Joel B. Bailey2022-08-23T16:15:36+00:00



Joel Bailey is a business litigation attorney and partner at Hedrick Kring Bailey PLLC. Mr. Bailey’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation with the focus of achieving his client’s goals effectively and efficiently. He has significant experience defending clients sued in qui tam lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act and in products liability matters. He has also represented numerous clients in state and federal courts alleging claims for breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation. Mr. Bailey has experience representing lenders, debtors, and committees in contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, and has represented broker-dealers in securities-related FINRA arbitrations involving claims of suitability, fraud, and 10b-5 claims.

Professional Background

Mr. Bailey was named a “Rising Star” for 2017-2018 by Texas Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters. In 2018, Mr. Bailey was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine. Prior to joining Hedrick Kring Bailey PLLC, Mr. Bailey was Counsel in the business litigation section of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Bailey is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Representative Experience

Mr. Bailey has achieved favorable outcomes for clients at the dispositive motion stage, at trial, and on appeal, including:

  • Successfully obtained a $20 million verdict on behalf of a condominium association following a three-day jury trial based in a state court suit for negligent placement of property insurance.
  • Successfully defended a staffing company by obtaining post judgment relief based on discovery misconduct uncovered after an adverse appellate decision.
  • Counsel for highway product manufacturer in various product liability and personal injury claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a Fortune 100 company on a breach-of-contract claim in Texas state court on the eve of trial.
  • Successfully prosecuting civil claims arising from significant real estate damage in Texas state court at trial and on subsequent appeal.
  • Obtaining a favorable outcome for client in a dispute under the Public Information Act at summary judgment and on subsequent appeal.
  • Successfully representing client in prosecution of an adversary proceeding resulting in the enforcement of key loan provisions.
  • Successfully representing lenders, committees, and debtors in cash collateral, contract rejection, and DIP financing contested matters in bankruptcy courts.

Educational Background

Mr. Bailey received his J.D. summa cum laude in 2009 from Baylor University, where he served as a senior executive editor for the Baylor Law Review. While in law school, he was a member of Baylor’s moot court and mock trial teams, winning a variety of competitions including the 2008 National Trial Advocacy Competition and the 2009 National Trial Competition. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2006.

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