Kent J. Dawson

Personal

Birthday: 
1944
Birthplace: 
Ogden, UT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Weber State College
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

We are a small school; the student-to-faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The median G.P.A. of our entering class is in the top 20 of all law schools. We offer an outstanding legal education---a dynamic combination of the cutting-edge and the traditional that is rooted in the excellence of our faculty---at a cost well below our peers, which include the country's top public and private law schools.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1971

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Nevada
Court Name: 

Nevada District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/31/2000
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/9/2012
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