Kemp Jones

Las Vegas Office

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Managing Partner:J Randall Jones
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, Farsi, Swedish

Firm Overview:
Kemp Jones is a litigation boutique of respected and trusted trial lawyers dedicated to providing their clients the highest quality of professional legal services. Its litigators have skillfully prosecuted and defended claims on behalf of prominent local, state, national, and international businesses and high-net-worth individuals in some of the most complex and noteworthy commercial actions brought in Nevada’s state and federal courts. The firm is also renowned for its successes on behalf of its clients in catastrophic personal injury, class action, construction defect, eminent domain/condemnation, general civil litigation, mass tort, and products liability cases. The firm’s diverse representation of both businesses and consumers and its prosecution and defense of a full spectrum of legal and equitable claims gives Kemp Jones the competitive advantage every client seeks in a litigation firm. Since its formation in 1993, Kemp Jones has recovered more than a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for its clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Class Actions
Construction Defect
Eminent Domain/Condemnation
General Civil Litigation
Mass Tort
Products Liability

Catastrophic Personal Injury, Mass Tort, & Products Liability:
■Member of the plaintiffs’ committee responsible for $7 billion in settlements for hundreds of thousands of FenPhen users
■$524 million jury verdict against Health Plan of Nevada and Sierra Health Services for patients who contracted Hepatitis C at Endoscopy Center
■$505 million jury verdict against drug companies for Endoscopy Center patient contracting Hepatitis C
■Instrumental in obtaining a $200+ billion recovery in the tobacco litigation
■$48 million in settlements for San Juan Dupont Plaza fire litigation clients
■Over $18 million jury verdict in a products liability/failure to warn case involving a motorcoach
■$18 million in settlements for Peach Tree Plaza fire litigation plaintiffs
Contact: Will Kemp
Tel: 702 385 6000
Email: [email protected]

Class Actions & Construction Defect:
■Nearly $500 million in class action settlements and jury verdicts for homeowners with defective plumbing systems involving four different plumbing manufacturers, 250,000 Nevada homeowners, and three million non-Nevada homeowners
■More than $50 million in class action settlements for approximately 60,000 Nevada homeowners with air conditioning units containing an allegedly defective component
■Approximately $32 million settlement against Humana for 84,000 Nevada insureds in health care fraud class action after a unanimous decision in the US Supreme Court, Humana Inc. v. Forsyth, 525 US 299 (1999)
■$20 million in settlements for condominium owners for construction defects in a single Las Vegas condominium development
■More than $10 million in settlements for the owner of a single penthouse condominium against the contractors responsible for poorly executed renovation work
■Nearly $2 million in a class action settlement for more than 10,000 Nevada payday loan customers
■$1.1 million in recovery against Clark County for Frontier Estates homeowners injured due to a flood channel design defect
Contact: J Randall Jones
Tel: 702 385 6000
Email: [email protected]

Eminent Domain/Condemnation:
■$11.5 million judgment in an inverse condemnation action against Nevada Power Company
■$4.25 million judgment in an inverse condemnation action against the City of North Las Vegas
Contact: J Randall Jones
Tel: 702 385 6000
Email: [email protected]

General Civil Litigation:
■$50 million in recovery for medical device company shareholders in a director-fraud action brought by corporate receiver
■$19 million jury verdict and judgment for small business owner against multi-national hotel chain for breach of contract
■$7.2 million jury verdict in a partnership fraud and embezzlement case
■$6 million jury verdict in a trespass action, including $4 million in punitive damages
■Nearly $4 million jury verdict in a violation of equal protection clause case
■Over $600,000 jury verdict for real estate broker in breach of oral contract action
■Obtained judgment for specific performance of contracts related to the purchase and sale of a prominent property and business and for compensatory damages
■Obtained judgment in favor of defense in $40 million breach of contract action via a unanimous decision in the Nevada Supreme Court and received judgment for attorneys’ fees and costs in excess of $1 million
■Obtained judgment in favor of defense in nearly $30 million federal deficiency judgment action
■Obtained jury verdict in favor of defense in over $25 million breach of contract action
Contact: J Randall Jones
Tel: 702 385 6000
Email: [email protected]