Yvette Chevalier Lopez brings in excess of 25 years of working as a helping professional to the bench. She has extraordinary abilities to listen and synthesize information useful in making judicial rulings on matters that affect the lives of children and families. Yvetteâ€™s long history in Nevada commenced in 1981 and that long history supports her tireless concerns for Nevadaâ€™s Children and Families.
As a Judge, Chevalier Lopez will deliver independence, integrity and impartiality of the kind needed to address the fact that every person is unique. Chevalier can handle the fast pace yet evaluate family court matters without showing favoritism. With 25 years of hands-on experience as a helping professionalâ€” teacher, counselor, child protection manager, supervisor for mentally ill felon program, director of juvenile justice and social services â€“she is uniquely qualified to sit as Family Court Judge.
Yvette Chevalier Lopez is no stranger to the issues and concerns most often addressed in family court. Yvette has never met her biological father and doesnâ€™t know who he is or was. Chevalier was raised by a single mother who did not attend high school. Chevalier Lopez has been essentially emancipated since age 13 years old. As the first college graduate in her family, she values and respects the difficult struggles of people appearing in her court. Yvettes first language is Spanish and she was born in Puerto Rico. As a Judge, Chevalier Lopez is completely familiar with the impact court decisions have on children and families.
When elected, Yvette Chevalier Lopez will continue to put Nevadaâ€™s Children and Families First.
Born in Puerto Rico, Speaks Spanish
Juris Doctor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Family Law Attorney,Â Law Offices of Yvette Chevalier PLLC
Member, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
Judge, American Association for Justice Education
Mediator, Supreme Court of Nevada
Judge, Clark County School District Truancy Program