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Michael J. Gayan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Kemp Jones, LLP
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, 17th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-385-6000
Fax: 702-385-6001
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018
Licensed in Nevada Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Swedish
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Gayan is a partner at Kemp Jones, LLP and practices in many areas of civil litigation, including complex commercial disputes and the prosecution of class actions and mass actions, wrongful death actions, and commercial and residential construction defect litigation. He has helped try cases to verdict and recovered more than $300 million for his clients, including In re: Kitec Fitting Litigation, the largest class action case ever tried in Nevada. Michael also represents companies and individuals in prosecuting and defending commercial litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits and class actions, partnership disputes, and antitrust actions. He has litigated cases before state and federal trial courts in Nevada and throughout the country from California to Massachusetts as well as the Nevada Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Based on his successes, Michael has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his commercial litigation work and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for his class action and mass tort work. Since 2015, he has authored the Nevada section of the American Bar Association’s Survey of State Class Action Law. Reported cases on which he’s worked include Principal Investments, Inc. v. Harrison, 366 P.3d 688 (Nev. 2016), Barrett v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 331 P.3d 892 (Nev. 2014), Vanguard Piping Systems, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 309 P.3d 1017 (Nev. 2013), Slaughter v. Uponor, Inc., 475 Fed.Appx. 150 (9th Cir. 2012).

Michael enjoys giving back to the community by litigating pro bono matters for those in need and has received several awards for the number of hours he has donated. His pro bono matters have ranged from representing foster children in family court to successfully litigating a construction defect matter on behalf of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to prosecuting and settling a class action on behalf of more than 10,000 Nevada payday loan customers. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Michael earned his undergraduate degree in business/finance from Brigham Young University in 2004 and graduated cum laude from the Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2008. He is admitted in Nevada state and federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

About Michael J. Gayan

First Admitted: 2008, Nevada

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Clark County Pro Bono Project Honor Roll, 2014


  • , Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in: Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2021
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Office Location for Michael J. Gayan

3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
17th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Last Updated: 6/14/2022

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