THE OFFICIAL LAW FIRM OF THE TEXAS RANGERS
The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest “consumer law firms” in the state of Texas with over 50 attorneys and 25 offices throughout Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico. The Firm was originally established in 1982 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kern Lewis joined Bailey & Galyen in 2020, bringing extensive experience in brain injury cases. He understands the devastating impact that a brain injury can have on someone’s life, and he has dedicated his career to fighting against the negligence of others.
Mr. Pierret attended the University of Dallas on full academic scholarship, obtaining a degree in Philosophy, and went straight to law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. His first job as an attorney brought him to Fort Worth as a briefing attorney for Justices Clyde Ashworth and David Farris on the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, and he has remained in Tarrant County for the past 35 years.
Michael Galyen has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and as a litigation attorney in our Fort Worth office. Michael is the son of firm founder Phillip Galyen. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.
Benton Gann is not your typical personal injury attorney. Mr. Gann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Arkansas Tech University, a Master of Science in Forest Resources from University of Arkansas at Monticello, and a Juris Doctorate from UALR Bowen School of Law. Before becoming a personal injury attorney, […]
Please meet Tracy Johnson Personal Injury Attorney Dallas. Tracy Johnson is a trial lawyer with over 250 jury trials to verdict. He has represented individuals, corporations, government entities, and small business associations in his 30+ year career in matters in Texas, Louisiana, California, New York, New Jersey, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and even in the Royal […]
Greg Gallagher is part of Bailey & Galyen’s Catastrophic Injury Litigation Team and practices out of the firm’s Fort Worth office. Greg is a graduate of the University of North Texas where, upon graduation, he worked for Fidelity Investments and T.D. Ameritrade as a licensed stockbroker and Series 24 Registered Principal for eight years. It […]
Tyler Baker graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2019, where here earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication with an emphasis in pre-law. While in college, Tyler worked for the United States Congress, was elected Student Body President, and served as a University Ambassador. He then attended […]
Clint Lee, an attorney and Vice President of Operations at Bailey & Galyen, brings a wealth of legal know-how to his role. Licensed to practice law in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Montana, and Ohio. Mr. Lee went to the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. He has been admitted to […]
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.
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.
Genine Ware, a native of Kansas, is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Ms. Ware is a versatile litigator with a background in multiple areas of law. Her primary focus now is family law. Ms. Ware helps clients solve their most challenging legal problems. Believing that client engagement is central to […]
I am a native of Chicago, Illinois, and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and speech communication from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, spending one semester studying abroad in London and traveling all over Europe. Following that, I earned my Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. I moved to […]
Anna Nika was admitted to the Texas Bar in May, 2005, after graduating from the Baylor University School of Law. She attended Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history. For more than 18 years, Anna Nika has protected the rights of women and men in family law and […]
Attorney Lori Shannon focuses her practice on family law, representing clients out of the Bailey & Galyen offices in Bedford, Texas. Originally from Sweetwater, Texas, Lori graduated for Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, earning her bachelors degree in advertising. She then worked in television and radio before returning to school, completing her juris doctor at […]
Jessica Lesser, is a highly experienced trial attorney with over 25 years in the legal field. Initially focusing on consumer protection within the financial services and technology sectors, she earned board certification in consumer and commercial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As a former state bar section chair and sought-after speaker, Jessica’s […]
Born and raised in the DFW area, Michael A. Livens is a legal professional with a passion for making a positive impact on people’s lives. His academic journey led him to the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned both his finance undergraduate degree and MBA, laying a solid foundation for his future endeavors. Determined to further his […]
LaQuisha Batson focuses her practice on family law, representing clients out of the Bailey & Galyen offices in Dallas, Texas. She attended Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in both Ethnic and Africana Studies. LaQuisha received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She […]
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.
Jonathan represents employers in labor and labor relations matters and can do so nationwide. He has a background which provides him with unique insight into matters under both the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and matters governing the airline and railroad industries (Railway Labor Act). Jonathan worked for the National Labor Relations Board for more […]
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.
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.
Yvonne Koopman is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. She was admitted to the Texas bar in 1989 and has been practicing immigration and citizenship law for 25 years. She enables small family-owned businesses, medium-sized companies and global corporations to hire and retain the skilled and talented employees they need to make […]
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.
Olyn Poole is a civil litigation attorney who has 20 years of experience in state and federal court. His experience includes business litigation, business formation, fiduciary litigation, banking, debt collection, construction and lien matters, landlord-tenant matters, insurance, real estate, and probate.
Ted Machi grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with honors from the School of Business. In 1977, he graduated from Marquette University Law School and is still licensed to practice law in the state of Wisconsin. He quickly decided that DFW was the place he wanted to practice law. During undergraduate school and law school, he earned a living as the entertainment director of a nightclub, booking national musical groups including, blues, rock and roll, and jazz greats. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the Eastern Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Texas in 1978.
Ted Machi has been Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy since 1996. He has also been licensed to practice before The United States Supreme Court since 1979. He married in 1983 after chasing his wife for three years around the world. They are very proud of the accomplishments of their three beautiful daughters. He takes a personal interest in all the clients his firm represents and promises to do the very best for each and every one of them. Many clients he has represented on several occasions. He is particularly proud of representing many generations of clients from the same families.