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Judge Barry L. Breslow was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2017 to fill a vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court.

Judge Breslow is a proud 30-year resident of Nevada. He is married with two children, each of whom graduated from University of Nevada Reno. Judge Breslow is a graduate of Rutgers University and Ohio State University College of Law, where he emphasized the study of Dispute Resolution. Judge Breslow was a staff member and later an Editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. After law school, he served as Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Howard D. McKibben in Nevada.

In nearly three decades of practice in Nevada, Judge Breslow litigated in all of the municipal, state and federal courts, and successfully appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He achieved the highest possible rating of AV from Martindale-Hubble for competence and professional ethics.

Judge Breslow has been appointed arbitrator over 100 times in Washoe and Clark Counties, pursuant to the Nevada Supreme Court-annexed arbitration program. He has been a presenter at the Nevada Supreme Court's arbitrator certification class and has lectured on civil trial practice for the National Business Institute.

For several years, Judge Breslow has provided pro bono legal services to the underserved and has been recognized by the Volunteer Lawyers of Washoe County. At the request of the federal bench, Judge Breslow successfully represented a Nevada State Prison inmate in a freedom of religion appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, published at 86 F.3d 932 (1996).

Judge Breslow has also sat as a pro tem judge in Reno Municipal Court; was a nine-year member of the State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary panel; has helped form and was Vice President of the non profit Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics; and became the Chairman of Nevada's Commission on Common Interest Communities. In recent years, he has also chaired the annual community WinterFest event, raising funds and food donations for the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada foodbank.

When not working, Judge Breslow enjoys reading, hiking, the arts, University of Nevada athletics, and playing the piano.