Patrick J.  Reilly

Patrick J. Reilly



AV-rated lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. Renowned for skilled, matter-of-fact representation. Refined courtroom strategist highly regarded among attorneys as a fierce but fair advocate.

Patrick Reilly is a commercial litigator who handles a wide range of complex and high-profile business cases, including real estate litigation, shareholder and corporate disputes and class actions. A highly effective advocate, he has tried to conclusion dozens of cases before judges, juries, arbitrators and administrative hearing officers. He has been part of some of the most impacting, historic litigation in Nevada. 

Pat has also developed an effective practice defending consumer cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He also provides regulatory guidance for financial institutions and debt collectors, working with government agencies in the process. Combining a practical approach with in-depth knowledge, he assists his clients as they navigate their way through an extremely complex web of laws and regulations. 

Pat is an author for the Nevada Civil Practice Manual and a Master of the Bench in the American Inns of Court. He also serves as a judge for Nevada’s We The People competition, and is an active Rotarian.

Representative Matters

Recent Experience

  • Successfully defended numerous shareholder derivative actions and proxy disputes involving publicly traded companies.

  • Successfully litigated and arbitrated many private entity disputes between shareholders, partners, and LLC members, including multi-million dollar buyouts and dissolutions.

  • Successfully defended numerous consumer class actions and individual lawsuits brought under the TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA.

  • Successfully appeared in numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court, playing key roles in creating favorable precedent for lenders, homeowners associations, real property owners and debt collectors.

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained dismissal without prejudice of proposed class action on behalf of Treasure Island, a leading U.S.-based hotel, restaurant and casino operator, in connection with a federal antitrust case alleging that Las Vegas hotels used a revenue software called ‘Rainmaker’ to share rack rates and fix them at sub-competitive rates.

  • Successfully defended Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a government agency and the official destination marketing organization for Southern Nevada, in an appeal before the Nevada Supreme Court relating to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority acquisition of the Las Vegas Monorail and related property easements, and recovered attorney’s fees in excess of $250,000.00.

  • Substituted into litigation after trial dismissal and successfully defended a $2 million post-trial motion requesting attorneys’ fees and sanctions against Las Vegas casino and their counsel for alleged discovery sanctions during six years of litigation. Tamares Las Vegas Properties, LLC v. Travelers Indemn. Co., — F. Supp. 3d, —2023 WL 6379614 (D. Nev. 2023).

  • Secured dismissal of a First Amendment lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Nevada alleging that a special events permit excluding persons under 21 from portions of the Fremont Street Experience was unconstitutional.

  • Successfully defended national retailer against creditor attempts to impose receivership over anchor tenant after tenant default.

  • Obtained a prejudgment writ of attachment against nearly $2 million from a Nevada casino cage securing an unpaid contract debt.

Consumer Regulation & Litigation

  • Advises numerous lenders and debt collectors regarding regulatory compliance with Nevada and federal consumer protection laws.

  • Obtained summary judgment and permanent injunction enjoining state regulator from enforcing advisory opinion limiting refinancing of consumer loans, and obtained sanctions award in excess of $150,000.00 based upon state regulator’s “frivolous” arguments before the court.

  • Obtained preliminary injunction enjoining state regulator from enforcing interpretations of two state statutes. The state had required consumer lenders to provide a notice of repayment plan even when the lender had no intention of suing to recover defaulted loans. The state also required lenders to obtain a formal credit check with every loan application, even where the lender had a prior lending history with that borrower.

  • Persuaded the State of Nevada Financial Institutions Division under threat of litigation to rescind emergency directives imposed at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, including a “moratorium on collections” prohibiting sending letters, making telephone calls and even responding to credit disputes.


Nevada Supreme Court

Clark County Ass’n of Sch. Administrators and Professional Tech. Employees v. Clark County Sch. Dist., 139 Nev. —, 529 P.3d 163 (Nev. 2023)
State v. Titlemax of Nevada, Inc., 135 Nev. 336, 449 P.3d 835 (Nev. 2019)
State v. Dollar Loan Center, LLC, 134 Nev. 112, 412 P.3d 30 (Nev. 2018)
Horizons at Seven Hills Homeowners Ass’n v. Ikon Holdings, LLC, 132 Nev. 362, 373 P.3d 66 (Nev. 2016)
Shadow Wood Homeowners Ass’n v. New York Cmty. Bancorp, 132 Nev. 49, 366 P.3d 1105 (Nev. 2016)
Nevada Ass’n Services, Inc. v. District Ct., 130 Nev. 949, 338 P.3d 1250 (Nev. 2015)
State v. Check City Partnership, LLC, 130 Nev. 909, 337 P.3d 755 (Nev. 2014)
State v. Nevada Ass’n Services, Inc., 128 Nev. 362, 294 P.3d 1223 (Nev. 2012)
Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. District Ct., 118 Nev. 124, 41 P.3d 327 (Nev. 2002)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Aargon Agency, Inc. v. O’Laughlin, 70 F.4th 1224 (9th Cir. 2023)
Waite v. Clark County Collection Service, LLC, 606 Fed. Appx. 864 (Cir. 2015)
Autotel v. Central Tel. Co., 320 Fed. Appx. 492, 2008 WL 3166535 (9th Cir. 2008)
ACLU of Nevada v. City of Las Vegas, 466 F.3d 784 (9th Cir. 2006)
Kemmerer v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 154 Fed. Appx. 1 (2005)
Piche v. Clark County Collection Services, LLC, 119 Fed. Appx. 104, 2004 WL 2943686 (9th Cir. 2004)
ACLU of Nevada v. City of Las Vegas, 333 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir. 2003)
United States v. Johnson, 229 F.3d 891 (9th Cir. 2000)

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 1996, Loyola Law School
  • B.A., 1988, University of Southern California


  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


ACA International (Association of Credit and Collection Professionals)

American Inns of Court Las Vegas Chapter, Master of the Bench

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement


Board Chair, Board of Directors, Downtown Vegas Alliance 

Member, Summerlin Rotary Club 



"It's always a pleasure to work with Patrick Reilly." "Pat is a solid lawyer and has a broad range in terms of legal acumen and the kinds of cases he handles." – Chambers USA, 2023

"An excellent attorney and very capable trial lawyer of whom I think extremely highly." – Chambers USA, 2021

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2012-2024

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2018-2023

Vegas Inc Top Lawyers, 2020-2022

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2012-2023

Mountain States Super Lawyers, “Top 100 Lawyers,” 2017, 2018

Nevada Business Magazine, Nevada Legal Elite, 2011, 2014-2017

Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2013-2018

InBusiness Las Vegas, 40 Under 40, 2006