Devon T. Reese was appointed to the At-Large Reno City Council seat on February 15, 2019. Outside of his City Council position, Councilmember Reese is a local attorney and primarily practices in the area of civil litigation. Devon has significant experience litigating and guiding clients through complex matters involving commercial disputes, employment harassment claims, discrimination and wrongful discharge disputes, business disputes and family law matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Devon is proud to represent labor unions on the entire range of labor law matters before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Devon has a long history of successfully representing labor unions in a broad range of claims on behalf of the union’s members through grievance arbitration and litigation as well as resolving union institutional interests in cases involving dues collection, internal disputes, labor contracts, and representation proceedings.
Devon also served as the Vice President and General Counsel for a large, regional builder-developer. He was also the former managing attorney of the Reno law firm, Curiale Dellaverson Hirshfeld & Kraemer, where he focused on products liability, wrongful death, and professional claims defense litigation.
Devon graduated in 1996 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his law degree in 2000 from the University of Kansas School of Law. Devon is admitted to practice in the state courts of Nevada and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, the District of Nevada, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He was privileged to clerk for the Honorable Justice Cliff Young at the Nevada Supreme Court. Devon is also a member of the Washoe County Bar Association.
Devon was born and raised in the Reno, Nevada area. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys competitive tennis, and the arts. Devon is also the proud father of three. He enjoys volunteering his time with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, and also the United States Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program.
- Community Development Block Grant - CDBG
- Capital Projects Surcharge Advisory Committee
- Oversight Panel for School Facilities
- Regional Planning Governing Board
- Sierra Arts Foundation
- Washoe County Stadium Authority