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Robert M. Hailey

Rob Hailey has extensive experience litigating a broad range of commercial and real estate disputes, and currently represents clients in business, nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage litigation in both state and federal courts. For the last six years, Mr. Hailey has served as lead outside counsel for a number of nursing home, assisted living, and long-term care facilities located in Texas. Mr. Hailey has first-chair experience in all phases of litigation, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals. He has tried more than ten cases to verdict, and is also known for finding creative solutions to client problems outside of the courtroom.

Before joining Russell & Wright in January of 2011, Mr. Hailey was a shareholder in the commercial litigation section of a large Texas law firm and co-chair of that firm’s pro bono committee. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Young Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and Pepperdine University Law Associates. Mr. Hailey also serves his community and is on the board of Readers 2 Leaders, a non-profit reading advocacy organization serving the West Dallas community. Mr. Hailey was selected to the 2012 and 2013 Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service.

An avid runner, Mr. Hailey regularly competes in marathons and road races across the United States. He has run marathons in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C. and recently placed fourth overall in his hometown race, the GE Irving Marathon. Mr. Hailey and his wife live in Las Colinas with their four children. They are members of Watermark Community Church.


Representative Cases

Simon v. Cypresswood SNF Operations, LLC, 2015 WL 6549896 (Tex.App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2015).

Citi-Talent, Ltd. v. Yang, 2013 WL 12123518 (N.D. Tex. 2013).

Caterpillar Financial Services v. Lewis, 2011 WL 665407 (N.D.Tex. 2011).

GE Business Financial Services, Inc. v. Sundance Resources, Inc., 2009 WL 1449052 (N.D. Tex. 2009).

Carthage SNF, LP v. Adams, 2008 WL 222680 (Tex.App.-Texarkana 2008, no pet.)


State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Young Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Pepperdine University Law Associations
Readers 2 Leaders



J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2000, Cum Laude
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1997, Summa Cum Laude

Admissions & Honors

State Bar Admissions


Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas


Texas Rising Star, 2012 & 2013, by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service