Las Vegas, NV May 25, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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