William L. Coulthard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
 | 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, 17th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-660-9105
Fax: 702-385-6001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Eminent Domain (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP, William L. Coulthard has developed a well-deserved reputation as one of Nevada's leading trial attorneys. Based in Las Vegas, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Coulthard has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Coulthard's practice areas include construction defects, eminent domain, defective products, class actions, mass torts and a wide variety of business disputes, such as contract and fiduciary duty breaches. He has tried numerous complex cases to verdict, and he has received many sizable settlements and awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Coulthard served as co-lead counsel in the largest construction defect case in Nevada history, and he helped to obtain an aggregate of close to $300 million in verdicts and settlements for the plaintiffs, who consisted of several thousand homeowners throughout the state. He has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in other types of real estate disputes, and he has assisted both landowners and governmental agencies in inverse condemnation and other eminent domain matters. In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Coulthard is the head of the firm's pro bono program.

A native of Las Vegas, Mr. Coulthard is admitted to practice before all Nevada and Idaho state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Coulthard's professional affiliations include the Nevada Justice Association, the Clark County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He obtained his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1990.

*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

Business Litigation (50%)

Eminent Domain (30%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Toxic Torts


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About William Coulthard

Admitted: 1990, Nevada

Professional Webpage: http://kempjones.com/attorney/william-l-coulthard/


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 - Present
  • Top Attorney in the Mountain States in Business Litigation, 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, 2009 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2012 - Present
  • Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Nevada Justice Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Nevada’s Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Idaho
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • Idaho
  • Nevada

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Trustees, Nature Conservancy of Nevada


  • City of North Las Vegas v. 5th & Centennial, LLC, 130 Nev. Advanced Opinion 66, 2014
  • In re: Kitec Fitting Litigation

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Davis, B.S., 1982
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Office Location for William L. Coulthard

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

Phone: 702-660-9105

Fax: 702-385-6001

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Last Updated: 3/19/2019

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