Judge Roger L. Hunt was
appointed United States
District Judge for the District
of Nevada in May
2000. He has served as
Chief Judge of the District of Nevada since
January 2007. Judge Hunt had served as
a Magistrate Judge since July 1992, and
was chair of the Executive Board of the
Ninth Circuit Magistrate Judges Conference
at the time of his confirmation.
A native Nevadan, Judge Hunt received
his undergraduate degree in history
from Brigham Young University in 1966.
He worked on a master’s degree for one
year and then entered law school at the
National Law Center at George Washington
University, receiving his J.D. degree,
with honors, in 1970. While attending
law school, Judge Hunt worked on the
staff of United States Senator Howard W.
Judge Hunt passed the Nevada Bar in
1970 and was appointed Deputy District
Attorney in January 1971. In December
1971, he joined the Las Vegas firm
of Rose & Norwood; he became partner
eighteen-months later and remained with
the firm under the name Edwards, Hunt,
Hale & Hansen until his appointment to
the bench in 1992.
Judge Hunt serves on the Ninth Circuit
Judicial Council. He served as the judicial
liaison for the Criminal Justice Act
Panel for 15 years where he coordinated
the Court Appointed Attorneys Panel. He
served on the Ninth Circuit Model Jury
Instruction Committee for seven years,
was also a member of the Ninth Circuit
Library Committee, was co-chair of the
CM/ECF Implementation Committee, and
chair of the Case Management Subcommittee.
He is also a past president of the
Nevada American Inn of Court.
Judge Hunt has served as a member
of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S.
Truman Scholarship Foundation (also a
Presidential appointment) since September