Four attorneys from the law firm Bailey Kennedy in Las Vegas have been selected by Super Lawyers among the top attorneys in Nevada and the Western United States. John Bailey, Dennis Kennedy and Joshua Dickey were named “Mountain States Super Lawyers” and Craig Henderson was named a “Mountain States Rising Star” for 2011. Less than 5 percent of attorneys in the country are selected by Super Lawyers for their annual guide.
“Super Lawyers,” a Thomson Reuters business, 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. Its Rising Stars program was founded in 1998 and recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
Bailey, Kennedy and Dickey are all shareholders at Bailey Kennedy. Bailey is the firm’s founder and managing shareholder, specializing in healthcare law and business 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 constitutional law.
Bailey is one of Nevada’s most renowned health care litigators and has been named a “Super Lawyer” every year for the past five years. He was named a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” in 2009 and 2010 as well as a “Nevada Super Lawyer” in both 2007 and 2008.
Bailey is a past member and two-time past chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He has been a member of the Nevada State Bar Association’s Moral Character and Fitness Committee for 16 years and currently serves as its Vice Chairman. He is a former General Counsel for the State Republican Party and has been 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 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. 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 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.
In addition to his 2011 “Mountain States Super Lawyers” distinction, Dickey was chosen by Super Lawyers as a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” in 2010, a “Mountain States Rising Star” in 2009 and a “Nevada Rising Star” in 2008.
Dickey’s legal practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including disputes in such areas as commercial law, corporate law, business torts, and constitutional law. 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.
Henderson was also named a “Mountain States Rising Star” in 2009. He practices in the area of civil litigation including real estate, complex commercial litigation and guardianships.
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Bailey Kennedy, LLP (BaileyKennedy.com) was founded in 2001 by John R. Bailey. It 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, call 702.562.8820.