L. Joe Coppedge

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.

Nevada University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1988
Oklahoma University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1985

• U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

• Selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the Business Litigation and Construction litigation categories, 2011-2016
• 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

• 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