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A. William Maupin

Senior Counsel
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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.


B.A., University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nevada
J.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, College of Law


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Defense of the Sixth Amendment Award, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2009

Clark County Bar Liberty Bell Award, 2008

“First Amendment Champion” Award, Nevada Press Association, 2008

Highest rating for Retention as District Court Judge, 1994 and 1996; Highest rating for retention as Supreme Court Justice, 1998 and 2004; Las Vegas Review Journal / Clark County Bar Association Survey

Roger D. Foley Professionalism Award, Clark County Bar Association, 1997

Exceptional Service Citation as President of the Defense Trial Lawyers of Nevada, Defense Research Institute, 1991


Member, National Conference of Chief Justices, 2001-2002, 2007

Member, Nevada District Judges Association, 1993-1997

Member, State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors, 1991-1995

Member, Nevada Medical-Legal Screening Panel (Nevada Department of Commerce, Division of Insurance), 1990-1993

Member, Clark County and Nevada Legal Services Boards of Directors, 1987-1991

State Bar Licenses