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How Campbell & Williams Earned Its Reputation as One of Nevada’s “Go-To” Firms

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or the better part of 20 years, Campbell & Williams’ senior partners, Don Campbell and Colby Williams, have been tasked with managing some of the most complex and difficult legal issues for many of Nevada’s most powerful individuals and companies. It’s a role they both have come to appreciate and value. “Over my 35 years of practicing law, I have never enjoyed my work more than I do at this moment,” Campbell says. “It’s gratifying to know that when our clients encounter matters that have serious legal consequences, they place their trust in us,” adds Williams. The roster of A-list clients who have placed their trust in the elite Las Vegas boutique firm reads like a who’s who of power players, including Station Casinos, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Stephens Media (the parent company of the Las Vegas Review-Journal), The Wall Street Journal, Top Rank Boxing Promotions, CNN, NBC, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White, Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn, Michael Gaughan, George Maloof, and Donald Trump, to just name a few. Much of the firm’s ability to attract its high-end clientele can be attributed to the fact that it has earned a reputation as the “go2 | NEVADA’ S Best Lawyers®

to” firm in Nevada. Ultimate Fighting Championship COO and Executive Vice President Ike Lawrence Epstein says of the firm, “Campbell and Williams are the ‘go-to’ lawyers in Nevada when you have a case you simply can’t afford to lose. They are more than an outside law firm; they are part of our team at the UFC.” Mark Hinueber, general counsel of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, affirms Epstein’s view and adds, “Campbell and Williams are ‘lawyer’s lawyers.’ Their professionalism, integrity, and dedication to their clients are unparalleled. They treat clients’ issues as their own and aggressively litigate for their clients. When there is a high-profile case in Las Vegas, Campbell & Williams is the ‘go-to’ firm.” Lastly, Richard Haskins, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Station Casinos, LLC comments, “Campbell and Williams is our firm of choice for high stakes litigation in Nevada. They are extremely smart, creative and aggressive lawyers who have a great ability to think outside of the box. We have enormous confidence in them.” “I think the success we have had as a firm can largely be attributed to the fact that we truly appreciate the importance of taking the time to understand our clients’ needs and their businesses,” says Williams, when asked about the firm’s reputation.


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“Colby couldn’t have said it any better,” adds Campbell. “I would, successfully argued a First Amendment issue opposite legendary however, emphasize that there really is no substitute for hard work Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. and loyalty, and our firm’s reputation is what it is today because we However, the case the firm is the most proud of is one that have valued those two principles over all others.” began roughly 12 years ago. “I can’t think of a case that better Loyalty has also served as the foundation between the two highlights the kind of firm we are,” says Campbell, in reference to senior partners. Campbell began his career at the Clark County the case of a man who was left a quadriplegic after being brutally District Attorney’s Office where he acted as liaison to the Las beaten outside of a former Las Vegas nightclub. The firm was Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Intelligence/ Organized ultimately awarded a judgment of $10 million, and it has spent Crime Division. He was subsequently appointed Assistant United nearly a decade pursuing the various defendants in an effort to States Attorney for the District of Nevada and was designated collect the funds. “As the case is still ongoing, I can’t go into too by special assignment to the Organized Crime and Racketeering much detail, but what I can say is that because of our relentless Strike Force of the United States Department of Justice, where he was later named “Chief”, until his entrance into the private practice of law in 1986. Williams first met Campbell as a law student in 1993, after responding to an ad Campbell had placed looking for a summer law clerk. “I believe we were right in the middle of one of the early Trump cases,” says Campbell, “and Colby handed me a draft of a brief he had written, and I can still remember being shocked by the exceptional quality of his writing. I knew instantly that I was dealing with an extraordinarily intelligent and talented individual, and we have worked side-by-side ever since.” The partnership has proven most successful. U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has continuously ranked Campbell & Williams as one of the country’s top law firms in the fields of commercial litigation, First Amendment litigation, white-collar litigation, and white-collar governmental investigations. In addition, Chambers USA has awarded the firm a “Band 1” designation, which is the highest rating it assigns, in the practice area of general commercial litigation. The firm has likewise earned an AV®- Preeminent™ ranking for well over two decades, which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal skill and ethical practices, and both senior partners have been named to The Best Lawyers in America. While the firm always seems to be involved in the state’s J. Colby Williams and Donald J. Campbell most high-profile matters, the last year was certainly one of the most eventful in its history. For starters, it was chosen by pursuit of the defendants over the last 10 years, we have now Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn to represent him personally recovered for our client a very substantial portion of the judgment in the well-publicized litigation against former company director, amount, most of which had been harbored overseas.” Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. Professional Mexican boxing While there is little doubt the future is bright for the state’s superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retained the firm to represent “go-to” firm, its attorneys certainly aren’t resting on their laurels. him in his dispute against the Nevada State Athletic Commission, “We have worked incredibly hard to put ourselves in the position which fined him almost a million dollars for smoking marijuana where our clients trust us to handle their most important prior to his fight with Sergio Martinez. Both Station Casinos and litigation,” says Williams, “but we never forget that we have to the Ultimate Fighting Championship have turned to the firm for work even harder to maintain that trust.” legal assistance on numerous matters. And finally, various media Campbell & Williams is located at 700 South 7th Street, Las Vegas, outlets in the state, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal, brought NV, 89101. They may be reached at 702-382-5222, and may be found the firm’s lawyers in on the Suen v. Las Vegas Sands case, where they online at www.campbellandwilliams.com.

