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The Pyramid Lake Tribal Court strives to serve the public and foster a friendly accessible environment, treating all individuals with dignity, respect, honesty and fairness. The Tribal Court is dedicated to promoting the health safety, welfare and peace of the people of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation by enforcing the laws governing the conduct of members and non-members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation. The Tribal Court will aspire to achieve trust, respect and partnership with the community, local and regional agencies.

The Pyramid Lake Tribal Court handles Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Traffic and Fishing & Hunting cases. . We are currently working on getting Tribal Court forms on this website. Stay tune. The Prosecutor and Defense Advocate are available one (1) hour before each court hearing to confer with clients.

Application To Practice Law Before the Pyramid Lake Tribal Court has been added to the forms list (05/04/2015). This application must be completed and submitted with all required signtures, necessary ducments and required fee. Upon submittal, the application will be submitted to the Judge for approval. You will not receive a copy unless requested. Any additional information, please contact the Court Administrator, Anthony Asetamy at aasetamy@plpt.nsn.us or call (775) 574-1094.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Fridays 8:00 am-12:00 pm (Noon)

Bill Kockenmeister, Chief Judge
Criminal & Civil
Ryan Bellow, Associate Judge
Family & Juvenile

Laurie Trotter, Interim Prosecutor
ltrotterlaw@gmail.com    (775) 800-7427

Charlene Dressler, Defense Advocate
charlenedressler@yahoo.com   (775)342-8836

Anthony Asetamy, Court Administrator
Mike Mokeski, Bailiff & Probation Officer
Khira Shaw, Court Clerk
Mekala Houston, Court Assistant/Citation Clerk

Dates and times of court settings
are subject to change

Honorable Judge Bill Kockenmeister

Honorable Judge Ryan Bellows
CITATION - 9:00 a.m.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursday
of every month
JUVENILE - 5:30 p.m.
2nd Tuesday
of every month
CRIMINAL - 9:30 a.m.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursday
of every month
FAMILY - 6:00 p.m.
2nd Tuesday
of every month
CIVIL - 11:00 a.m.
4th Thursday
of every month

Payments: Cashier's checks or money orders and cash (exact amounts, the court does not have change) are accepted and payable to: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court.

Mail Payments to: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court, PO Box 257, Nixon NV 89424
On-site Payments: Pyramid Lake Tribal Court, 221 Nixon Hwy 447 (next to the USPO, Nixon, NV)
Be sure to include your name and case/citation number on payments
Credit/Debit Payments : We can process and receive credit/debit payments for citatons, fines, and filing fees in-person or via telephone.


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    221 Nixon Hwy 447 (right next to the Post Office)
    PO Box 257
    Nixon, NV 89424
    Phone: (775) 574-1094 or 1095
    Fax: (775) 574-1096