William D. Bayliss

Williams Mullen

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South 10th Street 200
Richmond 23219 VA US

William D. Bayliss has handled numerous litigation matters from inception through trial and appeal in state and federal courts throughout Virginia. He concentrates on civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial, professional liability defense, construction, toxic tort, products liability and insurance issues.

Mr. Bayliss has defended fellow lawyers in malpractice claims over the past 20 years.  Formerly a member of the Special Committee on Lawyer Malpractice Insurance for the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Bayliss travels extensively, defending professionals throughout Virginia.  He represents professionals of all sorts, including lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, health care providers, accountants, realtors, architects and engineers and others, both for insurers and insureds and self-insured professionals.

Mr. Bayliss’s commercial and construction practice is extensive and includes contract disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, securities disputes and other varied problems arising in the commercial and construction areas. He has also been actively involved in disputes arising out of real estate transactions on behalf of developers, owners, lenders and title insurance companies.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from Randolph-Macon College and his law degree in 1973 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Law Review and the McNeill Law Society.

He was admitted to practice in 1974 and is qualified to practice in all state courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has also tried cases with local counsel involved in other states.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association


  • University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.), 1973
  • Randolph Macon College (B.A.), 1969


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