Attorney General Ford Announces Appointment of New General Counsel Leslie Nino Piro

April 6, 2021

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced the appointment of Leslie Nino Piro as the new General Counsel for the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, effective immediately. In her role on the senior executive team, General Counsel Nino Piro will serve as a top legal advisor to AG Ford and the office on a broad range of legal and policy matters.

“Leslie is the newest member of the AG family, and we welcome the experience and work ethic she brings to the office,” said AG Ford. “Her diverse background practicing in federal and state courts, as well as her deep commitment to community engagement will no doubt help in our existing efforts to seek justice for all Nevadans.”

“I’m honored to join this team of dedicated public servants,” said Nino Piro. “Giving back to the community I call home has long been a passion of mine, and I’m thrilled to serve in this new capacity alongside Attorney General Ford and his very capable team.”

Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Nino Piro was a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, focusing on federal habeas corpus proceedings. Nino Piro also has private sector experience as an Associate at Holland & Hart LLP in a variety of complex civil litigation, regulatory, and administrative matters. In 2015, she was named a “Rising Star” in business litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine. Nino Piro also served as a judicial law clerk to District Judge Roger L. Hunt and Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.

Nino Piro has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the William S. Boyd School of Law. She has a strong record of serving the local community. In law school, she was a founding member of La Voz, the Hispanic law students association, and the Huellas (footprints) Mentorship Program for aspiring Latinx lawyers. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association and previously served on the Latino Advisory Board for Nathan Adelson Hospice.