Will Kemp

Founding Partner
Av Awards
Chambers 2016
Lawyer of the Year 2017
Lawyer of the Year 2016
Lawyer of the Year 2015
Super Lawyers 2017

Focusing primarily on product defects, catastrophic injuries, fire litigation, and complex commercial cases, Will Kemp is considered one of the Nation’s best litigators in products liability and multi-district litigation. Mr. Kemp emerged on the mass litigation scene as Lead Trial Counsel in the MGM Fire Litigation and has since tried numerous complex cases including the San Juan Dupont Plaza Multi-District Fire Litigation. He successfully tried two Propofol multi-dosing cases against drug company Teva, winning verdicts totaling more than $667 Million for patients who contracted Hepatitis C infections during outpatient colonoscopy procedures, and earning him the Nevada Justice Association’s 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year award. He successfully tried a negligence case against health insurer United Healthcare for a $524 million verdict in 2013.

Known for his innovative strategies in complex cases, Mr. Kemp has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering or Lead Counsel Committees for numerous multi-district tort litigations including Castaño Tobacco, Breast Implants, Orthopedic Bone Screw, Fen-Phen Diet Drug, and Baycol.  US News named Mr. Kemp as one of Nevada’s Best Lawyers in numerous fields including Personal Injury, Commercial, and Bet-the-Company Litigation, Chambers USA touts him as “a go-to lawyer for major mass tort cases and personal injury matters,” Super Lawyers has included his name in their publications since 2007, and he is recognized as one of Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite. He also holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating for competency and ethics.

Education:

  • Northwestern University; University of Arizona, J.D., 1978
  • Loyola University of Los Angeles, B.A., 1975

Bar and Court Admission:

  • Nevada, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nevada Justice Association

Professional Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs)
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States Top 10
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite