Mark Kendall Bailey was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. After graduation with distinction from Louisiana College with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Mark worked as a licensed Firearm Instructor and tactical Baton Trainer for law enforcement personnel. In 2001, Mark received his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. After graduation, he accepted a position with Oklahoma City law firm Hiltgen & Brewer, and began his legal career in the area of Corporate Litigation. Mark successfully defended major corporate clients, such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot, in numerous trials across Oklahoma.
However, in 2003, he shifted his legal focus to criminal defense litigation and began working for the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, where Mark was responsible for managing, negotiating, and litigating thousands of felony cases, ranging from DUI to Murder in the First Degree. Based on his extremely high success rate, Mark was promoted to Supervising Attorney, where he was responsible for training others in the professional and appropriate representation of clients. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, mark continued with criminal defense representation for the Oklahoma firm Atkins and Markoff. In 2010, Mark incorporated his own firm for the continuation of legal work within the private sector.
Mark practices law in state courtrooms across Oklahoma and Texas, as well as in the Unites States Federal District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. Mark appreciated the value of reputable legal education, and has taught college classes on Jury Selection techniques and Forensic Firearms Evidence. He also teaches Continuing Legal Education courses with the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is one of the legal educators for Self-Defense Act licenses for H & H Shooting sports. He is also an active member in the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, Armed Citizens Alliance and listed in the National Rifle Association Business Alliance.
Mark is currently affiliated with numerous legal associations that further the respect of the legal profession, such as the National and Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association. Mark is also licensed Certified Mediator, and was honored with the prestigious Burbridge Foundation Award for Excellence in Mediation in 2001.
Apart from his busy law career, Mark is an avid freshwater and saltwater fisherman, and is the proud father of an energetic kindergartener, Bryce.
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|OK||Authorized to practice law||2001||04/15/2013|
|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative||2007||01/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Oklahoma Trial Attorneys||The National||2012|
|Award for Excellence in Mediation||Burbridge Foundation||2001|
|Senior Counsel||M.K. Bailey Law Offices||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Phillips and Bailey||2010 - 2012|
|Attorney||Atkins & Markoff||2008 - 2010|
|Attorney||Oklahoma County Public Defender||2003 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Oklahoma County Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Wall Street Journal||M.K. Bailey Law Offices to Help Sex Offenders Affected by 'Unconstitutional' Law||2013|
|The Street||M.K. Bailey Law Offices React To Proposed Changes To Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration||2013|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Oklahoma City University, School of Law||Gun Laws||2013|
|OBA CLE||Lock and Load||2013|
|Guest Speaker||Oklahoma Firearms Laws||2013|