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Sandoval appoints Kimberly Wanker to court vacancy



sandovallogo-300x91-1958296-5729682CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval announced today he has appointed Kimberly Wanker to the 5th Judicial District Court.

“Kimberly understands the importance of being familiar with matters that come before the court both as to the facts and the law,” Sandoval said. “I am confident that her experience as a lawyer in private practice and as a general counsel will provide a firm judicial foundation.”

From 1989 to 1995, Wanker was an associate with Gordon & Silver in Las Vegas, focusing on civil litigation and misdemeanor criminal practice. In 1995, Wanker opened a practice under her own name where she focuses on business, employment and administrative litigation. From 1995-2002, she also served as part-time general counsel to Pete White Concrete, Inc. From 2000-2002, Wanker also served as director of human resources for helloNetwork.com, Inc.

Wanker has practiced in Fifth and Eighth Judicial Districts, Clark County Justice Court, Nye County Justice Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, U.S. District Court in the District of Nevada and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has also practiced in both Colorado and Arizona.

In 2011-12, Wanker was selected as judge pro tem for the 2011-12 term in the Clark County Justice Courts.

Currently a resident of Pahrump, Wanker maintains her law practice in Las Vegas. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she graduated with high distinction, achieving a 4.0 grade point average, Wanker enrolled in the University of Nebraska College of Law and graduated with high distinction, achieving a 3.65 grade point average. Admitted to the Nevada bar in 1989, Wanker was a member of moot court in law school.

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