Adam Ganz is a proud, lifelong Las Vegas Resident. His family moved to the Las Vegas Vallet when he was just a few years old in the 70s, more than 40 years ago. As early as elementary school, Adam dreamed of being a lawyer. With his mother’s recent passing, he uncovered a report he had written in second grade. The topic of the assignment was what he wanted to do with his life. Needless to say, it was all about one day becoming a lawyer. 

As a young man growing up in Las Vegas and attending public school, Ganz was uniquely motivated by some great teachers at R. Guild Gray Elementary, Cashman Middle School, and Bonanza High School where he graduated in 1989.

Adam Ganz was the first of his family to graduate from college. His parents were always supportive and loving. He left Las Vegas for a few years to attend college and then go on to law school. From his second year in college on, Adam worked to put himself through college and law school. Working full-time and minimizing expenses to the best of his ability in undergrad. 

In 1998, he graduated from the University of San Diego Law School and moved back home to Las Vegas for good. He went on to study for the bar exam and was grateful to have passed. He married his wife Prudence and did all these life-changing events within six months.

Adam believes that his childhood experiences have guided him toward becoming a Judge. Essentially to ensure that the system is fair to everyone. In his mind, if you work your hardest at something you should be rewarded for the effort, however, if you can’t get a fair shake because the system is not fair, then it sends a bad message to everyone and things truly will fall apart.0

After Law School Ganz began his 20+ year legal career in the area of civil litigation, where he represented thousands of people and litigated a vast number of social justice issues affecting the community. The law firm’s business model has been focused on being brought in by other lawyers to do complex litigation and take cases to trial. Although the practice was focused on representing injured people, the work did cross over into many other areas of law.

The practice always focused on ways to make the community safer by holding individuals, corporations, and even local governments accountable for their actions. While Adam Ganz has litigated several complex matters from road design to defective products such as helicopters or printing presses, his passion has been representing children. 

Ganz was one of the first volunteers for the Children’s Attorney Project and has represented several children through that program over the last two decades. He has represented many children who have been wrongfully removed from their homes by the Department of Family Services and later abused, neglected, maimed, or even killed while in the custody of the foster care system. He also exposed the school’s distinct for failing to protect the kids of Las Vegas from people or teachers who abused or harmed them.

Adam Ganz has served as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tem hearing mostly involving domestic violence cases, he has appeared in the Nevada Appeals Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, the Arizona Appeals Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and other US District Courts in Southern Nevada. Northern Nevada, and Arizona.

Ganz has had the pleasure of trying cases as either the lead attorney or as a second chair both with and against some of the best lawyers in the Las Vegas Community. In addition to his extensive courtroom and legal experience he has also served on several boards of directors for non-profit organizations and owned or managed several businesses within the community. This extensive business experience has given Ganz an instant advantage in managing the Court’s budget and a team of employees. It has also allowed him to utilize opportunities to help the Court’s administration through committees and other appointments.

Adam Ganz is also the proud father of twin teenagers, who enjoy keeping him and his supportive wife of 20 years on their toes. His volunteer work in youth sports has taught him how very important it is to be patient. Ganz’s work with youth sports also assisted him in the mentoring of dozens of law clerks and young lawyers. These former clerks still communicated with Ganz to this day as they too move forward in their careers in the community.

Ganz’s passion for making the Las Vegas community safer has led him to many accomplishments that will serve him well as a judge. He is guided by the simple principle that the community cannot be safe unless all litigants have a fair and impartial trial. At the core, Adam believes that this race is about finding a person to serve as a judge that will be open-minded, compassionate, and qualified. Qualified not just being a lawyer for the minimum number of years required to be a judge, and qualifications not only in years of experience. But in different areas of law and other professional experiences.

Adam Ganz enrolled as a student at Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law to obtain his LL.M. in Dispute Resolution. He is currently nine weeks away from completing this degree. He did arbitrator and mediator training with the American Arbitration Association and began a neutral practice, acting as an arbitrator for the AAA. doing private mediations and arbitrations. Ganz was recently appointed to the board of directors of the non-profit Red Rock Search and Rescue. He currently teaches at UNLV as an adjunct professor.

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