Assemblywoman Shea Backus

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2019 and 2023 (first elected November 2018; after a lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2022)—two regular session
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Taxation
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEES: National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Nevada Advisory Council on Federal Assistance

Other Achievements

  • Emerge Nevada, Graduate, 2017
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2017 Pro Bono Project, 50 Hours Club
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Volunteer Attorney of the Month, January, 2017
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Pro Bono Project, 100 Hours Club
  • Mountain West Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2015
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2012 and 2013, Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Las Vegas Business Press, Women Impacting Business in Southern Nevada, Nominee, May, 2010


  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, 2003–current
  • The Howard D. McKibben Chapter of American Inns of Court, 2010–current; Executive Board Member, 2017–current
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Children’s Attorneys Project, Attorney Volunteer, 2012–current; CAP Mentor, 2017–current
  • State Bar of Nevada, Transitioning into Practice Mentor, 2012–current


  • E.W. Clark High School, Distinguished Scholar Diploma, 1993
  • University of California, San Diego, Revelle College, B.S. Management Science, 1998
  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2003; Indian Law Certificate, 2003


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Crafts, travel
Born: 1975, Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse: Marc McDermont