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Judge Kelly Giordani was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judge Giordani received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. While in college, she served as an FBI Honors Intern, where she worked in the counterterrorism unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Judge Giordani obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After law school, she began her career working as the law clerk for the Honorable David Barker in the Eighth Judicial District Court. Thereafter, Judge Giordani was hired as a deputy city attorney in the Criminal Division of the Las Vegas Office of the City Attorney.
During her 11 years as a prosecutor for the city of Las Vegas, she handled thousands of criminal misdemeanor cases, conducted over 200 bench trials, and participated in every specialty court operated within Las Vegas Municipal Court. Additionally, Judge Giordani was responsible for handling the Las Vegas City Attorney’s criminal appeals and habeas corpus work at the Eighth Judicial District Court and Supreme Court of Nevada.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Judge Giordani was a member of the Best Practices Committee comprised of prosecutors across the state, is a current member of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, and sat on the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Committee for the State Bar of Nevada.