Meet Steven Bailey

2009-August 2017
Judge, El Dorado County Superior Court of California (Elected in 2008/Re-Elected 2014)
Presiding Juvenile Court Judge (2012-2015)
  • Assignments: Criminal, Civil, Probate & Juvenile Delinquency
  • Secondary Assignments: Family Law & Dependency
  • Special Assignments: Veterans Court, Adult Drug Court, Behavioral Health Court & Teen Court
    • Established the county’s Veterans Court in collaboration with county agencies
    • Driving force to implement Dual Youth Status to change the way services are provided to abused & delinquent youth
  • Wide and diverse knowledge and understanding of California law are key to Judge Bailey’s judicial experience, being one of only 2 judges in the South Lake Tahoe court. His experience includes:
    • Presiding over Trials and Court Matters
      • Complex Criminal Issues, including 4th Amendment Search & Seizure and 5th Amendment Right to Trial
      • Rulings on serious criminal issues, e.g. sentencing of defendants including life sentences
    • Presiding over Civil Cases
      • Matters in Federal Maritime Law, Choice of Law, Trade Secrets, Product Liability, Assumption of the Risk and Comparative Fault issues
      • Summary Judgement Decisions: Rulings on Issue of Law
    • Presiding over Juvenile Court
      • Deciding issues affecting the lives of children and families
  • Admitted to the: United States Supreme Court Bar (2008); 9th Circuit Court of Appeal; Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; and District of Hawaii
1990-2009
Attorney at Law - Licensed in California - Bar No. 146382
Certified Criminal Law Specialist
(Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2000)
  • Criminal Law
    • Handled complex criminal matters including death penalty, life in prison, homicide and sexual offenses
    • Represented clients in 45+ jury trials
  • Administrative Law
    • Handled nearly 75 complex multi-day administrative hearings
    • Represented individuals and businesses with state licensing issues before California public agencies
1983-1991
Deputy Director, Legislation - California Department of Social Service
  • Responsible for supervision and preparation of legislative proposals, finding authors for legislation, seeking support for legislation and testifying before legislative committees
  • Required a close working relationship with the governor, legislators and legislative staff

Judge Bailey (Ret.) presenting a Continuing Legal Education class

1976-1978
Legislative Assistant - California State Senate
1975-1976
Legislative Assistant - California State Assembly

Judge Bailey (Ret.) presenting a Continuing Legal Education class

Paid for by Judge Steven Bailey – Attorney General 2018, P.O. Box 7193, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 FPPC #1389776