Scott Canepa

Canepa Riedy Abele
851 S Rampart Blvd Ste 160
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 304-2335

A fourth generation Nevadan, Scott graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1989, and received his law degree with honors in 1991 from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.

A pioneer in the fight for consumer rights in Nevada, Scott has represented Nevada homeowners and community associations in construction defect and class action cases since 1994.  In 1995, he participated in the creation  of Nevadas first construction defect statute.  This statute gives Nevada homeowners the right to receive full compensation for faulty construction.  He has worked extensively as an unpaid lobbyist in the Nevada State Legislature on consumer rights issues since 1995.  Scott has been appointed by State and Federal Courts as lead trial counsel in many high profile consumer class action cases in Nevada, California and the United States.

Among notable professional achievements, he was chosen 2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the youngest attorney to ever receive the Association’s most prestigious award. He also obtained the largest jury verdict ever awarded to a Nevada community association for construction defects. Under his leadership the firm has recovered  more than $1 Billion on behalf of consumers in Nevada and the United States.

Significant appellate decisions successfully argued by Scott include D.R. Horton, Inc. v. Green, et al.,120 Nev. 549, 96 P.3d 1159 (arbitration clause which deprives owner of NRS 40.600 rights substantially and procedurally unconscionable); ANSE, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial District Court, et al., 192 P.3d 738 (subsequent purchasers enjoy NRS 40.600 rights and entitlements); Beazer Homes Nevada, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial District Court, et al., 120 Nev. 575, 97 P.3d 1132 (dissolution statute doesn’t bar later discovered defects).

Scott is admitted to practice in Nevada and California and numerous federal district courts throughout the United States.