Susan H. Johnson
Office - (702) 671-0547
Fax - (702) 671-0571
Law Clerk - (702) 671-0551
Email - BanksL@clarkcountycourts.us
Location - RJC Courtroom 15D
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155
Eighth Judicial District Court
Term of Office 2007 - present
SUSAN JOHNSON initially was elected to serve as State District Court Judge, Department 22, on January 2, 2007, and thereafter, overwhelmingly re-elected twice, in 2008 and 2014, with over 82% and 75% of the vote, respectively. She hears criminal, civil and construction defect matters. Judge Johnson has been a resident of the greater Las Vegas area since November 1963. She graduated from Ed. W. Clark High School in 1977 and UNLV in 1982, where she acquired her Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual major in public accounting and investment finance. She thereafter graduated from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in 1985, and has been a member of the Nevada and California State Bars since 1985 and 1986, respectively. Judge Johnson is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Nevada (since 1985), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (since 1986), and United States Supreme Court (since 1989).
Before assuming the bench, Judge Johnson, then an attorney of over 21 years, was A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and the President/Sole Shareholder of her own law firm, whose practice included civil litigation, personal injury, security and/or premises claims, domestic or family law, wills and simple estate planning. Her background also includes insurance and civil rights defense, and having an active trial practice. Judge Johnson also acted as an arbitrator, who has arbitrated at least 600 matters, mediator, Settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court, short-trial judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Judge Pro Tempore for Las Vegas Justice Court, as well as Hearing Master in child support cases. She has taught several CLE courses and spoken at various seminars/conferences during her career, including, but not limited to that dealing with arbitration, constructional defects, rules of civil procedure, professional responsibility, personal injury cases from start to finish and uninsured/underinsured motorist issues.
Judge Johnson is also actively involved in the community. She is Immediate Past President of the Howard D. McKibben Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a past president and Foundation Chair of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, and Judge Johnson has held memberships/offices in various other organizations before assuming the bench, such as the Junior League of Las Vegas, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Henderson Chamber of Commerce to name a few. She has been married to District Court Judge Eric Johnson for over thirty (30) years, and they have two adult daughters, Tess and Emma. When not attending her judicial duties, Judge Johnson can be found running half- and whole marathons with her husband and daughters throughout the country and internationally.
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.