Department 14 - Honorable Tamatha R. Schreinert
BiographyIn April 2019, Governor Steve Sisolak appointed Tamatha Schreinert to the Family Division of the Second Judicial District Court, Department 14. She was sworn in by Chief Judge Freeman on May 20, 2019.
Judge Schreinert was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, graduating from McQueen High School. She has a degree in Psychology from Whitman College in Washington State and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Schreinert began her legal career as an attorney for hundreds of children in the Los Angeles foster care system, appearing in court on a daily basis.
In 2006, Judge Schreinert moved her family back home to Reno. She spent time consulting with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, conducting research and writing Bench Books for judges in Family Court.
In 2010, Judge Schreinert was appointed a Court Master for the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, serving as a judicial officer in domestic violence cases, as well as custody, divorce, child support, dependency. In late 2012, she founded Schreinert Law, a family law mediation practice. In July, 2013, she joined Silverman Kattelman Springgate, Chtd., merging her mediation practice with their litigation practice.
Guiding children and their families through difficult times has been the focus of Judge Schreinert's career. In addition to litigating divorce, custody, adoption, and guardianship cases, she is a certified mediator, with over 100 hours of mediation training. As a mediator she assisted families in resolving conflicts in a way tailored for each family.
Judge Schreinert is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, Washoe County Bar Association, Bruce R. Thompson Inns of Court, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining the Family Court Bench, Judge Schreinert was a member of the Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals group, and served on the mediation panel for the Family Court in Washoe County for child protection cases.
During her free time, Judge Schreinert enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, walking with her dogs, and reading.