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Silver Replaces Brown on Nevada Gaming Commission

Silver Replaces Brown on Nevada Gaming Commission

On April 18, retired Nevada Supreme Court Justice Abbi Silver was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission. She will replace outgoing Commissioner Ogonna Brown, who declined to serve four more years when her term expires later this month.

Silver is the only judge in Nevada history to serve on every court in the state’s judicial system, starting in Las Vegas Municipal Court in 2003, then moving to the Las Vegas Justice Court. She was next elected as a district court judge before being appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to the Inaugural Court of Appeals. She was the first woman judge elected to the Nevada Court of Appeals, and spent four years on the Supreme Court.

Brown, a partner with the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie law firm in Las Vegas, was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak in 2020. She cited work demands as her reason for stepping down.

Control Board Chairman Kirk Hendrick commended Brown for her service, saying, “It’s been a pleasure for all of us and we wish you the best.”

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