I always give clients an honest dose of reality about the legal landscape – how a judge or jury will likely view the facts, the options for resolving the dispute both in and out of the courtroom and the estimated costs associated with each alternative. Once a client’s expectations are at the right level and we agree on a strategy, then I begin the plan of action. I focus on strategically outworking our opponent in every way until we reach the best outcome possible.
Leader of the Real Estate Litigation Practice Group, Daryl Bailey has extensive experience in resolving complex commercial disputes with incredibly challenging issues, multiple parties and substantial dollars at stake. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size business owners, entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses primarily in the real estate, construction and steel industries, including developers, general contractors, subcontractors, landlords, tenants, steel mills, steel distributors, title insurance companies and their insureds.
Clients rely on Daryl to find the best path for achieving their goals in litigation all over the country involving numerous issues, everything from breach of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, design and construction defects and liens to fraud, DTPA claims, eminent domain, condemnation and valuation, accounting and financial disputes.
Daryl’s practice also extends well beyond the real estate and construction sectors, which gives him the flexibility to help a diverse group of clients solve demanding problems regardless of the industry or subject matter. He represents clients as plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation involving a variety of issues, including non-competes and other employment agreements, trade secrets, business torts, UCC matters, breach of warranty, indemnity, duty to defend, insurance coverage, plus many more.
Complex disputes often continue after a trial court ruling, verdict or judgment, and Daryl is highly experienced in arguing issues on appeal to fully protect his clients’ interests. He has handled numerous state and federal appeals resulting in seven published opinions to date, including a case before the Supreme Court of Texas that was ranked by Texas Lawyer in its annual top 50 list of significant Texas cases.
While his practice is largely focused on U.S. domestic matters, Daryl is committed to serving clients’ legal needs as part of a network of more than 2600 lawyers globally, where he helps clients gain the best position for realizing their domestic and international business opportunities. As a leader of that organization, Daryl served as Chair of the Governing Board of Directors of Lexwork Americas, a strategic alliance of more than 20 mid-sized law firms throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central and South America. Lexwork Americas is affiliated with Lexwork International, with member law firms in more than 36 countries worldwide. Daryl currently serves on the International Coordinating Committee of Lexwork International.