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

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

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

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