Adam Paul Laxalt, elected as Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General, took office on January 5, 2015, making him the youngest in the country. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University and also graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Laxalt is a former Lieutenant and Judge Advocate General in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq and assisted with the detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists.
He served as a Special Assistant US Attorney, as an Assistant Professor of Law at the US Naval Academy, and as a Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of the State for Arms Control and International Security, John R. Bolton.
As a community leader, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and co-founded the Saint Thomas More Society in Nevada. Laxalt is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
A Nevada native, he and his wife Jaime live in Reno with their daughter Sophia and their dogs Hoya and Buckley.