L. Joe Coppedge


Joe Coppedge is an accomplished civil litigator who focuses on commercial, construction and insurance defense matters in

state and federal courts. Joe also is a recognized leader in the Las Vegas community dedicated to organizations that promote

business and support charitable causes.

During his legal career, Joe has tried 15 cases to jury verdict and has represented clients in numerous arbitrations and

mediations. He currently represents the interests of business clients across a range of industries in general commercial

disputes. Joe also represents and defends contractors on hotel and other large construction projects in connection with breach

of contract matters alleging unauthorized changes, improper work, failure to pay for work performed and other such claims. His

commercial work has included the representation of large financial institutions in breach of loan agreement cases. On the

insurance defense side, he has a strong background litigating premises and automobile liability claims.

Joe began his law practice in Oklahoma, where he was actively involved in bar associations at the local, state and national

levels, holding several leadership roles in the Young Lawyers Division. When he moved his practice to Las Vegas in 1993, Joe

helped to establish the Nevada Young Lawyers Section and served as chairperson of its Executive Council. In recent years,

Joe has held several leadership positions with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as a Prospector and

Business Council member. Joe also previously served on the board of directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada.

he executive committee for the Real Estate

Section of the Nevada Bar. In addition she is the past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Nevada; she is active in the Turnaround Management Association, where she serves on the board of directors for the Nevada Chapter and the advisory board for both the national Annual Conference and the national Distressed Investing Conference; the American Bankruptcy Institute, where she serves on the Planning Committee for its Southwest Conference and its Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference; and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

She is also a member of IAGA and IML.



Awards And Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the Business Litigation and Construction litigation categories,


Selected for inclusion on the American Registry’s list of “America’s Most Honored Professionals,” 2011 and 2012

Selected for inclusion on Salt Lake Magazine’s list of “Top Attorneys in the Mountain States,” 2012

Selected for inclusion on Nevada Business Magazine’s list of “Nevada’s Legal Elite (Top 100 Attorneys in Southern Nevada),”

2009 and 2010

Selected for inclusion in Nevada Business Journal’s list of Nevada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” 2001

Selected for inclusion in “Distinguished Men in Southern Nevada,” 2000-2001

Recipient of “Big Brother of the Year” award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada, 2000

Recipient of “Community Achievement Award for Professional Services” from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 1999

Recipient of “Program Volunteer of the Year” award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada, 1998

Recipient of “Outstanding Young Lawyer” award from the Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1993


Memberships And Affiliations

American Bar Association, past vice-chairperson, Young Lawyers Division, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, 1993-1994

State Bar of Nevada, past member, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Section, 1994-1998, chairperson, 1995-1996

Oklahoma Bar Association, past member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 1992-1993

Clark County Bar Association

Oklahoma County Bar Association, past member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 1989-1993, treasurer, 1990-

1991, vice-chairperson, 1991-1992, chairperson, 1992-1993

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce: Prospector; member and past president, Business Council, 2011; past member, Board of

Trustees, 2003; past member and president, Community Council, 2003

Bar Admissions





University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1988


University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1985

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma


U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit