Steven Bailey

GENERAL ELECTION: November 6, 2018
  • 2009-August 2017Judge, 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


    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


    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


    Legislative Assistant – California State Senate


    Legislative Assistant – California State Assembly