Bob Bailey graduated from University Missouri School of Law in 1979. He immediately began his teaching and counseling career at the Law School and his continued doing so for over 4 decades. In 1983, he was appointed municipal court judge for the city of Columbia. Bob has served on the Boone County Family Resources board for nearly three decades. He has also served on the boards of the Family Health Center, the Food Bank, RAIN, Enterprise Development Corporation, Boone County Industrial Development Authority, and numerous University of Missouri organizations. Bob has had an active labor arbitration practice for four decades.