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

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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

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

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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

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

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

R. KEITH SPENCER

Executive Vice President

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Gene Leposki is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law.

GENE LEPOSKI

Managing Attorney, Family Law

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

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

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

Cody Jordan was born and raised in Texas. Cody lived in the same Saginaw area home from his birth until the time he graduated from Boswell High School and went off to college. He attended the University of North Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. Cody worked in the field of television sales before moving forward with his desire to be an attorney.

CODY JORDAN

Family Law Attorney

Jennifer is very driven; which helps her be a strong and effective advocate for her clients. She believes in treating people who are dealing with difficult situations as well as happy events such as adoptions and pre-nups with dignity, compassion and respect while providing excellent representation and personal service.

JENNIFER SCHERF

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. Kennedy is a native Houstonian with more than 13 years of trial and appellate experience. He built a practice that focused on family, criminal, personal injury and probate law. He has tried over 50 cases, both criminal and civil, to a jury. Mr. Kennedy believes that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions because everyone’s legal issue is unique and personal. He provides vigorous representation for his clients with an eye toward finding creative solutions to complex problems. Mr. Kennedy has experience representing clients in Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties. Mr. Kennedy was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2005 and is licensed to practice in all state courts.

PAUL KENNEDY

Family Law Attorney

Brittney Bramlett is a family law attorney in the Dallas office of Bailey & Galyen. She represents clients in all areas of family law, with particular emphasis in the areas of divorce litigation, suits affecting parent-child relationship, and modifications.

BRITTNEY BRAMLETT

Family Law Attorney

Ms. Sanchez received her Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated cum laude in 1985. From there, she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1989.

TERESA SANCHEZ

Family Law Attorney

Melissa Mozingo is a graduate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She has practiced family law since 2004. As an attorney, Melissa brings a compassionate and diligent approach to her clients. When a settlement cannot be reached, she takes the battle to the courtroom. She is passionate about defending her clients’ interests in every case and enjoys the challenges that come with difficult cases. She takes pride in helping clients get through one of the most difficult times of their lives.

MELISSA S. MOZINGO

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

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Patricia Barbee is a graduate of the St. Mary’s School of Law and has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law. She has represented hundreds of clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and in the immigration courts, and takes seriously her responsibility to clients and their families. Ms. Barbee is a South Texas native who grew up in McAllen, in the Rio Grande Valley, and is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

PATRICIA A. BARBEE

Managing Immigration Attorney

Mr. Martinez is a proud Aggie attorney practicing immigration law at Bailey & Galyen. Mr. Martinez has represented clients from all over the world through their immigration process. As a native of South Texas, Mr. Martinez understands the complexity of navigating through the immigration system, be it inside the United States, or in clients’ own countries.

ANDRÉS E. MARTÍNEZ

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.
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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

Ian helps claimants obtain the social security benefits they rightfully deserve and secures the money and medical treatment they need to move on from what can be the most difficult period of their lives. A zealous advocate for his clients, Ian believes in treating his clients with the utmost dignity and respect.

IAN CROALL

Social Security Disability

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When life gets difficult, it’s always comforting to have someone in your corner fighting with you and not against you. My name is Tenia Ouellette and my passion has always been helping people. I am an Associate Attorney for the Workers’ Compensation and Social Security department at Bailey & Galyen. Originally from Detroit, MI, I grew up in Waco, TX and graduated from the University of North Texas before attending University of Missouri for law school. During law school I was a Student Ambassador, a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Criminal Law Association, and also made time to volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). I was also a student associate for Bloomberg law, an online legal research database. Right out of law school I practiced in criminal and family law. It wasn’t until my mother injured herself at work and I saw her frustration with the process that I decided to pursue a career change and began working at Bailey & Galyen. Working in Workers’ Compensation has allowed me to help our clients establish a treating doctor, receive benefits and obtain medical treatment for their injuries. In Social Security, I have helped our clients apply for social security disability, social security income and receive benefits. In both departments we are there by your side until the end. In my free time, I like to shop for antiques, rummage through garage sales and go to the farmers market. I also enjoy date night with my husband and trivia night with our friends. My favorite charity is the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and I hope to one day adopt a dog or two of my own.

TENIA OUELLETTE

Social Security

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

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Mr. Jordan was admitted to the bar in Oklahoma in 1971 and to the Texas Bar in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1965, his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1971 and his Masters in Tax Law from Southern Methodist University in 1979.

DAVID JORDAN

Taxation Law