WASHINGTON (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Richard Boulware was confirmed today by the U.S. Senate to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
Boulware has worked at the federal public defender’s office in Las Vegas since 2008 and has been the lead attorney on complex white-collar cases since 2010. He was confirmed by a vote of 58-35.
Boulware, a Las Vegas native, is the first African-American man to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
“Richard Boulware is an intelligent and talented lawyer from Las Vegas,” said U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. “He has impeccable credentials and is an incredibly worthy candidate for confirmation.”
Boulware received his Juris Doctor in 2002 from Columbia Law School, where he was on the Columbia Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree Cum Laude from Harvard in 1993.
Before joining the federal public defender’s office in Las Vegas in 2007, Boulware was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and a trial attorney for the Federal Defenders of New York from 2003-07.
“I am pleased with the U.S. Senate’s confirmation today, and I look forward to having Richard as a federal judge in Nevada,” said U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford. “He brings a decade of experience and is the ideal candidate for the bench. He is driven by a dedication to justice and is the best person for the job.”