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John W. Bailey is an experienced trial attorney, having completed more than 200 jury trials.  He has also tried numerous bench trials.  Mr. Bailey’s practice now concentrates on defending municipalities and corporations in high exposure damages cases.  He understands the need to quickly evaluate a case.  Successfully representing a client requires experienced judgement on the issues of exposure, reserves and projected costs.

Mr. Bailey has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.  This is the highest rating an attorney can receive by the most respected attorney rating process in America.

A former President of the Defense Research Institute, Mr. Bailey has lectured on behalf of the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, LexisNexis's Mealeys publications, the Property Loss Research Bureau, and the Liability Insurance Research Bureau. He has also served as a Town Justice for the Town of Guilderland, New York for 12 years.

Mr. Bailey represents individuals, families, businesses, and municipalities in civil disputes.

Admitted to Practice

  • All New York State Courts (1980)
  • Federal Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Education

  • University at Albany, B.A., cum laude (1976)
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor (1979)

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • DRI of Northeastern New York (Former President: 1991)

Notable Cases

  • N.Y. State Law Officers Union v. Andreucci - 433 F.3d 320
  • United Republic Ins. Co. v. Chase Manhattan Bank - 40 Fed. Appx. 630
  • Lawrence v. Wink (In re Lawrence) - 293 F.3d 615
  • Phillips v. Bowen - 278 F.3d 103
  • Hughes v. City of Albany - 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 15072
  • Murphy v. Watson - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44654
  • Traditional Leather v. Atlas Refinery, Inc. - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28975
  • Topliff v. Wal-Mart Stores E. LP - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20533
  • Sula v. City of Watervliet - 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76133
  • Carrasquillo v. City of Troy - 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7409
  • Hoyt v. Andreucci - 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29251
  • Marsch v. Rensselaer County - 218 F.R.D. 367
  • Travelers Indem. Co. v. Gosline - 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8828
  • Cipolla v. County of Rensselaer - 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16150
  • United Republic Ins. Co. v. Chase Manhattan Bank - 168 F. Supp. 2d 8
  • Lawrence Group v. Barton - 262 B.R. 26 (aff'd 262 B.R. 30)
  • Phillips v. Bowen - 189 F.R.D. 50 (aff'd 278 F.3d 103)
  • Sterling v. Yerbury - 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 457
  • Hughes v. City of Albany - 33 F. Supp. 2d 152
  • Gibbs v. Colonie Town Court - 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15271
  • Book v. Dettenrieder - 14 Fed. Appx. 40M
  • Spensieri v. Lasky - 94 N.Y.2d 231
  • Vandermark v. Jotomo Corp. - 2007 NY Slip Op 5875
  • Papa v. Kilroy - 24 A.D.3d 1088
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. State - 300 A.D.2d 949
  • Coluccio v. County of Albany - 258 A.D.2d 756
  • Spensieri v. Lasky - 258 A.D.2d 754
  • White v. Sperry Supply & Warehouse - 225 A.D.2d 130
  • Melino v. National Grange Mut. Ins. Co. - 213 A.D.2d 86
  • Quinlan v. Eastern Refractories Co. - 217 A.D.2d 819
  • Martin v. Hacker - 185 A.D.2d 553
  • Binghamton Sav. Bank v. Pacific Employers Ins. Co. - 176 A.D.2d 419
  • Fashion Tanning Co. v. Fulton County Electrical Contractors, Inc. - 142 A.D.2d 465
  • Bustos v. Rome Gen. Lumber & Hardware - 785 N.Y.S.2d 880