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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
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Recognized to Nevada Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced: 2007
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 50
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 300
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Patrick Chapin is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and civil litigator. He brings more than 25 years experience in litigating cases and representing a diverse clientele in the areas of employment law, complex 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, is outside general counsel for a renown regional company. He also is an Administrative Law Judge for the Nevada Department of Education, serving on a select cadre' of Hearing Officers assigned to preside over Special Education Cases. Since 2007 he has served on the Panel of Arbitrators for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada where he has decided more than 300 cases. Since 2010 he has been 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 for civil matters in Las Vegas Township where he presided over hundreds of cases and controversies and wrote well reasoned decisions for many of those cases. In 2019 he received an appointment to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court's Panel of Settlement Judges where he is assigned complex civil matters currently under appeal. He is a frequent lecturer/speaker on ADR related subjects and their ethics and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas teaching a course on ADR in Employment Law. Since 2007 he has been recognized numerous times in Super Lawyer Mountain States as a highly respected and rated employment lawyer. 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. Since 2019 he has been an appointed member of the Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics.

Patrick is a passionate proponent of conflict resolution and reconciliation, whether that be before or after an action 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)
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 1990, Indiana State Bar and United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana;
  • 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]
  •  Nevada State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section
  •  Nevada State Bar Appellate Practice Section
  •  Southern Utah Bar Association
  •  Utah State Bar Dispute Resolution Section
  •  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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