Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 | 1:42 p.m.
An attorney is touting his time in the trenches during trial in his announcement today to run for one of the open Clark County District Court judge seats.
Attorney Jim Crockett is making a bid for Department 24, which is held by James Bixler, who will be retiring.
“I am proud to have my credentials compared with any other lawyers on record,” Crockett said in a press release. “My trial experience and my knowledge of evidence will serve me well on the District Court bench.”
The Nevada Trial Lawyers Association once awarded him the distinction of Trial Lawyer of the Year, according to the release.
Crockett’s firm, Crockett & Myers, has exclusively represented private citizens in matters involving personal injury and wrongful death for 35 years, according to Crockett’s campaign site.
Crockett has also served on the National Board of Trial Advocacy Board of Directors for more than 12 years, according to his website.
“It has been my privilege to represent many Nevadans from diverse backgrounds who have suffered harm caused by another’s wrongdoing. I have found it gratifying helping people get their lives back together, and that has inspired me to take this next step,” Crockett said in a statement on his website. “I am at the point in my life where I want to do something more for my community.”
Voters will cast their ballots for new judges in November 2014.