Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Firm Overview

Call anytime for personal injury help. The Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston law firm of Bailey & Galyen is a "consumer law firm" in the state of Texas with over 30 attorneys & multiple offices across Texas. Bailey & Galyen has expanded to include comprehensive services related to the negotiation & litigation of personal injury & wrongful death lawsuits. The pride of past accomplishments here at Bailey & Galyen has challenged the firm to expand its legal practices, furthering its commitment to excellence and maintaining a national reputation.
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Main Office

Principal Office
1901 Airport Fwy
Bedford TX 76021

Phone

(855) 338-0550

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We do not charge an attorney's fee unless we win results for you.

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00AM - 6:00PM - Phones Answered 24/7

Office Manager

Desi Hoskison

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Hours

8:00AM - 6:00PM - Phones Answered 24/7

Office Manager

Desi Hoskison

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
4131 N. Central Expy.
Dallas

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
1300 Summit Ave.
Fort Worth

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
206 Houston Ave.
Weatherford

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
2216 S. Cooper St.
Arlington

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
2220 S. Cooper St.
Arlington

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
1000 Belt Line Rd.
Carrollton

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
4747 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
2229 N. Main Street
Fort Worth

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
2304 W. Bardin Rd.
Grand Prairie

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
18333 Egret Bay Blvd.
Houston

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Mesquite

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
4500 W. Illinois
Midland

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
660 N. Central Expy.
Plano

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
5460 Babcock Road
San Antonio

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
3930 Galleria Oaks Dr.
Texarkana

Auto Accident

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Auto Accidents
18 Wheeler Accidents
Wrongful Death Accidents
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Druck Driver Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Fatal Accidents
Red Light Accidents
Failure to Yield
Railroad Accidents
Road Hazards
Aviation Accidents
Boating Accidents

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our lawyers have established a tradition of excellence in legal service and a strong commitment to the neighborhoods in which we live and work. With a dozen convenient offices from the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex, Houston and Weatherford, we have attorneys nearby, when you need legal help.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Many of our attorneys are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Criminal Trial Law, Appellate Law and Civil Law. When you come to our firm for help with your legal matter, you can rest assured that you are working with highly experienced attorneys who are committed to resolving your legal matter.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Bailey & Galyen is dedicated to 100% client satisfaction. We offer Spanish language services, answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, accept payment plans, and offer a free consultation in most cases. Learn more about our commitment to client satisfaction by scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

Phillip Galyen

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest "consumer law firms" in the state of Texas with over 30 attorneys and 13 offices throughout Texas. The Firm was originally established in 1989 with the objective of providing high quality legal services to the public by acquiring the best attorneys, staff and utilizing the latest technology to maximize productivity. Bailey & Galyen has expanded its services to include most consumer areas of law. The Firm's focus is to provide competent legal representation which centers on total client satisfaction. The pride of past accomplishments here at Bailey & Galyen has challenged the Firm to continue to expand its legal practices, further its commitment to excellence, as well as to obtain a national presence.

Mr. Galyen received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1979 majoring in Accounting with a minor in Economics. Mr. Galyen attended Law School at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in 1982. Mr. Galyen is a member of the Texas State Bar Association, American Bar Association, U.S. Claims Court, Federal Court of the Northern District of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, as well as the Tarrant County Bar Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury Plaintiff
Business Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1982
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas Doctor of Jurisprudence 1982
University of Texas, Arlington Bachelor of Business Administration 1979 Major: Accounting Minor: Economics

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Texas State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, April 26, 2007 Present
Christian Trial Lawyers Association, Member

License

Bar Number: 07601550
Texas, 1982

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1982

Steve Maxwell

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Steve Maxwell is a native Texan, born in Amarillo and raised in Midland. He attended Trinity University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972. He then received his law degree from the University of Texas of Austin in 1975. He moved to Fort Worth upon his graduation from law school.

He served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fort Worth from 1976 to 1977. After leaving the City Attorney's office, he has been in private practice ever since. He currently is a partner with the Bailey & Galyen Law Firm, where he specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. He has been board-certified in personal injury trial law since 1984.

Steve has served as President of the Fort Worth Jaycees (1979-1980), President of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association (1989-1990), and President of the Tarrant County Bar Association (1999-2000). He has also served as an elected director of the State Bar of Texas (2001-2004). He has been recognized as an "Attorney of Excellence" by the Fort Worth Business Press from 2003 to 2005, and has also been recognized as a "Fort Worth Texas Top Attorney" by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine from 2003 through 2012. Texas Monthly Magazine has recognized Steve as a "Texas Super Lawyer" every year since 2004. He has been listed in the Fort Worth Business Press "Who's Who" for 2001, and in the "Who's Who in Texas" for 1990. He was recognized as an "Outstanding Young Man of America" in 1980. In 2012, he was honored by the Tarrant County Bar Association with the "Professionalism Award."

Steve currently serves as the Chairman of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, a post to which he was elected in 2008. He has been re-elected twice to that position. He attended the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and serves as a delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention.

Steve's trial practice has included over one hundred jury trials, including Consumer and Deceptive Trade Practice Act cases, medical malpractice cases, and commercial litigation. He has also served as a mediator for more than twenty years. Steve has successfully mediated more than five hundred cases. He has previously served as a Board Member, and as Vice President, of Dispute Resolution of Tarrant County.

He and his wife, Ivy, have three children, one grandchild and a menagerie of pets.

