District Court Department 8

Atkin v. Peterson

Trevor Atkin has been on the bench for less than a year after being appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak in August. He was sworn in as District Judge in November. 

Atkin has had 12 cases appealed unsuccessfully, according to Our Nevada Judges.  

He was awarded his law degree from McGeorge School of Law at the University of Pacific in 1987.

“Trevor has broad experience in personal injury defense and commercial litigation, having litigated over 25 civil jury trials to verdict as lead trial counsel,” his website says. 

He has raised $203,449 and has $23,055 on hand as of October 15. 

He is challenged by Jessica Peterson, an attorney in private practice. Her website says she has represented clients landlord-tenant disputes, as well as probate, business, personal injury, and family law. Peterson has been a court appointed arbitrator since 2016.  

She’s raised $25,194 and has $694 remaining as of October 15.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, a grandson, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.