|