JEFFREY W. STEMPEL is the Doris S. & Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas where he teaches insurance law, civil procedure, contracts, professional responsibility, and evidence. Before joining the UNLV faculty in 1999, Professor Stempel was the Fonvielle & Hinkle Professor of Litigation at Florida State University College of Law and Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Prior to becoming a law teacher, he was a civil litigator and law clerk to the Hon. Raymond J. Broderick (E.D. Pa.).
Professor Stempel is the co-author of Stempel and Knutsen on Insurance Coverage (4th ed. 2016), as well as Principles of Insurance Law (4th ed. 2011) and books on civil procedure, including Learning Civil Procedure (2d ed. 2015); Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (10th ed. 2016) and Motion Practice (6th ed. 2015), as well as many articles on issues of insurance, civil procedure, dispute resolution and professional responsibility.
He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, the American Association for Justice, the Defense Research Institute, and the Law & Society Association. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1981 and is admitted in Nevada and Minnesota.