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Sandoval names Kreizenbeck as state public defender

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Updated: 6/20/2013 2:17 pm
CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced that he has appointed Karin Kreizenbeck state public defender, effective immediately.

“Karin has served as the chief deputy public defender since 2008 and brings a wealth of knowledge to the job,” Sandoval said in a statement. “Karin understands the needs of her clients and treats them with dignity and respect. I am pleased she has agreed to serve her fellow Nevadans in this position.”

Kreizenbeck, currently the chief deputy public defender in the Nevada State Public Defender’s Office, is a former law clerk for Judge Dan Papez. From 1998 to 2008, Kreizenbeck served as a trial deputy in the state Public Defender’s Office. She has also worked in criminal and civil defense firms.

Kreizenbeck is a member of the Supreme Court Indigent Defense Commission and the Rural Subcommittee. She is also a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Adult Specialty Drug Court, DUI Diversion Court and the Mental Health Court Team.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Kreizenbeck earned her JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is also fluent in Spanish.

-- From news release
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