LAS VEGAS (August 8 , 2016) Three partners and one associate from the law firm of Bailey Kennedy, LLP in Las Vegas have been determined by Super Lawyers to be among the top attorneys in Nevada and the Western United States. Managing Partner John R. Bailey, Partner Dennis L. Kennedy and Partner Joshua M. Dickey (all shareholders of Bailey Kennedy) have been named “Mountain States Super Lawyers,” and associate Joshua P. Gilmore has been named a “Mountain States Rising Star” for 2016. Less than 5% of attorneys in the country are selected by Super Lawyers for their annual guide. No more than 5% of attorneys in the Mountain States area of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana are selected as Super Lawyers each year.
A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Bailey is the firm’s founding shareholder, whose practice focuses on healthcare law, gaming and corporate litigation. He is also the managing partner of the firm. He is the Chairman of the Moral Character and Fitness Committee of the Nevada State Bar. He serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Better Nevada, The Public Education Foundation, the Institutional Advisory Council of College of Southern Nevada, and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. Bailey is a Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and served on the Board of Directors of SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHFL), where he was Chairman of its Governance Committee. He is a past Chairman and member of the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Bailey is one of Nevada’s most renowned healthcare litigators and has been named a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007. He has been named a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” every year since 2009 and was named a “Nevada Super Lawyer” in both 2007 and 2008.
Under Bailey’s direction, Bailey Kennedy has been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Las Vegas Business Press, Vegas Inc. and Nevada Business magazine.
Kennedy’s practice focuses on business and professional liability litigation. For over 40 years, he has represented many of the country’s leading drug, food, healthcare, insurance, tobacco, hotel-casino, and other companies in both the enforcement and defense of their rights. For 10 years, Kennedy was the co-editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, the definitive authority on Nevada civil practice and procedure. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Boyd School of Law (UNLV), where he teaches healthcare law and Nevada Civil Practice, a course whose components consist of civil procedure, evidence, and professional ethics.
Kennedy has been named one of the Top 100 “Mountain States Super Lawyers” every year since 2007. Since 1991, Kennedy has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for Bet-The-Company litigation, commercial litigation and healthcare law. He has been listed with a “Band 1” ranking in the Chambers USA category of Litigation: General/Commercial in Nevada every year since 2003.
Dickey’s practice focuses on business litigation, including disputes in such areas as commercial law, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, corporate law, and healthcare law. In addition, he advises clients on matters concerning corporate governance, trade secrets, and covenants not to compete. He is a member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada and is on the editorial staff of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual.
Dickey has been named a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” every year since 2010. He was selected as a “Mountain States Rising Star” in 2009 and a “Nevada Rising Star” in 2008.
Gilmore’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, antitrust and unfair competition, and business torts. His clients include restaurateurs, medical providers, transportation companies, property management companies, financial services companies, and business owners. He also represents clients in matters involving professional responsibility and legal ethics, including legal malpractice, discipline defense, and attorney disqualification.
Gilmore has been named a “Mountain States Rising Star” every year since 2013. He was also the recipient of one of the 2010 Las Vegas Business Press Rising Star Awards.
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Bailey Kennedy, LLP was founded in 2001 by John R. Bailey. The firm focuses on litigation, appellate work, healthcare law, real estate law and administrative law. Its dynamic team of professionals represents, among others, top healthcare facilities, publicly traded corporations, municipalities, gaming companies, financial institutions, travel and tourism leaders, public entities, real estate developers, entertainment concerns, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.BaileyKennedy.com or call 702.562.8820.