Dennis R. Bailey

Dennis R. Bailey


Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett

Recognized since 2008

Montgomery, Alabama

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Communications Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Real Estate

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Product Liability Litigation
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After serving as a federal law clerk in the Middle District of Alabama for one year, Mr. Bailey began practicing law with the firm in 1980 and has been a shareholder since 1983. Building upon a strong background of product liability and insurance defense, Mr. Bailey's practice has evolved into handling a variety of complex litigation directly for clients who are either self-insured or have control over the selection of defense counsel.Mr. Bailey works closely with corporate counsel and is therefore familiar with corporate litigation guidelines, reporting, and budgeting requirements. He has managed and argued complex litigation for corporate manufacturing, insurance, and financial services clients as pro hac vice counsel in federal or state cases in Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and California. He has also represented clients in construction arbitration proceedings and has served as an arbitrator.A former newspaper reporter, cartoonist and magazine editor, Mr. Bailey has been involved in media law since 1980, particularly matters involving First Amendment rights and open government. He has served for years as general counsel for the Alabama Press Association and other media clients, and now supervises a statewide media hotline. No representation is made that the quality of legal services offered is greater than the quality of legal services of other lawyers generally.

Location

  • 184 Commerce Street
    P.O. Box 270
    Montgomery, AL 36101-0270

Education

  • Auburn University, BA, graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Alabama Law Foundation - Fellow
  • All-SEC Academic Baseball Team - Center Field
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Associate
  • Auburn University Alumni Association - Board of Directors
  • Cumberland Law Review - Recent Decisions Editor
  • Curia Honoris Society - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Supreme Court of the United States Bar - Member

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Product Liability Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Montgomery (2023)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Montgomery (2022)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Montgomery (2020)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Montgomery (2019)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Montgomery (2017)
  • Product Liability Litigation, Montgomery (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Communications Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • Alabama House of Representatives Resolution Commending Dennis R. Bailey for His Contribution to the Enactment of the Alabama Open Meetings Act
  • Resolution of Commendation and Appreciation to Dennis R. Bailey from the Board of Directors of the Alabama Press Association
  • Distinguished Auburn University Journalism Alumnus

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