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Hon. Eugene T. Porter
Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, Retired

Judge Gene Porter, who retired from the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada in 2003, now adds private judging to a unique and storied career that has spanned the legal and political spectrum. Judge Porter has more than 20 years of experience in handling civil litigation. He specializes in resolving construction defects and business disputes as well as other complex matters.



Construction defects, business/commercial, bad faith insurance claims, homeowners’ association issues, employment, entertain­ment, product liability and personal injury.


During eight years on the bench, Judge Porter served as Chief Judge for two terms and presided over civil motion calendars, jury trials and settlement conferences. He also founded the first Business Court in Nevada dealing exclusively with business litigation.

Before he was appointed to the bench, Judge Porter was elected to four terms on the Nevada State Assembly­ (1986-1994), where he served as Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Judge Porter was in private practice with a number of Las Vegas law firms from 1981-1995, specializing in general civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, civil and corporate litigation, and administrative law.






Member, Clark County Bar Association & Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

Adjunct Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Recipient of Nevada District Judges Association 2001 “Judge of the Year” award, as well as numerous legislative and community service awards

Guest speaker, Clark County Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada Continuing Legal Education, Southern Nevada Claims Association, and Nevada Trial Lawyers Association


J.D., 1981, Pepperdine University School of Law. Founding member, Environmental Law Society

B.A., 1978, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Graduated with distinction.

Judge Porter is available in California and Nevada.

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