C. Bailey King Jr.

Partner
Legal Assistant
Debbie Frye
P: 704.338.6116 dfrye@bradley.com

Bailey King is a litigation partner and trial attorney with over a decade of experience representing businesses in the areas of intellectual property, trade secrets, securities fraud, and other complex commercial disputes. He has tried numerous cases, including bet-the-company matters, to verdict. Recognizing that businesses often prefer to avoid trial, Bailey also uses his trial experience to counsel clients on litigation avoidance strategies and to negotiate favorable settlements prior to trial.

Bailey has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts across North Carolina, and he has significant experience in the North Carolina Business Court. He has also represented clients in courts throughout the country, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Idaho. His recent experience includes:

  • Representing the family of Jeffrey Williams, an 11-year-old boy who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a hotel, in a wrongful death lawsuit settled shortly before trial for $12 million.
  • Representing a supplier of safety equipment to the utility industry in a trade secret misappropriation case in the North Carolina Business Court after the company hired a competitor’s salespeople, resulting in a complete defense verdict at trial.
  • Representing the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, in obtaining a jury verdict of $10.4 million arising out of investment losses suffered after Lehman Brothers collapsed during the financial crisis of 2008.

Bailey has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation and in North Carolina Super Lawyers for business litigation since 2016. In 2015, he was selected as one of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in litigation. He is the immediate past chair of the Antitrust and Complex Business Dispute Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Bailey is also a frequent author and presenter on issues related to trade secret misappropriation, securities law, and other litigation-related topics.

In the community, Bailey is an active member of Selwyn Presbyterian Church. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Wofford College Terrier Club, which raises scholarship funds for student-athletes. He is also a member of the Charlotte Sportsmen’s Club and volunteers with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, an organization that is responsible for bringing and hosting sporting events in Charlotte, including the annual Belk Bowl and the ACC Football Championship.