Madison P. Zornes-Vela

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  • Associate


Las Vegas, NV





Madison Zornes-Vela represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including class actions, complex commercial litigation, and business, real estate, and commercial contract disputes, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Madison has written articles for Communique and the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada Newsletter. She also enjoys litigating pro bono matters and has received awards for the number of hours donated. Her pro bono cases have included advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children placed in the care of the Department of Family Services and assisting in prosecuting a class action on behalf of more than 10,000 payday loan customers.

Prior to joining Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, Madison was a law clerk for the Honorable Elissa F. Cadish in the Eighth Judicial District Court. Madison earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law. While at Boyd, Madison served as the Managing Editor of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and Vice President of the Society of Advocates, Boyd’s Moot Court Competition Team. Madison’s student note, The New Table Game Craze: The Gamble May Pay Off but Many Inventors Should Be Wary to Put All Their Cards on the Table, was chosen for publication in the Fall 2013 edition of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal. 4 UNLV GAMING L.J. 219 (2013).

Madison is admitted to practice in Nevada state and federal courts. She is a member of the Clark County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada, for which she served as Co-Chair of the YLS Newsletter from 2015-2016.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation Matters
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Business, Real Estate
  • Commercial Contract Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2014


  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Texas A & M University
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Biomedical Science

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Project, 100 Hour Club, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court, Member