Judge Kent J. Dawson | Henderson Historical Society - Nevada

Judge Kent J. Dawson

Kent Dawson

Judge Kent J. Dawson is a United States District Court Judge for the District of Nevada, for which he received a lifetime appointment in 2000. Prior to that he served as City Attorney for Henderson from 1972 to 1979, a Justice of the Peace from 1995 to 2000, and as a lawyer in private practice.

A longtime Henderson resident, Judge Dawson is past Director, Officer, and President of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and recipient of the Chamber’s “Member of the Year” award. He was a Mike O’Callaghan Award “Outstanding Public Sector Award Honoree” and received the Clark County Pro Bono Project “Outstanding Contribution by a Law Firm.”

He attended Weber State College in Ogden, UT and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah School of Law. He is licensed as a private pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He and his wife, Ruth, have four children and six grandchildren.