(Las Vegas, Nev.) Out of approximately 8, 599 active attorneys throughout the State of Nevada, Managing Partner John Bailey, Partners Dennis Kennedy, Joseph Liebman and Associate Mark Hesiak of the law firm Bailey Kennedy have been named among the top 200 in Southern Nevada to be selected as a “Legal Elite”. Out of 100 Attorneys, Partner Joseph Liebman and Associate Paul Williams were listed as “Best Up and Coming” Attorneys. Partner Joseph Liebman made the “Top 10 Attorneys List” for garnering the most points in the rankings. Rankings were unveiled in Nevada Business magazine’s 2014 Legal Elite program in this month’s issue. The magazine’s annual list of Legal Elite is determined by votes from attorneys in the state.
Bailey is the managing partner of Bailey Kennedy LLP. He is the acting Chairman and member of the Moral Character and Fitness Committee of the Nevada State Bar and was General Counsel for the State Republican Party. Bailey served on the Board of Directors of SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHFL) and was Chairman of its Governance Committee. He is a past Chairman and member of the Nevada Athletic Commission. 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 and The Public Education Foundation. Mr. Bailey has been recommended for a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid.
For the last 39 years, Mr. Kennedy has represented many of the country’s leading drug, food, health care, insurance, tobacco, hotel-casino, and other companies in both the enforcement and defense of their rights. Mr. Kennedy was (1998-2013) the co-editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, the definitive authority on Nevada civil practice and procedure. He serves periodically as an adjunct professor of law at the Boyd School of Law (UNLV) where he teaches health care law and Nevada Civil Practice (civil procedure, evidence, and ethics).
Mr. Liebman practices in the area of civil litigation, including contract and real estate disputes, product liability defense, professional liability defense, and health care litigation. Mr. Liebman has been an associate attorney with Bailey Kennedy since 2008. He was named “2011 Legal Elite” by Nevada Business Magazine. Prior to joining Bailey Kennedy, Liebman worked as an associate attorney at John H. Cotton & Associates and practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and professional liability defense. Mr. Liebman is a member of the Nevada and Clark County Bar Associations. He received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 2001.
Hesiak practices in the areas of complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy, including disputes involving commercial and corporate law, business torts, healthcare law, professional
responsibility and legal ethics. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and its 2011 recipient of the James E.
Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. He served as editor-in-chief of the Nevada Law Journal from 2010-2011 and as a judicial extern to the Honorable James C. Mahan, United States District Court, District of Nevada. Hesiak received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.
Williams practices in the areas of complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy, including disputes involving commercial and corporate law, business torts, healthcare law, professional
responsibility and legal ethics. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and was the articles editor for the Nevada Law Journal from 2010-2011. Williams, who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University, served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Donald M. Mosley, Dept. 14, Eighth Judicial District Court.
Nevada Business magazine’s Legal Elite is an annual ranking of Nevada attorneys. Nominations were made by members of the State Bar of Nevada and ranked by the number of votes each attorney received from both inside and outside of his or her respective firm.
Bailey Kennedy, LLP was founded in 2001 by John R. Bailey. The firm focuses on litigation, appellate work, healthcare 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