General Adam Paul Laxalt, elected as Nevada’s 33rd attorney general,
took office on January 5, 2015, at that time making him the youngest in the country. A
former Lieutenant in the United States Navy, the US Navy trained him as a
prosecutor and legal advisor. While serving in Iraq, Laxalt assisted with the
detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists.
As the chief
law enforcement officer for the State, AG Laxalt has worked to keep Nevada’s
communities safe, and hosts the State’s first-ever Law Enforcement Summit twice
a year bringing officials from Nevada’s 17 counties together to determine how
local law enforcement can more effectively address emerging criminal trends. He
has worked on behalf of Nevada’s families to protect our most vulnerable
communities, and currently chairs the Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Working Group
committed to creating policies and procedures associated with the State’s
backlog of more than 8,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits. As a former
member of the military, his support to Nevada’s service members culminated in
the creation of the Office of Military Legal Assistance, a first-of-its-kind
program that provides Nevada’s military members with free legal representation. Through its pro bono legal-aid partnerships, the program is proud to have helped Nevada's Servicemembers and veterans handle more than 2,000 pro bono matters since its launch in late 2015.
AG Laxalt is
a fourth generation Nevadan who resides in Reno with his wife Jaime and their
daughters Sophia and Isabella. He
graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University and also from Georgetown Law Center.