Posted: November 19, 2018

Passing of the Honorable Laurel E. Babero

On behalf of the Bankruptcy and District Court families, we regret to inform you that our dear friend and colleague Judge Laurel Elizabeth (Davis) Babero has passed away. 

Judge Babero accepted her appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada on July 12, 2013. On April 8, 2018, she and Andras F. Babero were married in New York City. 

Judge Babero practiced law for 26 years in Nevada and Arizona prior to taking the bench. The scope of her representation included debtors, individuals, trustees, committees and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as commercial litigation, arbitration, workouts and restructuring. She also served as a Chapter 11 trustee. Judge Babero is a Master with the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court. She has held a business bankruptcy certification since 1993, from the American Board of Certification, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. 

Judge Babero was a friend and respected colleague who took her work seriously and was a joy to be around. We are grateful for her public service and she will be dearly missed by the Court family.

~ Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro and Chief Judge Bruce T. Beesley