Stephen C. Maxwell

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
Stephen C. Maxwell
Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1975

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2011, 2014 - 2023

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law

1300 Summit Avenue
Ste. 650
Fort Worth, TX 76102 Visit website


Steve Maxwell is a managing partner with the firm Bailey & Galyen. He has practiced law in Tarrant County, Texas, for over 40 years, primarily focusing on personal injury trial law with an emphasis on truck-wreck litigation. Since 1984, Steve has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification is a mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment attained by fewer than 8% of Texas attorneys. It indicates that Steve has substantial experience and proven competence in personal injury cases.

Steve has been recognized as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Attorneys from 2003 through 2021 and a Texas Super Lawyer for the years 2004-2011 and 2014-2022. In 2012, he was presented with the Professionalism Award by the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Steve’s trial practice has included over 100 jury trials, including Consumer and Deceptive Trade Practices Act cases, medical malpractice cases, and commercial litigation. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Steve also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas and the District of New Mexico, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Steve has served as a mediator for more than 30 years and successfully mediated over 500 cases. He previously served as a board member and vice president of Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County (now DRS of North Texas).

As an undergraduate, Steve attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972. For his legal education, Steve attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the International Law Journal before receiving his Juris Doctor in 1975. Steve is a past president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association. He also has served as an elected director of the State Bar of Texas. Steve was Chairman of the Tarrant County Democratic Party for five years and has served as a delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1975, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Tarrant County Democratic Party, Chairman, 2008 - 2013
  • District 7 Grievance Committee, 1996 - 1999
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce , Director, 1976 - 1979
  • Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce , President, 1979 - 1980
  • Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Service , Director, 1995 - 1998
  • Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Service , Vice President, 1999 - 2001
  • Tarrant County Settlement Week, Chairman, 1989 - 2003
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers , Director, 1984 - 1989
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1989 - 2002
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers , President, 1989 - 1990
  • Tarrant County Bar Association , Director, 1994 - 1996
  • State Bar of Texas, Elected Director, 2001 - 2004
  • Tarrant County Bar Association , Secretary/Treasurer, 1996 - 1997
  • Tarrant County Bar Association , Vice President , 1997 - 1998
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, President Elect , 1998 - 1999
  • Tarrant County Bar Association , President, 1999 - 2000
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers, 1980 - Present
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991 
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
  • Texas, 1975
  • 1999-2000 President, Tarrant County Bar Association 2001-2004 Director, State Bar of Texas 1989-1990 President, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Delta Theta Phi 
  • Charter Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation 
  • A/V RATED by Martindale-Hubbell , 1995 - 2017
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2012
  • Who's Who in Texas, 1990
  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1980
  • Recognized as a "Fort Worth Texas Top Attorney," by Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2003 - 2017
  • Who's Who, Fort Worth Business Press , 2001
  • Recognized as "Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004 - 2017
  • Recognized as "Attorney of Excellence" by Fort Worth Business Press, 2003 - 2005
  • given each year to a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association for best exemplifying the professional and ethical standards of the legal profession, Professionalism Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2012
  • Professionalism Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2012
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. - 1975, Honors: Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, Honors: International Law Journal Staff 
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.A. - 1972, Honors: Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Honors: Officer, Student Association 
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984 
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Chairman, Tarrant County Democratic Party, 2008

Office location for Stephen C. Maxwell

1300 Summit Avenue
Ste. 650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-405-4552


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2011, 2014 - 2023

Additional sources of information about Stephen C. Maxwell

Attorney resources for Stephen C. Maxwell

Page Generated: 0.37907600402832 sec