Roger L. Hunt
|Roger L. Hunt|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada|
May 26, 2011
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada|
May 25, 2000 – May 26, 2011
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||New Seat|
|Succeeded by||Miranda Du|
|Born||1942 (age 72–73)
|Spouse(s)||Mauna Sue (Hawkes)|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University
George Washington University
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
Roger L. Hunt (born 1942) is a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
Born in Overton, Nevada, Hunt received a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in 1966 and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1970. He was a deputy district attorney at the Clark County District Attorney's Office from 1970 to 1971. He was in private practice in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada from 1971 to 1992.
Hunt serves on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Hunt was nominated by President Bill Clinton on March 27, 2000, to a new seat created by 113 Stat. 1501. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received his commission the next day. He served as chief judge from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his appointment, he had been a magistrate judge on that court.
Hunt visited Sri Lanka in 2014 as a guest of the Sri Lankan Chief Justice Mohan Peiris. There was some controversy over the visit after Sri Lankan newspapers reported  that despite the visit not being an official exchange the Sri Lankan Government had spent 7 million rupees ($50,000) on a luxury apartment, rental of a Mercedes Benz, and helicopter rides for the party.
- Roger L. Hunt at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- LDS Church Almanac, 2008 Edition, p. 246-247.