Department A

William O. Voy

Office - (702) 455-5990

Fax - (702) 388-2038

Law Clerk - (702) 455-5035

Email -

Location - FAMILY Courtroom 18

Family Court House
601 North Pecos RD, Las Vegas, NV. 89155

William O. Voy

Department A

Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 1998 - present


Judge William Voy was appointed by the Governor of the State on Nevada to the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada in 1998.

For the first five years, Judge Voy heard domestic matters related primarily to divorce, custody and child-support.  Judge Voy also presided over the Adult Mental Health Civil Commitment Court for Clark County. In 2003 he was selected to preside over the Clark County Juvenile Delinquency Court and continues in that capacity.

In 2005, Judge Voy established the nation’s first specialty court for sexually exploited youth. In addition, he implemented the state’s first juvenile diversion court and mental health court as well as oversaw the implementation of JDAI that reduced average daily population in detention by 50 percent. As a result, Judge Voy developed the first Probation 24/7 Intensive Supervision Unit in the country.

Over the last 13 years, Judge Voy has continued to lead the way in the establishment of substantial reforms to the Juvenile Justice system in Clark County. Many of these changes have become best-practice standards for juvenile justice.

Prior to being appointed to the bench 18 years ago, Judge Voy spent 10 years in private practice in Las Vegas and also served as a captain in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Office, stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Judge Voy received his law degree from Willamette University in Salem Oregon in 1986.

Courtroom Protocol

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.