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Richard Holley Accepts Nomination for Prestigious National Law Honor

Premier Bankruptcy Attorney Richard Holley Adds The Fellows of The American Bar Foundation to List of Accolades

LAS VEGAS, August 27, 2020 — The Holley Driggs law firm is pleased to announce the nomination of Shareholder Richard Holley as an inductee as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

“I am delighted and humbled to accept the Fellows nomination and provide service at the highest level to those who need our Firm’s help,” said Richard Holley, Shareholder at Holley Driggs. “We built the Firm to serve our Nevada community, and giving back has been important to me by keeping active pro bono cas- es throughout my career.

Due to his outstanding accomplishments and expertise in the field of bankruptcy, creditor and debtor rights, and civil litigation, Richard Holley has earned the highest recommendation from peers via an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubble rank and received numerous awards over the years, including being inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyer, Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, and many other accolades.

Notably, Mr. Holley has served as Lead Counsel for the Receiver in the groundbreaking Nevada cannabis company CW Nevada receivership case this past year. With bankruptcy cases handled exclusively in the federal courts, typical bankruptcy protection for businesses operating legally under Nevada law in the newly created cannabis industry is not available. CW Nevada is the first cannabis company to be placed in receivership in the State of Nevada, which made the year-long case a groundbreaking matter requiring Mr. Holley’s extensive background and unique expertise.

The unique CW Nevada receivership case is moving toward liquidation of assets, including the sale of preserved licenses. Other Nevada cannabis companies experiencing financial or regulatory challenges or difficulties, will likely be subject to a similar fate of a judicial receivership to address these types of challenges given the inability of cannabis operations to qualify for federal bankruptcy relief.

Significant accolades for other Holley Driggs attorneys recently received include:

2020 Mountain States Super Lawyer Primary Practice
Brian W. Boschee (Shareholder) Business Litigation, Construction Litigation
Bryce K. Earl Intellectual Property
2020 Mountain States Rising Stars Primary Practice
Joanna M. Myers Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
2020 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney Peer Rank Primary Practice
J. Douglas Driggs, Jr. (Shareholder) Business, Real Property
F. Thomas Edwards (Shareholder) Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation
Frank A. Ellis III Commercial Litigation, Receiverships, Business Litigation
John J. Savage (Shareholder) Labor and Employment, Litigation, Medical Malpractice
Ronald J. Thompson (Shareholder) Business, Real Property
William P. Volk (Shareholder) Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Gregory J. Walch (Of Counsel) Water Law, Environmental Law, Eminent Domain, Mining Law, Civil Litigation
Fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation Primary Practice
William P. Volk (Shareholder) Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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About Holley Driggs:

Holley Driggs is proud to be a Nevada-based law firm focused on making positive contributions to their local and regional communities through the dedicated leadership of its team of more than thirty experienced attorneys. With offices in Las Vegas and Reno, the general practice business law firm represents national and international clients on a wide spectrum of business and corporate practice areas including commercial litigation, real estate, natural resources, eminent domain, employment law, bankruptcy, construction, gaming, and technology and intellectual property. The Firm’s shareholders also have broad experience in administrative law, estate planning, probate, and tax law. For more information, please visit or call (702) 791-0308 for the southern Nevada location or (775) 851-8700 for the northern Nevada location.

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