Joel W. Locke

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Joel W. Locke joined Allison MacKenzie in 2007. A native Nevadan, Joel Locke graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2000, and then obtained his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada in 2006.


Admitted to Practice, Nevada, 2006
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court. District of Nevada, 2006
Law Clerk to the Honorable William A. Maddox, First Judicial District Court, 2006 – 2007

Professional Associations & Leadership

First Judicial District Bar Association
Washoe County Bar Association
Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada
Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts, Judge Pro Tem, 2013 – present
Member of the Board of Governors, State Bar of Nevada, 2019 – present
Member, Nevada State Bar Family Law Executive Council, 2018 – 2019

Community Leadership

Part-time Instructor at Western Nevada College, 2009 – 2011
Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada, 2014 – 2018
Board Member, Goni Canyon Preservation League, 2014 – 2018
Committee Member, Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, 2021 – present

Awards & Recognition

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2017


B.S., Finance, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law 2006

Practice Areas

Probate Law
Estate Planning
Business Entity Formation
Business Law
Labor and Employment Law
Family Law
Charitable Organizations
Gaming Law
Healthcare Law