Judge Laurel E. Davis

Contact Information

General Chambers:
Phone: (702) 527-7030

Courtroom Deputy
Phone: (702) 527-7142

Hearing Dates

Phone: (702) 527-7158

Adversary Trial Dates
Phone: (702) 527-7142

Courtroom 3 (3rd Floor)

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


Laurel Elizabeth Davis was sworn in as a Nevada Bankruptcy Judge on July 12, 2013. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Davis practiced law for 26 years in Nevada and Arizona. She represented debtors, including individuals; trustees; committees and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration, workouts and restructuring. She also served as a chapter 11 trustee.

Judge Davis is a Master with the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court. From 1993 through 2013, Judge Davis held a business bankruptcy certification from the American Board of Certification, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. In 2010 and 2011, Judge Davis was Chair of the Nevada State Bar Bankruptcy Section. In 2012 and 2013, Judge Davis was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as among the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the Nation, and as a 2012 Rising Star.

Judge Davis regularly writes and speaks on topics which include ethics, litigation, real estate and bankruptcy.

A native of Utah, Judge Davis received her B.S. in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1983, and her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1987.