LAS VEGAS (September 6th, 2016) – Benchmark Litigation, a national guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, has recognized John R. Bailey and Dennis L. Kennedy of Bailey Kennedy, LLP as Litigation Stars of the Year. The firm has also been named a 2017 Highly Recommended firm in Nevada.
Benchmark Litigation is a guide to the country’s top attorneys that focuses exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide’s results are the culmination of an eight-month research period that includes extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.
The “local litigation star” list “reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.” as defined by Michael Rafalowich, Editor of Benchmark Litigation. “‘Highly recommended’ firms received the most mentions [by peers and clients] and were held as dominant in their particular jurisdiction.”
John 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.
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 Nevada Civil Practice, a course whose components consist of civil procedure, evidence, and professional ethics.
Bailey Kennedy was the only law firm in Nevada on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States for both 2010 and 2011 and has been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Las Vegas Business Press, Vegas Inc. and Nevada Business magazine. The law firm of Bailey Kennedy, LLP has also received a Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2015 and recognized as a Top US firm in General/Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA for 2014.
Bailey Kennedy, LLP was founded in 2001 by John R. Bailey. The firm focuses on litigation, appellate work, healthcare law, administrative law, and real estate 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, banks, real estate developers, entertainment concerns, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.BaileyKennedy.com or call 702.562.8820.