Linda Marquis started her legal career at age 16 doing clerical work and running errands for a family law firm. Learning the legal profession from the ground up sparked the Las Vegas native’s passion for the law — as well as helping her pay for college and law school.
This early immersion into the law also introduced her to the important role family law plays in our legal system. While attending the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, Marquis participated in the school’s Juvenile Justice Clinic in Family Court.
She also was asked to teach courses on family law to the public as part of the law school’s community service program. Marquis might have been the teacher, but she quickly learned how confused, intimidated, and frightened people can become when they have a case in Family Court.
Those experiences put her on a career path that provided her with broad experience practicing in Family Court. This led her to seek election to an open seat in Family Court, Department B.
For many years, Marquis worked with highly respected attorney William Terry, and their practice focused on criminal law, including matters before Family Court. While handling juvenile and abuse and neglect cases, she worked closely with families in crisis and especially enjoyed helping children involved in the justice system. For the past few years Marquis and her husband, have practiced family law together.
Her dedication to the law led to being recognized by her peers. In 2006, the State Bar of Nevada awarded her the Access to Justice Award for her outstanding pro bono service.
Marquis also serves as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tem in Las Vegas Justice Court and North Las Vegas Justice Court. She is an Alternate Judge for the Las Vegas Municipal Court. The Clark County Commission also appointed her as a Presiding Officer for the Police Fatality Fact Finding Review Board.
She is the past president of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Association and works closely with the law school and fellow alumni to promote the school and the legal profession. She has also led many continuing legal education classes, law school graduations, and community events.
Marquis is raising her family in Las Vegas and is committed to giving back to the community that has been so good to her. She is active in her church, where she served as a children’s Sunday School teacher and children’s choir leader for many years.