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t’s inevitable—at some point in your life, you’re going to need a lawyer, and you won’t always be able to forecast when that need will arise. Whether you’re getting married or divorced, patenting your invention, starting a business or selling one, litigating a contract, or buying a home—there is a talented and competent attorney listed in Best Lawyers who would be available to help. Perhaps you or a family member is involved in an accident or accused of a crime. These are all serious matters for which you need first-rate legal representation. Nevada’s Best Lawyers helps take the mystery out of locating a platinum standard advocate to protect you, your family, your business and all other assets. The exceptional attorneys listed in this guide are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. These attorneys were nominated by and voted in by their peers. Lawyers cannot buy their way into this guide. Attorneys must earn a spot in Best Lawyers through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. To remain in the guide, they must be at the top of their game, year after year. Best Lawyers, the leading referral guide in the legal profession, is once again self-publishing this invaluable resource for readers, whatever your legal needs may be. We hope this publication is easier to use and more valuable than ever. Lawyers in this guide are arranged by their legal specialty—from Administrative/Regulatory Law to Workers’ Compensation Law—which makes it easy to find the professional advice you need. Keep this comprehensive guide available for those times when you need a first-rate advocate to assist you. The lawyers listed in Nevada’s Best Lawyers are eager to help. n

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Growing up in Nevada, Scott Scherer had a firsthand perspective on the gaming business: his father worked for many years in the industry, primarily as a dealer, floorman, or pit supervisor. So in 1987, when Scherer went to work in the gaming division of the attorney general’s office, he saw an opportunity to combine his Nevada roots with an in-depth knowledge of gaming law. “In my practice, I’ve used my different experiences and perspectives to craft workable solutions to my clients’ difficult issues,” he notes. Indeed, Scherer brings to his practice the experience of having worked in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector, he has worked in law firms as well as in-house with IGT. He has also been involved in every aspect of the gaming regulatory process, having served as a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, as general counsel and chief of staff to former Governor Kenny Guinn, and as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Scherer is known for resolving issues in a cost-effective manner by crafting creative compromises and solutions. In 2013, he was named as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in the Reno area for gaming law; he has also been listed in Chambers USA as one of Nevada’s top gaming lawyers. Beyond handling difficult licensing cases in the gaming area, Scherer recently led a team that successfully challenged the initiative petition to raise the sales tax for a new arena in Las Vegas. n

