Justin T. Bailey is a distinguished attorney based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In his seven years of experience, Mr. Bailey has established himself as a top litigator in pharmaceutical mass torts and class action suits. He is currently an attorney with the Sanders Law Firm where his practice also includes personal injury matters and property claims.
As he tells it, Mr. Bailey’s determination to enter the law profession is an enduring one that began in elementary school:
It’s kind of a funny story. When I was in first grade, I knew that I wanted to be an attorney. I remember going to career day thinking that firefighting sounded boring, and wishing they had brought in a lawyer.
From then on, Mr. Bailey was determined to make his career goals a reality. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado, he immediately entered Albany Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, he distinguished himself as an ACES Criminal Law Teaching Fellow and participated in the prestigious Moot Court program.
Mr. Bailey began working for the Albany County Public Defender’s office under student practice order in 2009 and has since continued his work as a dedicated advocate with a passion for protecting the rights of the indigent accused. At the Public Defender’s office, he handled numerous criminal cases ranging from minor traffic offenses and DUI cases to aggravated robbery and sexual offense cases. Mr. Bailey further worked on Sex Offender Risk Assessment hearings with a goal of transitioning convicted offenders back into society, and also conducted several motions and evidentiary hearings.
Mr. Bailey joined the Sanders Law Firm in June of 2012 where he now maintains a stellar reputation as an experienced attorney, working on a variety of projects from criminal cases to environmental actions and civil litigation. Mr. Bailey’s primary focus is on mass torts, including notable cases such as the Avandia, SSRI, Risperdal/Invega, General Motors Ignition Switch Defect, Xarelto, Essure, and Zofran litigations. But what truly sets Mr. Bailey apart is his range of experience, which has also touched on cases in copyright, major personal injury, auto accident, premises liability, construction defect, medical malpractice, and entertainment law.
As a leader in his field, Mr. Bailey keeps his finger on the pulse of changes and developments in the law. Given his emphasis on mass torts, he is particularly attuned to trends in the pharmaceutical industry. He explains:
The business is complex, so relevant laws change yearly. For example, you have the Bristol-Myers Squibb decision that just came out, which creates a jurisdictional hurdle for mass tort cases. As a result, there are certain state court venues where the Bristol-Myers Squibb decision disallows non-resident plaintiffs to enter their jurisdictions unless the defendant is a resident. That sort of thing pushes cases toward federal court rather than complex litigation at the state level.
Mr. Bailey’s keen attention to detail and thorough research elevate him to prominence in his field, and he is eager to spread his expertise to new demographics. Among other activities, he is a volunteer at the Colorado Springs Teen Court and previously worked with the Legal Lives Program in Albany, New York.
With a short but successful seven years of legal practice under his belt, Mr. Bailey envisions a bright future ahead. Looking forward, he plans to continue offering his clients in Colorado Springs the informed and effective representation for which he has become known for many years to come.