A valued voice for justice.

The Honorable Lidia S. Stiglich was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nevada by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in November 2016 and retained by the voters in 2018. Justice Stiglich served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court during the legislative session year in 2023. 

Justice Stiglich Chairs the Nevada Sentencing Commission, is a member of the Nevada Specialty Courts Commission, as well as Chairs the Commission on Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure. She is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, among other organizations. 

Prior to her ascension to the Supreme Court, Justice Stiglich served as a district court judge in Department Eight of the Second Judicial District Court since 2012. As the presiding judge in Department Eight, Justice Stiglich heard civil and criminal trials. In addition to the duties in Department Eight, she served as the Probate Judge for the district and was also the co-founder and presiding judge of the Youth Offender Drug Court. This specialty court was designed for the young adult population (ages 18 to 24) who are drug users, as an alternate sentencing/rehabilitation program. 

Prior to the bench, Justice Stiglich’s vast experience includes significant federal and state criminal and civil matters, as well as administrative law. Prior to joining the bench, Justice Stiglich was the founder and managing partner of Stiglich & Hinckley, LLP. Justice Stiglich is admitted to practice law in Nevada and California. 

In addition to her professional affiliations, Justice Stiglich participates in several community organizations. She is a member of the Reno Sunrise Rotary, and serves as a board member for Friends of Nevada Mansion. 

Justice Stiglich has served as an adjunct law professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, and New College of the Law, as a faculty member at the National Judicial College and as an instructor at University of Nevada Reno. 

 Justice Stiglich graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance. While attending UC Berkeley, she was a member of the intercollegiate softball tea