James E. Bailey (Retired)

James Bailey has been practicing law since 1985. Now currently retired, Jim (James) Bailey was a managing partner in Bailey & Yarmo, LLP.

After serving as a law clerk in the State Supreme Court of Louisiana, Mr. Bailey practiced general litigation for seven years, specializing in complex cases and state and federal appeals.

In 1992, Mr. Bailey became a professor at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. He has written numerous articles on a variety of legal issues and has lectured in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. In 2000, Mr. Bailey received a Fulbright Scholarship, lecturing and studying in Japan. Upon returning to the United States in 2001, Mr. Bailey returned to the full-time practice of law in Bend.

Mr. Bailey litigates workers’ compensation cases, personal injury claims and handles appeals to the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

State of Oregon
Federal District Court


B.S. Louisiana State University (1977)
M.A. Louisiana State University (1980)
J.D. Louisiana State University (1985)


Jim grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before going to law school he taught English at Louisiana State University. In his spare time he writes, reads, hikes, paints and cheers for the New Orleans Saints.