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Allan F. Baily

Criminal defense Attorney at Sarasota, FL

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Baily & Baily, P.A., Baily & Baily P.A.

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Allan

Learn Allan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Trial Experienced - Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Law, DUI, Expungements, Felony and Misdemeanor cases, Federal & State

    26 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Trial Experienced - Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Step Parent Adoptions, pre-Marital Agreeements, Dependency, Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

    26 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Trial Experienced - Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogacy, Pre-need Guardianship, Probate, Contested Probate cases, Contested Trust Litigation, Guardianships

    26 years

  4. Family
    5%
    Trial Experienced - Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Step Parent Adoptions, pre-Marital Agreeements, Dependency, Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

    26 years

  5. Probate
    5%
    Trial Experienced - Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogacy, Pre-need Guardianship, Probate, Contested Probate cases, Contested Trust Litigation, Guardianships

    26 years

  6. Guardianship
    2%
    Trial Experienced - Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogacy, Pre-need Guardianship, Probate, Contested Probate cases, Contested Trust Litigation, Guardianships

    26 years

  7. Juvenile law
    2%
    Trial Experienced - Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Law, DUI, Expungements, Felony and Misdemeanor cases, Federal & State

    26 years

  8. Aviation
    1%
    Trial Experienced, United States Air Force crew member, Flight Instructor, Flight Safety Officer, Graduate University of Southern California Flight Safety Officer School

    26 years

  9. Child custody
    1%
    Trial Experienced - Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Step Parent Adoptions, pre-Marital Agreeements, Dependency, Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

    26 years

  10. Child support
    1%
    Trial Experienced - Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Step Parent Adoptions, pre-Marital Agreeements, Dependency, Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

    26 years

  11. DUI and DWI
    1%
    Trial Experienced - Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Law, DUI, Expungements, Felony and Misdemeanor cases, Federal & State

    26 years

  12. Domestic violence
    1%
    Trial Experienced - Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Step Parent Adoptions, pre-Marital Agreeements, Dependency, Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

    26 years

  13. Expungement
    1%
    Trial Experienced - Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Law, DUI, Expungements, Felony and Misdemeanor cases, Federal & State

    26 years

Experience, Respect and Reputation in the community for over 19 years. Dedicated and Aggressive Trial Defense, Awarded Florida'a 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Criminal Law & Family Law Attorneys, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law/Divorce, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship cases.

Member United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, July 17, 1998

Member United States Middle District of Florida, August 14, 1998

Member of Sarasota County Bar Association, 1998-2017

Founding Member and Board of Directors of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Sarasota/Manatee

Graduated Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor, January 31, 1998

Associate Editor for Nova Southeastern University Journal of International & Comparative Law, 1997

Graduated Univ. of Southern California Institute of Safety & Systems Management, Feb 21, 1991

Commissioned in the United States Air Force , May 15, 1983,  Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, United States Air Force, December 31, 1992, United States Air Force Reserve, 1993-2015, Inact

Award 5 medals including Air Force Commendation Medal and Southwest Asia Service Medal for Operation Desert Shield/Storm

Aircraft flown T-37, T-38, F-4, & F-111 aircraft, Instructor

Graduated West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 15,1983

Boy Scout leader and Scoutmaster, Southwest Florida Counsel, Boy Scout Troop 181, 2005-2017

Boy Scout leader and Cubmaster, Southwest Florida Counsel Boy Scout Pack 46, 2000-2005, chartered by the Law Offices of Baily & Baily, P.A., from 2000 through 2011    

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Location

Law Offices of Baily & Baily, P.A.
46 N Washington Blvd Ste 18
Sarasota, FL, 34236-5928
Allan F. Baily
Venice Courthouse
Venice, FL
Allan F. Baily
Manatee County Courthouse
Bradenton, FL
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Allan
I hired Allan for 2 cases and was very pleased with the results. The only thing I wish that I had more of is prep time before the hearing as I did not feel very prepared, or as prepared as I would have liked. In the end I achieved my goal and that was the whole point.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
amazing
Allan Baily represnted me for a criminal case, my sister on her dependency case, and my father with a divorce he is outstanding! Easy to talk with, very straight fowards, fast response, and great outcomes for all cases !! couldnt be more grateful.
Posted by David | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce lawyer
Allan won a divorce case for me and did so because he was more thorough in his sighting of the law much more & better than his opposing attorney. He and his staff were a pleasure with whom to work.
Posted by Trish | October 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ Attorney
Through difficult times Allan has been honest, helpful and caring. He takes personal time to explain our case and updates us frequently on any new issues or resolutions. He is super determined and efficient! I am happy we retained him , for I know our family is in good hand!. His dedication and tenacity to our case is appreciated! Definitely an A++.
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Posted by Scott | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Well Prepared Attorney
Mr. Bailey is an exceptional lawyer that comes to court well prepared and ready to help his client. He not only has the ability to speak the legal jargin in court with the judge and/or opposing counsel, but he can talk to his clients in a way that makes them understand how the case is proceeding while putting their minds at ease. I highly recommend Allan Bailey to represent you.
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Posted by Todd | April 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
colleague
I have known Mr. Bailey for over 20 years. He is a true professional and an excellent Attorney. Most importantly he is a good person of the highest character.
Posted by Pam L. | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY - THE BEST
I hired Allan on two two different cases involving domestic violence and divorce. Allan was great, I was in his office the next day and he answered all my questions, and at the end of the case got a fantastic result. He was caring and knowledgeable on the law and won every hearing with a final result of full custody of my son. I would recommend Allan to all of my friends and family as the best attorney in Sarasota, Florida
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Posted by Fred | July 17, 2015
Honest legal help is hard to find
I have dealt with many attorneys over the last thirty years both professionally and personally. Mr. Baily is in my opinion one of the finest. I have personally used Mr. Baily to handle criminal, estate and family law matters. His knowledge and responsiveness have made what can often be contentious issues (for example divorce) tolerable. Mr. Baily's trust and estate skills, which I have used professionally, are exemplary as well. I recommend Mr. Baily for his practice area of criminal law, family law and estate and trusts law.
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Posted by Troy | July 15, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
In the past 15 years I have had multiple attorneys represent me in an ongoing and litigious situation. Ultimately I hired attorney, Allan Bailey and he has done an outstanding job in representing me and has been the best attorney I have ever had.
Posted by GIGI | January 4, 2015
ALLAN IS THE BEST LAWYER IN THE SARASOTA AREA
I HAVE KNOWN ALLAN & HIS FAMILY FOR 25 YRS. YOU WILL FIND THEM TO BE EFFECTIVE, KNOWLEDGABLE, PROFESSIONAL, WITH HIGH MORALS,TRUSTWORTHY AND WELL LIKED BY THE JUDGES & STAFF OF THE COURTHOUSE & OTHER LAWYERS WITH THE HIGHEST OF RESPECT, WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS PROFESSIONAL-TODAY IN TIME..
Posted by Richard | October 31, 2012
A very good Attorney
Very good, great result on case, I'm glad I hired Allen for my case
Posted by Anthony | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My opinion only but Mr. Bailey is not a good attorney.
Retained mr. Bailey 2 months ago. I was told by Mr. Bailey that he had filed a motion with the court. Then I was told by his secretary that they hadn't filed anything because they were waiting to hear from the state's attorney. I've been told each of my last 5 calls that they keep getting a new state's attorney and the new one has not returned their calls. Now they do not even answer the phone. Plus voice mail is full so I can't even leave a message. Stay away from this guy. My next move is to file a complaint with the State Bar Association.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Baily & Baily, P.A.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Captain - Officer
  • United States Air Force (Reserve)
  • 1993 - 2015
  • Captain - Officer
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1983 - 1992

