July 9, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today prior to Jennifer Dorsey’s confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Ms. Dorsey was confirmed by a vote of 54-41. The following are his remarks:
“Jennifer Dorsey will be a valuable addition to the United States District Court. Ms. Dorsey is a Las Vegas native. Her father was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base after Vietnam, and chose to start his family in Nevada.
“She graduated from Chaparral High School and graduated cum laude from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She was also the first member of her family to graduate from college. And she served as a Congressional intern for my friend and former colleague, Senator Richard Bryan.
“Ms. Dorsey attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. After graduation, she returned to Las Vegas and excelled first as an associate and now as a partner at the firm Kemp Jones & Coulthard. She is the first and only female partner at the firm.
“Jennifer Dorsey specializes in civil litigation, complex commercial disputes, appeals and class actions. I am impressed with her dedication to the state of Nevada, her community and the legal profession. Ms. Dorsey will make an outstanding federal judge for Nevada.”