Chief Judge Miranda M. Du, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, has announced that Maximiliano D. Couvillier III was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of V. Cam Ferenbach, U.S. Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas.
Couvillier is a founding partner of Kennedy & Couvillier, PLLC. Prior to establishing Kennedy & Couvillier, PLLC, he was a partner at Lionel Sawyer & Collins and managing partner at Black & LoBello. Couvillier served as the general counsel for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2011-13) and then as president of the Board of Directors (2014-23). He also served as president of the Nevada Latino Bar Association and chair of the State Bar of Nevada’s Litigation Section.
Couvillier received his law degree from California Western School of Law, graduating cum laude, and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at San Diego (Thurgood Marshall College).
Couvillier will assume the position of U.S. Magistrate Judge on January 8. The term of the appointment is eight years.