The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest “consumer law firms” in the state of Texas with over 40 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.

PHILLIP GALYEN

President and CEO

The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is pleased to announce that James M. Bridge has rejoined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bridge was previously with Bailey & Galyen from 1998 to 2002, and considers his return a welcome homecoming. He comes to Bailey & Galyen from the firm of Loncar Associates, where he managed various offices, most recently in Tarrant County. James brings a wealth of experience in injury cases, both big and small, as well as unprecedented skill in law office management.

JAMES BRIDGE

COO & Firm Managing Attorney

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.

STEPHEN C. MAXWELL

Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

SHANE F. LANGSTON

Personal Injury Litigation

My focus is birth trauma. I represent mothers and infants who have been injured or killed in the birth process.

REBECCA M. LANGSTON

Personal Injury Litigation

Mr. Handy has handled thousands of cases in many areas of personal injury law, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, and other professional liability cases, automobile liability, product liability, construction negligence, and railroad liability.

MIKE HANDY

Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

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

Personal Injury Attorney

H. John Gutierrez manages Bailey & Galyen’s California office. He has 15 years’ experience litigating cases involving personal injuries, premises liability, and insurance claims.

H. JOHN GUTIERREZ

Personal Injury Lawyer

Carin “CJ” Evans is a Texas native. She graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2001. Upon graduation she returned to Texas and began practicing in the Rio Grande Valley.

CARIN “CJ” EVANS

Personal Injury Lawyer

DANIEL P. SULLIVAN

Personal Injury Attorney

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.

BILL FORTEITH

Personal Injury Attorney

With the fall of Saigon, the capitol of South Vietnam, the North Vietnamese forces moved in to capture the city. At almost eighteen months old, I was fleeing my native born country along with tens of thousands of other South Vietnamese refugees in April of 1975. My American father was not going to leave me or my Vietnamese mother behind. We were quickly moved onto a military cargo plane with nothing more than the clothes on our backs, as the mass exodus began, and as the Vietnam War came to an end with the institution of the communist regime.

KIM K. WYATT

Workers’ Compensation Managing Attorney

Mildred Ashley was born in the Philippines and moved to Texas in 1992. Ms. Ashley is bilingual in Visaya/Tagalog and English. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she started college to become a nurse. Halfway through the program, she moved to Texas and later received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington. She then received her law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law in May 2015 and was admitted to the bar in November 2015.

MILDRED ASHLEY

Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Ann is a Workers’ Compensation attorney at Bailey & Galyen since May 2018. She serves clients who have been injured on the job and are seeking medical and financial help due to injury sustained on the job. She has previous experience in construction and real estate law.

ANN DAO

Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Lauren was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she completed her high school education at one of the top preparatory schools in the country, St. John’s School. After graduating, she traveled to Austin, Texas to participate in the psychology program at The University of Texas at Austin. It was there that she developed the knowledge and skills to help people through their struggles. As a result, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and even received the distinguished honor of being accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Lauren then moved on to receive her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law and was further honored with the AmJur Award, twice. She has been happily practicing law in the State of Texas, in good standing, since 2010 and has been a certified mediator since 2016.

LAUREN STRAX

Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Rachael was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she attended high school at one of Canada’s premier preparatory schools, Ashbury College. For her college education, Rachael wanted to experience life in a bigger city and moved to Toronto. There she attended the University of Toronto, a worldwide top ranked college, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in American Studies and Human Geography. After spending 21 years in Canada, Rachael wanted to start her life in a warmer climate and so chose to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, graduating with a Juris Doctorate. During law school she was a member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

RACHAEL STEVENSON

Managing Attorney Prelitigation

An Air Force Veteran with four tours in the Middle East, Joe Robles Jr. graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in New Media Design in 2013 and a Juris Doctor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2018. During his time in academia, Joe focused much of his efforts on activism; such as serving philanthropies to educate the minority youth, lobbying efforts to support immigration reform, and assisting with rebuilding efforts in low-income areas. These distinct accomplishments earned him the “Mean Green” Student Unity Award in 2012, an honor given to the student who promotes the most diversity within the North Texas community. After Joe graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law, he immediately established Benny’s Books, a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation aimed at fighting illiteracy and creating diversity in children’s fiction.

JOSE ROBLES

Personal Injury Attorney