About Marc Picker

Marc PickerMarc Picker, Esq., is the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender. He has represented clients in the criminal justice system for 30 years. Mr. Picker obtained his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada Reno, and completed his JD at UC Davis School of Law.  Prior to graduating from the UC Davis School of Law, Picker was a reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal and editor of the Ely Daily Times. He is a graduate of Procter Hug High School and the University of Nevada Reno.  While in law school, Mr. Picker was a member of the UC Davis Law Review, and Environs, and contributed to the Environmental Law Journal. 

Mr. Picker was in private practice for 25 years before joining the Alternate Public Defender in 2013. Prior to being selected as the Alternate Public Defender, he was the Chief Criminal Deputy APD.  Mr. Picker has been selected as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for Washoe County and is currently the Co-Chair of the State Bar of Nevada’s We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program.  Mr. Picker has taught in the TMCC paralegal program, and has taught a number of Continuing Legal Education courses in the areas of criminal defense, evidence, trial practice, ethics, bankruptcy and real property. Mr. Picker is also on the faculty of The National Judicial College.