Kemp, Jones & Coulthard LLP
Wells Fargo Tower, 17th Floor
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169
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.
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard LLP:
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP maintains a highly-diversified litigation practice in all forums including mediation, arbitration, state and federal trial courts, and the appellate court systems.
Since its formation in 1993, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP has earned a prestigious reputation litigating on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and business litigation, construction and lien litigation, and real estate cases, while also successfully championing the legal rights of consumers in class actions. The representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, and consumers and businesses, affords Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP a unique perspective that helps give its clients a competitive edge.
As innovators in multi-district product defect litigation and other mass torts, the firm has prosecuted hundreds of claims against medical device and pharmaceutical drug companies and was instrumental in making the tobacco industry accountable to smokers.
The firm also has recovered tens of millions of dollars for the victims of catastrophic personal injury and trauma, and its trial lawyers have been appointed as Class Counsel in numerous certified class actions on behalf of hundreds of thousands of class members in cases involving product defects, securities violations, insurance fraud, and widespread statutory violations. The firm’s appellate practice is also first rate, as its skilled advocates represent clients before the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court, victoriously obtaining a unanimous decision from the United States Supreme Court in the 84,000-member class action, Humana v. Forsyth