Siria L. Gutiérrez clerked for the Honorable Valorie J. Vega in the Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada from August of 2010 until August of 2011. Ms. Gutierrez is admitted to practice in the State of Nevada, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, and the State of California. She practices in the area of tort litigation defense, specializing in the areas of premises liability.
Ms. Gutiérrez earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010. During her second year, she was a teaching assistant for a legal writing professor. She also served as President of La Voz, the Hispanic Law Students Association. Ms. Gutiérrez is a founding, and current member of La Voz’s award winning mentorship program Huellas (“Footprints” in Spanish), established in 2008. Huellas is a four-tier pipeline program designed to encourage minority students to enter the legal profession. In addition, she was invited onto the school’s moot court team, Society of Advocates.
In her final year at Boyd, Ms. Gutiérrez served as President of Society of Advocates. She was a Semi-Finalist for Best Overall Moot Court Team in the Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. Finally, Ms. Gutiérrez interned in the Clark County District Attorney Office’s Appellate Division doing fast-track appeals and post-conviction assignments. While at the District Attorney’s office, she was admitted into limited practice under the Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.5 and was able to conduct preliminary hearings and make appearances in Justice Court and District Court.
Prior to law school, Ms. Gutiérrez obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles. Ms. Gutiérrez is currently serving as President Elect for the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association, is an Associate in the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court, and is an active member of Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Las Vegas. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, live theater, music, and traveling. She is also fluent in Spanish.