Our Team

Matthew S. Bailey, Esq.

I grew up in Hickory Valley, Tennessee, on the border of White and Van Buren Counties. Before becoming a lawyer, I taught middle and high school students at Van Buren County High School and Maplewood High School.

Seeing a need for affordable legal services in rural communities, I decided to go to law school at Belmont College of Law. At Belmont, I served as President of the Criminal Law Society and interned with the District Attorney’s Office in Nashville. While I focused on criminal law, I excelled in all of my coursework, earning eight best performance awards and graduating second in my class.

When you choose our firm, you choose a firm that will work tirelessly on your behalf. Each case is important to us. You’re not just a number. You deserve a law firm that will treat you that way.


Belmont College of Law – J.D., 2016, magna cum laude 

  • Salutatorian
  • Best Performance Award in Eight Courses
  • Executive Notes Editor, Belmont Law Review
  • President, Belmont Criminal Law Society
  • Dean’s Cup Semifinalist (Intramural Moot Court)
  • Bruin Scholarship (full tuition remission)

Middle Tennessee State University – M.A., 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – B.S., 2004

Katie Bailey

I am the office manager and notary for Matt Bailey Law.  Before joining the firm, I earned a Master of Arts degree in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University and worked at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville as an education outreach coordinator.  In addition to my work at the firm, I volunteer at the Cookeville Children’s Museum.