In the 28 years that John R. Bailey has been practicing law, he has become known for his work in three principal areas: administrative health care law, corporate litigation, and gaming law. This year, he was selected by his peers as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Las Vegas for health care law; his firm, Bailey Kennedy, LLP, was also ranked Tier 1 in Las Vegas for health care law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” “I spend a lot of time educating myself on my clients’ businesses and making sure that they are getting the service they need,” says Bailey of his success. “Over the years, I’ve learned that what sets lawyers apart is their ability to communicate well with clients, so that’s something I’ve really tried to emphasize in my practice.” As the founder of Bailey Kennedy, LLP, Bailey has built one of Nevada’s top firms for complex litigation. The firm often handles cases where millions of dollars are at stake—such as nationwide class actions and bet-the-company litigation—and its clients include several Fortune 500 companies. Bailey notes, “There aren’t many law firms in southern Nevada practicing at this level.” In addition to serving as his firm’s managing partner, Bailey is on the board of SHFL entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. He is also a former chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was previously recommended for a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. n


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M. Edwin PrudhoMME

CONSTRUCTION LAW

IMMIGRATION LAW

Richard Peel is the Managing Partner of Peel Brimley LLP. He has been actively involved in the construction industry for over 30 years. Richard has represented clients on private, public works and federal projects with respect to multimillion dollar claims. His practice is primarily devoted to: business formation and planning; complex construction, business and commercial litigation, including mechanic’s liens, stop work and prompt pay claims; alternative dispute resolution—arbitration/mediation; contract review and drafting; contractor licensing and administrative law; and legislative lobbying. Richard is a panel arbitrator and mediator on the AAA’s Construction Industry Large Complex Arbitration Panel, and serves on the AAA’s Construction Industry Advisory Board in Nevada. Richard is licensed in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and North Dakota.

Peel Brimley LLP

For over fifty years, Ed Prudhomme has served as a strategic consultant providing on-demand assistance and advice to the needs of international and local businesses in their immigration and foreign related matters. He has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has served as an Immigration Judge. Ed is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law (TBLS). He has recently retired as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Austria. Upon his retirement, the Federal President conferred on him the Decoration of Honour in Gold for services rendered on behalf of the Austrian Government. He attended the University of Notre Dame, has a MA from Texas A & M Commerce and a JD from St. Mary’s University-Texas. Prudhomme Law Office

www.peelbrimley.com

www.prudhommelawoffices.com

3333 E. Serene Avenue, Suite 200 | Henderson, NV 89074 phone 702.990.7272 | fax 702.990.7273 email rpeel@peelbrimley.com

Joshua M. Dickey

HEALTHCARE LAW

633 South 4th Street, Suite 9 | Las Vegas, NV 89101 phone 702.413.6100 | fax 702.413.6664 email ed@prudhommelawoffice.com

Bailey Kennedy

8984 Spanish Ridge Avenue | Las Vegas, NV 89148 phone 702.562.8820 | fax 702.562.8821 email jdickey@baileykennedy.com

www.baileykennedy.com

M aria Nutile HEALTH CARE LAW

Maria Nutile focuses her practice in the area of transactional and regulatory healthcare law, with an emphasis on the legal needs of hospitals, health systems and provider groups. In addition to having extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, healthcare joint ventures, contract drafting and negotiations and physician integration models, Maria also counsels clients on fraud and abuse, anti-kickback, physician self-referral issues and federal and state investigations and selfaudits involving regulatory compliance issues. Maria prides herself on communication and responsiveness to clients. Maria has been recognized by her peers since 2007 as a “Best Lawyer in Healthcare.” Nutile Pitz & Associates 1070 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 210 Henderson, NV 89012 phone 702.307.4880 | fax 702.307.4881 email maria@nutilepitz.com

www.nutilepitz.com

LeAnn SAnderS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW—DEFENDANTS

LeAnn Sanders has extensive experience in representing the legal interests of businesses and individuals in many types of civil litigation, including personal injury, employment, bad faith, professional negligence, and health care law. She has a long history of defending doctors and hospitals in malpractice actions in both Las Vegas and Reno. LeAnn is an experienced trial attorney who has tried to conclusion many complex medical malpractice cases. She also defends doctors, nurses and medical groups in actions before the applicable licensing Boards. LeAnn is a member of three of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in America—the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the International Society of Barristers (ISOB).

Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders 7401 W. Charleston Blvd. | Las Vegas, NV 89117 phone 702.384.7000 | fax 702.385.7000 email lsanders@alversontaylor.com

www.alversontaylor.com

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