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Kent Dawson

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Born 1944 in Ogden, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 6, 2000, to a new seat authorized by 113 Stat. 1501. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000. Assumed senior status on July 9, 2012.

Weber State College, B.S., 1969
University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. James Guinan, Nevada District Court, Washoe County, 1971-1972
Assistant city attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1972-1973
City attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1973-1979
General counsel, Public Improvement Trust, Henderson, Nevada, 1973-1995
City manager, Henderson, Nevada, 1977
Private practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1979-1995
Judge pro tem, Henderson [Nevada] Municipal Court, 1993-1995
Justice of the peace, Henderson [Nevada] Justice Court, 1995-2000

Professional Experience
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
- Current
Assumed senior status on July 9, 2012.
Justice of the peace
Henderson Justice Court, Clark County, NV
Judge Pro Tem
Henderson Municipal Court, NV
Private practice
Las Vegas, NV
General counsel to city of Henderson
Nevada Public Improvement Trust
City attorney
Henderson, NV
City manager
Henderson, NV
Assistant city attorney
Henderson, NV
Law clerk
Hon. James Guinan, Washoe District Court, Reno, NV
University of Utah School of Law
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Weber State College
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Websites & Blogs
United States District Court, District of Nevada
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Court Biography
Contact & Map
US District Court - Las Vegas
333 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 464-5560