Wendy K. Bailey has spent her legal career focusing on helping individuals and families with their legal needs. After beginning her legal career working for a legal aid helpline in a Detroit suburb, Wendy relocated to Northern Michigan in 2005 where she spent the next almost ten years working for a law firm honing her legal skills in the areas of Immigration Law, Social Security Disability, Estate Planning, and Family Law before joining her husband, Todd Bailey, in his legal practice. While Wendy's office is physically located in Traverse City, she has clients in other areas of Northern Michigan, the State of Michigan, other states in the country, and countries abroad who have legal needs in Michigan or immigration proceedings throughout the country and in U.S. embassy/consulates abroad. Wendy is able to represent clients who are located outside the Traverse City area due to her availability by telephone, fax, mail, and e-mail.
Wendy has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal assistance for her clients. Wendy serves a wide range of clientele and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect.
Wendy received a B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During her undergraduate studies, Wendy studied abroad at La Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro in Queretaro, Qro, Mexico where she studied Spanish. While attending law school, Wendy studied abroad at Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands studying European and International Law. Wendy is admitted to practice in Michigan and the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts of Michigan.
Wendy is a current member of the State Bar of Michigan, Traverse Area Women Lawyers Association, Benzie County Bar Association, Up North Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and Cadillac Michigan Area Collaborative Divorce Professionals.
Wendy has completed the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program through the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, which is an arduous and time consuming program. Wendy has also completed the collaborative law training and is available as a collaborative divorce attorney.
During law school, Wendy worked as a law clerk where she assisted an attorney in bankruptcy, collection, and family law cases and she also worked as a legal intern for Farmworker Legal Services where she conducted outreach to migrant workers and assisted an attorney in related matters.
Wendy has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2005, which is an invaluable resource in the practice of immigration law.
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Wendy has handled countless disability insurance benefit and Supplemental Security Income cases before administrative law judges.
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