District Court Department 5

Barisich v. Coffing

Terry Coffing has been an attorney since 1993 and says he’s presided over trials in state and federal court.   

“I did a whole bunch of appeals. I did two felony criminal trials.  The last criminal trial was eight years ago,” Coffing says. 

Coffing also serves on the Board of Governors of the Nevada State Bar. 

Coffing says he can afford to give up a “very lucrative practice” and take a 70 percent pay cut.  

He’s twice been nominated by the Judicial Selection Committee for a judicial appointment. 

“They’ve been consistent and they pick good names,” he says. “The governors, maybe not so much.”  

He’s raised $180,777 and had $14,260 as of October 15.

Veronica Barisich has been in private practice for 15 years in Nevada, according to her website.  She’s been a judge pro tem in Small Claims Court and a mediator. 

She’s raised $31,250 and has $3112 on hand as of October 15.  

In 2004, Barisich earned a law degree from Western Michigan-Thomas Cooley Law School. She moved to Las Vegas and went into private practice in civil and family law.  

According to her website, she has “extensive experience with settlements, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, and trials.” 

Bariscih has volunteered as a mediator and arbitrator, and served as an appointed Justice of the Peace Pro Tem in Las Vegas Small Claim Court, according to her website.    

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