Sandoval Appoints Philip Pro to Nevada Gaming Commission


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
Carson City, NV - October 26, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of retired United States District Court Judge Philip M. Pro to the Nevada Gaming Commission, effective December 1, 2015. Judge Pro will replace Pat Mulroy who resigned from the five-member Commission. He will fill the remainder of the term which lasts until April, 2019.

“Judge Pro is a well-respected member of our community with a legal career that has spanned decades of growth in Nevada. His 35 years of experience on the bench demonstrates his ability to make well-reasoned and fair decisions,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I believe his knowledge and judicial temperament will be as asset to the Commission. I know he will serve with integrity and we are fortunate that he has accepted this new position.”

“I am honored to accept the appointment to the Nevada Gaming Commission and begin a new chapter of service to our great state,” said retired Judge Philip Pro. “I would like to thank Governor Sandoval for placing in me his trust and confidence.”

Philip M. Pro was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada by President Ronald Reagan, and took office on July 23, 1987. Judge Pro served as Chief Judge for the District of Nevada from 2002 to 2007. Prior to his appointment as District Judge, he served as United States Magistrate Judge from 1980 to 1987.Judge Pro received his J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in June 1972. He received his Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law in 2014. Judge Pro served as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the founding of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and serves currently on the Boyd School of Law Advisory Board. He serves also as a member of the Board of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the Boyd School of Law. Judge Pro currently provides arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution services through, JAMS, the largest provider of ADR services in the United States.


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