Karl Armstrong Named Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator

Las Vegas, NV May 25, 2022

Department of Business and Industry Director Terry Reynolds has appointed Karl Armstrong as administrator of the Taxicab Authority. The appointment was made following a public interview process conducted by members of the Taxicab Authority Board which provided a list of three candidates to Director Reynolds for consideration. Mr. Armstrong was selected and assumed the post on May 10.

Mr. Armstrong most recently served as an appeals officer with the Nevada Department of Administration where he primarily conducted hearings to adjudicate workers’ compensation disputes. Prior to that he served as a defense attorney for several law firms in the area of insurance litigation including as senior counsel at Ray Lego & Associates and senior staff attorney/interim managing attorney at Sharon Gwin Immerman & Associates.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Armstrong was employed as a deputy attorney general at the Office of the Nevada Attorney General and Nevada System of Higher Education as assistant general counsel. He also has experience as a law clerk in the Eighth Judicial District Court and as an assistant public defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s office.

Throughout his career, he has served on a number of boards and commissions including, but not limited to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, FAME Transportation, Inc., State Bar of Nevada Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Standards.  He currently serves as a commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Armstrong graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and the University of Iowa College of Law with a juris doctorate degree.

About the Taxicab Authority

Established by the Legislature in 1969, the Taxicab Authority regulates the taxicab industry in Clark County which encompasses 16 certificated cab companies, 3,500 cabs and 9,000 permitted drivers. The mission of the authority is to provide for the safety, comfort and convenience of the taxi riding public. The authority consists of a part-time five-member board appointed by the Governor and a full-time authority staff which is managed by the administrator who reports to the Director of the Department of Business and Industry.

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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer