Patrick N. Chapin

Patrick N. Chapin

Adjunct Professor

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Patrick N. Chapin is the President and Sole Shareholder of Patrick N. Chapin, Ltd. He has practiced law in Southern Nevada since 1993. He practices in the areas of federal and state commercial and complex civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law. For the past six years his practice has concentrated significantly in the various areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He has served as a neutral (arbitrator) and/or mediator in more than 250 cases. He is an active member of the ADR Section of the Nevada State Bar and previously served as the Section’s Chairperson.

He is licensed to practice before all State and Federal courts of Nevada, Utah, and Indiana. He is also licensed to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received recognition and numerous awards for his employment law advocacy skills and is a frequent lecturer in this area of law. Professor Chapin is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He currently serves as an arbitrator for the Nevada Supreme Court Annexed Arbitration Program.  He is an active Judge Pro Tempore for both the Las Vegas Justice Court (Civil) and Short Trial Program for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court.

Professor Chapin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Purdue University and his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.  After graduating law school, he served as a judicial law clerk in the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County, Ohio. He has received advanced mediation training at both the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law and Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Civically, Professor Chapin was a long-time Board Member for Nevada Public Radio and in 2003 was elected Board Chairman Emeritus. In his non-professional life, he is an ordained lay Buddhist Priest and in 2012 received his Master of Divinity in Buddhist Ministry. He is married and has a son.