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Bailey D. Barnes

Bailey joined Galligan & Newman in 2021 and primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, civil rights, and complex litigation. Bailey previously clerked for the United States Magistrate Judges for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Bailey is a published legal and historical scholar with publications in many respected journals including the Buffalo Law Review, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Creighton Law Review, Maine Law Review, University of New Hampshire Law Review, University of Louisville Law Review, Dartmouth Law Journal, Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Tennessee Bar Journal, Tennessee Journal of Leadership, Law and Policy, Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice, Genocide Studies International, Journal of East Tennessee History, and Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

Bailey is a lifelong resident of Warren County. His father owns and operates a local nursery and his mother is a teacher at West Elementary in McMinnville. Bailey lives in Rock Island with his wife, Larissa, and their energetic Australian Shepherd, Benji Miguel. Bailey enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing, and rooting for the Boston Celtics, Tennessee Volunteers, Nashville SC, and Tennessee Titans.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2021
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Articles Editor, Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy
    • Member of the Moot Court Board
  • Middle Tennessee State University, M.A., United States History, 2018
    • Thesis: “From New Frontiersman to Cold Warrior: John F. Kennedy’s Failed Rapprochement with Gamal Abdel Nasser.” Dr. Amy L. Sayward, Thesis Chair
  • Tennessee Technological University, B.S., Political Science, 2016
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • Motlow State Community College, A.S., General Studies, 2015
    • Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Tennessee Historical Society
  • East Tennessee Historical Society

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor of Civil Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing at Tennessee Tech University
  • Former Mentor with tnAchieves
  • Member of McMinnville Young Professionals
  • Past Board Member of Heritage Alliance McMinnville
  • Active Member of First Presbyterian Church of McMinnville
  • Board Member at The Learning House

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