Chief Judge Mike K. Nakagawa

Contact Information

Courtroom Deputy
Phone: (702) 527-7138

Hearing Dates

Phone: (702) 527-7158

Adversary Trial Dates
Phone: (702) 527-7138

Ch 7, 11 & 13 Motions for Relief from Stay

Self-calendared for Las Vegas Cases Only. See Hearing Dates to obtain the dates and times.

Courtroom 2 (3rd Floor)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
District of Nevada
Foley Federal Building
300 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101


Mike K. Nakagawa is the Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada. He earned a JD degree from the law school at the University of California in Davis where he was an editor of the law review. He also earned a BA degree from the University of the Pacific. He was admitted to the bar in California and Nevada, and practiced primarily bankruptcy law in both states. In September 2006, he was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada. Before relocating to Nevada, Judge Nakagawa also served as an adjunct professor at both McGeorge School of Law and Lincoln Law School in Sacramento, where he taught bankruptcy law and reorganizations. He also was a member of the Sacramento County Civil Service Commission which has responsibility for administering the personnel system for the county. Judge Nakagawa now teaches bankruptcy law, advanced bankruptcy law, and remedies at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has been a panelist on numerous continuing legal education programs presented by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law, the California Bankruptcy Forum, and others.