Bailey Howard

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Support
  • Appeals


Bailey Howard is a Tallahassee-based attorney focused on trial strategy, appellate advocacy, and insight into the courts and law.  A native of the Florida Panhandle, he honed his ability to synthesize complex concepts clearly and persuasively during his previous career as a wine expert and sommelier. 

In briefing and oral argument, Bailey puts those skills to work, cutting through the chaff and focusing the court on the key facts and legal principles of each case. He also provides trial support services, working with trial counsel to out-think and out-work opponents and place the case in the most favorable posture if an appeal should follow.

Before joining Bishop & Mills, Bailey served as a judicial clerk to Justice Jorge Labarga of the Supreme Court of Florida and then to Chief Judge Mark Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  He also served as an extern to District Judge M. Casey Rodgers and Magistrate Judge Charles Stampelos, both of the Northern District of Florida, during law school.

Bailey earned his B.A. at New College of Florida, where the demanding academic program and discussion-based classes helped foster his ability to adapt quickly to new topics and precisely articulate his positions.  He continued to refine these skills during law school, where he was a national finalist in the Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court competition and won the Best Oralist award at the USD Criminal Procedure Moot Court competition.  In his third year, his teammates voted him the honor of giving a keynote address at the annual Moot Court banquet on behalf of the graduating team members.  He also served on the editorial board of the FSU Law Review and was a Legal Writing teaching assistant for two years.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
  • New College of Florida, B.A., Anthropology, 2011


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • The Florida Bar