- Tuesday March 30th, 2010 :: 02:32 p.m. PDT
COURT MOURNS THE LOSS OF JUDICIAL OFFICER
LAS VEGAS – Kevin V. Williams, 51, died peacefully in his sleep this morning at his home. Williams served the Clark County legal community for more than 21 years, most recently as the Criminal Arraignment Hearing Master for the Eighth Judicial District Court.
Kevin Williams started his career in the District Court as a law clerk for Judge Addeliar D. Guy in 1989. The following year he transferred to the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, where he served as an attorney defending misdemeanor and felony cases. He worked for the Clark County Public Defender for more than 16 years before returning to the District Court in 2006 as its first Criminal Arraignment Hearing Master.
“Kevin was a tireless and conscientious employee who vastly improved our processes and helped this court run more efficiently,” said District Court Chief Judge T. Arthur Ritchie, Jr. “We are saddened by this news and extend our condolences to Kevin’s family.”
Mr. Williams earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Clark-Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. and his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He became a member of the Georgia State Bar in 1988, the Nevada State Bar in 1989, and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1999.
Kevin Williams is survived by his wife Chestine, and his brothers, Judge Timothy C. Williams and Carl N. Williams, Jr. MD, of Las Vegas. Funeral services are pending.
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Las Vegas, NV 89101