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Jack M. Bailey, Jr.

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  1. Graduated from Louisiana State University ; B.A. 1974; J.D. 1977

  1. Admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1977

  1. Has been practicing Personal Injury Trial Law since 1977

  1. Has prosecuted cases with individual recoveries of over $8 million

  1. Has prosecuted more than 30 cases with recoveries over $1 million

  1. Has prosecuted legal malpractice cases with over $1 million in recovery

  1. Admitted to practice: All Louisiana Courts; Supreme Court of the United States of America; U.S. Court of Claims; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

  1. Listed as Counselor, Council of Directors, and Lifetime Member of Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ); formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (LTLA)

  1. Member of Northwest Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (President - 1990); Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association - Lifetime Member (Board of Directors - 1986-1989 and 1998-2007; Council of Directors; Section Member in Medical Malpractice, Auto Torts/Highway Defects, Worker’s Compensation); Chairman of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Section (2005)

  1. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member); Section Member in Products Liability, Professional Negligence, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Insurance Litigation, Motor Vehicle Collision; Certified Instructor: Trial Tactics ATLA

  1. Southern Trial Lawyers Association

  1. Shreveport Bar Association (Speaker Committee, 1993; Chairman - Ethics Committee, 1993; Program Chairman, 2001)

  1. Member of American Bar Association

  1. Louisiana State Bar Association (Executive Council, Sections on Insurance, Negligence, Admiralty, 1983-1985)

  1. Member of Roscoe Pound Foundation

  1. Member of Center for Justice and Democracy

  1. Member of Public Citizen

  1. Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)

  1. The Civil Justice Foundation

  1. The Workplace Injury Litigation Group

  1. Recognized as an Advocate by the National Council of Advocacy

  1. Received American Lung Association National Breath of Life Award - Year 2000 for work in Tobacco cases

  1. Nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year 2005 by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

  1. Listed by Louisiana Life’s as one of it’s top trial lawyers on it’s “Super Lawyer’s” List

  1. Listed by Shreveport Bossier Magazine as one of the best lawyers in the areas of Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice; each year published

  1. Castano Plaintiff’s Legal Committee (cigarette litigation); Filed the first class action against the cigarette industry in 1994 and represented California Attorney General

  1. On trial team that obtained $591,000,000.00 verdict against Philip Morris USA, Brown & Williamson, Lorrillard, R.J. Reynolds and the Tobacco Institute in Scott, et al vs. The American Tobacco Company, et al

Scott, et al vs. The American Tobacco Company, et al

  1. Award was given to a 56-firm consortium known as the Castano Group, which taking on the role of a private attorney general under California law, sued the tobacco industry and helped to win $25 million for the state

  1. A judgment of approximately $591 million which created a “court supervised smoking cessation program”

  1. Phase I was completed two(2) years after jury selection began on June 18, 2001 and Phase II was completed two(2) months after it began on March 31, 2004

  1. Mr. Bailey and Mr. John Shub took the first deposition in which a tobacco executive or industry scientist admitted cigarettes cause cancer and are addictive. This deposition was of Jerry Whidby, Ph.D., Philip Morris’ Chief Scientist, taken in Richmond, VA in 2001.

  1. In a 2001 deposition of John Campbell, President and CEO of Phillip Morris USA, Mr. Bailey and Paul Boncome of New Orleans obtained an admission that not only did Mr. Campbell not want his children to smoke, he taught his children not to smoke. This deposition also contained the first admission from an industry executive that his company’s product addicted and killed. Campbell admitted that his company’s product, when used as designed and intended by his customers, addicted and caused the death of his customers.

  1. One of Mr. Bailey’s assignments in Scott was to examine Dr. DeNoble during mock trials and to prepare him for cross-examination by the Tobacco Lawyers. The Tobacco Companies had five(5) lawyers prepared to cross Dr. DeNoble. After lunch, Mr. Gay, counsel for Philip Morris, stated, “my colleagues have prevailed me not to ask any more questions of Dr. DeNoble.”

  1. Scott was the first court case where Dr. DeNoble testified about his experience as a Scientist in the cigarette industry. His testimony was one of the highlights of the plaintiff’s case.


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