Luis named Carson City ADA |

Luis named Carson City ADA

Nevada Appeal staff report

CARSON CITY — Carson City District Attorney-Elect Jason Woodbury on Wednesday announced he will appoint Kristin Luis to be Assistant District Attorney.

“Kristin embodies every principle I want the D.A.’s office to reflect,” said Woodbury. “She’s honest. Her judgment is sensible and consistent. And she’s the hardest working person I’ve ever known.”

Luis presently serves as the Juvenile Court Special Master and Discovery Commissioner for the First Judicial District Court, a position to which she was appointed in 2010. She’s a graduate of the University of Nevada and Gonzaga University, School of Law.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment of the last four years, largely due to the dedication of the people I work with,” said Luis. “It’s difficult to leave, but I’m proud of our achievements and know that I am leaving the Juvenile Court in the best hands possible. I appreciate the exciting opportunity to serve our community as Assistant District Attorney,” said Luis.

Luis was a deputy district attorney with the Carson City District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, she worked with Scott Freeman, now a District Judge, and David Houston, a prominent criminal defense attorney in Reno.

Woodbury added, “I worked with Kristin from 2000 to 2003, and everybody knew then she was someone very special. There’s no one I’d rather have helping to lead the District Attorney’s office.”

Luis will begin her new assignment in January.