Paul A. Matteoni

Paul A. Matteoni

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775.823.2929 fax
One East Liberty Street
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89501-2128

Paul Matteoni, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, focuses on banking/regulatory matters, construction law and litigation, business litigation and products liability defense. Licensed in Nevada and California, he represents clients in state and federal courts in both jurisdictions. 

Banking/Regulatory Litigation

Paul defends the interests of banks and other financial institutions at both the local and national level. His experience includes defense against consumer claims and issues related to the application of the ‎Uniform Commercial Code. He has acted as lead counsel in multiple trials and arbitrations. He has defended and resolved numerous multi-million dollar claims on behalf of his clients. He also handles creditor collection actions and loan defaults on behalf of various financial institutions. In addition, Paul has defended banks in national class action cases involving alleged fraudulent lending practices and wrongful foreclosure allegations.

Construction Law and Litigation

Paul represents a variety of ‎developers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors and material men. He has significant experience in mechanics’ liens rights, construction defect actions and workers’ compensation claims. He routinely represents his clients before state regulatory agencies including the Nevada State Contractors Board and Nevada Department of Administration. He is the founding President of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. He frequently lectures on construction issues at continuing professional education seminars addressing issues such as construction damages and mechanic’s lien laws. In addition, Paul undertakes the bi-annual Nevada Legislative Review, where he tracks and analyzes the proposed bills -- particularly those affecting the construction industry -- as they move through the legislative process.

Business/Commercial Litigation/Product Liability

Paul's commercial, business and manufacturing clients are diverse in nature. His business litigation clients include various insurance companies, wholesale suppliers, and a variety of local and national business clients. His manufacturing clients include designers and developers of playground equipment, car/truck tires, and various other products. In addition, his experience includes debt collection and litigation of contract disputes in a wide array of areas.

Personal Injury Defense/Class Actions

Paul has substantial experience in the defense of personal injury claim. He has represented numerous companies and insurance carriers in the defense of claims for personal injuries and property damage. In addition, Paul continues to defend business entities from across the nation against multi-party matters and has significant experience in the defense of class action claims.

Board of Governors

Paul has served several terms on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Nevada and was sworn in as the President in 2019. He is most proud of his role and efforts in aiding in the science of jurisprudence and in the improvement of the administration of justice. The members of the Board of Governors work to promote reform in the law and in judicial procedure, to uphold and elevate the standards of honor, integrity, and courtesy in the legal profession, to encourage higher and better education for the membership in the profession, and to promote a spirit of cordiality and true friendship among the members of the State Bar. The Board of Governors is responsible for numerous duties and obligations including the examination and admission of new members, discipline and oversight of its existing members, formulating and enforcing rules of professional conduct, the establishment and protection of client security funds, providing for legal periodicals for its members, and various additional duties.

Previous Law Firms

Before joining Beckley Singleton, which partnered with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in 2007, Paul was a partner in the firms of Beesley, Peck & Matteoni. Paul was also a founding partner of Van Meter & Matteoni, where he focused on commercial and construction litigation.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, President, 2019-present; Executive Committee, 2016-2019
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Nevada, 2010-present
  • Fellow - American Bar Foundation
  • Economic Dev. Authority of Western Nevada, Member
  • Builders Association of Northern Nevada, Member
  • Builders Association of Western Nevada, Member
  • Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Partners in Education Mock Trial Program, Member
  • Washoe County Bench-Bar Committee, Serves and is actively involved in the Court's implementation of new technology and the revisions to the Court's overall case management plan
  • Washoe Legal Services
  • Washoe County Pro Bono Program, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association Sections on Litigation and Construction, Member; Advisory Panel, Panelist
  • State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee, Member, 1998-2010
  • National Italian-American Bar Association, Member
  • Northern Nevada Attorney Disciplinary Board, Past Chairman
  • Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada, Past President
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Past Member
  • Committee to Aid Abused Women Circle of Caring, Former Member

Related News

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‘Nevada Legal Elite' includes nine attorneys from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
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  • Presenter, "Website Liability for Financial Institutions," Nevada Bankers Conference, June 2018
  • Presenter, "Banking Litigation Risks," Community Banking Conference (Navigating the Winds of Change), October 2017
  • Presenter, "Legislative Update - Construction Law Issues," State Bar of Nevada, September 2017
  • Presenter, "2017 Construction Law Update," Nevada State Bar Annual Conference, June 2017, with Justice Mark Gibbons of the Nevada Supreme Court
  • Presenter, “Construction Contracts and Law,” Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, November 2016
  • Presenter, “Deconstructing AB 125: Changes to NRS Chapter 40 and Related Construction Statutes,” State Bar of Nevada, November 2015
  • Speaker, “Another Tool in the Lawyer’s Tool Belt – 2015 Construction Case Law and Statutory Update,” 2015 State Bar of Nevada Annual Conference, July 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Case Law Update," State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, July 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Case Law Update," State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, June 2012
  • Co-Presenter, "Mechanic's Lien Law Update," Northern Nevada Builders Association, August 2011
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Lien Law in Nevada," Lorman Educational Services, August 2010
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Lien Law in Nevada," Lorman Educational Services, October 2008
  • Co-Presenter, "Construction Lien Law in Nevada," Lorman Educational Services, October 2007

Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member


  • The Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law, 2020-2021
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - Construction Litigation, 2019-2020
  • Nevada Business Magazine - Northern Nevada's Legal Elite, 2010 "Top 25" - Banking & Regulatory Litigation, Business & Commercial Litigation and Construction Law & Litigation, 2013-2016, 2018-2020
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Trusts) - Santa Clara Law Review

Other Info


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1988
B.S., Santa Clara University, 1985

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 1988
California, 1989

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California