Chaz Rainey – Rainey Legal Group, PLLC

Practice/Organization Description

Chaz Rainey is the managing director of Rainey Legal Group.  An internationally recognized attorney, licensed in the practice of law in California, Nevada, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia, Chaz Rainey is an accomplished litigator (both trial and appellate), negotiator, and advocate.

Chaz has served as lead counsel on over 150 cases in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, often involving allegations of fraud, cross-border disputes and choice of law.  He has first-chaired more than a dozen jury and bench trials, argued before federal and state appellate courts, argued before arbitrators, and even negotiated the settlement of investment disputes with sovereign governments.

Chaz has represented clients in such industries as entertainment, gaming, aviation, manufacturing, hospitality, telephony, finance, health and beauty, fashion, retail, agriculture, professional sports, real estate, charitable non-profits, and international trade.

Aside from his work with Rainey Legal Group, Chaz also serves as a board member for the international think tank, the Ratio Foundation, where he helps manage projects related to the international development and estabishment of rule of law.

Chaz was also instrumental in crafting and lobbying for the Nevada legislation governing the licensure and oversight of medical marijuana establishments.

Chaz began his legal career as the in-house legal counsel to what is now William Hill North America -- the largest consolidated race and sports book operator in the United States.  However, when Chaz first started with the company, it was a small startup wihtout a single location.  Chaz helped take the company from a simple idea into a fully-financed, multi-million dollar operation, with roughly twenty locations spread across Nevada, Delaware and St. Kitts.

While in law school, Chaz served as a legal extern in the Washington, D.C. office of then Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. He also served as a summer associate for the internationally renknowned law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Chaz earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors, and he is currently in the final stages of completing his LLM at the London School of Economics.

Bar Admissions

State Court Admissions:

California Supreme Court

D.C. Court of Appeals

Nevada Supreme Court

New York Court of Appeals

Texas Supreme Court

Federal Court Admissions;

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada


London School of Economics, LL.M., 2015

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, J.D., 2007 (with honors)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.B.A., 2007 (with honors)

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Spring 2002 (with highest honors)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, NV Bar Publications Committee

Member, American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers

Rising Star of the Mountain West (2015)

Who's Who North America

Top Attorneys of North America (2015)

Legal's Finest

Official Selection, Business and Finance (2014)

10 out of 10 rating

Client's Choice Award (2013 and 2014)

William S. Boyd School of Law

Grant for Outstanding Community Service (2005-2007)

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Award in International Law (2006)

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Award in Lawyering Process (2005)

Nationals Moot Court Competition

Regional Semi-Finalist, 2nd Best Brief (2006)

Jessup Moot Court Competition

5th Place in Region, 5th Place Breif (2006)

Rodkey Scholarship

Recipient (2001-2002)


388 Market Street Ste. 1300
San Francisco, California 94111, United States

  • 415-578-4600
  • 888 867-5734

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
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