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Professional History​

May 14, 2009
Admitted to the Louisiana Bar – New Orleans, LA
    • Louisiana Bar Roll # 32, 092
April 2011 - Present
Wes Bailey, Attorney at Law, LLC
    • Managing Attorney for solo practice
    • Maintain a general practice based on trial and litigation in multiple fields (criminal, family and civil law)
    • Practice as a public defender for the 30th Judicial District Public Defenders office.
    • Court appointed child attorney for children deemed in need of care by the State of Louisiana
    • Admitted and practice in the Western District Federal Court of Louisiana
    • Admitted and practice in the Western District Bankruptcy Court of Louisiana
    • Federal Public Defender for Western District and Magistrate Court for Fort Polk Military base
    • Lead a competitive trial docket of at least three days per week in litigation matters
Wes Bailey Attorney At Law
Wes Bailey Attorney At Law
April 2010 - April 2011
Williams, Nelson & Bailey
    • Partner in general practice law firm.
    • Litigated a full civil, criminal and family law docket
    • Practiced as a public defender for the 30th Judicial District Public Defenders office.
July 2009 – April 2010
Duncan and Simon, LLC – Baton Rouge, LA (Associate)
    • Conducted legal research for both senior partners of firm
    • Drafted motions, judgments, and any all correspondence between plaintiffs counsel in regard to our client USAgencies
    • Presented argument before City Court regarding eviction proceedings for defendant lessee
    • Joined firm to be representative to the Spanish speaking community
    • Administer all office organization and filing system
Apr. 2009 – July 2009
30th Judicial District Court – Leesville, LA (Law Clerk)
    • Conducted legal research for the three District Judges which reside over the 30th Judicial District Court of Louisiana in both Criminal and Civil courts
    • Clerked for each District Court Judge during three murder trials over a four week period, ranging from 1st Degree Murder to Manslaughter
    • Drafted memorandums and briefs concerning numerous motions; quashing of criminal evidence, suppression of evidence, summary judgment, and motions needed resulting from civil litigation
Apr. 2007 – Apr. 2008
Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) – Baton Rouge, LA
    • Researched and conducted due diligence in the economic viability of over 100 Gulf Opportunity Zone (G.O. Zone) bond applications for LED which led to the proposed allocation of over $5.7 billion of bond issues for business investment in Louisiana
    • Drafted recommendation letters that included justifying the financial feasibility of proposed Gulf Opportunity Zone Bond projects for LED to the Louisiana State Bond Commission
    • Supervised and tracked legislative progress for bills potentially impacting LED business development incentive programs during the Legislative Session of 2007, which resulted in reinforcing the job-creating mechanisms of those programs
    • Assisted in the formulation of job creating legislation such as the $150 million mega project legislation of 2007 by researching competing states’ legislation and recommending legislative proposals
    • Drafted and pursued promulgation of administrative rules for principal tax incentive programs of LED including Motion Picture and Sound Recording Tax Credit, Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, Enterprise Zone, and Community Development Corporation Program Certification
    • Analyzed Federal trade embargo legislation relative to Cuba to identify specific Louisiana goods and materials that could be exported without violating federal law, resulting in optimized profits for Louisiana manufacturers and farmers
Wes Bailey Attorney At Law
Wes Bailey Attorney At Law
May 2006 – Aug. 2006
Supreme Court of Louisiana – New Orleans, LA (Legal Intern)
    • Researched Louisiana civil and criminal case filings from all courts systems within Louisiana judicial system in order to justify legislation decreasing the number of judgeships
    • Advised Supreme Court Deputy Secretary of Judicial Administration on language and construction of legislation decreasing the number of judgeships which was to be pursued in the next legislative session
    • Administered and provided research to Louisiana Senate sub-committee regarding need and justification for legislation decreasing the number of judgeships
    • Defined and constructed a case filings system and uniform definitional guide for Louisiana Clerks of Courts, which was adopted by Clerks of Court Association of Louisiana
    • Administered Department of Justice recovery grant between lower courts of Louisiana and the Supreme Court for the purposes of distributing needed data equipment after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2005
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA (Instructor/Teaching Assistant)
    • Organized and advised LSU Department of Foreign Languages concerning examinations, curricula, and text books beginning in August 2003 until departure from department
    • Instructed elementary Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages summer program
    • Aided in the organization of the Conference on Hispanic Language and Literature at LSU
    • Led and assisted in LSU study abroad program in Granada, Spain by taking students to multi-cultural events in order to foster their knowledge of Spanish language


Aug. 2005 – May 2008
Southern University Law Center – Baton Rouge, LA Juris Doctor
    • Received Dean’s List honors
    • Awarded membership to Phi Alpha Delta law society
Jan. 2003 – May 2005
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA Master of Arts in Spanish
    • Conducted Master’s thesis research at the University of Granada (Granada, Spain)
    • Achieved fluent proficiency in Spanish
    • Awarded membership to the Spanish honors society of Delta Sigma, Pi
    • Received Dean’s List honors
Aug. 1998 – Dec. 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish
    • Received Louisiana State University (LSU) International Relations Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Iberoamericana (Guadalajara, México)
    • Participated in French immersion program at University of Laval (Saint Foy, Quebec) to achieve intermediate French language proficiency
    • Awarded Honorary Mayor-President of Baton Rouge Award for academic achievements during course work abroad
    • Received Dean’s List honors
Wes Bailey Attorney At Law

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