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Terry R. Bailey serves as Senior Counsel at Layfield & Barrett and specializes in property damages cases -including those that involve fires, earthquakes, floods, mudslides, landslides, construction defects and inverse condemnation. He represents residential and commercial property owners, often against developers, insurers, general contractors and subcontractors, neighboring property owners as well as city and county governments.
Mr. Bailey has tremendous expertise in property damage lawsuits and bad faith insurance claims, having recovered over $100 million in compensation for numerous property owners. His prior experience as a general engineering contractor offers him unique and valuable insight into all kinds of property damage lawsuits. He constructs his finest litigation strategies by working closely with skilled engineers, architects and general contractors to fully investigate and understand the cause of the damages and develop the proper scope and cost of repair.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%


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Cash, Check

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Layfield & Barrett

633 W 5th St Ste 3300
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2052


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselLayfield & Barrett2016 - Present
Of CounselKabateck Brown Kellner2013 - 2016
OwnerLaw Office of Terry R. Bailey2001 - 2013
AssociateQuisenberry & Kabateck1995 - 2001
AssociateEngland Whitfield Schroeder & Treadway1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ventura County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tara Hill Homeowners Association v. Scottsdale Insurance (2001)$7.3 million
Heyman v. City of Los Angeles, et al (2006)$3.5 million
Turk Street HOA v. Turk Street LLC (2007)$650,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
California State University, NorthridgeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987