William Voy joined the Senior Law Program as our Director of Pro Bono Services in February of this year. William and his family relocated to Las Vegas over 35 years ago and swiftly became engaged members of our community. William maintained a thriving solo private practice, specializing in adult guardianship, probate, and general litigation matters. In 1998, he was appointed to the District Court Bench by then-Governor Bob Miller. During his tenure as a District Court Judge, he presided over various domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, and guardianship matters, while also overseeing the Civil Commitment Mental Health Court. In 2003, he assumed the role of Juvenile Delinquency Court Judge for Clark County, a position he held until his retirement from the Bench in May 2022. Throughout his service, William played a pivotal role in implementing substantial reforms to the Juvenile Justice System and enhancing children’s mental health services in Clark County, many of which have since become standard best practices.

William has also imparted his expertise through teaching, serving as an adjunct Professor for Health Care Law at the College of Southern Nevada and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. Additionally, he played a key role in establishing the first Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program in Clark County and the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (AOT) for severely mentally ill patients in the area.

Prior to settling in Nevada, William served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Office, stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. He obtained his law degree from Willamette University School of Law in Salem, Oregon in 1986. Over the past 25 years, he has dedicated his career to serving the youth and families of Clark County, and he brings that same level of commitment, passion, advocacy, and dedication to his role in serving the Seniors of Southern Nevada.