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1975
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2000
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. 1975
Honors: Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
Honors: International Law Journal Staff
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
B.A. 1972
Honors: Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Honors: Officer, Student Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

Recognized as "Attorney of Excellence" by Fort Worth Business Press, 2003 2005
Recognized as "Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004 2011
Recognized as a "Fort Worth Texas Top Attorney," by Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2003 2012
Who's Who, Fort Worth Business Press, 2001
Who's Who in Texas, 1990
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1980
A/V RATED by Martindale-Hubbell, 1995 2012
Tarrant County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2012
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Charter Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Texas Trial Lawyers, 1980 Present
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 Present
State Bar of Texas, Elected Director, 2001 2004
Tarrant County Bar Association, President, 1999 2000
Tarrant County Bar Association, President Elect , 1998 1999
Tarrant County Bar Association, Vice President , 1997 1998
Tarrant County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 1996 1997
Tarrant County Bar Association, Director, 1994 1996
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers, President, 1989 1990
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers, Director, 1984 1989
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1989 2002
Tarrant County Settlement Week, Chairman, 1989 2003
Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Service, Vice President, 1999 2001
Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Service, Director, 1995 1998
Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce, President, 1979 1980
Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce, Director, 1976 1979
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
American Board of Trial Advocates
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
District 7 Grievance Committee, 1996 1999
Tarrant County Democratic Party, Chairman, 2008 Present

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

Delta Theta Phi

License

Bar Number: 13258500
Texas, 1975

Education

University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1975

Scott Robelen

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Scott Robelen is a Board Certified personal injury trial attorney. Scott has tried more than 200 cases to jury verdict over his legal career. Scott has obtained substantial verdicts for his clients; and many cases in which there had been no offers of settlement prior to the start of trial. Scott's adversaries know and respect that he will take meritorious cases to trial. His personal injury verdicts have changed the policies of police departments, correctional facilities, human resource departments, emergency rooms, universities, and insurance companies. Scott represents individuals and families who through no fault of their own have been devastated by the negligent conduct of others in dangerous products, negligent doctors, careless drivers, to name a few.Scott Robelen was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1989, and is licensed to practice in the United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. In 1986, he received his BBA with emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Oklahoma. In 1989, Mr. Robelen earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence with Distinction University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was a member of the honorary legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi.

Scott has extensive experience on both sides of the lawsuit, and he uses his unique perspective to maximize recovery for his clients, while handling their cases with diligence, zeal and efficiency. Mr. Robelen is a member of the Texas State Bar Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association. As the managing attorney for litigation, Mr. Robelen oversees and serves as lead trial counsel on all personal injury litigation files in our Dallas office, and handles trials for the Firm's clients nationwide.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury Plaintiff
Product Liability
Pharmaceutical/Drug Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Premise Liability
Tractor-trailor/18 Wheeler Accidents
Automobile Accidents

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2004

EDUCATION

University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
J.D.
Honors: With Distinction

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Texas State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Dallas County Bar Association

License

Bar Number: 16990045
Texas, 1989

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1989

Bill Forteith

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Described by colleagues as a "gym rat" in the courtroom, Bill Forteith still loves going into court and fighting for his clients in trial after almost forty years of exclusively practicing civil trial law. Trying hundreds of jury trials, his legal experience has literally gone from the cradle to the grave having represented clients involved in prenatal and neonatal care, daycare centers, nursing homes and even funeral homes. Yet trial work, such as automobile accidents and premises liability cases, excite him just as much as the more unusual cases. He believes that every client deserves the same passionate representation regardless of the nature or size of the case. Not only as Mr. Forteith been successful in trial court, he has distinguished himself in Texas appellate courts including appearances before the Texas Supreme Court, the highest court in the state. In Robinson v. Reliable Insurance Company, Findlay v. Cave and City of Grapevine v. Roberts he argued his clients' cases before the highest court in the state, the Supreme Court of Texas, and legal precedent was made. Recently Mr. Forteith was successful in getting the Dallas Court of Appeals to entirely reverse a trial court decision allowing his client to obtain a fair result in his slip and fall case. This case was the first complete reversal of a premises liability case in the Dallas Court of Appeals in decades. With the Supreme Court denying review, he has made law that benefits Texans.

Mr. Forteith was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1974 and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Northern District in the State of Texas. A lifelong resident of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area he received his Bachelor's degree (Government & History double major) from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1971. In December, 1973 Mr. Forteith earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Forteith has been a civil trial lawyer since entering practice and has been representing his clients' interests in the courtroom for almost four decades. . Having tried cases on both sides of the docket, Mr. Forteith has a tremendous insight into how insurance companies fight the claims of injured persons which helps clients maximize their recovery. He believes in giving his client a forthright assessment of facts and the law which enables the client to make an informed decision regarding the disposition of the case. Mr. Forteith is based in our Dallas office and handles trials throughout Texas.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury
Products Liability
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Wrongful Death
Tractor-Trailer/ 18 Wheeler Accidents
Automobile Accidents

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1974
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
J.D. 1973
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
B.A. 1971

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Texas, Member

License

Bar Number: 07267500
Texas, 1974

Education

SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1973

Daniel Sullivan

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
J.D.
University of Dallas
B.A.cum laude
Major: Economics

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Ibarra v. Progressive County Mutual Ins. Co., WL 117955 (Tex. App.Fort Worth 2012, no pet. 2012)
Bishop v. Small,, WL 5984527 (Tex. App.Fort Worth 2011, no pet.) 2011)
United Student Aid Funds Inc. v. Muracombi Enterprises, Inc.,, WL 3818153 (N.D. Tex. 2009)

CLASSES/SEMINARS

"What's With All the DRAMa?: The Current State of the Texas Dram Shop Act", Presented at XV Tarrant County Bench-Bar Conference, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Tarrant County Bar Association, Chairman, TCBA Court Staff Appreciation Committee, 2012 2013
State Bar of Texas, Member, Litigation Section
American Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Barrister Member

License

Bar Number: 24054465
Texas, 2006

Education

SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1995

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