A. William MaupinA. William Maupin Clark Hill
A. William Maupin
William Maupin, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada, assists clients in litigation matters, litigation consulting, and alternative dispute resolution. For more than 22 years, Justice Maupin engaged in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation. This involved five years of criminal practice and 20 years of civil casualty litigation, including the MGM fire mass disaster case in the early 1980s. His later career as a practicing lawyer primarily involved major casualty, insurance coverage and professional negligence matters. In 1993, former Nevada Governor Bob Miller appointed Justice Maupin as a district court judge in Clark County, Nevada. In 1996, Justice Maupin was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court where he served for 12 years. He retired as Chief Justice in January of 2009.
During his career, Justice Maupin spearheaded the Nevada Court Annexed Arbitration system, one of the most comprehensive alternative dispute resolution programs in the United States. He also worked with Nevada judges and lawyers in revamping the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and helped to form commissions and committees to improve the quality of Nevada’s judicial system, including the Nevada Supreme Court Judicial Code Commission. Justice Maupin also twice represented the Nevada court system before the state legislature to obtain valuable appropriations for much-needed resources for the judicial branch of the state government.