Second Judicial District Court Historical Perspective

All Judges 1991-2000

1991-2000


Judge James A. Stone

(1991-1996)
James A. Stone was born in 1942. He was from Tacoma, Washington. His uncle was a justice on the Supreme Court of Washington. Mr. Stone served in the U.S. Army. He was also an amateur boxer. He began...
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Judge Mark Handelsman

(1991-1996)
Mark Handelsman graduated from Wooster High School in Reno. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Nevada, Reno, and he received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law in 1975. He became...
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Judge Mills B. Lane

(1991-1998)
Mills Bee Lane III was born November 12, 1937. He hailed from a prominent Georgia family. His grandfather founded the largest bank in Georgia, and his uncle and namesake was the president of Citizens...
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Judge Steven R. Kosach

(1991-2012)
Steven Kosach grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He came to the University of Nevada on a baseball scholarship and played on the 1965 conference championship team. He graduated from the University...
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Judge Lew W. Carnahan

(1992)
Lew Carnahan went to the University of Nevada, Reno. He graduated from Willamette Law School in 1971. That same year, he began practicing law in Reno....
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Judge Scott T. Jordan

(1993-2004)
Judge Scott Jordan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Pomona College in 1971 and UCLA School of Law in 1975. After law school, he moved to Reno to work as a staff attorney at Washoe...
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Judge Janet J. Berry

(1996-2017)
Judge Janet Berry graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a degree in Criminal Justice and thereafter received her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University...
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Judge Steven P. Elliott

(1997-2012)
Steven Elliott was born in Mammoth Lakes, California. He was a 1971 graduate of Stanford University. Mr. Elliott received his law degree from the University of Denver, School of Law in 1975.
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Judge Deborah E. Schumacher

(1997-2014)
Judge Schumacher was appointed by then Governor Miller to the Second Judicial District Court Bench, Family Division, in April 1997, and served in that position until January 4, 2015. Prior to...
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Judge Margaret Springgate

(1998)
Margaret Springgate was born in 1954, in Reno. She was valedictorian at Reno High School in 1972. She graduated first in her class from the McGeorge School of Law in California where she was a ...
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Judge James W. Hardesty

(1999-2004)
James W. Hardesty was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with his Bachelor's degree in accounting in 1970. While there, Hardesty was elected president...
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