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Olen M. "Mac" Bailey, Jr.


Olen M. "Mac" Bailey, Jr.

Founder

Olen M. “Mac” Bailey, Jr., is the founding member of The Bailey Law Firm, A Professional Corporation, with more than 27 years of legal experience.  Mac concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney), Elder Law (Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits), and Probate (Estate Administration, Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Will Contests, Estate Disputes). He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Mac received his B.A. with High Honors from Millsaps College in 1986, and his J. D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1989. Mac received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Elder Law with Honors from Stetson University College of Law in May of 2015.  He is an alumnus of the Institute for Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and of the London School of Economics, London, England.

While a resident of Jackson, Mississippi, Mac was a mayoral appointee to the City of Jackson Planning Board serving as Chairperson of the Zoning Committee and of the Capital Improvements Plan Committee from 1991 to 1994. He was a member of the Millsaps College Alumni Council, served on the Board of Trustees of the National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi, and was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Fondren Civitan Club. Mr. Bailey served on the Board and was elected President of his neighborhood association, Fondren-Cherokee Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc. After his relocation to Memphis, Mr. Bailey was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Tennessee Branch and the Tennessee Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. In 1998, he was appointed as Chairperson of the Planned Giving/Major Gifts Committee for the Tennessee Chapter. For 5 years, he represented the TN Chapter at the National Arthritis Foundation's Annual Planned Giving Conferences. In 1999, he was appointed to serve for a two (2) year term as Chairperson of the West Tennessee Branch Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Bailey served as the 2002-2003 President of the East Memphis Exchange Club and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Exchange Club Family Center. He also was elected to serve as a member of, and provide charitable giving advice to, the Board of Directors of the Bird Dog Foundation.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Estate Planning Council, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Professional Network on Aging, and is an Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Mac is an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP).  In 2001, the Memphis Business Journal selected Mac as one of the Mid-South’s Top 40 Under 40.  From 2008 to 2013, Mac was named a Five Star Professional Wealth Manager by the readers of Memphis Magazine.  From 2012 to 2016, Mac has been honored to be selected as a Super Lawyer in estate planning.  Mac has also been recognized by the Memphis Magazine as “The Face of Elder Law” for 2014 to 2016.  

Mac has written articles for, and his advice has appeared in, numerous periodicals and he is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate.

Mr. Bailey can be reached at ombailey@thebaileylawfirm.com.