Chief Justice William Maupin, retired, has spent his entire 40-year career in the legal field. He was licensed as an attorney-at-law in 1971 following his graduation from the University of Arizona, College of Law.
Over the following 22 years, Justice Maupin engaged in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation. This involved some five years of criminal practice and 20 years of civil casualty litigation, including the MGM fire mass disaster case in the early 1980’s. His later career as a practicing lawyer primarily involved major casualty, insurance coverage and professional negligence matters. In 1993, former Nevada Governor Bob Miller appointed Justice Maupin as a district court judge in Clark County, Nevada. Ultimately, in 1996, Justice Maupin was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court where he served for 12 years. He retired as Chief Justice in January of 2009.
During his career, Justice Maupin spearheaded the Nevada Court Annexed Arbitration system, one of the most comprehensive alternative dispute resolution programs in the United States. He also worked with Nevada judges and lawyers in re-vamping the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and helped to form commissions and committees to improve the quality of Nevada’s judicial system, including the Nevada Supreme Court Judicial Code Commission.
Justice Maupin is currently of counsel at Naylor & Braster, Attorneys at Law. His firm e-mail is email@example.com. His primary practice areas involve litigation, litigation consulting and alternative dispute resolution.