About Blake Bailey

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Blake Bailey is a lawyer who has spent his life representing the common worker against large corporations and insurance companies. This experience translated into an abiding passion for
the struggle of the disenfranchised everywhere. His life outside his profession is one of adventure: Scuba diving, Flying, Trekking in the Himalayas,etc.
The reports of the Zapatista revolution pervading the international press in 1994 intrigued him and caused Blake to begin an exhaustive study of the Chiapas story. This included a road-trip across Mexico to San Cristabal de las Casas, where the dramatic take-over by the Mayan Indians was focused. This story of adventure and sacrifice of a people’s revolution drove Blake to write a novel based on the continuing struggle.

Personal Data:

      • Date of Birth: September 12, 1946

Children: Four

Education:

      • 1970 Texas Christian University
      • Bachelor of Business Administration
      • 1973 Baylor Law School
      • Doctor of Jurisprudence
      • The University of Texas at Tyler

Nine graduate hours in philosophy

Organizations:

    • 1996-97 President of East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past Director of Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past Director of East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates
        • President – East Texas Chapter (1995)

    Sustaining member of the American Trial Lawyers Association

    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the Texas Bar Association, number 01514500
    • Past Member of the State Bar of Texas
        • Pattern Jury Charges Civil Committee

    Union Privilege Legal Counsel

        • AFL/CIO

    Cooperative Attorney

    • United Auto Workers
    • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law
      • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law

      • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Baylor Young Graduates Award of Merit, 1983
    • AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas

Law Firm:

    Bailey has tried to conclusion 150-200 jury trials. He has received verdicts on subjects ranging from psychiatric malpractice to automobile accidents.

Courts:

    Admitted to practice law before all State and Federal Courts in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas; the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Publications:

Blake Bailey: “Industrial Disease Litigation.” Texas Trial Lawyers Forum; July – September 1982, page 11.

Blake Bailey and Gary Sibley: “Dealing with the Worker’s Compensation Subrogation Interest in Third Party Actions.” Texas Trial Lawyers
Forum; Vol. 23, No. 2, 1989.

Blake Bailey, Earl Drott and Robert Geffner, Ph.D.: “Compensating the Sexual Molestation Victim Under the Texas Homeowner’s Policy.” Texas Trial Lawyers Forum; Vol. 24, No. 2, 1990.

Blake Bailey, Earl Drott and Robert Geffner, Ph.D.: “Compensating the Sexually Abused Child: Homeowner’s Policy Can Provide Funds for Treatment.” American Trial Lawyers Association Trial; July, 1990.

Blake Bailey and Earl Drott: “The Doctrine of Parental Immunity in Sexual Abuse Cases: The Last Throes of a Texas Dinosaur.” Texas Trial Lawyers Forum; Vol. 25, Nov. 3, 1991.

Various publications and presentations for continuing legal education seminars sponsored by Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas.

Blake Bailey, Zapatista, Mind’s Edge Publishers, 2001.

Blake Bailey, The Edge of the Cave, Mind’s Edge Publishers, 2001.

Guest and Seminar Lecturer:

    • State Bar of Texas Guest and Seminar Lecturer American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Baylor Law School
    • Southwest Texas Law School
  • Houston Law School

Previous Employment:

    • General Dynamics/Fort Worth 1968-1970
  • Quality Assurance and Financial Control

Appellant Litigation:

    Blake Bailey acted as lead counsel in cases resulting in fourteen Texas Court of Appeals Opinions, thirteen Texas Supreme Court Opinions, and three Federal Opinions being published.

We invite you to preview Blakes’ book, Zapatista. A portion of the proceeds from Zapatista will be donated to the Zapatista cause.