Terry R. Bailey
Phone | 213.217.5000
Fax | 213.217.5010
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
- Construction Defects
- Inverse Condemnation
- Insurance Bad Faith Related to property Damage
- Landslides, Floods and Fires
- University of California, Davis
- J.D. 1990
- California State University, Northridge
- B.A. History 1987
- Magna Cum Laude
- "Right to repair act is spawning inconsistent rulings," Daily Journal (May 27, 2014)
- The Daily Journal - Burning down the house: The trouble with WRAP-UP Policies (February 18, 2014)