Charles Weller

Charles Weller


Chuck Weller was District Court Judge in Department 11 of the Family Division of the Second Judicial District Court from 2004 - 2020.

Judge Weller attended law school at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Before he was a judge, he was an attorney in Reno for 21 years. He hosted a well-known radio show for 12 years called "Chuck Weller and The Law" on KKOH, a local talk radio station. For three years he wrote a weekly legal advice column in the Reno Gazette Journal.

Judge Weller wrote on many areas of law and on Nevada history. He is credited with bringing Admiral Halsey's saddle (a World War II artifact built with donations from the people of Washoe County) back home to Nevada for the first time since 1946.

  • Ph.D in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada Reno and the National Judicial College, December, 2013.
  • Masters Degree in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada Reno and the National Judicial College, May, 2009.
  • Juris Doctorate. Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1977.
  • B.A., St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA., 1974.
  • Doctoral Thesis: Statutory Response to Court Security Concerns, December 2013.
  • World War II's Impact on the Development of Gambling in Nevada: The Effect of Defense Workers, Military Personnel, and Other Transient Residents, Gaming Law Review and Economics, September, 2013.
  • Admiral Halsey's Saddle, Nevada in the West, Summer, 2013.
  • "Toward Improved Media Coverage of Domestic Violence: Why and How Courts and Others Should Share the News about Domestic Violence" Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal, Spring/Summer, 2012.
  • Japanese Balloon Bombs over Nevada, Nevada in the West, Fall, 2011.
  • Forced Administration of Antipsychotic Drugs to Civilly Committed Mental Patients in Nevada. Nevada Law Journal, Summer, 2011.
  • The Battleship Nevada, Nevada in the West, Winter, 2010.
  • Dissertation: "Covering Domestic Violence: A Guide for Informed Media Reporting in Nevada." Endorsed by the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW), the Nevada Broadcasters Association, the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Nevada Domestic Violence Ombudsman, the Nevada Network against Domestic Violence, the Nevada Press Association, and Safe Nest. May, 2009.

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Reno, Nevada, 89501