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Patrick Bailey – Personal Injury Lawyer – Los Angeles

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For more than 25 years, Bailey & Partners has been building a reputation for mastery in the most challenging and highest stakes personal injury and business litigation cases. This legacy began with Patrick Bailey who has a particular focus on the aviation industry and aviation law. As an avid pilot, former flight instructor, commercial pilot, former member of the United States Airforce, and Aviation Law Instructor at a California State University, Mr. Bailey combines extensive legal expertise with comprehensive knowledge of FAA rules and regulations as well as uncommon understanding of the science of aviation.

With wide experience in personal injury law as well as business and contract law, Mr. Bailey has the skill to handle nearly any legal challenge that you may face. His experience in the high dollar, high stakes, and high complexity arena of aviation has served him well with countless cases that were unrelated to the airline or helicopter industries. Mr. Bailey has served as General Counsel and as a Board Member for the Santa Monica, CA Museum of Flying for over 25 years.

Mr. Bailey’s wide experience includes cases involving carbon monoxide poison, aviation business litigation, personal injury & wrongful death, product liability, pharmaceutical injuries and also includes a particular focus on cases that involve traumatic brain injury. For the most complex legal challenges, Patrick Bailey is more than qualified.

If you are interested in discussing your case with Bailey & Partners, call for a free initial consultation at 1.800.973.2263.


After serving in the United States Airforce and graduating from LaVerne College of Law in 1978, Mr. Bailey added to his academic knowledge of the law with hands-on experience. Over the last 25 years, he has cultivated a reputation with his peers as an outstanding professional with uncanny attention to detail, a deep well of integrity, and an unshakable commitment to winning. His extensive experience is complimented by his ability to represent clients in multiple courts throughout the nation and to represent client’s from around the globe. Bailey & Partners has litigated in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Texas and, of course, California and has protected clients’ best interests in Europe, Asia, and across the United States. Mr. Bailey has multiple Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Along with numerous memberships in elite legal organizations including the invitation only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Mr. Bailey is also a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA), and the Helicopter Association International (HAI). He is also an active member of the National Transportation and Safety Board Bar. If you need a lawyer who is well-qualified for nearly any legal challenge you come up against, contact Bailey & Partners.

In July 2016, Mr. Bailey was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame in Huntsville, AL for his contribution in writing and producing the movie “Space Camp”. He has also been awarded the TOP 10 Best Attorney, Client Satisfaction Award since 2015 and has received consecutive awards from The National Trial Lawyers Association where he has been named Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers and Top 10 for Aviation Trial Lawyers.

Patrick has also recently been quoted in AOPA magazine.

Patrick Bailey – Early Years

Patrick’s path to personal injury lawyer had some interesting experiences that help make him uniquely successful in his industry. Here are a few things that may surprise you about Patrick Bailey’s early life.

Patrick Bailey – Military Career

  • Patrick joined the United States Airforce where he spent time with Armed Forces Radio & Television. While in the Airforce, he won awards for being an announcer on Korea’s AFKN Far East Network where he interviewed motion picture and television personalities such as the band knows as the The Monkeys.
  • Patrick served as Director of Public Relations and Chief Announcer at Far East Network, Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 1969, Patrick Bailey had a popular show knows as “Fundial” in Japan which became the No. 1 Rock and Roll radio show in Japan.
  • During his military career, he was selected as Airman on the Month and also Airman of the Wing.
  • While stationed in Korea, he worked for and received a black belt in Taekwaondo Karate and while training under the famous Sensai, Kim Huck Nae. After Korea, Bailey taught karate in many dojos in the United States.

Patrick Bailey – Entertainment Career

  • Patrick was introduced to Noel Blanc, the son of Mel Blanc who is known for the voices of many cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. Patrick and Noel began a life-long friendship. The two men worked together as business partners in Blanc Communications where they made news in the Hollywood Reporter and The Daily Variety Magazine for their successful marketing campaigns for such names as Maxwell House, Budweiser, Coca Cola and the American Cancer Society.
  • Patrick was knows as the 2nd son of Mel Blanc. He was interviewed and quoted in the Book/Production: Mel Blanc: the Man of a Thousand Voices
  • In 1982, Patrick directed and produced a segment titled “Ounce of Prevention”. Ounce of Prevention was selected for its excellence to represent the United States in International motion picture events abroad by the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE). Ounce of Prevention ran in hundreds of theaters across the US and won numerous awards from The Cine Golden Eagle, The International Film & Television Festival of New York, The Religion in Media at the Sixth Annual Angel Awards plus the Houston International Film Festival. He received an Award for Outstanding Creativity from the US Television Commercials Festival for this production on Burn Prevention with Bugs Bunny & Friends Campaign in the Public Service Announcements Category which was Sponsored by Shriners Hospitals.   It was also selected in 1983 by the Educational Film Library Association for Screening at the American Film Festival New York City.  
  • By the 80’s Patrick had directed and produced over 120 commercials, directing legends such as Walter Matthau, Vincent price, James Whitmore, Sally Struthers and Mel Blanc.

Patrick Bailey – Feature Films

  • In 1983, Patrick directed the feature motion picture “Door to Door” starring Ron Liebman, Jane Kaczmarek and Arliss Howard.
  • In 1984, Patrick wrote the story and produced the motion picture “Space Camp” (originally titled “Space Cadets”) after seeing a television show about Space Camp and convincing Space Camp leaders in Huntsville, AL to give the rights to tell the story. Patrick has credits for writing and producing the story. He also did the stunt piloting for the film where he flew the open-cockpit Stearman in the opening scene where Leah Thompson shows up to attend Space Camp School and gets blasted into outer space.
Patrick Bailey and others involved in Space Camp movie being inducted into Space Camp Hall of Fame.
  • Patrick formed Stick and Rudder Productions to continue his producing and directing success and in 1985, he was a finalist at the 28th Annual International Film & TV Festival of NY as a director and producer for outstanding creative achievement in an audio visual medium, and received the award for Director and Producer  of “Embarrassed Owners/Same Car Brian/Bring your Bag.” They had received 5,313 applications from 44 countries.

Patrick Bailey – Other Achievements/Interesting Facts

  • While working in entertainment, Patrick obtained his pilot’s license and became a Certified Flight Instructor.
  • After passing the California Bar and being admitted into the practice of law, he served as attorney for Mel Blanc, Noel Blanc (Blanc Communications), Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lance Armstrong and Marvin Davis.
  • Patrick donated the Stearman flown in Space Camp to the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA.
  • Patrick co-founded Safestore, Inc. which made International news as it stored Ted Kazinsky’s cabin in the woods.
  • He also created Beverly Hills Monopoly – A Game of Wealth and Status, U.S. Patent 4,196,904.