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Mel Bailey focuses his practice on high profile product liability, business litigation and personal injury cases for more than 30 years. He has achieved success at trial attorney in some of the most challenging venues in the United States, including Texas, California, New York, New Jersey, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada and Florida. His extensive courtroom experience has resulted in representation of leading corporate clients in complex and high stake litigation.

Mel has tried more than 65 cases to verdict in his career and has served as lead trial counsel on behalf of numerous Fortune 100 Companies in both product liability and toxic tort litigation.

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Credentials

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Fellow, Litigation of Trial Counsel

Former Member, American Board Trial Advocates

IADC Trial Academy Faculty, Stanford University

Inactive Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Member, Diversity Law Institute

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Member, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Member, Trial Law Institute

Super Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Magazine (2003-2018)

Texas Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Edition (2006-2018)

Best Lawyers in Dallas


Dallas D Magazine

Best Lawyers in America


2017-2018

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy


2017

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Recognition

Super Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Magazine (2003-2018)

Texas Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Edition (2006-2018)

Best Lawyers in Dallas


Dallas D Magazine

Best Lawyers in America


2017-2018

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy


2017

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Northern California Record and Courtroom View Network

March 27, 2019
Mel Bailey, Peter Strotz and Jennifer Stewart counsel Johnson & Johnson in a mesothelioma trial, which ultimately settled

In the News · Source: The Texas Lawbook, CDR, The Bloomberg Big Law Business, Law360, The Deal, Getting The Deal Through

October 1, 2018
Mel Bailey joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice group as a partner in the Austin office

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News

In the News · Source: Law360, Northern California Record and Courtroom View Network

March 27, 2019
Mel Bailey, Peter Strotz and Jennifer Stewart counsel Johnson & Johnson in a mesothelioma trial, which ultimately settled

In the News · Source: The Texas Lawbook, CDR, The Bloomberg Big Law Business, Law360, The Deal, Getting The Deal Through

October 1, 2018
Mel Bailey joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice group as a partner in the Austin office

View all

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Northern California Record and Courtroom View Network

March 27, 2019
Mel Bailey, Peter Strotz and Jennifer Stewart counsel Johnson & Johnson in a mesothelioma trial, which ultimately settled

In the News · Source: The Texas Lawbook, CDR, The Bloomberg Big Law Business, Law360, The Deal, Getting The Deal Through

October 1, 2018
Mel Bailey joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice group as a partner in the Austin office

View all

Credentials

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Fellow, Litigation of Trial Counsel

Former Member, American Board Trial Advocates

IADC Trial Academy Faculty, Stanford University

Inactive Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Member, Diversity Law Institute

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Member, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Member, Trial Law Institute

Super Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Magazine (2003-2018)

Texas Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Edition (2006-2018)

Best Lawyers in Dallas


Dallas D Magazine

Best Lawyers in America


2017-2018

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy


2017

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Super Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Magazine (2003-2018)

Texas Lawyer


Superlawyer’s Edition (2006-2018)

Best Lawyers in Dallas


Dallas D Magazine

Best Lawyers in America


2017-2018

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy


2017