Honorable Phillip C. Leamon

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Justice of the Peace and ex officio West Wendover Municipal Court Judge

1111 N. Gene L. Jones Way
P.O. Box 2300
West Wendover NV 89883

Phone: (775) 664-2305

Fax: (775) 664-2979



Phillip Charles Leamon was born in Chattanooga Tennessee and spent most of his childhood there. In his childhood years Judge Leamon participated in wrestling, chess, and JROTC. Judge Leamon graduated from East Ridge High School in 2002.

After high school Judge Leamon attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his undergraduate studies. While attending college Judge Leamon met his wife Sherlene while they both waited tables at an Italian restaurant. Judge Leamon graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, minoring in Criminal Justice.

After finishing his undergraduate studies Judge Leamon was admitted to the University of Miami School of Law. After completing his first year of law school, Judge Leamon made the decision to transfer to the University of Tennessee College of Law to be closer to home. Judge Leamon graduated Cum Laude obtaining his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2014. While attending the University of Tennessee College of Law Judge Leamon served as a student attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

After graduating law school Judge Leamon accepted a position with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, working with the appellate division. After completing his term with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Judge Leamon accepted a position for the Elko County Public Defender’s Office in January of 2016. During his term with the Elko County Public Defender’s Office Judge Leamon handled the majority of cases arising out of West Wendover.

On May 6, 2020, Judge Leamon was appointed by the Elko County Commissioners as the new Justice of the Peace/Municipal Court Judge for the Eastline Justice Court and West Wendover Municipal Court filling the void that was created when Judge Brian Boatman retired. In his spare time, Judge Leamon enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Judge Leamon is honored to have the opportunity to serve the West Wendover community. Judge Leamon takes this position seriously, and promises to fairly administer justice, and to treat everyone who steps foot in the courtroom with dignity and respect.

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