Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

A. J. “Bud” Hicks Receives Prestigious “Senior Statesman” Recognition in Chambers USA

McDonald Carano congratulates Bud Hicks on receiving the prestigious “Senior Statesman” recognition in Gaming & Licensing Law in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023, the legal profession’s highly respected guide for helping businesses select outside counsel. Bud has been ranked in Chambers for over 20 years in Gaming & Licensing Law/Nevada. Chambers’ ranking process includes confidential surveys and interviews with clients to assess “legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, professional conduct, diligence, and commitment.” Clients describe Bud to Chambers researchers as:

  • “Bud is very knowledgeable about everything.”
  • “He is the be all and end all of gaming law.” 
  • “He is well known for his longstanding practice in the gaming space.” 
  • “Bud is an incredible Lawyer.”

Bud’s additional accolades include Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine’s Super Lawyer, and The Best Lawyers in America in Gaming Law, Administrative & Regulatory Law, and Business Organizations – including three Lawyer of the Year awards in Gaming Law. We congratulate Bud on his numerous recognitions.


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In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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