Phil Kohn was appointed Clark County Public Defender on April 6, 2004. Phil obtained his law degree from McGeorge Law School. Phil has served on the Southern Nevada Criminal Justice Task Force and the Fondi Commission. He is also a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Task Force on Indigent Defense. Phil is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2000.
With an office of more than 170 attorneys and staff, the Clark County Public Defender's Office is one of the largest law firms in the state of Nevada. The office is organized into teams. An attorney is appointed immediately after the initial arraignment and represents the client to the conclusion of the case in Justice or District Court.
The office has specialized teams dedicated to juvenile court, homicide cases, sexual assault cases and appeals. In addition, the office has a dedicated training officer who has developed an extensive training program for new attorneys and provides continued legal education for experienced staff. The office also has a nationally recognized litigation support department.