Bailey Kennedy Partners Recognized as Litigation Stars

LAS VEGAS, NEV –Benchmark Litigation, a national guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, has recognized the principal partners of Bailey Kennedy, John Bailey and Dennis Kennedy, in its 2014 guide.

Both Bailey and Kennedy are listed as “Local Litigation Stars” in Nevada. Bailey, managing partner of the firm, is listed for general commercial litigation and Kennedy is listed for both antitrust and general commercial litigation.

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.

Bailey and Kennedy are among the most respected commercial litigation attorneys in Nevada. A Las Vegas native, Bailey is one of Nevada’s most renowned health care litigators and has been named a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007. He holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and is listed with Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers In America for his work in litigation and healthcare law. He was listed as a Top Lawyer in Las Vegas for both Business and Healthcare law in the Vegas Inc 2012 Top Lawyers program.

Bailey 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 former director of SHFL entertainment, Inc. as well as a two-time former Chairman and former Commissioner on the Nevada Athletic Commission.

He 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.

Kennedy is a widely recognized attorney and is also listed with top rankings in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. Kennedy was named “2013 Legal Elite” by Nevada Business Magazine and “2012 Lawyer of the Year” in Las Vegas Healthcare Law by Best Lawyers Magazine. Kennedy has also received the highest rankings in Las Vegas for both Business and Healthcare law in the Vegas Inc 2012 Top Lawyers program.

Kennedy has represented many of the country’s leading drug, food, healthcare, insurance, tobacco and hotel-casino companies in both the enforcement and defense of their rights. He is a former adjunct professor of law at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and currently the co-editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual -- the definitive authority on Nevada civil practice and procedure. He is also active in the community and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.

About Bailey Kennedy, LLP

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 or call 702.562.8820.