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About me

Elder law is more than a job for me, it is a calling.

I found my passion for elder law when taking care of my loveable and demented dad. I discovered that information and resources for caregivers is scarce, often contradictory, and many times just plain wrong.

Consequently, I've made it my mission to help families get the care they need without going broke.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 48%
    25 years, 500 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 47%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • William W Erhart

    Steve is an extremely knowable and conscientious attorney. He is the top attorney in the Birmingham area for estate planning. He has no equal in tax planning. I refer all clients with Alabama issues to Steve.


    William Erhart Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dennis B Sullivan III

    Attorney Bailey is very experienced and knowledgeable on a wide variety of medicaid, asset protection and estate planning matters. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Dennis Sullivan Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bailey Law Firm

2000 Providence Park, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL, 35242


ALAuthorized to practice law199407/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBailey Law Firm2013 - Present
PartnerBailey & Holliman Estate Planning Law Firm2010 - Present
OwnerThe Bailey Law Firm2000 - 2010
OwnerThe Bailey Law Firm1994 - 2000
PresidentBailey Woodruff, Inc.1987 - 1994
Tax PartnerGrant Thornton International1980 - 1987
PartnerBailey & Bailey CPAs1973 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Elder CounselCharter member - state advisory board2007 - Present
Wealth CounselFounding Member2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2014
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
Georgia State UniversityTaxationMasters1980
University of TennesseeAccountingOther - Bachelors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tax Planning for Trusts and EstatesIncome Taxation of Trusts and Estates2013
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security UpdateMedicaid Eligibility for Long-Term Care2013
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishRecognizing the Different Types of trusts2008
Navigating the Trust Process from Start to FinishEssential Knowledge for Working with Trusts2008
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsPlanning Methods to Control Medical Treatment2008
Demystifying Asset Protection VehiclesThe Role of Asset Protection Planning in Estate Planning2007
Alabama Instituute for Continuing Legal EducationNon-Service Connected Disability Pension Benefits2006