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Taurus Bailey is a Memphis attorney and graduate of the University of Tennessee. He has clerked with the State of Tennessee Attorney General, and worked as case examiner in lawsuits against the state of Tennessee under $25,000 for the State of Tennessee Department of Treasury. 

Attorney Bailey has also worked as plaintiff's counsel in personal injury with his father, Walter Bailey of the Walter Bailey Law Firm, and tried cases involving wrongful death in state and federal court. He is also an experienced adoption, divorce and child custody attorney.

Taurus Bailey worked part-time with the Shelby County Public Defender for over 13 years, and has maintained a private criminal defense practice for over 10 years with an emphasis in criminal trial practice. He is currently a part-time staff attorney handling civil litigation on behalf of the City of Memphis, and also represents plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    12 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    8 years
  3. Wills: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jason Michael Matthews

    Taurus is a great lawyer! He will work hard to ensure you receive effective legal representation.


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  • A. Sais Phillips Finney

    Taurus is well respected in the Memphis legal community and very knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer.


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Part-Time Assistant AttorneyShelby County Public Defender2003 - Present
AssociateThe Walter Bailey Law Firm2002 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Bar Association (Ben Jones chapter)Historian2010 - Present
St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild of West TNN/A2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DeAunta Farrow, et. al v. City of West MemphisPolice found not liable
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Publication nameTitleDate
Memphis Lawyer MagazineIncrease Efficiency Through Tech2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Ten Coach Training CampLiability of gym and martial art school ownership2006