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Mary Kay Holthus Biography – Mary Kay Holthus Wiki
Mary Kay Holthus is a judge of the eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada. She took the Department 18 bench in January 2019, after more than 27 years of service with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Department 18 is currently assigned a Civil and Criminal Court docket.
Mary Kay received her law degree from Villanova Law School. She began her law career as a summer law clerk at Rawlings, Olson & Cannon in Las Vegas.
After passing the bar, she worked as an associate at Jones, Jones, Close & Brown. In March 1991, Mary Kay joined the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, where she rose to the role of chief deputy district attorney.
After several years of general litigation, Mary Kay joined the Special Victims Unit where, for 16 years, she sought justice for victims of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.
Mary Kay Holthus Age
Judge Mary Kay Holthus is 62 years old as of 2024.
Mary Kay Holthus Family
Judge Mary Kay Holthus and her husband, Brian, have three children.
Mary Kay Holthus Political Affiliation
Judge Mary Kay Holthus is non-partisan.
In January 2024, Clark County District Judge Mary Kay Holthus was attacked in a Las Vegas courtroom by a defendant in a felony battery case who leaped over a defense table and the judge’s bench, landing atop her and sparking a bloody brawl involving court officials and attorneys, officials and witnesses said via ABC News.
In a violent scene captured by courtroom video, Kay Holthus fell back from her seat against a wall and suffered some injuries but was not hospitalized, courthouse officials said.
A courtroom marshal was also injured as he came to the judge’s aid and was hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding gash on his forehead and a dislocated shoulder, according to the officials and witnesses.
The attack occurred at about 11 a.m. at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.
The defendant, Deobra Delone Redden, 30, was wrestled to the floor behind the judge’s bench by several court and jail officers and courtroom staff members — including some who are seen throwing punches.
He was arrested and jailed at the Clark County Detention Center, where records showed he faces multiple new felony charges including battery on a protected person — referring to the judge and court officers.
“It happened so fast it was hard to know what to do,” said Richard Scow, the chief county district attorney who prosecuted Redden on a case that stemmed from an arrest last year on allegations that Redden attacked a person with a baseball bat.