James Mahan

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James Mahan
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   1/30/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   114 Stat. 2762
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   El Paso, TX
Undergraduate:   U. of Charleston, B.A., 1965
Law School:   Vanderbilt U. Law School, J.D., 1973
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1966 - 1969; Reserve 1970 - 1972

James Mahan is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native of Texas, Mahan graduated from the University of Charleston with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from the Vanderbilt University Law School with his J.D. in 1973. Also Mahan served in the US Navy on active duty from 1966 to 1969 and also in the Reserves from 1970 to 1972.

Profesional career

Mahan spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Nevada from 1973 to 1999 before becoming a District Judge in the Eight Judicial District Court based in Clark County from 1999 to 2002.

Judicial career

District of Nevada

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Ensign, Mahan was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 10, 2001 to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762 which was approved by Congress.[1] Mahan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 25, 2002 on a unopposed 81-0-19 vote and received commission on January 30, 2002[2].

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