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I am a native of Fort worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1972 before earning a Bachelor's in Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. I then attended St. Mary's University School of Law. After graduating and getting licensed in1979 I returned to Fort Worth where my father was a Family Ditrict Judge and began my legal career.

After being in private practice for 30 years I joined the firm of Bailey & Galyen as a Managing Attorney of the Fort Worth Office. I have committed my practice to Family Law


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    37 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Doug for a number of years now. I have even gone against him on a collections lawsuit. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table in several different fields of law. In addition he has an excellent rapport with a good number of the judges and opposing counsel. I consider him an effective advocate for his clients. I also consider him a friend. Doug has always demonstrated a great knowledge of the law, a strong moral compass, a pleasant demeanor, and he seems to know everyone in town. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Bailey & Galyen

1300 Summit Avenue
Suite 650
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certficate of ApprecitionTarrant County Family Law Bar Association2005
Certificate of Outstanding AchievementTarrant County Bar Association2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyBailey & Galyen2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Douglas Wm. Wright1984 - 2009
AssociateMcDonald Sanders, PC1981 - 1984
AssociateSimon, Peebles, Haskel, Gardner and Betty1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow1986 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2006
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident1984 - 1984
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1984 - 1986
Publication nameTitleDate
Paper prepared for CLE presentationWhat My Father, Judge Robert L. Wright Taught me About the Ethical Pratice of Law2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Texas System, AustinBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
monthly meetingLegal Ethics2014
Monthly meetingLegal Ethics2014