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Joseph J. Bongiovi III, Mediator & Arbitrator, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joseph J. Bongiovi III

Mailing Address:
2807 Middle Earth Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89135
Tel: (702) 889-4600
Fax: (702) 364-2092
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Recognized to Nevada Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: New York

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge


Joe Bongiovi is the principal of Bongiovi Dispute Resolutions, a law firm with a practice limited to alternative dispute resolution - mediation and arbitration. Mr. Bongiovi was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and has been a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1970. He graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and then received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law having earned honors in trial advocacy while in attendance. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Nevada and before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 

Mr. Bongiovi has carried an "A/V-Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2000. In April 2006, Mr. Bongiovi was also listed among "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Judges in America" following a national survey of lawyers and judges by the Lawdragon publication. In 2007, he was accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. In 2010, he was named a "Super Lawyer" in ADR and was later invited to become a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  He continues to be named in "SuperLawyers" and "Best Lawyers," and has been listed in "Who's Who Legal - Mediation" since 2014.

Having represented insurers, insureds and self-insured entities while in litigation practice, Mr. Bongiovi limited his practice to mediation and arbitration in 1996 when he established Bongiovi Dispute Resolutions. He then became the first full-time mediator based in southern Nevada. BDR is exclusively an ADR firm. No representation of clients occurs. Since forming BDR, Mr. Bongiovi has performed thousands of mediations and hundreds of arbitrations in disputes involving personal injury/wrongful death, malpractice, insurance/bad faith, commercial, intellectual property, contract and employment matters. He has lectured to the bench and bar on dispute resolution issues. Mr. Bongiovi handles disputes in prelitigation, litigation and appellate stages. 

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of San Diego Law School, J.D. (1986): Int'l Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A. Psychology (1983): Fleischmann Scholar


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • State Bar of Nevada Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Clark County Bar Association

Rates Information

Mr. Bongiovi charges $500 per hour, plus costs (if any), and $175 per hour for travel time. There are no administrative fees or charges. Cancellations or continuances occurring within two weeks of the mediation/arbitration date will be billed for time in the case to date. Mr. Bongiovi is also available for matters in New York City at $600 per hour plus travel and lodging.

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