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Bill Bailey is Of Counsel to the firm. Bill is a former shareholder of the firm and practiced law in Seattle from 1973 to 2008. He is an internationally recognized trial attorney and remains active in numerous professional and community organizations.


Practice areas

  1. Employment: 20%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Arbitration: 20%
  4. Defective Products: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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  • Thomas Frank Paul

    C William "Bill" Bailey is a terrific lawyer. He is a pleasure to work with, even as an adversary. He represents his clients with vigor, innovation and great skill, and obtains first class results.


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Contact info

1000 2nd Ave Ste 3000
Seattle, WA, 98104-1064


WADisability Inactive 197307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Washington Trial Lawyer of the YearAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMills Meyers Swartling2008 - Present
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling1997 - 2008
Senior PartnerLane Powell1975 - 1997
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2004 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersEmeritus1996 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesEmeritus1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
American College of Trial Lawyers (Washington State Chapter)Chair2003 - 2005
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair1993 - 1994
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aba Sheikh vs. Choe, et al., 156 Wn.2d 441 (2006)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1973
Yale UniversityN/AS.T.M.1967
Texas Christian UniversityN/AB.D.1966
Northwest Christian CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBIAdvanced Trial Advocacy in Washington2004
NBIPractical Legal Ethics in Washington2000