John F. O’Reilly is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Reilly Law Group, a full-service law office providing legal services in all business and personal legal matters including litigation, gaming, real estate, business and entertainment, among others. Mr. O’Reilly and the firm have been extensively involved in many of the major lawsuits in Nevada over the past several decades. His 40+ years of experience as an attorney includes a broad range of businesses, business transactions and business litigation, including numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits.
Mr. O’Reilly’s accounting and business background is an asset to litigation clients as well as in business transactions and in resolving business issues. His experience in the audit and tax departments of the international public accounting and consulting firms of Arthur Anderson & Co. and Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young), as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and as a member of numerous boards of directors uniquely qualifies Mr. O’Reilly to address the multitude of legal issues that arise in the business world.
Mr. O’Reilly’s educational background includes a Juris Doctor Degree, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from UNLV, and a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Accounting. In addition, he has completed the Stanford Director’s College program as well as numerous other educational programs. His experience as a licensed contractor and real estate broker/developer, in law enforcement, and as a regulator, along with his educational background, enable Mr. O’Reilly to identify, and counsel clients in the development and management of, business opportunities and entities.
Mr. O’Reilly currently serves as:
Immediate Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in Las Vegas
Chairman/Founder of Vision 2020 . . . TODAY, Inc. (formed to initiate and participate in the planning process involved in establishing the Southern Nevada Region as the “Global Community of the 21st Century”)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Reilly Gaming Group
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Business Resource Group
Chairman of the University Medical
Center of Southern Nevada Governing Board
Chairman of Nevada Medical Center, Inc.
Member of the UCLA Health System Board
Member of the Executive Committee of UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees
Member of the MGM Macau Compliance Committee
Owner of Renco, Inc. (licensed as Renco Construction since October 1980 and as Renco Realty since April 1985)
Mr. O’Reilly’s experience in numerous areas of law including litigation, hospitality, gaming, tax, construction, insurance, labor, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy enables him to effectively lead the O’Reilly Law Group team of lawyers in providing a full range of legal services to their clients.
University of Nevada Las Vegas, cum laude, M.B.A., 1974
St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1969
St. Louis University, B.S.C., 1967
Representation of numerous gaming, hospitality and entertainment companies including MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Resort Group, CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Spa, Westward Ho Motel & Casino, and EMI Music Publishing, as well as entertainers and athletes including Siegfried & Roy, MJJ Productions (Michael Jackson), Olivia Newton-John, Fats Domino, Liberace Estate and Mike Tyson.
Representation as lead counsel for various parties in complex multi-district litigation.
Representation in Indian Courts of various persons, including tribal members and contract vendors.
Representation of Del Webb Corporation, American West Homes, Lewis Homes, American Nevada Corporation, and numerous other developers and contractors.
Representation of Lake Las Vegas Resort, a multi-billion dollar resort community involving development of residential, hotel, casino, restaurant and retail properties, private lake, golf courses and related entertainment facilities.
Representation of various clients in mergers, acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses and business entities.
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of Missouri
Clark County Bar Association
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. Tax Court
The Supreme Court of Nevada
Nevada State and Local Courts
Missouri State and Local Courts
American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Commercial Law League of America
International Association of Gaming Attorneys
Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
Other Honors and Recognition
John O’Reilly has been recognized in such publications as Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Government, Distinguished Men in Southern Nevada and the 2007 Irish America Magazine’s The Business 100: A Salute to The Irish in Corporate America.
In addition, Mr. O’Reilly was honored as an “Ambassador of Courtesy” by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, was selected to represent the community as a Torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay, and is a supporter of the United States Olympic Committee’s Team USA’s Journey on the Road to Sochi.
Further, in July 2015, Mr. O’Reilly was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, for successfully completing the FBI Community Relations Executive Seminar Training, demonstrating a commitment to the FBI mission.
American Heart Association’s “Honoree of the Year” (2014)
Clark County Pro Bono Project George & Doree Dickerson Humanitarian Award (1999)
We Can Public Awareness Award (1996)
American Diabetes Association Rising Star Award (1996)
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Circle of Excellence Award (1995) • Boys & Girls Clubs Outstanding Alumnus Award (1995)
American Lung Association Honor Award (1993)
Mr. O’Reilly served as a Captain, legal officer, military judge and Chief of Civil Law and contracts officer in the United States Air Force.