Location: Arlington , Texas
Ron Hendricks is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Arlington office. He is also responsible for new attorney training and development. He brings almost 40 years of legal expertise to the firm with a strong foundation in family law as well as a passion for mentoring and teaching new attorneys.
Ron became a Naval Flight Officer after college and served a combat tour of duty in Viet Nam where he was decorated with two Air Medals and the Navy Meritorious Unit Citation. The Navy taught him the value of team work and leadership principles The highlight of his Naval Reserve career was to command a JAGC Reserve Unit. He retired with the rank of Commander.
While serving in the Naval Reserves, he attended South Texas College of Law and was licensed to practice law in Texas. He began his law career working with Fortune 500 companies. However, this did not satisfy his desire to meet the real needs of people.
So, he began a private practice that eventually evolved into a family law practice. As part of his career path, he became an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General. There he distinguished himself as a tireless advocate for the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support. He was consistently the top producer of child support obligations in his Child Support Unit and was recognized for having success in collecting substantial amounts of unpaid child support for those to whom child support was owed.
Working now with Bailey & Galyen, Ron has been able to put to practical use all of his life and legal experience for the benefit of his clients. His approach to a case is to recognize that people come to an attorney with real, in-your-face problems and want relief. They are generally hurt, confused and distrustful of an alien system where property and children seem to be at risk. A future that was once filled with hope and promise is now in chaos. And on top of that, there is the realization that there is a death of a relationship.
“I see my clients as people in distress. They need help and guidance. I try to help clients understand the reality of the situation and to recognize that their case will have ups and downs. They need to know that there is an end in sight. They also need to know that my staff and I are the ones who are on their side. Knowing when to be a cheerleader, when to speak reality, when to lead and mentor, these are things that come from nearly 40 years of legal experience along with the life experience that comes with it. As a team we’ll get to the end of this journey. Knowing the law makes a good lawyer; knowing the law and knowing the client makes a good lawyer great. I work to be that great lawyer.”
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Military Family Law
- Texas, 1976
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988
- South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. – 1975
- University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA B.A. – 1968
- Naval Flight School Naval Flight Officer – 1969
- Naval Justice School Reserve JAGC Officer – 1981
Honors and Awards
- Speaker: Regional Assistant Attorney General Conference
- Speaker: Tarrant County Paralegal Association, 2011 – 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, Military Law Section
- Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association