Franny Forsman

Federal Public Defender

Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada

411 E. Bonneville Ave. #200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

(702) 388-6577 | Fax:


Franny Forsman was appointed the Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada in 1989.  Prior to her graduation from Notre Dame Law School in 1977, she had been a social worker, community organizer and drug treatment therapist.  During her legal career, she has been a county public defender, a supervising staff attorney for the Nevada Supreme Court and a partner in a large law firm.  She served as the President of the State Bar of Nevada in 1995 and is currently the Chair of the Defender Services Advisory Group of the U.S. Judicial Conference.  She was the recipient of the Justice Lewis Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy in 1977 and the Kendra Alexandra Award from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression in 1995, and was named the 1993 Nevada Civil Libertarian of the Year in 1993 and the 1993 Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice Defender of the Year.

Jon Mosher - Fri, 01/22/2010 - 17:00