LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed a new member to the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday, following the resignation of Justice Abbi Silver earlier this year.

Patricia Lee, Esq. will take over Seat F immediately, Sisolak announced.

Silver stepped down from the position in late September after nearly four years on the high court.

Sisolak selected Lee from one of three recommendations the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection provided him. Lee will serve out the remainder of the term for Seat F ending in January 2025.

Lee is the first African American woman and the first Asian American to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court.

She is a partner at Hutchinson and Steffen, where she has worked since 2002, becoming a partner in 2009.

“I am proud and honored to appoint Patricia to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court,” Sisolak said. “The breadth and depth of her skill set and her personal and professional experience make her an incredible addition to the state’s highest court. I want to thank the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection for their work to bring forward three incredible applicants to my office — this was a very difficult decision.”

Lee earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and graduated with a law degree from George Washington University Law School in 2022.