FORT WORTH, TEXAS – APRIL 27, 2018 – 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.

Mr. Bridge is excited to contribute his talents to Bailey & Galyen. He intends to concentrate his efforts on improving efficiencies and exploring opportunities for the firm to grow. He also plans to increase the involvement of the firm and its attorneys in local community activities and other marketing endeavors. Long a rising star in the Texas legal community, Mr. Bridge’s experience and proven track record are a perfect fit for the responsibilities and demands required of the Chief Operating Officer at Bailey & Galyen.

Mr. Bridge is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, and has been practicing personal injury law for two decades. During that time, he has settled cases totaling in excess of $50 million in net fees settled. He is also a certified mediator. He and his wife, Lori, have lived in Fort Worth since 1990.

With more than 40 attorneys, Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest consumer law practices in Texas. The firm has neighborhood offices throughout Texas, including Bedford, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Weatherford, and Houston, as well as an office in San Francisco, California. The firm’s areas of practice include criminal defense, family law, immigration, and personal injury. Further information about Bailey & Galyen can be found at thetexasattorney.com.

James Bridge

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Introducing our New Wills & Probate Attorney Judge Lin C. “Lin” Morrisett

Estate PlanningBailey and Galyen is pleased to announce that Lin C. “Lin” Morrisett has joined the firm, and will be working out of our Fort Worth – Summit office. His practice will focus primarily on Probate, Guardianship, and Estate planning. Lin is also a trained mediator who has settled more than 93% of the cases which he has acted as Mediator.

Lin is a former military brat who, though having lived in over 30 cities in 7 different states, has hung his hat in Texas for some 40 years. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985, and worked for 8 years as a Systems Engineer, and Systems Analyst, before graduating from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Lin served as an Associate Judge of Tarrant County Probate Court No. 2 for more than 13 years. In addition to his legal practice, he has served as a briefing attorney for two Justices at the Second Court of Appeals, has spoken extensively on probate issue, and has taught Appellate Brief Writing as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Welcome, Lin!

Introducing our New Board Certified Family Law Attorney Duana Boswell-Loechel

Family Law
Attorney Duana Boswell-Loechel

Duana Boswell-Loechel grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and moved to League City, Texas her junior year of high school where she attended and graduated from Clear Creek High School. Duana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M Galveston and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston Clear Lake. After earning her BA, Duana took time off from school to start a family. When her twin daughters were a year old, she entered South Texas College of Law- Houston, where she earned her JD in 2004. She started her own firm, Loechel Law Firm, PLLC in 2005, where her practice focused on Probate, Family Law and Criminal defense. Duana is also a certified mediator in civil, probate, family and CPS cases. After closing her firm in 2009 due to Hurricane Ike, she worked for Lone Star Legal Aid until June, 2017. She was the Director of Litigation for family and probate for Legal Aid, but also represented clients in bankruptcy, Hague matters, landlord-tenant, public and subsidized housing, credit card defense, social security and public benefits, foreclosures, and appeals. Duana received a resolution from the Texas State Bar for Pro bono work in 2009 and in 2015, Duana obtained her board certification in Family Law and was voted one of Houstonia Magazines top 100 lawyers.

Dana Spoonemore is Celebrating 24 Years at Bailey & Galyen

DWIDana Spoonemore came to Bailey & Galyen when she was just a kid. This month Dana is celebrating 24 years at Bailey & Galyen as a paralegal in our Bankruptcy Department. Her smile and professionalism is always there. We have watched her kids grow up and graduate from college. She is an exercise fanatic, even entering marathons. We are very proud to have Dana as part of the Bailey & Galyen Team. Thank you Dana for all you have done for the Firm.