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Frank Bailey grew up on a farm in Marion County, Arkansas. His Hereford bull, Zato, was named the Grand Champion Bull at the County Fair in 1964. Frank then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and entered law school.  The Vietnam war was at its height and Frank was drafted into the Army.  He was attatched to the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Eagle in Vietnam.

After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Frank returned to the University of Arkansas, and was graduated from Law School. Frank then began practicing law on the square in Mountain Home, Arkansas. It wasn’t long until his practice grew. Now, Frank has over 41 years of experience in trying medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

In 1988, Frank became Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Frank has been appointed three times to serve as a Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court.  He is a Diplomate of the National College of Advocacy. Frank is a past President of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Advisory Board.

Frank has been included in the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers since 2006.  Frank has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2008.  He is rated AV, Martindale Hubbell's highest rating.


Frank's highest honor was being named the 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Frank’s wife Pat is the former Provost at Arkansas State University Mountain Home.  She has served as President of the Arkansas Two Year College Association, President of the Mountain Home Rotary Club, and President of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.


Frank's son Frank C. Bailey is a student at Northwest Community College in Rogers.  He is studying to be a baker.  Last Christmas, Frank baked cookies for the entire family.  Each member's personality determined the kind of cookie they received.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Brain Injury: 5%
  3. Trucking Accident: 5%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 5%
  5. Car Accident: 5%



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  • Cephus Richard III

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Frank Bailey's firm has become synonymous with Arkansas Trial Lawyers. It has been a pleasure to get to know him and see the great work he has done for his clients and our community.


    Cephus Richard Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Wayne Ray

    Mr. Bailey is an exceedingly well qualified and exceptional litigator. He has produced innumerable successes for his clients demonstrating time and again that he is a true advocate and skilled attorney who will go the extra mile to ensure great outcomes whether it be at trial, mediation or arbitration. It is my distinct privilege to endorse Mr. Bailey's skills as a trial lawyer which I've witnessed first hand on more than a few occasions.


    Brian Ray Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

3606 W Southern Hills Blvd
Rogers, AR, 72758


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year 2009Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Mis-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Board Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy1988
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBailey and Oliver Law Firm2006 - Present
DirectorBank of Yellville1992 - 2003
PresidentBailey Law Firm1974 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Catastrophic Injury AttorneysMember2006 - Present
National College of AdvocacyDiplomate1996 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1984 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyDiplomate1984 - Present
Arkansas Bar FoundationFellow1978 - Present
Eighth Circuit BarMember1978 - Present
Mountain Home Rotary ClubPast President1976 - Present
Arkansas Supreme Court BarMember1974 - Present
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1974 - Present
Baxter County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Baxter Regional Hospital FoundationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KnightonVerdict for Plaintiff $400,000+
Cochran v. Saint Paul Insurance CompanyVerdict for $1.100,000
LaylandConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
ATLA DocketDeciding Which Cases to Take and Which Cases to Decline2009
ATLA DocketMedical Care Providers Are Not Immune From Damages For Wrongful Death2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleN/AN/AN/A
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ATLA ExpertsCross-Exam of DME2014
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarRules of the Road2008
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarRules of the Road2007
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarIdeas for Ethical Depositions2006
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarVoir Dire2006
Super Paralegal ConferenceThe Paralegal's Role in Medical Malpractice2005
Student Trial Lawyers EventVoir Dire Suggestions2005
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarDeposition Tips2005
Arkansas Trial Lawyers SeminarVoir Dire Tips2005
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Insurance SeminarPractical Tips: Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Insurance2000
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Encore SeminarPractical Tips: Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Insurance1999
Iowa Trial Lawyers Annual MeetingVideo Settlement Brochure on a Shoestring1996
Arkansas Nurses AssociationSmart Charting1996
Arkansas Bar Association, Annual MeetingHow to Survive in the '90's'1995