Supreme Court: Nancy Allf

Name: Nancy L. Allf

Age: 51

Address: 411 E. Bonneville, Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone number and campaign Web site: 702-366-1866

Education: 1982 J.D. - Salmon P. Chase College of Law

1979 B.A. - Pre-Law and French - Transylvania University

Profession: Attorney

Political experience: None

Please write a short biography of yourself (you might include such things as birthplace, career, community involvement, family, etc.): My dad was an FBI agent. My parents were both from Kentucky, and raised my sister and I in a town named London, near the coal mines, on a cattle farm. He was transferred to Las Vegas in the 70's to work under cover. I finished law school and then moved out to be with my family. I've been practicing law since 1983, and have been with both small and large firms. My law practice consists mainly of a general civil practice, focusing on business litigation matters in bankruptcy, corporate and real estate. My husband I don't have children, unfortunately.

Have you ever been arrested? No If so, when and for what offense? N/A

As a prospective judge, what do you consider your greatest strengths? I have experience in every level of court in the state of Nevada, both as a lawyer and as an appointed judge. I've also had cases in every level of court in the federal system. I also have leadership experience, including being past president of the Clark County Bar Association. I'm the immediate past president of the State Bar of Nevada. I have strong research and writing ability. I've taught Legal Research and Writing at the college level. I also have a keen sense of right and wrong, and am compassionate yet able to make difficult but well reasoned decisions.

Weaknesses? I am unfailingly polite to people. Some people mistake my politeness for weakness.

What has been your greatest accomplishment in your legal career? Being president of the State Bar of Nevada.

In your personal life? Being happily married to Dave Thomas.

What are the major influences in your life? Why? My father certainly influenced my moral compass and love of justice. My mother influenced my love of family, work ethic and also helped me to discern right from wrong. My step father has taught me eternal optimism. My sister has a great sense of humor and always helps me see both sides of every argument. My husband has taught me unconditional love and loyalty. My niece Rachel has amazing insight into people, especially at her age.

What is your general judicial philosophy? I'm definitely a strict constructionist and defender of the Constitution. I believe in respecting the rule of law. I believe there are 3 separate branches of government, and that judges do not and should not make law. I believe that everyone should be treated equally in the eyes of the law.

Why should voters support you rather than your opponent? I have the correct perspective about what the role of the Supreme Court should be, and how the system of justice should work in Nevada, and the proven track record of getting things done. I believe I add the dimension of having the most varied experience, the most experience in leadership and have the necessary compassion to do the job. In my tenure on the State Bar Board of Governors, we took a forward look at the profession, so we could meet the needs of lawyers and to also provide service to the community as a whole.

What else would you like to say to voters about your qualifications and ideas? That I can be trusted to do the job with distinction.


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