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Patrick N. Chapin, Mediator & Arbitrator, Henderson, Nevada.

Patrick N. Chapin

Patrick N. Chapin, Ltd. A Professional Corporation
129 Cassia Way
Henderson, NV 89014
Tel: (702) 433-7295
Fax: (702) 403-1919
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Recognized to Nevada Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 21/6/24)50
  • # of ARBS (as of 21/6/24)300
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Patrick Chapin is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and civil litigator. He brings more than 30-years experience litigating cases and representing a diverse clientele in the areas of employment law, commericial business disputes and negligence (tort) related claims. He regularly practiced in both state and federal courts and before the EEOC and Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Today, when he is not serving as an arbitrator or mediator, serves as outside general counsel for a renown regional company and is a Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Saltman Fellow at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, teaching courses in dispute resolution and negligence.  From 2007-2022, he served on the Panel of Arbitrators for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada where he presided and decided more than 300 cases. From 2010-2022, he was a Short Trial Judge Pro Tempore in the Eighth Judicial District Court, presiding over both jury and bench trials. From 2017-20 Patrick was a Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore, Civil Division, in Las Vegas Township where he presided over thousands of cases and drafted well reasoned decisions. In 2019 he received an appointment to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court's Panel of Settlement Judges where he is assigned complex civil cases to mediate while they are pending appeal. He is currently a panel arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA). In addition, he is a frequent lecturer/speaker in the area of ADR and its related ethics. Since 2007 he has been recognized numerous times in Super Lawyer Mountain States as a highly respected and rated employment lawyer and arbitrator/mediator . He has held the highest rating for ethics and legal ability (AV) with Martindale-Hubbell since 2001 and was named to its esteemed registrar of preeminent lawyers in 2008. 2019-2023 he was an appointed member of the Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics, serving as the Committee's vice-chairperson 2021-2023.

Patrick is a passionate proponent of conflict resolution and reconciliation, whether that be before or after a lawsuit has been filed. He regularly counsels clients and private citizens on the advantages of self-determined conflict resolution. He is regularly sought out by both plaintiff and defense counsel to serve as a private arbitrator and mediator. He brings an open mind and level headed perspective to each case or controversy he is assigned.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Purdue University, B.A.
  • Capital University Law School, J.D.
  • Blue Mountain Lotus Seminary (PA), Master of Divinity---Buddhist Ministry
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law
  • Saltman Center for Conflict Resoluiton, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Graduate Theological Foundation, Master of Theology---Buddhist Studies

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 1990, Indiana State Bar (retired license in 2023)
  • 1992, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 1993, Utah State Bar and United States District Court of Utah
  • 1993, Nevada State Bar and United States District Court of Nevada
  • 1995, United States Supreme Court
  •  Nevada State Bar Arbitration and Mediation (ADR) Section [Chairperson 2015-17]
  •  Clark County Nevada Bar Association
  •  American Bar Association
  •  American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
  •  Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity

Rates Information

$350 per hour hearing rate;

$300 per hour study/preparation rate;

$75 per hour travel rate;

7 days notice of cancellation and $250 per hour cancellation rate.

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