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Henry F. Bailey, Jr.Henry F. Bailey, Jr. Partner, Founding Member

Partner, Founding Member

"Hank" F. Bailey, Jr. has 40 years of trial and administrative agency experience. He practices personal injury, professional negligence, civil and criminal trials, electric utility, civil rights, employment, and railroad law. As a member of the Wyoming State Bar Association, he has been admitted to practice before all local, state, and federal courts in Wyoming, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bailey is also a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association. He has received the prestigious Preeminent AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry, indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.

From 1978 through 1986, Mr. Bailey served as general trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad Company in Wyoming and was an instructor and invited speaker at the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Since 1978 he has tried over one hundred cases to jury verdict or judgment and represented clients in cases in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Virginia, California, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Bailey has been lead trial counsel in multi-million dollar litigation involving death, injury, medical malpractice, malicious prosecution, breach of contract, will, and estate contests, and insurance bad faith, including the only case in Wyoming history to result in a jury awarding punitive damages against an elected state official. Mr. Bailey has recovered Millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages for his clients. Mr. Bailey has also successfully defended businesses and institutions, in both state and federal court, against claims asserted in excess of 50 million dollars.

Mr. Bailey's work extends beyond litigation in the courtroom. He has lectured and provided training on a number of legal topics, including employment law, personal injury law, trial practice, and finding a personal/professional balance in an attorney’s life. He has also testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases in both state and federal court.

A former University of Wyoming basketball player, Mr. Bailey has spent nearly three decades volunteering in youth sports programs, including coaching basketball, baseball, and soccer. He served on the board of trustees for Laramie County School District No. 1 for ten years, including a term as chairman. He also served for nine years on the board of directors of Delta Dental of Wyoming, including two years as board treasurer. Mr. Bailey and his wife, Sandy, are the parents of 7 children and 20 grandchildren. Active in his church and community, Mr. Bailey has served as a bishop and stake president in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, bicycling with Sandy, and anything involving family.

EDUCATION

  • University of Wyoming, J.D. with honors 1978, Land and Water Review
  • University of Wyoming, B.S. Economics with highest honors, 1975

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  • “He was easy to work with and guided us through the whole process.”

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  • “Thank you again for all you have done for our family.”

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  • “They both answered my every question and I am impressed with their professionalism and honest work ethic.”

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  • “Doug Bailey is a consummate professional who knows people, the truth when he hears it and when he doesn't.”

    Nancy D.

Why Hire Our Firm?

How We Make the Difference in Your Case
  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience

  • Excellence in Written & Oral Advocacy

  • Diverse & Extensive Appellate Experience

  • Proven Record in Family Law Cases at Trial & Court

  • $20 Million Recovered for Personal Injury Clients

  • Consistent & Reliable Client Communication

  • Longstanding Reputation for Honesty & Trust

  • Genuine Concern for Our Clients & Their Families

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • National Academy of PI Attorneys
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  • Top 10 Under 40
  • AV Martindale Hubbel