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Daniel R. Bacalis

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Attorney Daniel Bacalis has gained a positive reputation and recognition as a leader in family law matters. For nearly 40 years, he has focused on helping Texas clients address issues related to divorce, child custody, and other family-related matters. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. In the years since, he has gained significant experience litigating multiple types of family law cases, and his strong knowledge of the law ensures that clients are fully prepared to address their legal issues.

Daniel Bacalis has received board certification in the field of family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is an honor that is only granted to a small percentage of attorneys in the state of Texas. Before they can be board certified, attorneys must receive peer review from others in their field, and they must complete extensive testing to demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the applicable areas of the law. A significant amount of practical experience is required, and an attorney must have tried multiple family law cases and presented arguments to judges and juries. Board certification shows that a lawyer has the understanding of legal issues and experience representing clients to ensure that they can provide high quality services to those who need legal help.

Dan's board certification is a demonstration that he can help resolve disputes or legal issues that may affect family members, and he is prepared to litigate matters in court when necessary. Divorce and family law cases can involve multiple types of emotional and financial issues, and they can be stressful for everyone who is involved. Divorcing spouses, parents involved in child custody proceedings, or other family members who need to settle legal issues need an experienced advocate who can guide them through the legal process and advocate for their rights and interests. Dan Bacalis works to resolve disputes successfully while avoiding or defusing conflict whenever possible.

Family members who work with Dan can benefit from his talent for making legal issues as simple as possible. He works to negotiate settlements that will allow his clients to achieve positive results while saving time and money and reducing the emotional strain of the legal process. However, if negotiations fail or if disputes cannot be resolved peacefully, he is always prepared to enter the courtroom, argue on behalf of his clients, and help them achieve a fair and equitable outcome to their case.

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Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Political Science, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law
  • Elite Lawyer, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2022

Associations & Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, 1984
  • Board Certification, Family Law, 1994
  • Galveston Bar Association, 2012

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