Chief Justice Mark Gibbons has announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection submitted three individuals to Governor Steve Sisolak for his consideration to fill the empty seat in Dept. 9 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. The vacancy became available following the retirement of the Honorable Jennifer P. Togliatti.

The nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Mark. L. Gentile, 59, Las Vegas, Gentile Law Group
  • John Hunt, 64, Las Vegas, Clark Hill PLLC
  • Cristina Silva, 39, Las Vegas, United States Attorney’s Office for District of Nevada

In selecting the finalists, the Commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process, which was open to the public and streamed on the Supreme Court website.

Six Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience and two years of Nevada residency applied for the position and participated in public interviews in Las Vegas. The Governor’s appointee must run in the 2020 General Election and win to retain the seat.