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 41 2015DR000543AX
  • Custody won for Client of minor child

Associations

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scoutmaster
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Sarasota/Manatee, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • FLorida's 10 Best Criminal Attorneys for 2017
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Florida's 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for 2017
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Very High Rating in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Highly Rated in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10% America's Professionals in Legal & Ethical Abilities
  • American Registry Most Honored Professionals
  • 2016
  • Highly Rated in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Highly Rated in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Highly Rated in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Highly Rated in Legal & Ethical Abilities
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Highly Rated in Legal & Ethical Abilities
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Boy Scout Scoutmaster of the Year
  • Southwest Florida Council
  • 2010
  • Highly Rated in Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • CV Rated High Legal Abilities & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • CV Peer Review Rated in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Live Oak Award
  • Southwest Florida Council
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Vietnam Brotherhood Inc.
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Sarasota Coalition for the Homeless
  • 1999
  • International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
  • Blackstone Inn
  • 1997
  • Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition Award
  • Southeastern Region 1995 Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition Award
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2017
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2016
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2015
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2014
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2013
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2012
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2011
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (26)
Endorse Allan
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allan Baily is one of the most experienced and professional attorneys in this area. He has a wonderful demeanor with his clients and is always easy to work with. He is extremely knowlegeable regarding the law and reasonable outcomes in Family Law cases."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was a Magistrate for seven plus years and had Mr. Bailey appear before me several times. Every time he appeared before me, he was well prepared and acted professionally before the court and his opposition. I endorse Mr. Bailey without qualification."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of opposing Attorney Baily on several family law and dependency law cases over the years. He is consistently well prepared, conscientious, and professional in his approach to all cases. He is an experienced trial attorney, who also excels in the art of negotiation. I endorse Attorney Baily."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had several divorce cases with Allan and he always handles the cases professionally. He is easy to get in touch with and wants to get cases resolved for his clients but he also isn't afraid to advocate for them if necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without a doubt, Allan is one of the most knowledgeable and respected attorneys in our community. On top of knowing the law, Allan is the consummate advocate for his clients, and always fights for their best outcome. I highly endorse Allan Baily."
Probate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Originally, Allan and I met years ago while working on a highly contested high profile probate case as co-counsel. At that time, I witnessed first-hand his excellent skills in the courtroom. Since then we have had several divorces/family law cases against each other over the years. He is always pleasant to work with, very professional, and does a great job for his clients. We have consulted and referred each other guardianship cases in the past. Therefore I've seen that he does an excellent job with these cases as well. Finally, I have heard throughout the legal community that he is also an excellent criminal defense attorney-- especially regarding criminal law cases that go to trial. I would not hesistate to sent a probate, guardianship, divorce, family law, and/or criminal defense client to Allan. I know from personal experience that he would take very good care of them and an excellent job of representing in court. I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very well respected in the legal community. I Endorse Mr. Baily 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Baily on criminal and family law cases. Mr. Baily has an excellent reputation in our legal community for his legal knowledge commitment to his clients, and professionalism. He was a tremendous help on several cases that we've consulted on. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allan for many years and have had the pleasure of working on several matters with him. He is extremely knowledgeable and a highly effective advocate. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Allan on several litigated cases. He is an intelligent and considerate advocate providing practical legal advice as well as strong and effective skills in carrying out cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Baily is a very conscientious attorney and a very good man. He is very knowledgeable in the area of family law, criminal law and estate planning."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allan is a very hard working attorney who really cares about his clients and works hard to get the best possible result for them. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Baily is very passionate about making sure that his clients are taken care of. Personal attention and excellent results. He is a top notch attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan is very conscientious"
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