JUDGE MICHAEL VILLANI Judge Michael Villani has been a 46 year resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from UNLV and earned his law degree from California Western School of Law. While in law school he became a member of the Advocacy Honors Board. Since taking the bench in 2007, Judge Villani was appointed by Nevada Supreme Court Judge Michael Cherry to the Indigent Defense Commission. Judge Villani has served as a Deputy District Attorney, and in private practice handling criminal defense, personal injury and insurance defense matters. Judge Villani is married with six children.