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Taurus M. Bailey

44 North Second Street, Suite 502 Memphis, TN 38103


J.D., Nashville School of Law, Nashville, TN (2002)
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1991-1995)
Major: Political Science (concentration in International Affairs)
Overton High School for Performing Arts (1991) (Diploma in Music Performance and Theory)
Memphis Catholic High School (1987-1990)

Employment History

Bailey & Bailey Law Firm, PLLC – Memphis, TN (Partner – 2016 to Present) Personal injury litigation; federal criminal litigation mostly under Criminal Justice Act Panel

City of Memphis Division of Legal Affairs – Memphis, TN Mayoral appointee – “Part Time Staff Attorney” (2016 to Present) Municipal tort defense and litigation

T. Bailey Law Office – Memphis, TN (Solo legal practitioner – 2010 to 2016) Federal and state criminal defense; family law; general tort litigation

Shelby County Public Defender – Memphis, TN Part-Time Assistant Public Defender (2005 to 2016) Trial level criminal defense

State of Tennessee Attorney General – Nashville, TN (2001 to 2002) Discovery coordinator: Bridgestone/Firestone & Ford Motor for national state Attorneys General

Professional Memberships

  • National Trial Lawyers – Member – Top 100 (2023)
  • Memphis Bar Association 2005 to present – Tech Division Chairman 2020 to present; Board of Directors (2021 to present)
  • Federal Bar Association Memphis Chapter – Board of Directors (2023)
  • St. Agnes Academy / St. Dominic School – Board of Trustees (2022 to present
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court 2019 to present – Mentorship Chairman
  • American Bar Association – Member – (2003 to present)
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – Historian (2011-2013)
  • Mid-South Federal Bar Chapter and Federal Bar Association (2010 to present)
  • National Cannabis Bar Association (2017 to present)
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild of West TN Board of Directors (2014-2015; 2019) Vice President (2021-2022)
  • Memphis Lawyer Magazine Articles Published –Increase Efficiency With Tech: Memphis Lawyer Magazine (01-15-2015) 21st Century Law Profession: How Video Conferencing Is Blowing The Dust From The Practice Of Law (03-05-2021)
  • Nashville School of Law, Honor Council – Class Representative (2001-2002)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mock Trial – Competitor (2002)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, NSL Chapter – Vice President (2001-2002)
  • Sigma Delta Kappa Law Fraternity – Beta Delta Chapter – Secretary (2000-2002)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – Life Member (1997) Community Service Chairman (1994)

Personal Accomplishments

  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • U.S. District Court: Western District of Tennessee – Magistrate Judge Candidate (2020)
  • Co-Founder of 901(c)(3) Business Meets Chess & Kids (2018-2019)
  • Executive Producer: Building Minds With Chess – Documentary at Cannes Film Festival – Diversity in Film – Short film category (2023); New Orleans Film Festival (2019)
  • Development Committee Member – St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School (2019 to 2022)
  • Co-Organizer and General Counsel: Millionaire Chess (Las Vegas; Atlantic City) (2015-2017)
  • Film Co-Producer: The Opera Game (2019)
  • United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel Member – Western District of Tennessee (2018 – present)
  • Conducted over 12 CLE seminars on Law and Technology, Criminal Law and Family Law Practice (2013 – present)
  • Calvary Place Daycare Board of Directors – (2015 – present)
  • Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court Division 7 – Judicial Candidate (2010)
  • Advisory Board for City of Memphis Animal Services (2014 – 2016)
  • Outstanding Legacy Award recipient – National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter (2007)
  • Advisor – TN H.B. on Felons and Dangerous Animals for State Rep. G.A. Hardaway (D) (2010)
  • Appointee – Shelby County, Tennessee Democratic Party Primary Board (2008)
  • United States Judo Association – Legal Advisor / National Competitor (6 state gold medals)
  • American Amateur Karate Association – Legal Advisor / National Instructor (2008 to 2010)
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors – Project Motion Modern Dance Company (2006 – 2007)
  • African American Health Magazine – Columnist (2003-2004)
  • University of Tennessee part time columnist of campus newspaper The Daily Beacon (1992)

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

09/20/2011: Show Me The Marketing: The Ethics, The Rules, The Pitch sponsored by National Bar Association Ben F. Jones Chapter

12/5/2013: Increasing Efficiency with Tech: In The Courtroom and Out sponsored by National Bar Association Ben F. Jones Chapter

10/4/2013: Technology, Evidence and Criminal Trial Practice – Memphis/Mid-South Chapter Of The Federal Bar Association Annual Seminar

03/25/2014: Technology, Evidence and Criminal Trial Practice – 201 Poplar Criminal Justice Center presentation (sponsor unknown)

12/06/2015: Tech, Life and Law Practice (sponsor unknown)

12/08/2015: Enhancing Trial Skills With Technology In And Outside The Courtroom sponsored by National Bar Association Ben F. Jones Chapter

12/03/2017: Preparing Your Shelby County Divorce sponsored by The J. Anthony Bradley Law Firm

11/09/2018: Practical Aspects of Divorce Practice sponsored by The J. Anthony Bradley Law Firm

11/19/2020: Virtual Meeting Platforms – Presented by Taurus Bailey

11/19/2020: Legal Technology Panel: Tips and Tricks from the Bench and a Legal Investigator (PANEL) Presenters: Judge Christopher Craft, Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton, Private Investigator Marc Caudel Moderator: Taurus Bailey. Sponsored by Memphis Bar Association

03/03/2021: The Alan Crone Law Firm Podcast sponsored by Alan Crone – 2 Generations from Walter to Taurus: Presenters: Alan Crone; Walter Bailey; Taurus Bailey

03/2021: 21st Century Update: The Virtual Court and Law Practice. Article for Memphis Bar Association Tech Division

04/08/2021: The Legal And Political Impact Of The Brothers Bailey. Judge D’Army Bailey and Commissioner Walter Bailey. Presenter: Taurus Bailey. Sponsored by Memphis Bar Association

11/09/2021: CLE entitled: the complete crypto crash course (3 hours)
Part 1: Bailey on Blockchain to Bitcoin: Everything that you wanted to know about Crypto
but was afraid to ask
Part 2: Crypto and the Courts: the effect of blockchain in legal practice and life.
Part 3: Just ask the panelists! Panel Discussion with millionaire Bitcoin investor and attorneys.

03/30/2022: The Ethical Implications of Cybersecurity Attacks: Panel Discussion with 3 tech specialists in the legal industry criminal and civil.

04/27/23: NFT and Crypto Update: Hosted by the Midsouth Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in Jackson, Tennessee

6/21/2023: The Pitfalls And Misunderstandings Of Criminal Law: Hosted by the Memphis Paralegals Association.

8/22/2023: A.l. The Impact on Life, Challenges of Evidence and Authenticity: Hosted by the Memphis Bar Association – Technology Section

12/13/2023: Generational Lawyering Panel: Hosted by the Memphis Bar Association –

12/15/2023: (PANEL HOST) The Legacy Of Jim Crow: The Evolution Of The Practice Of Law From The Lived Perspectives Of Legal Giants: Hosted by the Memphis Bar Association and Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association.

12/19/2023: Generative A.l. The New Law Associate? Hosted by the Memphis Bar Association – Technology Section

Whether You Are Accused Of A Crime Or Just Had An Accident, Please Do Not Give Any Statements Without Calling Us Immediately (901) 575-8702 Call Now!

Practice Areas

Apartment Shootings

Apartment Shootings

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense