Vollie Cleveland “Vic” Bailey, IV was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Vic is a graduate of Spartanburg Day School where he was elected student body president. During his junior year of high school, Vic served as a page in the United States Senate. After graduating from S.D.S., he attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. While at Furman, Vic was a David Wilkins Fellow in state legislative affairs, interned for a United States senator and involved himself heavily in student political organizations. This led Vic to spend roughly a year and a half working on the staff of a United States presidential campaign leading up to the 2008 elections. He also lived in Beaufort, SC for a short time while he managed a successful state senate campaign.
Following his political campaign work, Vic entered law school at the University of South Carolina, where he graduated cum laude in 2011. While in law school, Vic served as a production editor on the A.B.A. Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. He also received recognition on the President’s List and Dean’s List, and while in his third year, Vic was admitted to the Order of the Wig and Robe upon reaching the top 15% of his class. During his summer vacations from law school, Vic worked as an intern in the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office and participated in the Judicial Observation Experience Program where he shadowed the Honorable Roger L. Couch of the South Carolina Circuit Court.
After law school, Vic moved back home to Spartanburg, where he clerked for the Honorable J. Mark Hayes, II of the South Carolina Circuit Court. Upon completing his clerkship, Vic went to work for a well-established Spartanburg firm, where his practice focused on general civil litigation and medical malpractice defense.
Presently, Vic divides his professional time between working at the family business, Vic Bailey Automotive, and continuing to take cases at Anderson, Moore, Bailey, and Nowell, LLC.
Vic is very involved in the local community. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg where he serves as a deacon and chairman of the offering committee. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg where he serves on the Youth at Risk grant review committee. Vic is a graduate of the Spartanburg Regional Fellows leadership program.
He serves as a board member and Vice Chairman of Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg. This organization promotes dental care for children in the Spartanburg area through outreach, education and free screenings for all children, as well as free dental care clinics for children who qualify based on certain poverty guidelines. Vic also serves on the Board of Trustees for Mary Black Health System – Spartanburg and previously served as a board member for Christmas in Action – Spartanburg.
In his spare time, Vic is an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Furman Paladins. He enjoys playing golf and tennis, reading history, and maintaining an interest in state and local politics.
Vic is admitted to practice in all South Carolina federal and state courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.