A native of Michigan, Veronica Barisich has aspired to become a lawyer and ultimately a judge since a very young age.  As an undergrad she attended Michigan State University, James Madison College, graduating with a degree in International Relations.  While in college, she worked as an intern at the Michigan Governor's Office and at the Lansing courthouse.  In 2004 she earned a law degree from Western Michigan-Thomas Cooley Law School.


After obtaining her JD, Veronica moved to Las Vegas and immediately went to work for the law firm of Dempsey, Roberts & Smith, becoming a senior attorney at the firm.  She practiced civil litigation and family law until 2017.  In 2017 Veronica began working for Mandarich Law Group focusing on civil litigation and consumer debt law.


Licensed by the State Bar of Nevada and the U.S. District Court, Veronica has been a practicing attorney for 15 years in civil litigation, general law (breach of contract, negligence, defamation, torts), consumer debt, probate, and family law (divorce, custody).  She has extensive experience with settlements, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, and trials.  


For the last 12 years she has volunteered with the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee as a mediator and arbitrator.   For the past 3 years she also served as an appointed Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Judge in the Las Vegas Small Claims Court.  This Judge Pro Tem experience confirmed and strengthened her long term goal of becoming a District Court Judge.  

Veronica has the unique and desirable experience of seeing both sides of the courtroom as an attorney and as a judge pro tem. She has developed and mastered the tools necessary to uphold the laws of Nevada.  


As a Judge, she will be fair and non-partisan in her dealings with people, a firm authority while treating everyone with respect, and will always apply the facts of the case against the law to arrive at a sound legal decision. She will be prepared and efficient.  Veronica looks forward to bringing her experience, common sense, kindness, and energy to serve the people of Clark County as a District Court Judge.


Veronica volunteers frequently at her children's school and is a member of her neighborhood service committee. She and her husband enjoy being outdoors and spending time with their three boys.