Reilly, Patrick J.

Patrick Reilly continues to act for clients across a variety of cases, including those related to business and real estate litigation. An interviewee confirms that "he is a good writer and strategic thinker." - Chambers USA, 2020

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. 

Previous Experience

Patrick Reilly continues to act for clients across a variety of cases, including those related to business and real estate litigation. An interviewee confirms that "he is a good writer and strategic thinker." - Chambers USA, 2020

Representative Matters
  • Nevada’s Governor issued certain emergency directives at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. The State Financial Institutions Division went a step further, declaring a “moratorium on collections” of all kinds without having any legal authority to do so. This “moratorium” prohibited the sending of letters and making of telephone calls, and even responding to credit disputes. The “moratorium” went far beyond the Governor’s emergency directives, and amounted to a prior restraint on speech. Under threat of litigation, the FID rescinded its moratorium.

  • Obtained temporary restraining order against the Clark County School District due to an alleged Open Meeting Law Violation, halting its plan to remove over 170 people from their Dean of Students positions. The restraining order combined with public pressure caused the District to abandon its plan of removing all of the Deans.

News & Events
Community

Member, Summerlin Rotary Club 

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1996, Loyola Law School
  • B.A., 1988, University of Southern California
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2012-2021

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2018-2020

Vegas Inc Top Lawyers, Consumer Protection, 2020

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2012-2020

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

Membership

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