United States District Court for the District of Nevada
|United States District Court for the District of Nevada
|Appeals to||Ninth Circuit|
|Established||February 27, 1865|
|Chief judge||Robert Clive Jones|
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
- A vacancy has existed since Judge Phillip Pro took senior status on December 31, 2011. No nomination currently is pending before the United States Senate.
- A second vacancy exists as of December 13, 2012, when Judge Larry Hicks took senior status. On September 19, 2012, President Obama nominated Jennifer A. Dorsey to fill the seat.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|22||Chief District Judge||Robert Clive Jones||Reno||1947||2003–present||2011–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|21||District Judge||James C. Mahan||Las Vegas||1943||2002–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|24||District Judge||Gloria M. Navarro||Las Vegas||1967||2010–present||—||—||Obama|
|25||District Judge||Miranda Du||Reno||1969||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|26||District Judge||Andrew Patrick Gordon||Las Vegas||1962||2013-present||—||—||Obama|
|12||Senior District Judge||Edward Cornelius Reed Jr.||Reno||1924||1979–1992||1986–1992||1992–present||Carter|
|13||Senior District Judge||Lloyd D. George||Las Vegas||1930||1984–1997||1992–1997||1997–present||Reagan|
|14||Senior District Judge||Howard D. McKibben||Reno||1940||1984–2005||1997–2002||2005–present||Reagan|
|15||Senior District Judge||Philip Martin Pro||Las Vegas||1946||1987–2011||2002–2007||2011–present||Reagan|
|18||Senior District Judge||Roger L. Hunt||Las Vegas||1942||2000–2011||2007–2011||2011–present||Clinton|
|19||Senior District Judge||Kent Dawson||Las Vegas||1944||2000–2012||none||2012–present||Clinton|
|20||Senior District Judge||Larry R. Hicks||Reno||1943||2001–2012||none||2012-present||G.W. Bush|
 Former judges
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Alexander White Baldwin||NV||1835–1869||1865–1869||(none)||(none)||Lincoln||death|
|2||Edgar Winters Hillyer||NV||1830–1882||1869–1882||(none)||(none)||Grant||death|
|3||George Myron Sabin||NV||1833–1890||1882–1890||(none)||(none)||Arthur||death|
|4||Thomas Porter Hawley||NV||1830–1907||1890–1906||(none)||(none)||Harrison||retirement|
|5||Edward Silsby Farrington||NV||1856–1929||1907–1928||(none)||1928–1929||T. Roosevelt||death|
|6||Frank Herbert Norcross||NV||1869–1952||1928–1945||(none)||1945–1952||Coolidge||death|
|7||Roger Thomas Foley||NV||1886–1974||1945–1957||1954–1957||1957–1974||F. Roosevelt||death|
|8||John Rolly Ross||NV||1899–1963||1954–1963||1961–1963||(none)||Eisenhower||death|
|9||Roger D. Foley||NV||1917–1996||1962–1982||1963–1980||1982–1996||Kennedy||death|
|10||Bruce Rutherford Thompson||NV||1911–1992||1963–1978||(none)||1978–1992||Kennedy||death|
|11||Harry E. Claiborne||NV||1917–2004||1978–1986||(none)||(none)||Carter||impeachment and conviction|
|16||David Warner Hagen||NV||1931–present||1993–2003||(none)||2003–2005||Clinton||retirement|
|17||Johnnie B. Rawlinson||NV||1952–present||1998–2000||(none)||(none)||Clinton||appointment to 9th Cir.|
|23||Brian Sandoval||NV||1963–present||2005–2009||(none)||(none)||G.W. Bush||resigned|
 Las Vegas
The Lloyd D. George Federal District Courthouse is the home for the district court in Las Vegas. The building of the courthouse was completed in 2002  and was the first federal building built to comply with the post-Oklahoma City blast resistance requirements.
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.
- Lloyd D. George US Courthouse and Federal Building Project WEIDLINGER ASSOCIATES INC
- Court officer killed, federal marshal wounded in shooting inside lobby of Las Vegas courthouse
- Courthouse gunman has history of brushes with law, Cara McCoy, Las Vegas Sun, January 5, 2010
 See also