MEET CHRIS WILSON
Deputy District Attorney, Washoe County District Attorney's Office
1998 — Present
Responsible for prosecuting all felony crimes beginning with preparation of search warrants, charging
of violence including homicides, sexual assault, robbery, and all other crimes against persons.
Prosecuted over 3,500 criminal cases in Justice Court, over 1,600 criminal cases in District Court, and
over 30 felony jury trials in District Court.
Deputy District Attorney, Storey County District Attorney's Office
September 1997 — May 1998
Responsible for the prosecution of cases at all levels from misdemeanors to felonies, juvenile
delinquency adjudication, and civil case analysis, complaint review and answer drafting, legal and legislative research, discovery, and motion practice.
Educator, Washoe County School District, "At Risk Teens"
September 1999 — May 2002
_ Instructed 'at risk' teens during evening classes at multiple High Schools throughout Washoe County
on the dangers and legal consequences of drug use, and DUI.
Instructor in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Nevada District Attorney's Association
Intern, Nevada Attorney General's Office, Appellate Division
June 1996 —August 1996
JD., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1997
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law B.A., History, Magna Cum Laude, Humboldt State University, 1993
Presidential Scholar, Dean's List 1991, 1992, 1993
WHAT A JUDGE SHOULD BE
To be a Judge is to be the pillar of our justice system. The citizens of our community have a right to demand irreproachable conduct from anyone performing a judicial function. Judges must strive for the highest standards of integrity in both their professional and personal lives. A Judge should be experienced and knowledgeable about the law, be experienced in conducting in-depth legal research, and be able to write decisions that are clear and cogent. Their judgment should be sound and they should be able to make informed decisions that will stand up to close scrutiny. Judges should be fair and impartial. They should be good listeners but should be able, when required, to ask questions that get to the heart of the issue before the court. They should be courteous in the courtroom but firm when it is necessary to rein in a rambling lawyer, or a disrespectful litigant.
Chris has the integrity, knowledge and experience we need in Sparks Justice Court.
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