Skilled and Effective Advocates
Named one of the Best Law Firms in Nevada for general commercial litigation by US News and Chambers USA, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP maintains a highly-diversified litigation practice in all forums including mediation, arbitration, state and federal trial courts, and the appellate court systems. Since its formation in 1993, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP has earned a prestigious reputation litigating on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and business litigation, construction and lien litigation, and real estate cases, while also successfully championing the legal rights of consumers in class actions. The representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, and consumers and businesses, affords Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP a unique perspective that helps give its clients a competitive edge.
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP was a pioneer in Nevada’s construction defect litigation and continues to be a progressive force in this field, having successfully tried to verdict the first – and most recently, the largest – construction-defect class actions in the state on behalf of Southern Nevada homeowners. The firm represents landowners in zoning and land use matters before municipal bodies and performs transactional work for select clients. Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP has also developed a strong reputation for inverse condemnation litigation, having recovered millions of dollars for clients whose real property was taken or devalued by government action.
As innovators in multi-district product defect litigation and other mass torts, the firm has prosecuted hundreds of claims against medical device and pharmaceutical drug companies and was instrumental in making the tobacco industry accountable to smokers. The firm also has recovered tens of millions of dollars for the victims of catastrophic personal injury and trauma, and its trial lawyers have been appointed as Class Counsel in numerous certified class actions on behalf of hundreds of thousands of class members in cases involving product defects, securities violations, insurance fraud, and widespread statutory violations. The firm’s appellate practice is also first rate, as its skilled advocates represent clients before the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court, victoriously obtaining a unanimous decision from the United States Supreme Court in the 84,000-member class action, Humana v. Forsyth.
An Innovative and Aggressive Litigation Team
The firm takes great pride in its team of experienced partners, talented and devoted associate attorneys, skilled paralegals, knowledgeable legal secretaries, and hard-working staff. Regardless of the nature of the case or the client, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP utilizes cutting-edge litigation-support services and innovative strategies to ensure that its clients receive the most effective and progressive representation available in Nevada.
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP is also proud to give back to the community through pro bono legal work provided at no cost to needy clients of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Firm attorneys assisted Legal Aid lawyers to successfully obtain recovery in a class action on behalf of payday loan customers swindled out of exorbitant and illegal fees. The firm’s success has also enabled it and its partners to make generous contributions towards the construction of the Boyd School of Law at UNLV and the Legal Aid Center’s building fund to promote high-quality legal education and legal services for indigent clients.