A partner in a prominent Las Vegas law firm has been confirmed by the Senate for a lifetime appointment as federal court judge in Nevada.
Andrew Patrick Gordon was hailed by both Nevada U.S. senators, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Dean Heller, as a good choice for the U.S. District Court post.
Gordon is a Harvard Law School graduate and has been a partner since 1997 in the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson, handling complex commercial disputes.
Reid told the Senate that Gordon also focuses on alternative conflict resolution, regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator, and has performed pro bono work including adoption and death row appeal cases.
Wilson's confirmation comes after Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish withdrew her name from nomination last week.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Andrew Patrick Gordon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a United States District Judge for the District of Nevada:
"Andrew Gordon has consistently been recognized as one of the best attorneys in the nation, and I have no doubt he will serve as a judge with integrity and fairness. As a talented and well-respected member of Nevada's legal community, he will be an excellent addition to the federal bench.
Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Andrew Gordon to be United States District Judge for Nevada.
"I am pleased to join with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to confirm an outstanding Nevadan, Andrew Gordon, as a United States District Judge. In Nevada, it is critical for us to work together to find qualified candidates who will uphold the laws of the land in their courtroom. Andrew is an excellent nominee who will serve the state well. Congratulations to Andrew on the confirmation," said Senator Dean Heller.