As Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke serves as the chief appellate and legal issues attorney for the State of Nevada, and as a legal advisor to the Attorney General. He is supported in that role by the Office of the Solicitor General, including a Deputy Solicitor General and Assistant Solicitors General. Prior to his appointment as Nevada's Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke served in a similar role as the Solicitor General of Montana, and before that as an Assistant Solicitor General in Texas. Before that, he practiced as a constitutional and appellate attorney in the national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Mr. VanDyke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He and his wife Cheryl have three children.
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