Municipal Court Department 6
Judge Shannon Nordstrom serves as the interim Municipal Court Judge for Las Vegas Municipal Court, Department 6. Judge Nordstrom currently oversees Veterans Treatment Court and Fresh Start Court. Prior to her interim appointment and since October 2018, Judge Nordstrom served as Hearing Commissioner and Alternate Judge for Las Vegas Municipal Court hearing traffic matters, criminal misdemeanors and was involved with various specialty court programs. Judge Nordstrom started Fresh Start Court, a specialty court for homeless defendants within the Municipal Court system that connects defendants to resources and addresses their barriers, with the goal to attain stable housing and income. Judge Nordstrom will return to her Hearing Commissioner/Alternate Judge duties when the interim appointment expires.
Judge Nordstrom previously practiced in the areas of professional responsibility, estate planning, professional liability defense, commercial litigation, employment law, wage-and-hour class action, railroad and government entity liability, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and third-party reproductive law, among others.
Judge Nordstrom earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating with distinction and concentrations in intellectual property and international law. Judge Nordstrom maintains her license in Nevada and is inactive in Calif.
Judge Nordstrom is an active member and volunteer with the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, serving on many committees since first joining in 2008, has been a board member since August 2013, and currently serves as its immediate past president. She also served as a member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being for several years, and served on the State Bar of Nevada Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee from 2017-2019.
Judge Nordstrom's community volunteer work includes Project REAL (Relevant Education About the Law) from 2008 through 2014, serving as the president from 2009 through June 2014; volunteering at special events with Special Olympics of Southern Nevada; and in 2008, Judge Nordstrom co-founded the First-Year Attorney/Student Mentoring Program at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and participated each year of the program, through 2013.