Walter Lynch loves a challenge. His years of trial work have earned him a reputation as a “rapid accelerator” who is ready to go when a client faces a difficult case or tough venue.

His work as a management consultant prior to law school is one of the reasons he is able to dive in, understand complicated matters quickly and effectively identify issues, arguments and opportunities for his clients.

In a time when trial experience is increasingly rare, Walter’s clients rely on him when trials are imminent, knowing he will be well-suited to the challenge. He thrives in the courtroom, relishing the interesting and engaging work, and his competitive nature often translates to successful outcomes for his clients.

His trial experience includes a wide range of matters such as intellectual property, medical issues, personal injury and complex commercial litigation. Walter’s trial work has taken him to courtrooms throughout Texas and across the country, from California to Massachusetts.

Walter’s clients call upon him because they appreciate that he is extraordinarily prepared and takes pride in his work, working diligently on their behalf, not just to solve problems, but to add value.

When not striving to win his next trial or otherwise solve his clients’ problems, Walter serves as a husband, father of two, former Bellaire Little League president, and usher at his church.

EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., May 2004
Honors and Activities: Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Houston

Law Review; The Order of Barristers

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, M.B.A., May 1998
Graduated with Honors

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, B.A., May 1993

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Trade Secrets: Counsel for Encore Chemical Solutions prosecuting its trade secret and unfair trade practices act claims against Pinnacle and individuals arising from defendants operating a competing oilfield specialty chemical supply company.  Settled favorably within seven months of filing.

Premises Liability: Trial counsel for Marathon Petroleum Company, L.P. defending premises liability action related to Marathon’s Louisiana refinery. Settled under favorable terms prior to trial.

Product Liability: Trial counsel for Union Carbide Corporation in products liability action related to claimed asbestos exposure in the oil fields near Bakersfield. Settled favorably during second week of trial.

Premises Liability: Trial counsel for BASF Corporation in premises liability death case related to its Freeport, Texas plant seeking $21 million in compensatory along with punitive damages. Following a three-week jury trial, BASF earned a defense verdict.

Product Liability: Trial counsel for Union Carbide Corporation in products liability mesothelioma case, which resulted in a defense verdict after three weeks in front of a jury.

Product Liability: Trial counsel for Union Carbide Corporation in products liability lung cancer case, which resulted in a jury reaching a defense verdict after two weeks of trial.

PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES

Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Texas Chapter Editor, January 2015, ‘16, and ’17.

Limits on Sponsor Liability in Clinical Investigations, Drug, Device & Biotech IADC Newsletter, June 2006.

HONORS & AWARDS

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2007 – 2009, 2014.

Testified in front of the Texas House of Representatives Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee related to proposed changes to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 95. March 28, 2017.

COURT ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Texas, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

State Bar of California, United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California

State Bar of Louisiana

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Houston Bar Association