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Tao, Jerome T
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Jerome T Tao earned a retention rating of 86 percent in the December 2013 Las Vegas Review-Journal “Judging the Judges” survey, which was the fourth-highest score among the 32 judges in the civil-criminal division of the Eighth Judicial District Court. Previously he served at various times as a Clark County Deputy District Attorney, Chief Deputy Public Defender, and as a civil attorney in private practice. He has been active in a variety of community organizations including Leadership Las Vegas, Focus Las Vegas, the UNLV Vice-President’s Commission on Diversity, and serves on the adjunct faculty of the UNLV Boyd Law School, teaching classes in trial advocacy. In 2017, he was elected to The American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. By participating in the Institute’s work, he influences the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas. He attended Cornell University and the George Washington University, where he served on the Law Review and the Moot Court Board.
Judicial Profile
at a glance...
  • Elected District Judge on Jan 1, 2017.
  • Seat 1 of the Court Of Appeals.
  • Error Rate of 16.28% on 214 cases.
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