Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey focuses on representing plaintiffs, particularly homeowners associations and individual homeowners, in cases involving damage to real property. Mr. Bailey has a history of expertise in construction defect and insurance bad faith litigation. During his career Mr. Bailey has recovered over $100 million for plaintiffs in construction defect, insurance bad faith and other property damage actions.

For over twenty-five years, Mr. Bailey has represented individual and commercial property owners and homeowners associations in all sorts of cases involving damage to real property. These cases include construction defects, insurance bad faith, inverse condemnation, landslides, floods and fires. Defendants include developers, general contractors, specialty contractors, governmental entities and adjoining landowners.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Bailey was a general contractor and spent years working in the family business. Mr. Bailey’s construction background has proven invaluable in handling property damage cases. Because of his experience, Mr. Bailey works closely with consultants and experts throughout the case to determine the cause of the damages, the appropriate scope of repair and the cost of those repairs.

Mr. Bailey earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1990 after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Northridge in 1987. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, the American Association for Justice and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Bailey is also a member of the Los Angeles and Channel Islands Chapters of the Community Associations Institute and the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.

Areas of Practice

    • Construction defect
    • Insurance bad faith
    • Property damage


    • University of California, Davis- School of Law
        • Juris Doctor- 1990
    • California State University, Northridge
        • B.A. History- 1987
        • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

    • Super Lawyers: Construction Litigation, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) – Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)- Member
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ)- Member
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)- Member
    • National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
        • Los Angeles Chapter
        • Channel Islands Chapter