Elaine Marzola was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, immigrating with her parents to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1984. She has twin brothers, who were born and raised in Las Vegas and both served in the Marine Corps.
Elaine graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies. During her undergraduate years, she first volunteered, then was employed by SafeNest Domestic Violence Shelter. Next, she attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School, earning her Juris Doctorate in 2010. In the fall of 2011, she became a member of the Nevada State Bar. Elaine is proud to tell you that she was a single mom of a son who made the higher education journey with her.
After graduating from law school, Elaine served as a judicial law clerk. Working for a judge, Elaine was able to learn first-hand how the justice system works and to understand the importance of a strong advocate representing clients in order to get them the justice they deserve. Among the many aspects of Las Vegas that influenced Elaine’s progress, which continues to this day, is her membership and active participation in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the Nevada Bar Association, and the Nevada Justice Association.