Meet Richard Scotti


Judge Scotti graduated with high honors from Hastings College of Law in 1988 and has over 30 years experience in the legal field.  He has earned the distinguished “AV Preeminent” award by Martindale-Hubbell for “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards,” as a lawyer and a judge.

He has an extensive history of service to the people of Clark County. He was elected twice by his peers to serve as one of the Governors of the State Bar. In that role he managed all aspects of the Nevada legal profession. The Nevada Supreme Court also appointed him as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge, as well as Mediator for the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Prior to his last election, He excelled in the fields of complex litigation, construction, business, and administrative law. He served as Prosecutor for the Nevada State Contractors Board, enforcing public safety, protecting homeowner rights, and helping laborers get paid. He also served as Administrative Law Judge for the Contractor’s Board as well as Board Counsel.

Judge Scotti has dedicated his efforts and career to community service. Judge Richard Scotti worked on the Clark County Professional Committee to develop the Lawyers’ Pledge of Professionalism. Several years back he worked closely with the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a writer and editor for the “Ask-A-Lawyer” column. Richard Scotti served on the State Bar Client Security Fund Committee, resolving complaints against lawyers. And the State Bar then promoted him to the positions of Arbitrator and Regional Director for the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee where he supervised hundreds of mediations that resolved client billing disputes.

Department 2 is always open to the public, and Judge Scotti encourages all to come watch the administration of Clark County Justice.

Awards & Special Recognitions

** “Preeminent “ rating as a lawyer (2012-2020)

** “Preeminent” rating as a Judge (2019)

** Named one of America’s “Top Lawyers” in 2013 – as published in Las Vegas Inc.

** Named one of America’s “Super Lawyers” as featured in Super Lawyers Magazine

** Featured in Constitutional Law comic book series: Lex v. Rex

** Us Senator Harry Reid Congratulation on being named Top Lawyer

** Senator Masto Commendation for Community Service

** Congressional recognition for Community Service

** Legal Aid Certificate for Mentorship

** State Bar Award for Fee Dispute Service

** Senatorial Recognition for Support of Veterans

** Special Recognition from Attorney/Law Student Mentor Program