About Michael


Judge Michael P. Villani, a fifty-nine year Las Vegas resident, was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada in April 2007.  Judge Villani received a B.A. in Psychology, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1979.  Thereafter, he attended California Western School of Law and graduated in 1982.  Following law school Judge Villani was a Deputy District Attorney and upon leaving the District Attorney’s office he entered into private practice handling both civil and criminal cases.  While in private practice Judge Villani was appointed to be an Alternate Municipal Court Judge, Justice of the Peace Pro Tem, Small Claims Court Judge and Certified Court Arbitrator.  Also, while in private practice he was appointed by the State Bar of Nevada to the Fee Dispute Committee and Disciplinary Board.  Upon taking the Bench Judge Villani has twice served as a Group Facilitator/Leader for the National Judicial College General Jurisdiction course for new judges.  He has served in the same position for their courses in Advanced Ethics For Judges and Advanced Search and Seizure Law.  Judge Villani has been on the Court’s Executive Committee for the last three years.  Presently, Judge Villani is the Criminal Presiding Judge.  Judge Villani lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Paid for by the Committee to Retain Judge Villani

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