Pisanelli Bice is a boutique law firm focused on complex litigation.

LAS VEGAS – (Aug. 20, 2020) – Attorneys with Las Vegas-based Pisanelli Bice PLLC have been recognized by Best Lawyers©, a national peer-reviewed lawyer-ranking service. Five attorneys with the boutique law firm will appear in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© publication for their litigation work in Las Vegas.

Founding partner James J. Pisanelli has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 15 years. For 2021, he was selected for his work in bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, construction law, construction litigation, and real estate litigation.

The Best Lawyers in America© publication listed partner Todd L. Bice for the 14th consecutive year. For 2021, he was selected for his work in bet-the company litigation, appellate practice, commercial litigation, First Amendment litigation, land use and zoning litigation, and mergers and acquisitions litigation. Notably, he was also honored as a 2021 Las Vegas “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of bet-the-company litigation.

Managing partner Debra Spinelli has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past nine years. For 2021, she was listed for her work in commercial litigation, construction litigation and health care litigation. For the third consecutive year, of counsel attorney M. Magali Mercera was recognized for her work in commercial litigation.

New to Best Lawyers this year is associate attorney Brittnie Watkins who is a recipient of the Las Vegas “Ones to Watch” award in the categories of appellate practice and commercial litigation.

The 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© highlights the top six percent of private practicing attorneys in the US and is organized by state, city, and practice area for easy readability. Recognition by Best Lawyers is solely based on exhaustive peer review surveys and only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award. Best Lawyers has provided this ranking service for over 30 years and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

For more information about Best Lawyers, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

About Pisanelli Bice:
Pisanelli Bice is a Las Vegas-based firm focused primarily on commercial litigation. The firm, founded by attorneys James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, represents clients ranging from single-entity developers and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, public agencies as well as some of Nevada’s largest gaming companies. For more information, please visit www.pisanellibice.com.

About Best Lawyers:
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

LAS VEGAS – (June 15, 2020) – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of Pisanelli Bice PLLC, announced today that five of the firm’s attorneys were among select lawyers recognized on the esteemed 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers lists. Super Lawyers is a national rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Pisanelli, Bice and managing partner Debra L. Spinelli were honored once again as three of the leading top 100 lawyers in the mountain region, which includes Nevada, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Pisanelli and Bice have earned Top 100 Super Lawyers distinction every year since 2007. This is the ninth consecutive year Spinelli has been selected for a Super Lawyers list.

Spinelli was also selected to the Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyers list again this year. The 2020 listing marks the fifth consecutive year that Spinelli has been selected to the Top 50 Women list.

Attorneys Dustun H. Holmes and Ava M. Schaefer were named 2020 Mountain States Rising Stars. This is Schaefer’s fifth consecutive year appearing on the list, and it is the fourth consecutive year that Holmes has been named a Rising Star.

Recognition by Super Lawyers is a prestigious and highly sought-after honor with only five percent of Nevada’s attorneys selected as Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent selected as Rising Stars. Attorneys are designated after undergoing a comprehensive nomination and evaluation process. This patented, multifaceted process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Super Lawyers’ parent company, Thomson Reuters, is the world’s most respected source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

For more information about Super Lawyers, click here.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers state and regional listings are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, click here.

Pisanelli Bice was named in Vegas Inc.’s “Legal notes: Local award winners, Aug. 12, 2019″, highlighting a number of their top attorneys for locally won awards.

  • James Pisanelli – business litigation (Top 100)
  • Todd Bice – business litigation (Top 100)
  • Debra Spinelli – business litigation (Top 100, Top 50 Women)
  • Dustun Holmes – business litigation (Rising Star)
  • M. Magali Mercera – business litigation (Rising Star)
  • Kirill Mikhaylov – business litigation (Rising Star)
  • Ava Schaefer – business litigation (Rising Star)

LAS VEGAS – (May 31, 2019) – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of Pisanelli Bice PLLC, announced today that seven of the firm’s attorneys were among select lawyers recognized on the Mountain States 2019 Super Lawyers lists. Super Lawyers is a national rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Pisanelli, Bice and managing partner Debra L. Spinelli were honored once again as three of the leading top 100 lawyers in the mountain region, which includes Nevada, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Pisanelli has earned Top 100 Super Lawyers distinction every year since 2012, and the 2019 listing marks Bice’s seventh year in a row on the Top 100 list.

Spinelli was selected to the Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyers list again this year. The 2019 listing marks the fourth consecutive year that Spinelli has been selected to the Top 50 Women list.

Attorneys Dustun H. Holmes, Kirill V. Mikhaylov, Ava M. Schaefer, and M. Magali Mercera were named 2019 Mountain States Rising Stars. This is Schaefer’s fourth consecutive year appearing on the list, and it is the third consecutive year that Holmes and Mikhaylov have been named Rising Stars. This is the first year that Mercera is recognized as one of the Mountain States Rising Stars.

Recognition by Super Lawyers is a prestigious and highly sought-after honor with only five percent of Nevada’s attorneys selected as Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent selected as Rising Stars. Attorneys are designated after undergoing a comprehensive nomination and evaluation process. This patented, multifaceted process includes a statewide search, nominations and evaluations of top attorneys based on peer recognition and professional achievement, as well as independent research conducted by Super Lawyers’ parent company, Thomson Reuters, the world’s most respected source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers state and regional listings are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, leading local and statewide publications, and metropolitan newspaper supplements across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit https://www.superlawyers.com.

Pisanelli Bice was named in Vegas Inc.’s “Legal notes: Local award winners, Aug. 13, 2018″, highlighting a number of their top attorneys for locally won awards.

  • James Pisanelli — general commercial litigation
  • Todd Bice — business litigation (Top 100)
  • Dustun Holmes — business litigation (Rising Star)
  • Kirill Mikhaylov — business litigation (Rising Star)
  • James Pisanelli — business litigation (Top 100)
  • Ava Schaefer — business litigation (Rising Star)
  • Debra Spinelli — business litigation (Top 100, Top 50 Women)

 

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Pisanelli Bice Receives Tier One Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2020
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