John W. Bailey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

Bailey, Johnson, & Peck, P.C.
 | 5 Pine West Plaza, Ste 507
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-631-3390
Fax: 518-456-4767
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%)
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Attorney Profile

John W. Bailey is an attorney at Bailey, Johnson & Peck P.C., in Albany, New York. Mr. Bailey has several decades of trial and litigation experience in the area of personal injury law. He defends individuals, corporations and municipalities in all upstate New York countys including Albany, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery,Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, Warren and Washington.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Bailey has been involved in hundreds of jury and bench trials. He has the skill and experience necessary to evaluate a case and provide efficient, accurate and reliable representation. He accurately evaluates settlement and jury verdict values. He has also represented many car accident victims, businesses, and municipalities in civil litigation.

Mr. Bailey was just re-elected to his 5th. term as a town justice in Guilderland, New York.

In honor of his illustrious career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Bailey with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, their highest available rating. He is a former president of the Defense Research Institute.

Outside of the office, Mr. Bailey stays active in his legal community through membership in various organizations. He belongs to the Albany County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York.

Mr. Bailey graduated cum laude from the State University of New York University at Albany with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from Albany Law School and obtained his license to practice law in 1980. He is qualified to appear before all New York state courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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About John Bailey

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • DRI of Northeastern New York, Former President, 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • New York, 1980


  • Bustos v. Rome Gen. Lumber & Hardware - 785 N.Y.S.2d 880 
  • Quinlan v. Eastern Refractories Co. - 217 A.D.2d 819
  • Fashion Tanning Co. v. Fulton County Electrical Contractors, Inc. - 142 A.D.2d 465
  • Binghamton Sav. Bank v. Pacific Employers Ins. Co. - 176 A.D.2d 419
  • Martin v. Hacker - 185 A.D.2d 553
  • Melino v. National Grange Mut. Ins. Co. - 213 A.D.2d 86
  • White v. Sperry Supply & Warehouse - 225 A.D.2d 130
  • Coluccio v. County of Albany - 258 A.D.2d 756
  • Spensieri v. Lasky - 258 A.D.2d 754
  • Spensieri v. Lasky - 94 N.Y.2d 231
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. State - 300 A.D.2d 949
  • Papa v. Kilroy - 24 A.D.3d 1088
  • Vandermark v. Jotomo Corp. - 2007 NY Slip Op 5875
  • Book v. Dettenrieder - 14 Fed. Appx. 40M
  • Gibbs v. Colonie Town Court - 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15271
  • Lawrence Group v. Barton - 262 B.R. 26 (aff'd 262 B.R. 30)
  • Hughes v. City of Albany - 33 F. Supp. 2d 152
  • Sterling v. Yerbury - 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 457
  • Phillips v. Bowen - 189 F.R.D. 50 (aff'd 278 F.3d 103)
  • United Republic Ins. Co. v. Chase Manhattan Bank - 168 F. Supp. 2d 8
  • Cipolla v. County of Rensselaer - 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16150
  • Carrasquillo v. City of Troy - 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7409
  • Travelers Indem. Co. v. Gosline - 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8828
  • Marsch v. Rensselaer County - 218 F.R.D. 367
  • Hoyt v. Andreucci - 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29251
  • Sula v. City of Watervliet - 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76133
  • Traditional Leather v. Atlas Refinery, Inc. - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28975
  • Topliff v. Wal-Mart Stores E. LP - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20533
  • Murphy v. Watson - 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44654
  • Hughes v. City of Albany - 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 15072
  • Lawrence v. Wink (In re Lawrence) - 293 F.3d 615
  • Phillips v. Bowen - 278 F.3d 103
  • United Republic Ins. Co. v. Chase Manhattan Bank - 40 Fed. Appx. 630
  • N.Y. State Law Officers Union v. Andreucci - 433 F.3d 320

Educational Background:

  • University at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1976
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Office Location for John W. Bailey

5 Pine West Plaza
Ste 507
Albany, NY 12205

Phone: 518-631-3390

Fax: 518-456-4767

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Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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