United States District Court for the District of Nevada

United States District Court for the District of Nevada

United States District Court for the District of Nevada
(D. Nev.)

Appeals to Ninth Circuit
Established February 27, 1865
Judges assigned 7
Chief judge Gloria Navarro
Official site

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada (in case citations, D. Nev.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Nevada. The court has locations in Las Vegas and Reno.

Cases from the District of Nevada are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Daniel Bogden.


  • Current judges 1
  • Former judges 2
  • Succession of seats 3
  • Courthouses 4
    • Las Vegas 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Current judges

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
24 Chief Judge Gloria Navarro Las Vegas 1967 2010–present 2014–present Obama
21 District Judge James C. Mahan Las Vegas 1943 2002–present G.W. Bush
22 District Judge Robert Clive Jones Reno 1947 2003–present 2011–2014 G.W. Bush
25 District Judge Miranda Du Reno 1969 2012–present Obama
26 District Judge Andrew Patrick Gordon Las Vegas 1962 2013–present Obama
27 District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey Las Vegas 1971 2013–present Obama
28 District Judge Richard Franklin Boulware II Las Vegas 1968 2014-present Obama
13 Senior Judge Lloyd D. George Las Vegas 1930 1984–1997 1992–1997 1997–present Reagan
14 Senior Judge Howard D. McKibben Reno 1940 1984–2005 1997–2002 2005–present Reagan
15 Senior Judge Philip Martin Pro Las Vegas 1946 1987–2011 2002–2007 2011–present Reagan
18 Senior Judge Roger L. Hunt Las Vegas 1942 2000–2011 2007–2011 2011–present Clinton
19 Senior Judge Kent Dawson Las Vegas 1944 2000–2012 2012–present Clinton
20 Senior Judge Larry R. Hicks Reno 1943 2001–2012 2012–present G.W. Bush

Former judges

# Judge State Born/Died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
1 Baldwin, Alexander WhiteAlexander White Baldwin NV 1835–1869 1865–1869 Lincoln,Lincoln death
2 Hillyer, Edgar WintersEdgar Winters Hillyer NV 1830–1882 1869–1882 Grant,Grant death
3 Sabin, George MyronGeorge Myron Sabin NV 1833–1890 1882–1890 Arthur,Arthur death
4 Hawley, Thomas PorterThomas Porter Hawley NV 1830–1907 1890–1906 Harrison,Harrison retirement
5 Farrington, Edward SilsbyEdward Silsby Farrington NV 1856–1929 1907–1928 1928–1929 Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt death
6 Norcross, Frank HerbertFrank Herbert Norcross NV 1869–1952 1928–1945 1945–1952 Coolidge,Coolidge death
7 Foley, Roger ThomasRoger Thomas Foley NV 1886–1974 1945–1957 1954–1957 1957–1974 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
8 Ross, John RollyJohn Rolly Ross NV 1899–1963 1954–1963 1961–1963 Eisenhower,Eisenhower death
9 Foley, Roger D.Roger D. Foley NV 1917–1996 1962–1982 1963–1980 1982–1996 Kennedy,Kennedy death
10 Thompson, Bruce RutherfordBruce Rutherford Thompson NV 1911–1992 1963–1978 1978–1992 Kennedy,Kennedy death
11 Claiborne, Harry E.Harry E. Claiborne NV 1917–2004 1978–1986 Carter,Carter removal[Note 1]
12 Reed Jr., Edward CorneliusEdward Cornelius Reed Jr. NV 1924–2013 1979–1992 1986–1992 1992–2013 Carter,Carter death
16 Hagen, David WarnerDavid Warner Hagen NV 1931–present 1993–2003 2003–2005 Clinton,Clinton retirement
17 Rawlinson, Johnnie B.Johnnie B. Rawlinson NV 1952–present 1998–2000 Clinton,Clinton reappointment
23 Sandoval, BrianBrian Sandoval NV 1963–present 2005–2009 Bush, G.W.G.W. Bush resignation
  1. ^ Impeached and convicted

Succession of seats


The Las Vegas.

Las Vegas


  • United States District Court – District of Nevada

External links

  1. ^ Lloyd D. George US Courthouse and Federal Building Project WEIDLINGER ASSOCIATES INC
  2. ^ http://www.enclos.com/project/lloyd_d._george_united_states_courthouse/
  3. ^ Court officer killed, federal marshal wounded in shooting inside lobby of Las Vegas courthouse
  4. ^ Courthouse gunman has history of brushes with law, Cara McCoy, Las Vegas Sun, January 5, 2010



See also

On January 4, 2010, a single gunman, identified as Johnny Lee Wicks, aged 66, went inside the lobby of the courthouse and opened fire, fatally wounding a security officer before being killed himself by return fire from other security officers and U.S. Marshals. Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign, both of whom have offices in the courthouse building, were not present when this happened. Wicks was apparently angry over the outcome of a legal dispute over his Social Security benefits.[3][4]

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