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WILKES & McHUGH, P.A. ATTORNEY:
Judge D'Army Bailey, a graduate of Yale Law School, joined Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. after retiring from his position as a Circuit Court Judge in Memphis, Tennessee. As a judge, he presided over many types of trials, including complex lawsuits involving all types of personal injury claims, such as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and products liability. He was the judge in the county's only major tobacco liability lawsuit in a trial lasting four months.
He practiced law in San Francisco, and served on the Berkeley, California, City Council from 1971 to 1973. He returned to Memphis in 1974, where he opened a law practice with his brother, Walter Lee Bailey, Jr. In 1990, he was elected to the position of Circuit Court Judge. Judge Bailey has lectured at several law schools, been a guest analyst on Court TV, and published legal articles in scholarly journals at the law schools of the University of Toledo, Washington and Lee, Howard, and Harvard.
In 1991, he founded the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. He is the author of Mine Eyes Have Seen: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Journey, and The Education of a Black Radical; A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey, 1959 - 1964, released in October 2009 by LSU Press.
Judge Bailey received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., on May 23, 2010.
Mr. Bailey is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas and California. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and State Bar of California.
Mr. Bailey is also an accomplished author. His most recent book, The Education of a Black Radical, was published in October 2009 by the LSU Press.