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Wally Bley

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Columbia, Missouri
866-252-0901 (Toll Free)

Areas of Practice

  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Member, Law School Foundation
    • Honors: Trustee, Law School Foundation
    • Honors: Member, The Law Society
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Member, Jefferson Club
    • Major: Speech Communication

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1999 - 2000
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, Board of Governor, 1988 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, Executive Committee, 1991 - 2001
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Member, Special Committee on Venue and Forum Non Conveniens, 1997 - 1999
  • Missouri Supreme Court / Judicial Conference Civil Jury Study Committee, Member, 1999 - 2000
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel
  • Missouri Bar, Chairman, Tort Law Committee, 1997 - 2000
  • Boone County Bar Association, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Columbia Independent School, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
  • Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, Member, Board and Executive Committee
  • The Order of the Barristers, Honorary Initiate

Member of the International Society of Barristers

Verdicts & Settlements

$80,000,000 verdict against General Motors in Jackson County Missouri for sudden acceleration car defect. The case settled for a confidential amount after appeal and before retrial.

$35,250,000 verdict against trucking company $5,250,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages of $30,000,000. Wally Bley served as local trial counsel.

$12,000,000 settlement – represented three minor children in trust dispute that involved will contest, fraud and constructive trust claims.

$6,500,000 verdict – case involved an industrial accident that resulted in death due to a defective product.

$6,500,000 settlement – medical malpractice action involving birth trauma

$3,900,000 settlement – truck fire due to defective fuel tank

$3,500,000 settlement – defective fuel line placement caused car fire

$3,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death trucking case tried in federal court

$2,150,000 settlement – lack of carbon monoxide detector in RV lead to multiple deaths

$2,100,000 settlement – defective water slide caused spinal cord injury

$2,000,000 settlement – defective muffler caused truck fire

$1,700,000 settlement – semi truck accident

$1,550,000 settlement – driver of motorcycle involved in truck accident

$1,500,000 verdict in a case involving negligent vehicle inspection

$1,500,000 settlement – wrongful death truck accident

$1,350,000 settlement – a defective fuel line in car caused fire

$1,100,000 settlement – child suffered head injury due to lack of proper supervision

$1,050,000 settlement – car accident when driver failed to yield at stop sign

The Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys

Bley & Evans, LC, provides legal advice and representation for clients in Columbia and communities throughout Missouri and the United States, including, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Fulton, Boonville, Moberly, Mexico, Fayette, Camdenton, Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, Macon, Sedalia and Marshall, MO.

Counties: Boone County · Cole County · Cooper County · Randolph County · Howard County · Audrain County · Moniteau County · Callaway County · Saline County

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