LAS VEGAS (August 31, 2015) Three partners from the law firm Bailey Kennedy 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 have been named “Mountain States Super Lawyers” in the 2015 edition. Dennis L. Kennedy was also named in the Top 10 Lawyers. No more than five percent 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, Kennedy and Dickey are all shareholders at Bailey Kennedy. Bailey is the firm’s founder and managing shareholder, whose legal practice focuses on healthcare law, gaming and corporate litigation. Kennedy’s practice focuses on business and professional liability litigation and Dickey’s legal practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including disputes in such areas as commercial law, corporate law, business torts, and healthcare law.
Mr. Bailey is the managing partner of Bailey Kennedy, LLP. 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.
Mr. 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 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.
For the last 40 years, Mr. Kennedy 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. Mr. Kennedy was for 10 years the co-editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, the definitive authority on Nevada civil practice and procedure. He served as an adjunct professor of law at the Boyd School of Law (UNLV) for seven years, where he taught healthcare law and Nevada Civil Practice (civil procedure, evidence, and ethics).
Kennedy has been named one of the Top 75 “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 has been named a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” every year since 2010. The organization selected him as a “Mountain States Rising Star” in 2009 and a “Nevada Rising Star” in 2008. He is a member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada and was on the editorial staff of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual.
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