Patrick Neil Chapin

  • 129 Cassia Way
  • Henderson, Nevada 89014
  • Office Phone: 702-433-7295
  • Office Fax: 702-403-1919
  • Place of Birth: Hammond, IN

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 1/2/19
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 48
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law; Federal and State General Civil & Commercial Litigation; Commercial Real Estate/Landlord Tenant; and Neutral Arbitration/Mediation

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1993)
  • Utah (1993)
  • Indiana (1990)
  • United States Supreme Court (1995)
  • U.S. District Court - Nevada and Utah (1993)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit (1992)
  • Indiana Federal Courts - North and South Districts (1990)
Purdue UniversityIndiana, UT19811984--B.A. (1984)
Blue Mtn. Lotus Society SeminaryHarrisburg, PA20072012--MDiv
Law Schools
Capital UniversityColumbus, OH19851988J.D. (1988)
Professional Experience
UNLV Boyd School of LawNevadaAdjunct Professor of Law2019Present
Clark County District CourtNevadaJudge Pro Tempore - Hearing Master for Discovery Cases, Family Division2019Present
Las Vegas Township Justice CourtNevadaJudge Pro Tempore - Civil Cases20172020
Clark County District CourtNevadaJudge Pro Tempore - Short Trial Program2010Present
Nevada Department of EducationNevadaHearing Officer - presiding over special education cases2020Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution - Boyd School of LawLas VegasMediation Essentials Training2016
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Pepperdine School of LawMalibu, CAMediating the Litigated Case2016
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution - Boyd School of LawLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2016
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus2020
Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 1012021
Nevada Supreme Court      The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 12021
Nevada Supreme Court The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 22021
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section (2018-Present)
  • Southern Utah Bar Association (2015-Present)
  • Utah State Bar Dispute Resolution Section (2015-Present)
  • Chairperson, Nevada State Bar - ADR Section (2015-2017)
  • Nevada State Bar ADR and Labor Employment Sections (2013-Present)
  • Clark County Bar Association (2012-Present)


  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell & Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2008-Present)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2002-Present)
  • Fellow in the Society for Litigation Counsel of America (2016)
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Top 1% (2015)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, Employment Law (2012-2014)
  • Mountain State's Super Lawyer in Employment Law (2007-2015)
  • Las Vegas Life Magazine, Super Lawyer in Employment Law for Nevada (2007-2008)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Nevada (2007)
  • Outstanding Lawyers in America (2003)
  • Nevada Business Journal's Most Outstanding Labor & Employment Lawyer (2002)