Jim Davis

District Court Judge, Family Division, Department X, Eighth Judicial District, Clark County

Will be the first openly gay District Court Judge in the state of Nevada!


After retiring from the Air Force, Jim graduated from Boyd Law School and has dedicated the last 15 years to Family Law. Jim served 18 months as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Sandra Pomrenze. Ishi Kunin, Esq, one of the best Family Law attorneys in Clark County, then recruited Jim. While at her office, Jim honed his skills as a Family Law practitioner. After five years with Ms. Kunin’s office, Jim opened and continues to run his own office. In nine years as a sole practitioner, Jim has had over 1000 clients, assisting them with their family matters. Jim also has judicial experience, serving as a Pro Tem Hearing Master in Child Support Enforcement for the past five years. Jim has the administrative, practical, and judicial experience to serve the citizens of Clark County as a Family Court Judge. In addition, Jim has conducted over 100 seminars/open forums on topics regarding Domestic Partnership Law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Marriage Equality, Family Creation, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Moreover, he has been asked and has spoken at events sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, Wells-Fargo, MGM, We Are Family, UNLV Boyd School of Law, and Nevada State Bar’s Family Section. Jim is an accomplished speaker, having appeared on KNPR’s “State of Nevada” and continue to conduct interviews with local and national media outlets regarding Family Law matters.

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