Leon F. Mead II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Mead Law Group
 | 10161 Park Run Drive, Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 702-869-0192
Fax: 702-745-4805
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

In matters of construction litigation and appellate law, Leon F. Mead II represents those in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. Owner of the Mead Law Group, Mr. Mead has over 25 years of experience, dedicating most of his time to representing material suppliers, design professionals, construction managers, specialty contractors, private and public owners, developers and contractors. For his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, Mr. Mead has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Mr. Mead has been recognized for 10 years by Chambers USA as a tier 1 construction litigator. The only practicing lawyer to be elected to the Nevada Contractors Association’s board of directors, he was recently appointed to the executive committee of the organization. Handling matters of LEED certification/green building compliance, construction claims, construction defense defect, bid protests, professional licensing, negotiation and implementation, and contract preparation, Mr. Mead is well-versed, knowledgeable and experienced in Las Vegas construction law.

Mr. Mead participates in the following professional associations and has earned the following awards: as a fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation, as Associate Member of the Year for the Nevada Contractors Association in 2007 and the Las Vegas Chapter’s Associated General Contractors in 2005.

Mr. Mead’s experience extends into administrative and criminal defense that is related to construction, deficiency in design and construction claims for commercial and residential construction; arbitration and mediation; mechanics lien remedies; any type of impact claim, including delay, disruption and acceleration; and business and commercial litigation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (80%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas



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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Leon Mead II

Admitted: 1995, Nevada

Professional Webpage: http://meadlawgroup.com/home/about/


  • Tier 1 Construction Litigation ranking, Chambers USA®, 2006-2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2018
  • Best Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Nevada Construction Law, 2007
  • Associate Member of the Year, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2005
  • Associate Member of the Year, Nevada Framing Contractors Association, 2007
  • Associate Member of the Year, Nevada Contractors Association, 2015
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubble
  • Construction Lawyer of the Year in Las Vegas, Best Lawyers®, 2013, 2015
  • Nevada's Best Construction Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Las Vegas Construction Law, 2013, 2016
  • SIR Award, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2005
  • Affiliate Member of the Year, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2015
  • Associate of the Year Award, Nevada Contractors Association, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2010
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Framing Contractors Association, Board of Directors
  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Government Affairs Committee, 1998-2007
  • Los Angles County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • NCA, Executive Committee, 2016
  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Alternate Associate Director, Board of Directors, 2005-2013
  • Nevada Contractors Association, Board of Directors, Affiliate Director, 2016
  • Nevada Framing Contractor's Association, Board of Directors, Director, 2006
  • Nevada Contractors Association, Executive Board of Directors, Associate Executive Director, 2016-2017
  • Nevada Association of Construction Counsel, Founding Member, 2015
  • Texas Construction Law Section, Member, 2016
  • Nevada Construction Law Section, Member, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Nevada Resort Association
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival, Board of Governors, Member, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Nevadans at Work Series: Construction Lawyer Embraces All-Out Approach to Work and Life, Las Vegas Review Journal, Business, February 6, 2005
  • Co-Author, The New Progress Payment Release Forms: The Cure is Once Again Worse than the Disease, California Construction Law, Vol. 3, (January 1993)
  • Author, Stopping Work When You Don’t Get Paid: An Uncertain Law for an Uncertain Action, Communiqué, June 2003, Vol. 24, No. 6, Clark County Bar Association
  • Author, SB206, Long Overdue Mechanics Lien Law Reform, Communiqué, August 2003, Vol. 24, No. 8, Clark County Bar Association
  • Co-Author, Contractor’s Guide to Mechanics Liens: Arizona, California, Nevada, BNI Publications (2005 Edition)
  • Author, Nevada Courts - Are They Hostile to Contractors in Construction Defect Cases?, Southwest Contractor, McGraw-Hill (January 2005)
  • Author, 2005 Legislation Provides Sureties Some Relief on Nevada Bond Requirements, Southwest Contractor, McGraw-Hill (April 2006)
  • Author, Uh, Is It Supposed to Look Like That?"... Changes Continue to Plague Owners and Contractors, RE Business Online, (August 14, 2006)
  • Co-Author, Pay-If-Paid Clauses May Be Valid in Nevada if Carefully Drafted, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, January, 2007
  • Author, Legislative Changes Affecting the Nevada Construction Industry, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, July, 2007
  • Author, Re-Establishing Lender Priority Over Mechanics Liens may be Next to Impossible under Nevada Law, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, October, 2007
  • Nevada Owner’s Duties During Construction, Lorman Education Services, 2006-2007
  • Nevada Construction Law, Credit Managers Association of Nevada, 2005-2006
  • Construction Claims in Nevada, Lorman Education Services, 2001-2006
  • Nevada Construction Contracting for Public Entities, Lorman Education Services, 2000 - 2002
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law for California Contractors, Building Industry Credit Association, 1995-2000
  • Introduction to AIA Standard Forms, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Public Contract Code Requirements and Competitive Bidding in Nevada, Lorman Education Services, 2001-2006
  • Nevada Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services, 1999-2003
  • Protecting Yourself In Construction Projects, Associated Builders & Contractors, 2002
  • Educational Business Seminars, 2001–2008
  • Lorman Education Services, Seminar, 2001-2008
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2000-2007
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law, Associated General Contractors, 2003-2008
  • Nevada Construction Law, 2016 Ed, 2009-2012 Thompson Reuters / West; 2013-2016 DHG Publishing, Construction, 2009
  • Nevada Litigation: Construction: Rank - Band 1 - 11 years running - 2006-2016, Band 1 - Litigation: Construction, Chambers USA

Educational Background:

  • Life Bible College, Los Angeles, California, A.A., Theology, 1985
  • Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Construction
Office Location for Leon F. Mead II

10161 Park Run Drive
Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Phone: 702-869-0192

Fax: 702-745-4805

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Last Updated: 6/13/2018

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