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Deborah Schumacher

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Deborah Schumacher
Court Information:
Nevada Second Judicial District Court
Title:   Former presiding Judge
Position:   Dept. 5
Active:   1997-2014
Past position:   Court master, Second District Family Division
Past term:   1992-1997
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Valparaiso University, 1977
Law School:   University of Notre Dame, 1983
Grad. School:   University of Chicago, 1978

Deborah Schumacher was a judge of the Washoe County Family Court. She joined the court on April 28, 1997, and retired at the end of her term in December 2014.[1][2][3]


Schumacher graduated with a B.A. from Valparaiso University as an Honors College Scholar in 1977. She earned her graduate degree in United States history from the University of Chicago in 1978, and completed her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1983.[1]


  • 1997-2014: Judge, Washoe County Family Court
  • 1992-1997: Part-time court master for the Family Division, Second Judicial District Court
  • 1985-1987: Partner, McDonald, Carano, Wilson, McCune, Frankovich & Hicks
  • 1983-1985: Associate, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson
  • 1978-1980: Instructor, History Department of Valparaiso University[1]



Main article: Nevada judicial elections, 2010

Schumacher was re-elected to the Washoe County Family Court after running unopposed.[4]


In 2008, Schumacher ran for a seat on the Nevada Supreme Court.

Candidate IncumbentSeatPrimary %Election %
Kris Pickering ApprovedA NoSeat B25.3%42%
Deborah Schumacher Seat B23.6%39%
None of these candidates Seat B6.7%18.9%
Nancy Allf Seat B21.9%
Don Chairez Seat B22.3%

Election results are from the Nevada Secretary of State for the Primary Election and General Election.

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