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Terry R. Bailey

Of Counsel

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Phone | 213.217.5000

Fax | 213.217.5010

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Terry R. Bailey is Of Counsel at Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, and represents residential and commercial property owners in all types of property damage cases including construction defects, inverse condemnation, landslides, floods, mudslides, fires and earthquakes.  Typical defendants include developers, insurers, general contractors, subcontractors, neighboring property owners, and city and county governments. Mr. Bailey has recovered over $100 million on behalf of property owners throughout his career.

In 2001, Mr. Bailey obtained the first jury verdict on behalf of an insured under Code of Civil Procedure section 340.9, the state law enacted in response to former Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush’s scandal involving the handling of Northridge Earthquake insurance claims.  In that action, entitled Tara Hill Homeowners Association v. Scottsdale Insurance, Mr. Bailey obtained a $7.3 million verdict against Scottsdale Insurance for its conduct in the handling of the Tara Hill Homeowners Association’s earthquake insurance claim. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Bailey was a general engineering contractor and spent years working in the family construction business.  Mr. Bailey’s construction experience has proven invaluable in handling all types of property damage cases.  Because of his construction experience, Mr. Bailey works closely with the experts including engineers, architects and general contractors through all phases of a case to determine the cause of the damages, the appropriate scope of repair and the cost of repair.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Ventura County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • University of California, Davis
    • J.D.  1990
  • California State University, Northridge
    • B.A. History 1987
    • Magna Cum Laude

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"I have been in a Construction Defect case for almost 5 years. I was with two different law firms, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and got no result until I was referred to the outstanding lawyers at KBK.

Terry Bailey comes from construction, works eye to eye with expert witnesses, speaks their language. He just cares… a tough advocate and yet compassionate to your situation. He’s always 100% on your side and I highly recommend him. Thank you Terry for the way you handled my case with such a remarkable result. You are the best!"
- Construction Defect Client