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

Patrick Reilly is an AV-rated lawyer with over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts and was recently recognized by Super Lawyers as one of its “Mountain States Top 100” attorneys. He 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.

Pat does not just litigate cases—he tries them. He started his legal career by winning the national championship on Loyola Law School’s trial advocacy team. After coming to Nevada, he spent five years as a key member of the Venetian lien litigation, which was capped by a 13-month civil jury trial, the longest in Nevada history. Since then, Pat has tried to conclusion dozens of cases before judges, juries, arbitrators and administrative hearing officers. He loves the courtroom and is highly regarded among attorneys as a fierce but fair advocate.

Pat is also part of Brownstein’s Consumer Protection team and has developed an extremely 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 Manualand a Master of the Bench in the American Inns of Court. He also serves as a judge for Nevada’s We The People competition. Before coming to Nevada, he served as a law clerk for Judge James M. Ideman in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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

Practices & Industries
Published and Unpublished Cases
  • Noonan v. Bayview Loan Servicing, Inc., 2019 WL 1552690 (Nev. Apr. 8, 2019)
  • Bridge v. Credit One Financial, N.A. 294 F. Supp. 3d 1019 (D. Nev. 2018) (denying class certification in TCPA action)
  • Guzy v. Arbor Company, LLP, Nevada Supreme Court Case No. 69620 (June 8, 2018) (affirming arbitration award upholding exercise of stock)
  • Aliante Master Ass’n v. Prem Deferred Trust, Nevada Supreme Court Case No. 71026 (Feb. 23, 2018) (reaffirming voluntary payment doctrine)
  • Shadow Wood Homeowners Ass'n, Inc. v. New York Community Bancorp, Inc., 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 5, 366 P.3d 1105 (2016) (reversing summary judgment in quiet title and declaratory relief action)
  • Nevada Ass'n Services Inc. v. District Court, 130 Nev. 949, 338 P.3d 1250 (2014) (granting writ of mandamus directing district court to grant motion for summary judgment based upon application of the voluntary payment doctrine as a complete defense to claims for money damages)
  • State v. Nevada Ass'n Services, Inc., 128 Nev. 362, 294 P.3d 1223 (2012) (affirming preliminary injunction enjoining advisory opinion of State Financial Institutions Division that was issued without authority or jurisdiction)
  • Autotel, Inc. v. Central Tel. Co., 320 Fed. Appx. 492 (9th Cir. 2008) (affirming summary judgment against alleged violations of the Telecommunications Act of 1996)
  • Kemmerer v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 154 Fed. Appx. 1 (9th Cir. 2005) (affirming summary judgment against claim that plaintiff was entitled to a 1% contract “fee” for giving Starwood the idea to purchase the ITT Sheraton Hotel)
  • Piche v. Clark County Collection Service, LLC, 119 Fed. Appx. 104 (9th Cir. 2004) (affirming use of confessions of judgment under the FDCPA and the TILA)
  • Venetian Casino Resort, LLC v. District Ct., 118 Nev. 124, 41 P.3d 327 (2002) (reversing special master order where special master had exceeded her authority)
  • Interstate Commercial Building Services, Inc. v. Bank of America NT&SA, 23 F. Supp.2d 1166 (D. Nev. 1998) (granting summary judgment on contract and tort claims asserted by unlicensed contractor)
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

Member, Summerlin Rotary Club 

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

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


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