Judge Escobar was appointed to the District Court by Governor Sandoval on June 26, 2012 after being recommended for appointment by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection and took the bench August 6, 2012 following the retirement of Judge Donald Mosley.
In August 2012 there was no election for judges in Clark County and no judge was elected. Judge Adriana Escobar was appointed and she should not be asking to be reelected because she was never elected to the bench and Judge Escobar’s expert campaign manager should not have jeopardized her integrity by ordering campaign signs with the word “re-elect” in the top left corner of those signs.
However, Judge Escobar — as a good attorney and as a judge — should have known that it was misleading the voters and should have stopped those signs, but instead she went along with the charade and allowed the signs to be posted in specific locations in the community.
Judge Escobar’s decision to allow those signs to mislead the voters may cause many attorneys to wonder about her honesty and her ability to be totally fair to the litigants before her.
“If Judge Escobar lies on her signs to be ‘re-elected’ to the bench, she may lie or accept one of the parties appearing before her to lie with her knowledge and her blessing,” stated an attorney that asked us not to mention her name because she appears before Judge Escobar continually and is afraid of a retaliation that may hurt her clients.
Another attorney believes that Judge Escobar’s limited knowledge of civil law is due to the fact that she has held a bureaucratic position since she became an attorney in 1991, thanks to the political influence of her daughter’s father, who is a well-known figure in the legal community in Nevada.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Escobar worked as a Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office where she prosecuted complex mortgage and investment fraud cases. She also served as Nevada Consumer’s Advocate and Chief Deputy Attorney General where she protected the interests of Nevada consumers and ratepayers, supervising complex consumer protection and public utilities cases.
Judge Adriana Escobar has been appointed to almost every position she has ever held and has never been elected before.
Judge Escobar’s biography page in the Clark County Courts explain: “Judge Escobar was appointed by former Governor Kenny Guinn to serve as a Commissioner with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.”
“Prior to being appointed to the PUCN, she was appointed to serve as a member of the State of Nevada Taxicab Authority by former Nevada Governor Bob Miller.”
Every Nevada Governor had the honor of appointing Judge Escobar to one or another of the positions she has held since she became an attorney (1991) thirteen years ago.
Even in California, where she enrolled in law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, where she earned her Jurist Doctor degree in 1991, Judge Escobar was appointed Deputy City Attorney in the Office of the City Attorney of San Diego.
Back in Las Vegas, Judge Escobar continued her chain of appointments; before her appointment to the District Court, Judge Escobar served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Spring Valley Hospital. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce and has received the Professional of the Year Award by her friends in that organization.
Judge Escobar needs to take control of her campaign and fix all the wrongs her campaign consultant may have done to her because up to now, she has done nothing but collect a paycheck from taxpayers and pretended to have been elected to the bench. Judge Adriana Escobar may consider apologizing to the community for her lies and may consider getting another campaign manager that may know how to be honest and guide her in her effort to BE ELECTED TO THE BENCH for the next ninety days before the November 4 election.