Erv served as an Assemblyman in the Nevada Legislature where he was Chair of the Interim Energy Committee, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee and member of the Taxation and Commerce & Labor committees. He drafted a number of bills and was successful in having many of his bills passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. Since leaving as an office holder in the Legislature, Erv has maintained his ties with legislators by serving as a government relations specialist.
35 years as an attorney
Erv believes in giving back to his community and honoring the legal profession and all three branches of government. He believes that the Supreme Court should apply the law to actual cases before it, and not encroach on the executive branch by attempting to enforce laws or on the legislative branch by attempting to make new laws. Erv stands for uniformly applying the law to all without regard to gender, age, political party, religion, wealth or social status. He believes that government exists to protect the civil rights of its citizens, not violate or limit them. Erv has stated that government cannot take back what it didn’t give in the first place.
Four generations of Nevadans
Erv attended public schools in Clark County, graduating with High Honors from Ed W. Clark High School. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University where he was on the Dean’s List for academic achievement, and received his law degree with Honors from the J. Reuben Clark Law School where he served on the Law Review. He served as a judicial intern for Honorable Carl J. Christensen in the Eighth Judicial District Court, and as a law clerk for Honorable Roger D. Foley in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
Erv grew up in Nevada and with his wife, Lisa, has raised all their children in Las Vegas. They have children and grandchildren living in Nevada and other states. He has been a lawyer practicing in Las Vegas for over 30 years, handling both civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. Erv has served on the boards of a variety of nonprofit organizations in Nevada and with his family has been involved in the community for decades. He speaks Japanese and traveled to 10 countries in Asia as part of two official delegations from Nevada for economic development with two Lt. Governors. He has taught continuing legal education seminars to lawyers, written articles for legal publications and taught Business Law at CSN and Regis University.