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Patrick Evans Bailey

About Me

I have been practicing law since 1979.  In that time I have gained a lot of pride in representing people who need my help to fight for their cause. 


I handle very complex cases including aviation disasters, brain and spine injury cases and other highly technical issues.  These types of cases take knowledge and dedication in order to achieve successful results.  


I am a pilot and have taught Aviation Law at California State University.  During my career I have helped my clients to settle their cases before they ever see a courtroom and I have fought tooth and nail for them during complex trials.






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Practice Areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    36 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    36 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    36 years
  4. Aviation: 20%
    36 years
  5. Brain Injury: 20%
    36 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Scott Tyler Williams

    I served as co-counsel with Patrick on a multi-million dollar international arbitration. Patrick is highly skilled at all aspects of complex litigation, from depositions to hearings to strategy. And he's a great guy to boot! I highly recommend him.


    Scott Williams Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Frank Pokorny

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Bailey many years ago when he was opposing counsel in an aviation accident case. He was a very knowledgeable lawyer and a highly skilled adversary. Since then we have worked on cases together and I have come to further respect his experience and expertise. He is at the top of my list when it comes to aviation counsel in Southern California.


    James Pokorny Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bailey & Partners

2800 28th Street - Suite 200

Santa Monica, CA, 90405-6203



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Southern California SuperLawyersSuper Lawyer2011
MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Elected MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2009
SuperLawyer - as voted by peersSuperLawyers2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBailey & Partners1978 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Museum of Flying, Santa MonicaLegal Advisor2010 - Present
International Aviation Insurance AssociationDirector2005 - 2009
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
National Business Aviation AssociationMember1990 - Present
National Travel Safety Board Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Doe Pharmaceutical CompaniesSettlement of $4.2 million
Randall Otto v. North American Airlines$12 million jury verdict
Orient Global Aviation v. Gore Design Completions$7.7 million negligence verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
Ezine ArticlesBrain Injury Facts and Preventative Measures2010
Ezine ArticlesBrain Injuries - Why The Are So Hard to Detect2009
24-7 Press ReleaseThe Invisible Shark in the Sky2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Warbirds Owner ConferenceLegal Liabilities of Owning and Operating Warbird Aircraft2010
National Business Aviation AssociationAirports Under Attack2008
American Flyers'Flight Instructor Liability2008
National Business Aviation AssociationAirports Under Attack2007
American Flyers'Flight Instructor Liability2007
American Flyers'Flight Instructor Liiability2006
Aviation Law at California State UniversityAviation Law2003