Mr. Charles B. Bailey Jr.

Main: (251) 432-7682
Direct: (251) 441-9270
Fax: (251) 432-2800
P.O. Box 1988
Mobile, AL 36633

Attorney Assistant

Phyllis Daffron
Phone : (251) 441-9297

Related Practices:


LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1957
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1954
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., University of the South, 1951

Charlie Bailey has spent more than 55 years assisting clients with their tax, trusts, probate, estate planning, real estate, oil & gas, and business and corporate law needs. Today, the bulk of his practice is concentrated in assisting individuals and banks with probate and estate planning needs.

Charlie also assists clients with ongoing corporate matters, primarily dealing with real estate transactions. He is experienced in mineral leases, water rights and oil and gas leases, and has historically represented Exxon Mobile Corp with various oil and gas matters in Alabama.

It’s important to Charlie that he remain abreast of the latest developments in his practice areas. To that end, he has served as Chairman of the Alabama State Bar Taxation Section and as Chairman of the University of Alabama Federal Tax Institute. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Graduate Tax Program for the University of Alabama Law School, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and of the MidContinent Oil and Gas Association.

Charlie enjoys solving intellectually challenging problems for his clients.

Honors and Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, since 1967

Professional and Community Involvement


Member, Advisory Committee on Graduate Tax Programs, University of Alabama


Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers


Member, MidContinent Oil and Gas Association


Former Chairman, Alabama State Bar Taxation Section


Former Chairman, University of Alabama Federal Tax Institute


Former President, Mobile Junior Bar Section


Board of Trustees, University of the South [1972-1979]



1954, Alabama State Bar

Court admissions


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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