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K. Ronald Bailey, Retired

Since 1983, Mr. Bailey quickly became a name synonymous with Criminal Defense in Ohio.  He is recognized for his many victories, unwillingness to backdown, and his mentorship of a generation of lawyers.

He began the law firm of K. Ronald Bailey & Associates Co., L.P.A. in Huron, Ohio, quickly moving to an office in Sandusky, and eventually to a historic old bank building in downtown Sandusky.

In 2023, he retired from the practice of law, surrendering his license, and electing to permanently retire from the practice of law.

My Story

Mr. K. Ronald "Ron" Bailey has been a trial lawyer since 1983, winning multiple not guilty verdicts in murder trials alone.  He also won not guilty verdicts in many other criminal trials.

Prior to the practice of law, he was a tool and die maker for General Motors.  He graduated from Bowling Green State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies in 1979.  He then graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1982.

In 1983, Mr. Bailey was licensed by the Ohio Supreme Court to practice law in all state courts within the State of Ohio. Later that year he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Then in 1985, he was admitted to practice in the Sixth District Court of Appeals.

 

In 1992, Mr. Bailey was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and in 2000, he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

 

In 1994, Mr. Bailey attended the first graduating class of the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. The college was founded by famed trial lawyer, Gerry Spence and has become one of the most sought schools by trial lawyers around the country.

 

For numerous years from 1990 to the present Mr. Bailey has appeared in Who's Who of American Law.  He also received the President's Award of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers every year from 1989 to 1998, except 1996.

In 2023, Mr. Bailey retired from the practice of the law, officially surrendering his license to practice. 

Associations

From 1995-1996, Mr. Bailey was the President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is a life member of OACDL and served on the board of the OACDL.  He was on the Council of Delegates of the Ohio Bar Association and has also served as the chair of the annual two-day death penalty seminar sponsored by the OACDL.

 

He is also a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves on the editorial board of The Champion, the monthly publication of the NACDL.

In 2012, the American Bar Association awarded Mr. Bailey one of the techiest lawyers in the United States.

Mr. Bailey served on the Council of Delegates for the Ohio State Bar Association, as well as the Editorial Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the Champion.

Mr. Bailey has spoken at numerous seminars around the country, as well as in his home state of Ohio.

Memberships

 

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member, Past President, Board Member
Ohio State Bar Association
Council of Delegates
Erie County Bar Association

Admissions

All State Courts in the State of Ohio (Retired)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Retired)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (Retired)
U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. (Retired)
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Retired)
U.S. Supreme Court (Retired)

Partial List of Successful Cases

State v. J.W. – Not Guilty, Felonious Assault
State v. A.M. – Not Guilty, Rape
State v. K.R. – Not Guilty, Murder
State v. J.H. – Not Guilty, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
State v. T.H. – Not Guilty, Theft in Office
State v. J.F. – Not Guilty, Gross Sexual Imposition
State v. R.E. – Not Guilty, Trafficking in Drugs
State v. R.L. – Not Guilty, Felony Vandalism
State v. R.B. – Not Guilty, Bomb Threat
State v. D.G. – Not Guilty, Felonious Assault
State v. B.S. – Not Guilty, Assault
State v. K.D. – Not Guilty, Child Endangerment
State v. B.K. – Not Guilty, Criminal Trespass
State v. D.W. – Not Guilty, Cruelty to Animals

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