Jim was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Economics in 1988. He attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and graduated in 1992. He was elected to Order of the Coif and was honored as the Valedictorian of his graduating class. Jim was voted the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for 1992.
In addition to receiving the Valedictorian Award for McGeorge School of Law, 1992, Jim has received many merit awards, including the Amicus Lex, the One L, the Academic Achievement Scholarship and the Trainor, Robinson, Smits & Wade Real Property Award. Jim also received the West Publishing Company Award for 1990-1991, as well as the American Jurisprudence Awards for Bankruptcy, Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Real Property, Remedies, Sales, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing.
After graduation, Jim was selected to serve as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Luis D. Rovira, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Jim has written a number of articles on legal issues. He was Editor in Chief, Pacific Law Journal and published "Allocation of Loss for Forged Checks Under Articles 3 and 4 of the Proposed Revisions Thereto," and co-authored, Comment SB-2638 Review of Selected California Legislation. He was also a Legislative Review Writer, Volume 21, Pacific Law Journal and co-author of the Colorado Continuing Legal Education publication on Marital Agreements.
Jim graduated from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is now a member of the faculty of that distinguished organization. Jim is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Faculty of Federal Advocates. Jim is a member of the Legislative Committee, Family Law Section and Probate Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
Jim's practice concentrates on litigation, with an emphasis in family law and commercial matters. In addition, Jim has a substantial appellate practice.
Jim's family includes identical triplet boys and their younger brother. Since their birth, Jim has no free time. If he did, Jim would spend his free time enjoying the outdoors. He was an avid fly-fisherman, mountaineer and photographer.
University of Colorado (1988)
J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1992)
Sooper Credit Union v. Sholar Group Architects, P.C., 113 P.3d 768 (Colo. 2005), In re Marriage of Yates, 148 P.3d 304 (Colo. App. 2006), In re Marriage of Chalat, 112 P.3d 47 (Colo. 2005), In re C.G.G., 946 P.2d 603 (Colo. App. 1997), Yates v. Arkin, 242 Fed. Appx. 478, 2007 WL 1475268 (NSOP 10th Cir. 2007), In re Marriage of Gedgaudas, 978 P.2d 677 (Colo. App. 1999).
MEMBERSHIP - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Colorado Bar Association, Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member, Legislative Committee, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member, Ethics Committee, Colorado Bar Association, Member, Probate Section, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Member, Denver Law Club, Member, University Club, Cubmaster, Pack 742, Boys Scouts of America, Secretary, Ken Caryl Little League.
Using Private Investigators: Legal and Ethical Constraints - 2011, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, a Joint Project of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy - 2011, Clients can be Dangerous: Best Practices - Trinidad, Colorado - 2011, Clients can be Dangerous: Best Practices - Boulder Bar Association - 2011, Supervised Visitation and Abduction Risk - Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2010 Supervised Visitation Network Annual Conference, Supervision Risk Associated with Parental Abduction - 2010 Supervised Visitation Network Conference, Jury [De]-Selection - 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Program Conference, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Presentation to House Judicial Committee Concerning House Bill 1097 - 2010 House Judicial Committee, Colorado General Assembly, Presentation Concerning House Bill 1135 - 2010 House Judicial Committee, Colorado General Assembly, Legislative Review 2010 - 2010 Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Co-Presentation: Disclosure under Rule 16.2: A Misguided New World - 2010 Family Law Section Luncheon, The Ethics of Clients: Best Practices - 2010 Colorado Springs Solo/Small Firm Conference, Clients Can Be Dangerous: Practical Advice - 2010 Boulder Bar Association, Trial Advocacy - 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Program Conference, April Regional Program, Ethics - 2010, American Immigration Association Conference, Trial Skills: Litigation Advocacy - 2009 October National Institute for Trial Advocacy: Legal Service Program, An Attorney's Perspective: Deterring and Preventing Family Abductions - Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC), Legislative Update - 2009 Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative Update, Trial Skills: Trial Advocacy - 2009 April Rocky Mountain Regional Program.
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|James S. Bailey has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine Edition 2012 published by Law & Politics. Law & Politics uses a system of balloting, peer evaluation and internal research, to create their "Super Lawyers List" which is published in various magazines including 5280. No other legal publisher identifies qualified candidates by using a multi-step evaluation process that incorporates peer recognition and professional achievement. The resulting product is a diverse and comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers.|