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John W. Bailey

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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.  Mr. Bailey 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 and Mealeys.  He has served as a Town Justice for the Town of Guilderland, New York for 10 years.

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

Peer Review Rated

  • Civil claims defense
  • Municipal claims
  • Corporate claims
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Fire loss claims
  • Tort liability

Admitted to practice

Education

Memberships

Mr. Bailey has also lectured for New York and Albany County Bar Associations, LexisNexis's Mealey's publications, the Property Loss Research Bureau, and the Liability Insurance Research Bureau.

 

Honors

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

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Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson, P.C.
Pine West Plaza 5, Suite 507, Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, New York, 12205 USA
518.456.0082