Jerry Carr Whitehead

Jerry Carr Whitehead

ISLN: 902794328 Member

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Practice
  • Mediation

Admitted: 1960, Kansas; 1963, Nevada

Law School: Washburn University of Topeka, J.D., 1960

University: University of Kansas, B.A., 1956; University of Southern California

Memberships: Washoe County Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure, 1966-1968); State Bar of Nevada; Northern Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1966-1967); Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1966-1970); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Board of Trial Advocates (President and Advocate); American Inns of Court (President and Master); Nevada District Judge's Association (Vice President, 1995).

Biography: Nevada Trial Judge of the Year, 1988. Recipient, Herbert Harley Award of the American Judicature Society, 1989. Lifetime Achievement Award, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 2003. Associate Editor, Washburn Law Review, 1959-1960. Law Clerk: Kansas Supreme Court, 1961-1962; Nevada Supreme Court, 1962-1963. Co-Author: Nevada Pattern Civil Jury Instructions; Committee Chairman, Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. Author: Pre-trial Procedures in Nevada; Committee Member on Nevada Judicial forms. Instructor and Lecturer, Trial Practice, National Judicial College, Emory University, State Bar of Nevada. Reno Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem, 1966-1972. Chief Tribal Court Judge, Pyramid Lake Reservation. Master, Second Judicial District Court, 1967-1984. Trustee, Legal Aid Society, 1967-1969. Chairman, Medical-Legal Screening Panel, 1968-1975. Chairman, Washoe County Board of Equalization. Trustee, 1973- and President, 1976-, Washoe County School District. District Court Judge, 1985-1996, sat by appointment of Governor, Nevada Supreme Court.

Born: Joplin, Missouri