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Mark B. Bailus

Criminal defense Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

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I am a partner in the law firm of Bailus Cook & Kelesis, Ltd.  Although the firm maintains a general law practice with emphasis on taxation and commercial litigation, business, corporate, criminal tax law and "white collar" crimes, I practice primarily in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation and appeals (state and federal). Having demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence, placing me in the top 10% of all attorneys in the United States, I have been accepted as a member of "Lawyers of Distinction." I am rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for both legal abiilty and ethical standards.  I have also been recognized as one of "America's Most Honored Professionals" (top 5%) by Martindale-Hubbell.   

Location

Bailus Cook & Kelesis, Ltd.
517 S 9th St
Las Vegas, NV, 89101-7010

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Posted by Shannon | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Attorney
Mr. Bailus represented me in a criminal matter. He was very kind and was able to get me the lowest fine possible in my case. He explained everything to me in a way I could understand it. I felt like I could trust him and I am very happy with my results. I would hire him again. Excellent attorney!
Posted by Peter | January 18, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I've known mark Bailus for more than 30 years. During that time I have had many opportunities to observe him handling his cases in criminal court rooms. I've also consulted with him on many criminal issues. I would rate him as excellent in both his knowledge of the law and high ethical standards.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Ombudsperson Panel Member
  • Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bailus Cook & Kelesis, Ltd.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bailus Kelesis, Ltd.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • General Counsel
  • Nevada Beverage Company
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Nevada Beverage Company
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Deputy Special Public Defender
  • Special Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Cherry, Bailus & Kelesis
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Cherry & Bailus
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Mark B. Bailus, Esq.
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Manos & Cherry, Ltd.
  • 1980 - 1987
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. Ronnie Lee Jones - Case No. 2:07-CR-0145-KJD-PAL
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Nevada vs. Erasmo Pena - Case No. C188684
  • Reversed and Remanded

Associations

  • Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board / Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Rated "AV Preeminent"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • "America's Most Honored Professionals"
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Membership - Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2017
  • UNLV Mock Trial Class
  • Mock Trial Student Review
  • 2017
  • UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division NAAC Moot Court
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for over a decade and worked both with and against him on many challenging cases, including more than one multi-defendant homicide case. He is always prepared and provides his clients with excellent representation. Mark is extremely experienced in all facets of serious criminal defense litigation and complex white collar issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mark for many years and have had the opportunity to work on numerous cases with him. I have always found him to be a highly skilled and effective lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Over the years I have worked with Mark on several cases. I was very impressed with his legal research and writing ability as well as his trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a great attorney and a great guy. Mark is the attorney who handles "the big cases." Mark zealously defends his clients. He brings years of experience and knowledge to his criminal defense practice. I endorse Mark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Bailus is a well respected and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas. He works diligently to get his clients the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is very knowledgeable in criminal defense and is an outstanding attorney who is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr Bailus since he started practicing law in Las Vegas. He is a knowledgeable, good criminal lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mark Bailus for more than 30 years. During that time I have had many opportunities to observe him handling his cases in the criminal court rooms. I've also consulted with him on many criminal issues. I would rate him as excellent in both his knowledge of the law and high ethical standards."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for many years. He enjoys and excellent reputation in all the courts. Mark is well respected, works hard for his clients, is very intelligent, and does high quality work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an outstanding attorney. I have had the good fortune of working on a trial with him and quickly learned that his command of the law and courtroom is at the top of profession. As a fellow lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Mark has practiced before practically every judge in our county. His integrity is high and work ethic even higher. There really is no better lawyer in Las Vegas than Mark Bailus."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of criminal defense and litigation. I regularly seek his advice and pick his brain regarding my own cases. He is well respected in the community and is dedicated to each of his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Bailus is one of the all time great Las Vegas lawyers. With over three decades of high-profile, high-intensity cases under his belt, he's earned his reputation as the dean of intellectual lawyers. Mark is the lawyer who lawyers seek out to solve unique problems. Highly endorsed!"
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