Investiture for Justice Douglas W. Herndon
7/6/2021 4:36:34 PM
Newly elected Nevada Supreme Court Justice Douglas W. Herndon repeated the official oath of office during his investiture at 3 p.m. on June 29 at the Historic Fifth Street School in Las Vegas. Chief Justice James W. Hardesty provided opening and closing remarks and Associate Chief Justice Ron D. Parraguirre administered the oath of office to the Court's new colleague.
Justice Herndon taking the Oath of Office
Most recently, Justice Herndon was the District Court Judge for Department 3 of the Eighth Judicial District Court, having originally been appointed to this position by Governor Kenny Guinn in January 2005. Thereafter, he was retained by election in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. Prior to his District Judge appointment, Herndon enjoyed a fourteen-year career in the Clark County District Attorney's Office, the last nine years of which were spent as the Chief Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Special Victims Unit. Herndon was born and raised in Texas, having received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1986. He then received his law degree in 1990 from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.