Judge Schifalacqua was appointed to the Henderson Justice Court Department last November.

Schifalacqua passed the Nevada Bar exam in 2007 and began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted thousands of cases, including prosecutions of sexual assault, murder, gang-related cases, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.

In 2012, Schifalacqua was promoted to Chief Deputy District Attorney. She served on various specialty teams, including the Gang Unit, the Special Victims Unit, and the Case Assessment Unit. Schifalacqua was part of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force, working with law enforcement agencies and advocates to ensure the protection of victims and prosecution of offenders of human trafficking.

In January 2023, Schifalacqua was appointed by the Eighth Judicial District Court as Domestic Violence Temporary Protective Order Hearing Master. In this position, she handled a heavy caseload involving both Temporary and Extended Domestic Violence Protection Orders arising from domestic violence in the county.

Schifalacqua was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2003. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Schifalacqua attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and worked for Illinois Legal Aid before graduation. She worked as a Legal Researcher for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office before taking the bar exam.

Schifalacqua has lived in Henderson for the last 17 years and does so with her husband, two children, two dogs, multiple fish, and an Artic Western Hognose snake.

At a Glance

Judge Barbara Schifalacqua portrait

Devoted Public Servant

  • Henderson Justice Court
  • 8th Judicial District Court, Domestic Violence Temporary Protective Order Hearing Master
  • Career Prosecutor
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, 2012-2023
  • Gang Prosecutor
  • Special Victims Unit Prosecutor
  • Deputy District Attorney, 2007-2012

Unmatched Courtroom Experience

  • Has tried EVERY TYPE of criminal case
  • Lead prosecutor in more than 30 criminal jury trials
  • Thousands of criminal convictions
  • More than a decade with the District Attorney’s office