Governor Appoints Stiglich to 2nd Judicial District Seat


Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - November 21, 2012

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that he has appointed Lidia Stiglich to the 2nd Judicial District Court. Stiglich will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Steven Kosach.

“Lidia’s broad legal experience, work ethic and enthusiasm for the practice of law as well as her varied law practice will help establish a solid foundation for her judicial career,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “I am confident that Ms. Stiglich will be a valuable asset to the 2nd Judicial District Court bench.”

Ms. Stiglich graduated from the University of California (Berkeley) with a B.S. in Business Administration. Stiglich obtained her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. While in law school, she interned at the first District Court of Appeals, with the Honorable Justice Marcel Poche. She served as a member and Note Editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Stiglich is admitted to the Nevada and California State Bars, and has represented hundreds of clients before state and federal courts in a variety of civil and criminal matters.

From 1997 to 2002, Stiglich served as a trial attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. From 2002 to present, Stiglich has acted as managing partner of the firm of Stiglich & Hinckley LLP, where she focuses on criminal and civil litigation matters.

She has served as a law professor at John F. Kennedy School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and New College of the Law, teaching evidence and criminal law. Stiglich was also selected to serve on the San Francisco/Oakland Panel Selection Subcommittee relating to the Criminal Justice Act, and from 2004 to 2008, Stiglich was a commissioner on the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission, serving as president for part of that time.


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