Stephen C. Maxwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Bailey & Galyen
 | 1300 Summit Avenue, Suite 650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-276-6000
Fax: 817-719-9484
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2011, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    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 2018 and a Texas Super Lawyer for the years 2004-2011 and 2014-2019. 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
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2011, 2014 - 2020

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    About Stephen Maxwell

    Admitted: 1975, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.galyen.com/Meet-Our-Attorneys/Stephen-C-Maxwell.s...

    Honors/Awards:

    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Tarrant County Democratic Party, Chairman, 2008 - Present 
    • 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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Chairman, Tarrant County Democratic Party, 2008

    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 
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    Office Location for Stephen C. Maxwell

    1300 Summit Avenue
    Suite 650
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Phone: 817-276-6000

    Fax: 817-719-9484

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    Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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