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Nevada Litigation Firm Named Among Best Law Firms in America


Las Vegas, NV, November 02, 2012 --( The law firm of Bailey Kennedy, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list for 2013. Best Lawyers has also listed three of the firm's partners-John R. Bailey, Dennis L. Kennedy and Joshua M. Dickey among its Best Lawyers In America.

The firm's Best Law Firms Tier 1 ranking, the highest available from U.S. News-Best Lawyers, was determined through an overall evaluation that included a combination of client feedback, feedback from attorneys at other firms in the same practice areas and information provided by the firm.

Bailey Kennedy, LLP, is a Nevada-based law firm focusing on litigation, appellate advocacy, administrative and gaming law, hospital and healthcare law, ethics and professional responsibility law and business and corporate law. Las Vegas native John Bailey founded the firm in 2001 and serves as its managing partner. It was the only law firm in Nevada in the Inc.5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States for both 2010 and 2011.

Bailey was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2013 in the field of Healthcare Law. He has also been named Best Lawyers' “Lawyer of the Year” for Las Vegas Healthcare Law in 2013. He has been practicing law in Nevada for nearly 30 years with an emphasis on commercial and corporate litigation, healthcare law and gaming law.

Bailey is one of Southern Nevada's top civic leaders. He serves as chairman of the governing board at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and a director of Nevada's Public Education Foundation. He is also a member of the Council for a Better Nevada and director at SHFL entertainment (formerly Shuffle Master Inc) as well as a two-time former Chairman and Commissioner on the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Bailey has been a member of the Nevada State Bar Association's Moral Character and Fitness Committee for more than 15 years and was recommended to the President of the United States for a Judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid.

Shareholder Dennis Kennedy was selected among the Best Lawyers in America for 2013, in Appellate Practice, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and Healthcare Law. He has been listed with Best Lawyers since 1991 and in 2012 was named Best Lawyers' “Lawyer of the Year” for Las Vegas Healthcare Law.

Kennedy is known as one of Nevada's top commercial litigators and 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. His legal practice emphasizes legal ethics in addition to complex commercial litigation, class-action lawsuits, hospital and healthcare law and anti-trust law. He is a former adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law and co-editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual.

And shareholder Joshua Dickey was selected among the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 in Appellate Practice. His legal 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.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Bailey Kennedy, LLP has been named among the “Best Places to Work” in Las Vegas and Nevada by Las Vegas Business Press, In Business Las Vegas and Nevada Business magazine. 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, gaming companies, financial institutions, travel and tourism leaders, public entities, real estate developers, entertainment concerns, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit or call 702.562.8820.

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