Thomas J. Bailey, Associate Attorney


Tom is an associate attorney at Williams Dirks Dameron. He is an experienced trial attorney with more than 30 cases tried before juries and judges. Tom has managed all aspects of litigation including investigation, discovery, depositions and the trial of cases. He is also experienced in writ litigation and recently authored a motion that was argued at the Missouri Supreme Court.


Prior to joining the firm, Tom was an attorney with the Missouri State Public Defender representing clients throughout northwest Missouri. In the Jackson County Trial Office, he served as both the juvenile coordinator and a trial team leader with supervisory responsibility of other attorneys. Tom is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on numerous topics for both the public and private bar. A yearly award given in the Jackson County Trial Office for achieving outstanding results bears Tom’s name.


During law school, Tom was the research assistant for professor Tiffany Murphy, the former legal director of the Midwestern Innocence Project. He also interned with the Federal Public Defender of the Western District of Missouri and was the Vice President of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity.


Tom currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.

Northwest Missouri State University, B.S., Cum laude