Judge Bonnie A. Bulla

 Judge Bonnie Bulla

Judge Bonnie A. Bulla was appointed to the Nevada Court of Appeals by Governor Steve Sisolak in 2019, becoming only the fourth person to serve on the court since Nevada voters approved its creation in 2014. She then won the November 2020 election to retain her seat on the court. 

Judge Bulla received her J.D. degree from Arizona State University Law School in 1987, after graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from ASU in 1984 with a B.S. in Economics.

Prior to coming to the Nevada Court of Appeals, Judge Bulla served for twelve years as Discovery Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada. Prior to that, she worked in private practice handling cases primarily involving professional negligence, and earned her AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  

Over the course of her thirty-three-year legal career, Judge Bulla has been the President of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, and of the Howard D. McKibben Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She has also held the offices of Clerk and Speaker of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. More recently, she served as a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, which completed a major revision of the rules in 2018.

In 2018, she had the distinction of receiving the Clark County Law Foundation’s Liberty Bell Award, which honors distinguished members of the community who uphold the rule of law, contribute to good government within the community, stimulate a sense of civic responsibility, and encourage respect for the law in the courts.

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