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.

PHILLIP GALYEN

President and CEO

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 mother 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

Cagney McCormick is our Managing Attorney in our Pre-Litigation Department. Mr. McCormick has spent his entire career zealously representing injured Texans in personal injury cases throughout Texas.

W. CAGNEY MCCORMICK

Chief Operating Officer

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

KIM K. WYATT

Workers’ Compensation Managing Attorney

Eric was born in Baton Rogue, Louisiana though his family moved to Southeast, Texas when he was five years old. Eric grew up in Port Neches, Texas where he lived until he graduated from high school. For his college education Eric moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. There he attended Stephen F. Austin State University, a rapidly growing state college, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in General Business. While in college Eric was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma which is the premier honor society recognizing business excellence, and also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho which is a social and agricultural fraternity. Eric wanted to experience life in a bigger city and moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate. Once he got use to the traffic he was ready to adopt DFW as his own. During law school Eric volunteered at the legal clinic handling family law matters such as divorces and adoptions for people who lived in the county who were below the poverty line. He was a student clerk in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library, and a student associate for LexisNexis which is one of – if not the foremost – online legal database platforms operating today.

ERIC ROBERTSON

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

AREAS OF PRACTICE Motor Vehicle Accidents DWI Civil Actions Premises Liability DTPA Claims Wrongful Death 18 Wheeler Accidents BAR ADMISSIONS State Bar of Texas, 2012 EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin, 2006 B.A., Government And American Studies St. Mary’s Law School, 2011 Juris Doctorate

ASYA MITCHEM

Personal Injury Attorney

Orlando Vera practices personal injury law at Bailey & Galyen.

ORLANDO VERA

Personal Injury Attorney

Persia is a Dallas native, born and raised in Plano, Texas. After graduating from high school, she went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin and fulfilled her dream of becoming a longhorn. There, she double majored in History and Sociology and earned her Bachelor of Arts from UT in 2012. She then went on to attend law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. During her time there she enjoyed mentorship by one of her professors and was involved in many groups and activities. She was a member of the Bexar County Young Lawyers Association, the Business Law Association, the Oil and Gas Society, the Women’s Law Association, and she was the president of the Water and Environmental Law Society. Persia was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2016. Here, Persia is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. In her free time, Persia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Persia joined the Bailey & Galyen personal injury team in 2017 to protect the rights of injured individuals, negotiating settlements related to motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.

PERSIA POURABBAS

Personal Injury Attorney

Jeremy is a native of Athens, Texas and attended top ranked high school Bishop Thomas K. Gorman in Tyler, Texas. Upon graduation in 2007, Jeremy went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Legal Studies. He attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 2015. During law school Jeremy was a Student Ambassador and held numerous chair positions while acting as a legislator for the Student Bar Association. Since law school Jeremy has focused exclusively on the field of personal injury by vigorously negotiating and settling motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, and premise liability cases. He is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas as well as a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. In his leisure time Jeremy enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and Texas Tech football.

JEREMY AYER

Personal Injury Attorney

Leticia “Letty” Martinez Evans was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she attended Our Lady of the Lake University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a degree in Public Administration.

LETICIA “LETTY” EVANS

Bankruptcy Attorney

Keith Spencer is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law.

R. KEITH SPENCER

Executive Vice President

Jessica Phillips was born in Hutchinson, Kansas but quickly moved to Texas with her family and was raised in Irving, Texas. She attended Irving High School and then went on to Austin College.

JESSICA PHILLIPS

Family Law Attorney

Ms. Coleman was born in Wichita Falls, Texas but grew up in the Metroplex where she graduated from Irving’s MacArthur High School in 1988.

DEBORAH C. COLEMAN

Managing Attorney, Family Law

After 24 years of active service in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Brad Johnson retired as a Chief Petty Officer and resumed the pursuit of his childhood goal, a career in law.

L. BRADLEY JOHNSON

Family Law Attorney

Doug Wright is a native of Fort Worth who graduated from Paschal High School in 1972 before earning a Bachelor's of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976.

DOUG WRIGHT

Managing Family Law Attorney

Robert Blankenship has been licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since receiving his degree in law from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.

ROBERT J. BLANKENSHIP

Family Law Attorney

Jane Mapes has been practicing law for 26 years and has devoted her practice to Family Law for the past 16 years, in Texas.

JANE MAPES

Family Law Attorney

Brent attended Texas A&M Law School. While at Texas A&M Law School Brent was a public interest law fellow, teaching assistant, and American Constitution Society President.

BRENT MCMULLEN

Family Law Attorney

Ms. Neal was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2012, after graduating with her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law and Master of Arts in Communication Studies from St. Mary’s University earlier that year.

MARY NEAL

Family Law Attorney

Christine Clary was raised in Bridgeport, Texas and graduated from Bridgeport High School. She discovered a passion for law while working in her father’s law firm and competing in speech and debate tournaments on the weekends.

CHRISTINE CLARY

Family Law Attorney

Mr. Robinson has been licensed to practice in Texas since 1991 and attained Board Certification in Criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1998. His Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguished accomplishment that only one in ten Texas attorneys attains. That Certification indicates that John has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in his representation of clients accused of committing crimes.

JOHN ROBINSON

Criminal Law Attorney

Martin Miller has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law since 1993. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment that Martin has enjoyed is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Martin has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in criminal law cases.

MARTIN MILLER

Criminal Law Attorney

A fifth-generation North Texan, Patrick McCarty grew up in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. After graduating with honors from the University of Houston, and two years of graduate study at the University of York, England, he moved to Oregon and worked in a variety of fields before settling on law as his career path.

PATRICK MCCARTY

Family & Criminal Law Attorney

Veronica is a bilingual Immigration Attorney located in the Dallas office. She was admitted to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court in 2014.

VERONICA W. MONTEMAYOR

Immigration Attorney

Michael R. Cramer's practice includes extensive experience in business law, civil and commercial litigation, employment law, corporate law, construction law, real estate, civil defense and estate planning.
George “Toby” Wommack, III focuses his practice on Banking, Lending Transactions, Loan Production, Business Transactions, and Mergers/Acquisitions.
A Fort Worth, Texas native, Leslie attended the University of North Texas, where she studied Business Management, earned an “Outstanding Student” Award, and participate in the Professional Leadership Program. Leslie graduated Cum Laude in May 2000.

LESLIE BURGOYNE

Business & Civil Litigation Attorney

J.C. was admitted to the bar and to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in 1988.

J. C. BAILEY III

Probate, Wills & Business Law

Jennifer is very driven; which helps her be a strong and effective advocate for her clients. She believes in treating people who find themselves unable to work with dignity and respect while providing excellent representation and personal service.

JENNIFER SCHERF-COOK

Social Security Disability Benefits

Paul F. Wieneskie brings over three decades of practice experience to Bailey & Galyen, with a focus on civil appellate work, municipal law (representing cities or private citizens), economic development issues, and land use and planning.

PAUL F. WIENESKIE

Civil Appellate Attorney

Whitaker started at the ground level of the oil and gas business. After graduating from the University of Texas in 2001 and South Texas College of Law in 2004, Whitaker has been involved in every step of the industry.