Judge Roger L. Hunt was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Nevada in May 2000. He served as Chief Judge of the District of Nevada from January 2007-May 2011. He took Senior Status in May 2011. 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. Cannon.

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 served 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 District’s 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 served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation (also a Presidential appointment) September 2006-September 2015.