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Municipal Court

Douglas W. HedgerDouglas W. Hedger
Municipal Court Judge, Department 2

Judicial Assistant Toni Barden
Office Telephone: (702) 267-3354
Office Fax: (702) 267-3402
E-Mail: Toni.Barden@cityofhenderson

Professional Biography:
Douglas Hedger was elected city of Henderson Municipal Court Judge, Department 2, in April 2003 and re-elected for a second term in April 2009. Judge Hedger was elected as Chief Judge in February 2004 and again in January 2006. His daily court calendars include criminal arraignments, criminal trials, in-custody arraignments, adult traffic arraignments and traffic trials, as well as domestic battery and DUI status checks.

In January 2004, Judge Hedger launched Legal Minds, an educational program where Henderson students gain firsthand insight into the legal system by observing actual court proceedings, touring the Henderson Municipal Court facility, and learning about court operations and personnel. He implemented the A.B.C. Court (Assistance in Breaking the Cycle) in April 2008, an alternative sentencing program to address habitual misdemeanor offenders with co-occurring disorders.

Before his election, Judge Hedger served as a Chief Deputy Public Defender for Clark County from 2001 to 2003 and Deputy Public Defender from 1990 to 2001, during which time he was a member of the Capital Defense Team from 1998 to 2001.

Judge Hedger is a current member of the Clark County, Nevada State and American Bar Associations; the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction and American Judges Associations; the Nevada Supreme Court Committee to Develop Statewide Data Collection for Nevadaís Problem Solving Courts; and the Nevada Supreme Court Specialty Court Funding Committee. Since 2007, he has been the Municipal Court Liaison to the Russian Federation of Judges.

In addition, Judge Hedger is an Adjunct Associate Professor - Medical Jurisprudence with Touro University Nevada. He volunteers as a judge for the Clark County Bar Association Trial by Peers and as a Boy Scouts of America Scout Leader.

Judge Hedger is a former member of the Legislative, Education and Bench Book Committees with the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction Association. He also served on the Nevada State College Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee and as an oral argument judge for the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition. In addition, he previously volunteered as a youth basketball and soccer coach.

Hedger graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1990 after earning a bachelorís degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1987.