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John R. Walker

John R. Walker

John R. Walker - Representing Employers and Insurance Carriers for 25 years
  • Insurance Defense, Maritime, Insurance Claims...
  • Texas
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JOHN R. WALKER is a Partner in SBSB's Houston office. For the past almost twenty-five years, it has been my privilege to represent insurance and employer interests focusing on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense, Maritime, and Admiralty suits in state and federal courts. John has published several legal articles in the Corporate Counsel Review, including: The Contingent Workforce in Texas - What Every Corporate Counsel Using Temporary, Contract, or Leased Employees Needs to Know (Corp. Counsel Rev. 2010). He is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Education courses for insurance carriers and regularly presents seminars on a wide variety of civil litigation matters. John obtained his undergraduate degree from Baylor University where he was Commodore of the Sailing Team. He earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he participated in South Texas Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Law - Juris Doctorate (1989)
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Honors: South Texas Law Review; The Order of the Lytae, American Jurisprudence Award - Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Activities: American Bar Association Representative - 1988-89.
Baylor University
B.A. / History and Philosophy
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Activities: Captain: Baylor University Sailing Team; President: Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association.
Professional Experience
Partner
Schouest Bamdas Soshea & Ben-Maier
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John R. Walker is a Partner in the firm’s Houston office, focusing his practice on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense, Maritime, and Admiralty suits in state and federal courts. John has published several legal articles in the Corporate Counsel Review, including: The Contingent Workforce in Texas - What Every Corporate Counsel Using Temporary, Contract, or Leased Employees Needs to Know (Corp. Counsel Rev. 2010). He is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Education courses for insurance carriers and regularly presents seminars on a wide variety of civil litigation matters. John obtained his undergraduate degree from Baylor University where he was Commodore of the Sailing Team. He earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he participated in South Texas Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Partner
Kelley Kronenberg
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Partner
Smith & Carr, PC
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Partner
Hays McConn Rice & Pickering
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In addition to representation of employers and insurance carriers in marine personal injury suits, Mr. Walker represented several Fortune 500 companies in over 3,000 personal injury lawsuits alleging asbestos and silica exposure.
Partner
Murphy & Walker, LLC
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In partnership with Michael Murphy, practicing marine personal injury defense.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Contingent Workforce in Texas - What Every Corporate Counsel Using Temporary, Contract or Leased Employees Needs to Know
Corporate Counsel Review
Spoliation of Evidence in Texas and the Corporate Records Retention Policy
Corporate Counsel Review
What Every Corporate Counsel Using Temporaries Needs to Know
Corporate Counsel Review
Certifications
Mediation Training
Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center
Professional Associations
Houston Mariner's Club
Member
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United States Court of International Trade
Pro Bono Representation
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Activities: Engage in pro bono representation in select cases assigned to the Court of International Trade, as a service to the Court of International Trade and select United States industries engaged in international trade.
Texas State Bar # 20712700
Member
- Current
Houston Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
U.S. District Court - Southern Dist. of Texas
United States Court of International Trade
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation available to business and insurance professionals.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For Employers and Insurance Carriers.
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime
  • Insurance Claims
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
SBSB Law- Houston Office
1001 McKinney
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 588-0446
Fax: (713) 574-2942
SBSB Law - Chicago Office
101 N. WACKER DRIVE
SUITE 2006
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Telephone: (312) 525-8074
SBSB Law - Boca Raton Office
750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD.
SUITE 130
BOCA RATON, FL 33487
USA
Telephone: (561) 990-1699