Michael P. Villani
Office - (702) 671-4469
Fax - (702) 671-4468
Law Clerk - (702) 671-4466
Email - email@example.com
Location - RJC Courtroom 11A
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155
Michael P. Villani
Eighth Judicial District Court
Term of Office 2007 - present
Judge Michael P. Villani is a 56 year resident of Nevada, graduating from Clark High School and UNLV, earning a degree in Psychology. Thereafter, he attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1982. His legal experience includes a stint with the Clark County District Attorney's Office before entering private practice. Prior to taking the Bench, Judge Villani was a Court Appointed Arbitrator and handled over 357 arbitrations, an Alternate Municipal Court Judge, a Justice of the Peace Pro Tem, a Small Claims Court Judge, and was appointed by the State Bar of Nevada to the Free Dispute Committee and the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board.
Judge Villani has been the presiding judge in Department XVII for nine years and handles both civil and criminal cases. Selected twice by the National Judicial College, he served as a discussion leader in courses involving advance ethics and search and seizure law. Also, in 2011 and 2015, Judge Villani was a member of the faculty teaching newly elected judges from throughout the United States the principles and roles of a sitting judge.
Judge Villani is married and has six children.
No weapons are allowed. There is no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in any courtroom.
Proper courtroom attire is required. No shorts or tank tops are allowed in the courtroom, shoes are required. T-shirts, which show offensive slogans or pictures, are not allowed. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.
While in the courtroom, sit quietly when court is in session. Do not talk or whisper. The court proceedings are being recorded by a court recorder and noise can interfere with the preparation of this important record.
All beepers, cellular telephones, and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Avoid reading newspapers, or books in the courtrooms, particularly if your use of such material may be a distraction to others.
Attorneys are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times, and to strictly adhere to the opportunities, requirements, limitations, and deadlines set by the judge. All counsel are to be punctual for all conferences, hearings and trials. They are to be civil to one another as well as to all parties, witnesses, and court personnel - whether in front of a jury or the court.