Practice Areas

Kish Manktelow & Bailey, PC represents clients with a wide variety of legal needs.

Please click on one of the practice areas below to read a detailed description of the legal services Kish Manktelow & Bailey, PC offers.


Personal Injury


  • Personal Injury
  • A person who has suffered a personal injury may be entitled to compensation for their injury. Legal responsibility, or liability, will rest with the person who caused the injury. Even if a person may have partly caused their own injury, they can still get compensation from anyone else who may have contributed to causing the injury. Compensation can include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Truck Accidents
  • A collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can result in serious, even fatal injuries. Due to the high level of insurance coverage that trucking companies are required to carry and the potential exposure trucking companies face, trucking related accidents are heavily disputed.

  • Products Liability
  • Consumer products are not always properly designed, manufactured, tested or labeled for safe use. The law is specific about the expectations a consumer has when using a product and when a serious personal injury or wrongful death results, the injured person, or their family, have the right to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills and punitive damages.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • A failure to use reasonable care when operating an automobile is considered negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay damages caused by their negligence. An individual injured in an automobile accident may bring a lawsuit to recover their damages.

  • Dog Bites / Animal Attacks
  • An injury resulting from an animal can be devastating both physically and psychologically and may result in scarring, disfigurement, nerve damage and muscle damage. If you are injured as a result of a dog bite, or animal attack, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

  • Wrongful Death
  • A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members. Financial injury is the main measure of damages in a wrongful death action, such as the loss of financial support, loss of services provided, and medical and funeral expenses.

  • Premises Liability
  • If a dangerous condition exists at a business or residential property, the property owner has an obligation to correct the condition or warn others of the dangerous condition. There are numerous ways people can be injured due to dangerous premises conditions, including: a spill on a floor, a poorly designed or constructed stairway, or merchandise falling from a store shelf.

  • Funeral Home Negligence
  • Funeral home negligence occurs when professionals at crematories, cemeteries and funeral homes commit any of the following: theft, commingled ashes, abuse to the decedent's body, improper storage, improper refrigeration, incorrect or no enbalming procedure, improper or incorrect bural, misplacement of the decedent's personal property, misplacement of the decedent's ashes or body—resulting in damage and disrespect to the decedent body and emotional trauma to their surviving loved ones:

  • Day Care Negligence
  • Negligence occurs when a person violates a statute or regulation that has been enacted for people's safety. This statute or regulation violation is negligence as a matter of law. To establish a claim for day care negligence, you must prove that the day care had a duty of care, breached the duty of care, and then because of that breach, caused an injury to your child.




Business / Commercial


  • Commercial / Business Disputes
  • We represent clients in cases involving the interpretation and enforcement of contractual rights. The extent of these contractual rights match the extent of the types of contracts made, whether written, oral, for the sale of goods or services, or for other types of property. These disputes often involve allegations of fraud or misrepresentation in either the formation or the implementation of the contract.

  • Breach of Contract
  • A breach of contract claim can arise for an individual, a business, or a corporation. Whether you are a homeowner seeking to enforce a purchase sale agreement, or you are a business owner seeking to enforce a commercial contract, you need an experienced legal team who can defend your rights under a contract. Our attorneys are experienced in protecting the contract rights of our clients. Whether you are looking to enforce a contract, or defend yourself against a breach of contract claim, we can provide the legal representation you need.

  • Tortious Interference
  • The tortious interference with the contract of another occurs when a business enters into an agreement with another business and a third party seeks to intervene, interfere with or prevent the execution of that contract. If you believe that the performance of your contract was obstructed by the actions of another or may be obstructed by the actions of another, we can assist in enforcing your contract rights under the law. If you have a potential contract that is being interfered with, you also may have rights that can be asserted and protected.

  • Business Formation
  • Our attorneys can assist you with creating the most advantageous business model for your needs. Selecting the form of a business entity is made from a variety of considerations, including ownership and management structures, tax and limiting liability. Our attorneys will assist you in configuring your business and guide you through the corporate formalities.

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Our attorneys provide legal services to property owners, buyers, sellers, investors, developers, brokers, lenders, as well as commercial and residential landlords and tenants. We litigate legal disputes arising from the purchase and sale of real estate, and represent the interests of both buyers and sellers. Our attorneys handle disputes over purchase and sale contracts, commercial leases, property insurance, and joint venture agreements.


Criminal Defense


  • Misdemeanor
  • A Misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is punishable by up to a year in jail. Punishment for a misdemeanor can also include payment of a fine, probation, community service, and restitution. Defendants charged with a misdemeanor are entitled to a jury trial.
  • Felony
  • A felony is the most serious type of criminal offense. Felonies typically involve serious physical harm (or threat of harm) to victims, but felony offenses also include white collar crimes and fraud schemes. Punishment for felonies ranges from imprisonment in prison for one year to life in prison without parole, and felonies like murder may even be punished by imposition of the death penalty.


Wills / Probate


  • Probate
  • Probate is the process where the court enters a will into the court record or, in the alternative, will determine who inherits property is a will does not exist. Probate requires at least one court appearance before a judge by the estate representative.
  • Will
  • A written document which provides details and instructions for the disposition of a decedent's property. A will is used to explain how property is to be allocated and who is responsible for carrying out those wishes.
  • Trust
  • A Trust is a legal entity which is used to hold title to property for the benefit of another person. A trust is commonly used in conjunction with a will, so that the property is properly distributed.
  • Living Will
  • Also called a Directive to Physicians, this legal document directs your medical care in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes to your health care providers.
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • This document designates specific people to handle specific tasks on your behalf if you are unable to do so. A durable power of attorney can be applied to health care, to designate someone to administer care or handle your affairs on your behalf.