East Fork Justice of the Peace
October 18, 2018
Place and Length of Residence: Born and raised in Carson City, returned to Nevada after finishing law school in 2002, resident of Gardnerville since 2004.
Occupation: Attorney and Owner of Heritage Law Group, P.C.
Record of Service:
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Town Board of Gardnerville (2015-2018, Chairwoman, 2018)
Austin's House Board of Directors (2013-2018; Secretary, 2015-2017)
Douglas County Special Advocates for the Elderly (SAFE), Founder (2008) Court-Appointed Advocate for Abused and Exploited Children and Elders (since 2011)
Court-Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator (since 2014)
Justice of the Peace Pro Tem, appointed by Douglas County Commissioners (since 2015)
Pro Bono Advocate for Nevada Legal Services and Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (since 2005)
Member, Judicial Ethics Commission (since 2016)
Staff Attorney to Douglas County District Court, Judge Michael Gibbons (2004-2011)
Associate Attorney, Brooke & Shaw (2004 – 2005)
Douglas County Bar Association (since 2003; Pres. 2004-2006; Sec./Treas. (2010-2011)
Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University, College of Law (2002, finishing a 3-year program in only 2 ½ years, and ranking 18 of 198 (9%))
Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, Arizona State University, College of Public Programs (Honor College and Summa Cum Laude)
Admitted to practice law in Nevada and California
Spotlight Award for Best Professional Service Provider, Business Council of Douglas County (2017)
Best of Carson Valley, Record-Courier, Runner-up (2016, 2017, and 2018)
Pro Bono Service Award (2011-2017)
Certificate of Special Appreciation from Special Advocates for the Elderly and the Douglas County District Court Judges (2014).
Cassandra has the wide-ranging expertise to make judicial decisions that will keep Douglas County safe. For 15 years in Douglas County and nearby rural courts, she has successfully litigated or appeared on criminal and civil matters, both of which are handled by the Justice Court. She is the only candidate who has served in a judicial capacity, including as a Court-appointed arbitrator, mediator, and justice of the peace pro tem.
Cassandra has owned her own law firm for over seven years, managing staff and a heavy caseload. As such, she is the only candidate who has worked as a lawyer in private practice representing both litigants and defendants, made payroll, and overseen strict budgets.
Cassandra is married to her junior high sweetheart, Evan, who is a fifth generation Douglas County-ite. Evan and Cassandra chose to raise their family in Douglas County, moving home only days after she graduated law school. For 14 years, Evan and Cassandra have resided in their home in Gardnerville, where they are raising their elementary school-aged daughter and middle school-aged son. They are active in their community and a local church.
As Justice of the Peace, Cassandra Jones will:
• Ensure that the law is equally and fairly applied to all persons
• Enforce the law clearly and consistently, especially bail and sentencing conditions
• Empower victims to seek and obtain the protection to which they are entitled
Cassandra believes that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our Constitutional republic, and therefore she has not sought nor used any endorsement that might undermine her independence as a judge or cause a conflict of interest.
Place and length of residence:
I have lived in Douglas County for the past 13 years
Occupation: Deputy District Attorney, Douglas County District Attorney's Office
Age: 59 years
Facebook: Erik Levin for East Fork Justice of the Peace
Record of Service:
Deputy District Attorney, Douglas County District Attorney's Office 10 years
Sr. Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Nevada Attorney General 3 years
Deputy District Attorney, Nye County District Attorney's Office 6 years
J.D. Loyola Law School
M. Admin., University of California, Davis
B.S. Economics, University of California, Riverside
Member Board of Directors, Partnership Douglas County
Admitted United States Supreme Court
Admitted Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted United States District Court of Nevada
Instructor Western Nevada College 2008 Spring Semester
I'm Erik Levin and I am endorsed for Justice of the Peace by the Douglas County Sheriff's Protective Association, Sheriff Ron Pierini and Sheriff-Elect Dan Coverley. I will use my 20 years of legal experience to bring fair, conservative justice to the community. I am not a judicial activist and will apply the laws as written, without exception. Everyone who appears before me will be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. At the same time, criminal offenders will be held accountable in a manner that best provides for public safety. As a prosecutor I have litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to murder. I have appeared as attorney of record in 15 of Nevada's Justice Courts, 10 of its District Courts, and the Nevada Supreme Court. I am the only candidate who has appeared regularly in Douglas County's Justice Courts, fighting for the safety of the community. I began my legal career in Nevada in 1997, in Tonopah, Nevada. In addition to my 13 years of experience litigating criminal cases, I have 6 years experience practicing civil law and have litigated civil cases in Justice Court and District Court. I ask for your vote on November 6.