|Las Vegas||NV||89101-7065||Nevada Pretrial Services||Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Room 1112 Las Vegas NV 89101-7065||702-464-5630|
|Las Vegas||NV||89101-7065||Ninth Circuit Librarian||Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Room 7065 Las Vegas NV 89101-7065||lb9.uscourts.gov||702-464-5690|
|Las Vegas||NV||89101-7065||Nevada District Court||Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 1st Floor Las Vegas NV 89101-7065||nvd.uscourts.gov||702-464-5400|
|Las Vegas||NV||89101-6632||Nevada Federal Public Defender||411 East Bonneville Avenue, Room S 2 4 5 Las Vegas NV 89101-6632||702-388-6577|
|Las Vegas||NV||89101-5833||Nevada Probation Office||Foley Federal Building 300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 1200 Las Vegas NV 89101-5833||702-527-7300|
|Las Vegas||NV||89101-5833||Nevada Bankruptcy Court||Foley Federal Building 300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 4th Floor Las Vegas NV 89101-5833||nvb.uscourts.gov||702-527-7000|
|Reno||NV||89501-2193||Nevada Probation Office||Bruce R. Thompson United States Courthouse and Federal Building 400 South Virginia Street, Room 103 Reno NV 89501-2193||775-686-5980|
|Reno||NV||89501-2193||Nevada Pretrial Services||Bruce R. Thompson United States Courthouse and Federal Building 400 South Virginia Street, Room 104 Reno NV 89501-2193||775-686-5964|
|Reno||NV||89501-2193||Nevada Federal Public Defender||201 West Liberty Street, Room 100 Reno NV 89501-2193||775-321-8451|
|Reno||NV||89501-2193||Nevada District Court||Bruce R. Thompson United States Courthouse and Federal Building 400 South Virginia Street, Room 301 Reno NV 89501-2193||nvd.uscourts.gov||775-686-5800|
|Reno||NV||89501-2193||Ninth Circuit Librarian||Bruce R. Thompson United States Courthouse and Federal Building 400 South Virginia Street, Room 1001 Reno NV 89501-2193||lb9.uscourts.gov||775-686-5776|
|Reno||NV||89509-1317||Nevada Bankruptcy Court||C. Clifton Young Federal Building and United States Courthouse 300 Booth Street, 1st Floor Reno NV 89509-1317||nvb.uscourts.gov||775-326-2100|
The Nevada Federal Courts – Locations, Hours, Phone Numbers
The Nevada federal courts system is comprised of two locations, the Bruce R. Thompson courthouse in Reno, Nevada, and the Lloyd D. Johnson courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both are considered federal district courts for the District of Nevada. The Chief Judge for the entire state District sits in Las Vegas, and both courthouses have a combined total of 12 federal judges and 8 magistrates.
The two federal court locations handle a combination of civil and criminal federal cases, providing parties the first district federal adjudication level of issues under federal law. The Nevada District sits within the 9th District Court of Appeals, which is physically located in California. From there appeals generally go to the federal Supreme Court if accepted.
The Nevada District annually sees a working caseload of approximately 8,150 cases, which is slightly lower than previous years. The average federal Nevada criminal court case takes just under 12 years to resolve and the average civil case is just over 9 years. The political appointment makeup of the court is somewhat half Clinton-Obama appointees and half Reagan-Bush appointees. Interestingly, the District has begun to develop a reputation for proactive resolution of federal patent cases. Much of this is due to a recent adoption of local court rules, procedural requirements specific to the Nevada District courts that lawyers have to follow, which are designed to expedite related litigation. It’s a notable development considering that patent law is probably second in complexity to only copyright and taxation laws.
In a number of areas the Nevada Federal Courts Districts is very different from its western neighbor, even though both are under the same federal appellate district. For example, when it comes to liability for data loss, the Nevada Federal Courts Districts conservatively positioned on the side of business deciding that a data breach alone was not enough to support a class action decision against a company since the loss itself didn’t create any damage. A similar case probably would get a different reading on the California side. On crime, the Nevada courts are also famous for stiffer sentencing as well within reason. All Nevada federal courts are limited by federal sentencing rules to maintain consistency in penalties applied.