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

Bud Hicks Receives 4th “Lawyer of the Year” award in Gaming Law from Best Lawyers®

McDonald Carano congratulates Bud Hicks on receiving his fourth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Gaming Law from The Best Lawyers in America® for the greater Reno region. Bud received his four Lawyer of the Year awards in the Best Lawyers® 2024, 2021, 2018, and 2012 editions. “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded to only one lawyer per practice area in a specific region who achieves “extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.” Only 0.4% of those in private practice received the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction. Bud is recognized in Best Lawyers® 2024 in Gaming Law, Administrative & Regulatory Law, and Business Organizations Law. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005. 

In addition to Best Lawyers in America® Bud has received the highest AV Peer Review rating every year from Martindale-Hubbell since 1984, is ranked Senior Statesman in Gaming & Licensing Law in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2023), and has been included in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2007.


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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 state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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