For the last 48 years, Dennis Kennedy has been representing “good people with bad problems” in the assertion and defense of their rights. These people include judges, lawyers, pharmaceutical and tobacco companies, hospital and healthcare providers, casinos, and manufacturers and purveyors of various other products and services.

His thriving commercial litigation practice has emphasized class actions and complex commercial litigation, antitrust law, hospital and healthcare law, and legal ethics.  He is an author and frequent speaker in the areas of litigation and legal ethics. Mr. Kennedy is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and “bet the company” cases.  He has also been consistently ranked by Chambers U.S.A. as one of the top five commercial litigators in Nevada and by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the Mountain States (Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming).

Prior Professional Experience

  • Partner, Bailey Kennedy (2006-present)
  • Associate and Shareholder, Lionel Sawyer & Collins (1975-2006)
  • Professional and Civic Involvement
  • Member, Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nathan Adelson Hospice (1995-present)
  • Attorney for Nathan Adelson Hospice from its inception (1978)
  • Past Member (1989-1997) and Chairman (1992-1994) State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Board, Southern District of Nevada 
  • Chairman, Nevada State Bar Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility 
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Committee on the Revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct 
  • Member, Nevada Supreme Court Committee on the Study of Judicial Elections (1995) 
  • Member, Nevada Supreme Court Committee on the Public Discipline of Attorneys (1993) 
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • Co-Editor, Nevada Civil Practice Manual (Sixth Edition, 2004) 
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association Sections of Administrative Law, Anti-Trust Law and Health Law. 
  • Member, American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys 
  • Member, National Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 
  • Member, International Association of Gaming Attorneys 
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada 
  • Member, Clark County Bar 
  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, recognized for Health Care Law