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Hon. David Jones (Ret.)


Judge David Jones (Ret.) is a former Nevada 8th Judicial District Court judge and longtime litigator who is now committed to a full-time ADR practice with ARM. Serving as an 8th Judicial District Court Judge from 2017 to 2023, Judge Jones handled both the criminal and civil docket, and was consistently ranked as one of the highest amongst his peers. Judge Jones conducted dozens of jury trials and bench trials and led the bench in settlement conferences and mediations. He is widely sought after as a settlement judge due to his outstanding results.

Prior to serving as a District Court judge, Judge Jones had an almost 30-year career as a distinguished Nevada litigator. From 1994 to 2012, Judge Jones was a partner at Rawlings, Olson, Cannon/Olson, Cannon, et. al., responsible for the defense of several major hotel conglomerates and local law enforcement. Additionally, Judge Jones provided high-level and high-stakes defense for numerous personal and commercial insurance carriers licensed in Nevada. From 2012 to 2013, Judge Jones was in-house counsel for Farmers Insurance, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the entire state of Nevada on behalf of the Farmers litigation group. Judge Jones then became a partner in the complex civil litigation team at Lewis Brisbois focusing on large loss and catastrophic injury cases from January 2015 until his appointment to the bench in 2017.

Judge Jones has extensive litigation experience in the areas of hotel gaming, insurance defense, products liability, premises liability, commercial liability, construction defects and municipal and governmental administration, contract and transactional negotiations, and land development and bad faith litigation.

Outside of the courtroom, Judge Jones works with the Clark County Pro Bono Project, Trial By Peers, and is a Hearing Officer with the Clark County School District and its’ teachers. He is also a frequent speaker to the youth of Nevada on topics from juvenile crime to career planning.


Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management (2023-present)
Judge, 8th Judicial District Court (2017-2023)
Partner, Lewis Brisbois (2015-2017)
Managing Attorney, Erin Palacios & Associates (2013-2014)
In-House Counsel, Farmer’s Insurance (2012-2013)
Partner, Rawlings, Olson, Cannon/Olson, Cannon, et. al. (1994-2012)
Managing Attorney, David Allen & Associates (1992-1994)


Arbitrator, State of Nevada
Member, Clark County Pro Bono Project
Member, Trial By Peers
Hearing Officer, Clark County School District


— Always ranked as one of the highest percentage for retention amongst his peers
— Led the 8th Judicial District Court in settlement conferences conducted


— Lecturer for numerous CLE’s annually
— Mock trial and trial advocacy judge for both college and law school competitions
— Lectures and advisor for Trial By Peers


  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Disputes/Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice/Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Real Property
  • Wrongful Death


  • State Of Nevada (1992)


  • Arizona State University
    B.S., Educational History (1987)
  • McGeorge School Of Law
    Juris Doctorate (1992)

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