Three partners at the law firm of Bailey Kennedy have been named Mountain States Super Lawyers in the prestigious program’s 2012 listing. Managing partner John R. Bailey, partner Dennis L. Kennedy and partner Joshua M. Dickey have been named Mountain States Super Lawyers in the 2012 edition. No more than five percent of attorneys in the Mountain States area of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana are selected to 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 partners at Bailey Kennedy. Bailey is the firm’s founder and managing partner, focusing on healthcare law and business litigation. Kennedy’s practice focuses on business and professional liability litigation and Dickey’s legal practice focuses on business law and commercial litigation.
Bailey is one of Nevada’s most renowned health care 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.
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 director at Shuffle Master, Inc. as well as a two-time former Chairman and 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.
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.
Kennedy is known as one of the state’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.
Kennedy has been named one of the Top 75 “Mountain States Super Lawyers” every year since 2007 and a “Nevada Super Lawyer” in both 2007 and 2008. And for the past 14 consecutive years, 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 “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.
Dickey’s 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.
Bailey Kennedy, LLP 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 call 702-562-8820.