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Supreme Court of Nevada
Administrative Office of the Courts
200 Lewis Avenue, 17th Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Telephone: (702) 486-3232
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Michael S. Sommermeyer currently provides media relations and public communications support for the Nevada Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, he served as the Clark County Court’s first Court Information Officer for 9 years. In this position, Sommermeyer was responsible for media relations, coordinating media access to notorious trials and for the community relations efforts of the District Court, a general jurisdiction trial court in Clark County, Nevada, and the Las Vegas Township Justice Court, a limited jurisdiction court serving Las Vegas, Nevada. During his tenure, Sommermeyer authored a management plan for high profile and notorious trials, which was recognized with a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in 2002. The plan details how to manage a trial to balance the needs of media, the parties and the court. Prior to his appointment to the District Court, Sommermeyer served as a public information officer at Texas Tech University. During an eight-year journalism career, Sommermeyer worked as a consumer/legal affairs reporter, news director, anchor and producer for television and radio media in California, Utah, Idaho and Texas.