Joseph A. Bayliss, Sr.
Partner – Workers’ Compensation Division
Joseph A. Bayliss is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation division in the St. Petersburg office. Since 1993, Joe has practiced in several areas including Workers’ Compensation, Trust and Estates, Real Estate, Social Security, Insurance Law, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Law, ERISA Law, and General Civil and Appeals. Joe has represented self-insured employers, insurance carriers and servicing agents in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Throughout his legal career, Joe has strived to create a relationship with his clients that revolves around trust and honesty. He remains committed to his clients and always places an emphasis on their best interests.
Joe attended Eckerd College and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of South Florida in 1989. In 1992, he earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law where he graduated cum laude. He served as Notes Editor on Stetson’s Law Review. Joe has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993 and the U.S. District Court Middle District Florida since 1995, and has been a Florida Bar Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 1998. Joe also is a member of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, Real Property and Trust Law Section, Practice Management and Development, Elder Law Section, and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. In the past, Joe had the opportunity to serve on the Rules Committee of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section.