Leon F. Mead II

Top rated construction litigation attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mead Law Group LLP
Leon F. Mead II
Mead Law Group LLP

Practice Areas: Construction litigation, Appellate, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in Nevada since: 1995

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Mead Law Group LLP

7251 W Lake Mead Blvd
Suite 460
Las Vegas, NV 89128 Visit website


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 30 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 since 2006 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

Construction litigation: business, Appellate, Business litigation

Focus areas


  • 80% Construction litigation: business
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Business litigation

First Admitted: 1990, California

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

Educational Background:
  • Life Bible College, Los Angeles, California, A.A., Theology, 1985
  • Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 1986
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Nevada Courts - Are They Hostile to Contractors in Construction Defect Cases?, Southwest Contractor, McGraw-Hill (January 2005)
  • Co-Author, Contractor’s Guide to Mechanics Liens: Arizona, California, Nevada, BNI Publications (2005 Edition)
  • Author, SB206, Long Overdue Mechanics Lien Law Reform, Communiqué, August 2003, Vol. 24, No. 8, Clark County Bar Association
  • 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
  • Co-Author, The New Progress Payment Release Forms: The Cure is Once Again Worse than the Disease, California Construction Law, Vol. 3, (January 1993)
  • Nevadans at Work Series: Construction Lawyer Embraces All-Out Approach to Work and Life, Las Vegas Review Journal, Business, February 6, 2005
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2000-2007
  • Lorman Education Services, Seminar, 2001-2008
  • Educational Business Seminars, 2001–2008
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law, Associated General Contractors, 2003-2008
  • Nevada Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services, 1999-2003
  • Public Contract Code Requirements and Competitive Bidding in Nevada, Lorman Education Services, 2001-2006
  • Nevada Litigation: Construction: Rank - Band 1 - 11 years running - 2006-2016, Band 1 - Litigation: Construction, Chambers USA
  • Author, Re-Establishing Lender Priority Over Mechanics Liens may be Next to Impossible under Nevada Law, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, October, 2007
  • Author, Legislative Changes Affecting the Nevada Construction Industry, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, July, 2007
  • Co-Author, Pay-If-Paid Clauses May Be Valid in Nevada if Carefully Drafted, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction, January, 2007
  • Nevada Construction Law, 2016 Ed, 2009-2012 Thompson Reuters / West; 2013-2016 DHG Publishing, Construction, 2009
  • Protecting Yourself In Construction Projects, Associated Builders & Contractors, 2002
  • Introduction to AIA Standard Forms, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Nevada Mechanics Lien Law for California Contractors, Building Industry Credit Association, 1995-2000
  • Nevada Construction Contracting for Public Entities, Lorman Education Services, 2000 - 2002
  • Construction Claims in Nevada, Lorman Education Services, 2001-2006
  • Nevada Construction Law, Credit Managers Association of Nevada, 2005-2006
  • Nevada Owner’s Duties During Construction, Lorman Education Services, 2006-2007
  • Author, Uh, Is It Supposed to Look Like That?"... Changes Continue to Plague Owners and Contractors, RE Business Online, (August 14, 2006)
  • Author, 2005 Legislation Provides Sureties Some Relief on Nevada Bond Requirements, Southwest Contractor, McGraw-Hill (April 2006)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Los Angles County Bar Association
  • Nevada Contractors Association Board of Directors, 2013-Current Executive Board of Directors, Associate Executive Director, 2016-2017
  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Alternate Associate Director, Board of Directors, 2005-2013
  • Framing Contractors Association, Board of Directors
  • NCA, Executive Committee, 2016
  • Nevada Construction Law Section, Member, 2016 to Current
  • Nevada Association of Construction Counsel, Founding Member, 2015
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada Contractors Association, Board of Directors, Affiliate Director, 2016
  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Government Affairs Committee, 1998-2007
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2010
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • American Bar Association
  • Nevada Framing Contractor's Association, Board of Directors, Director, 2006
  • Texas Construction Law Section, Member, 2016
  • Supreme Court of California
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival, Board of Governors, Member, 2011
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Nevada Resort Association
  • Associate of the Year Award, Nevada Contractors Association, 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year, Las Vegas Construction Law, 2013, 2016
  • Best Lawyers, 2006-2020
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Associate Member of the Year, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2005
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Nevada Construction Law, 2007
  • SIR Award, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2005
  • Tier 1 Construction Litigation ranking, Chambers USA®, 2006-2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2020
  • Associate Member of the Year, Nevada Contractors Association, 2015
  • Affiliate Member of the Year, Associated General Contractors, Las Vegas Chapter, 2015
  • Nevada's Best Construction Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017
  • Construction Lawyer of the Year in Las Vegas, Best Lawyers®, 2013, 2015
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubble
  • Associate Member of the Year, Nevada Framing Contractors Association, 2007
Industry Groups:
  • Construction

Office location for Leon F. Mead II

7251 W Lake Mead Blvd
Suite 460
Las Vegas, NV 89128

Phone: 866-501-8234


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

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