Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas was reelected to the Nevada Supreme Court in the 2012 Election in an uncontested race. Justice Douglas is the first Black member of the Nevada Supreme Court and in 2011 also became the first Black Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.
Justice Douglas was appointed to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2004 and has been reelected to the court each term since that time. Justice Douglas has chaired numerous Nevada Supreme Court Committees including the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, and the Nevada Supreme Court Specialty Court Funding Committee.
Justice Douglas is a LVNBA member, a past President of the LVNBA (1987-1989), and earned his undergraduate degree from California State College, Long Beach, and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Before serving on the state’s highest court, Justice Douglas had a long career of serving the pubic interest including as an attorney with Nevada Legal Services and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and as an Eighth Judicial District Court Judge.