Municipal Court Judge, Department 1
Judge Mark Stevens serves as city of Henderson Municipal Court Judge, Department 1, taking office April 17, 2007. He served as Chief Judge from 2012 through 2015 and 2018 to present. Judge Stevens presides over criminal arraignments and trials, as well as traffic arraignments and trials.
In June 2011, Judge Stevens initiated the Veterans Treatment Court program in Henderson. This program assists military veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes while struggling to readjust to civilian life.
Prior to becoming Henderson Municipal Court Judge, Judge Stevens was a prosecutor for seven years with the Henderson City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, and a Henderson Police Department patrol officer for three years.
Before his service at the city, Judge Stevens practiced civil law and was the staff attorney for a law enforcement training center. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1994 as captain, company commander and judge advocate defense attorney (JAG).
Judge Stevens earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management at Oklahoma State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1990 and became a member of the State Bar of Nevada in 1991.
Judge Stevens previously served on the S.A.F.E. House board of directors and was an instructor for the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.
A member of the Clark County Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association, Judge Stevens also served as the 2017 President of the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction. In addition to Nevada, he is licensed to practice law in the states of Nebraska and Colorado as well as U.S. District Court.