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Indianapolis, IN 46204
425 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Judge Lloyd Mark Bailey was raised on the Decatur County farm homesteaded by his ancestors over 150 years ago. He was educated in Indiana, earning a B.A. from the University of Indianapolis (1978); a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (1982); and an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University (1999). He also completed the Graduate Program for Indiana Judges. Judge Bailey was appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals by Governor Frank O’Bannon in 1998, after having served as judge of the Decatur County and Decatur Superior Courts.
During his legal career, Judge Bailey has served public interest and professional organizations in various capacities. He was the first Chairperson of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission, having been awarded the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Publico Award and the 2002 Randall Shepard Award for his pro bono contributions. His writings include: “A New Generation for Pro Bono,” “Pro Bono Participation Preserves Justice,” and “An Invitation to Become Part of the Solution,” all published in the Indiana Lawyer. Judge Bailey also chaired the Local Coordinating Council of the Governor’s Task Force for a Drug-Free Indiana and the Judicial Conference Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Additionally, he served on the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association and on the Judicial Education Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana.
In 2004, Judge Bailey and his First District colleagues received the Indiana Bar Foundation Law-Related Education Award for their commitment to bringing oral arguments into community settings. In February of 2006, he served as the Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Stetson University College of Law; in 2007-08, he was the Moderator of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series; in 2009, he was designated an ASTAR Science and Technology Fellow.
Currently, Judge Bailey is a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and is Vice Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section; he again serves on the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges Association, now as the Appellate District member, and is a Board Member of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association. A strong advocate of law-related education, Judge Bailey is an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis. He is also a frequent presenter at Indiana Continuing Legal Education seminars, and he regularly volunteers to judge law school trial advocacy and moot court competitions and assists in National Institute of Trial Advocacy programs.
Judge Bailey was retained on the Court of Appeals in 2000 and 2010. His wife is a professor; the couple has two college-age children.