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Bill Forteith

Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Energy, Oil & Gas Law...
  • Texas
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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. Yet trial work, such as automobile accidents and premises liability cases, excite him just as much as the more unusual cases. He believes that every client deserves the same passionate representation regardless of the nature or size of the case. Not only as Mr. Forteith been successful in trial court, he has distinguished himself in Texas appellate courts including appearances before the Texas Supreme Court, the highest court in the state. In Robinson v. Reliable Insurance Company, Findlay v. Cave and City of Grapevine v. Roberts he argued his clients’ cases before the highest court in the state, the Supreme Court of Texas, and legal precedent was made. Recently Mr. Forteith was successful in getting the Dallas Court of Appeals to entirely reverse a trial court decision allowing his client to obtain a fair result in his slip and fall case. This case was the first complete reversal of a premises liability case in the Dallas Court of Appeals in decades. With the Supreme Court denying review, he has made law that benefits Texans. Mr. Forteith was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1974 and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Northern District in the State of Texas. A lifelong resident of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area he received his Bachelor’s degree (Government & History double major) from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1971. In December, 1973 Mr. Forteith earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Social Security Disability
  • Insurance Claims
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip & Fall
  • Premises Liability
  • 18-Wheeler Accident
  • Truck Accident
  • Auto Accident
  • Car Accident
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D.
Austin College
B.A.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 07267500
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