Jerry Carr Whitehead Mediation

Retired District Court Judge Whitehead's career began as a law clerk first for the Kansas Supreme Court, and then the Nevada Supreme Court.

Nevada Mediator Judge Jerry Carr Whitehead

He had an active trial practice for more than twenty-two years, trying over 100 jury trials, primarily in the State of Nevada. He co-authored the Nevada Civil Jury Instructions, and during this time was also the Chief Tribal Judge for the Paiute Tribe.

He was then elected to the Second Judicial Court bench and served as its chief judge, presiding over 300 jury trial across the state of Nevada. Judge Whitehead was also appointed on numerous occasions to sit on the Nevada Supreme Court for an absent Justice.

In 1996, he opened his Reno office for mediation and arbitration. In the last twenty six years Judge Whitehead has conducted over 3,7000 mediations, and many other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) matters. His cases have involved settlements in excess of $100,000,000.

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MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Former President and Advocate, Northern Nevada Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Former President and Master, American Inns of Court, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter
  • Former President, Northern Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former President, Washoe County Bar Association
  • Co-founder of the area Legal Aid Society

In a Quasi-Judicial capacity he has been:

  • Chairman, Medical-Legal Screening Panel for Northern Nevada
  • Chairman, Dental-Legal Screening Panel for Northern Nevada
  • Chairman, Washoe County Board of Equalization (property tax appeals)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Judge Whitehead received the National Herbert Harley Award of the American Judicature Society for a significant breakthrough in the battle against court delay and escalating costs to litigants through the formulation of model procedures worthy of replication on a national scale."
  • The Northern Nevada Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates honored himas Nevadas Settlement Judge.
  • Selected as the Nevada Judge of Distinction for the State of Nevada by the NevadaTrial Lawyers Association.
  • Selected Judge of the Year by community groups such as the Washoe County Medical Association, Reno Police Protective Association, Boy Scouts of American and local labor unions.
  • Received A Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Nevada recognizing his many innovative changes in the Second Judicial District Court and commending the judge for his dedication and numerous contributions to the law.
  • He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Trial LawyersAssociation.
  • AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • District Court Judge, State of Nevada, 1985-1996
  • Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court
  • Officer of the Nevada District Judges Association
  • Presided over 300 jury trials throughout the State of Nevada
  • Sat, by appointment of the Governor, on the Nevada Supreme Court
  • Municipal Court Judge, Pro-Tem, Reno and Sparks, Nevada
  • Chief Tribal Judge, Paiute Tribe, Washoe County, Nevada

JUDICIAL EDUCATION

  • National Judicial College
  • Oxford University
  • Harvard University

QUASI-JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chairman, Medical-Legal Screening Panel for Northern Nevada
  • Chairman, Dental-Legal Screening Panel for Northern Nevada
  • Chairman, Washoe County Board of Equalization (property tax appeals)

JUDICIAL AWARDS

  • The National Herbert Harley Award of the American Judicature Society for a significant breakthrough in the battle against court delay and escalating costs to litigants through the formulation of model procedures worthy of replication on a national scale.
  • Selected as the Nevada Judge of Distinction for the State of Nevada by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Selected Judge of the Year by community groups such as the Washoe County Medical Association, Reno Police Protective Association, Boy Scouts of American and local labor unions.
  • A Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Nevada recognizing his many innovative changes in the Second Judicial District Court and commending the judge for his dedication and numerous contributions to the law.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, Nevada Pattern Civil Jury Instructions
  • Committee Chairman appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to rewrite the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Author, Pre-trial Procedures for the Nevada Civil Practice Manual
  • Committee member of the Nevada Supreme Court Committee which rewrote the Nevada Judicial forms

INSTRUCTOR AND LECTURER IN TRIAL PRACTICE

Judge Whitehead has lectured at:

  • National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Nevada District Judges Association
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Insurance Defense Association
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • University of Nevada
  • Old College School of Law, Reno, Nevada

PRIVATE PRACTICE

  • Twenty-two years of private practice, senior partner of law firm
  • Counsel in over 100 jury trials
  • President and Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President and Master, American Inns of Court, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter
  • President, Northern Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, Washoe County Bar Association
  • A Peer Review rating by Martindale Hubbell of AV