Houstonia Magazine features Teri A. Walter as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, Litigation.
Teri A. Walter is named President of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.
The firm collected a judgment for approximately $526,000.00.
Clients lent money and invested in a purported limited partnership which owned a storage facility. Borrower defaulted on a series of Promissory notes (purportedly secured by the storage facility); Limited Partnership was found not to exist. Obtained summary judgment for more than $500,000.00, which included $200,000.00 in punitive damages.
Houstonia Magazine features Teri A. Walter as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, Litigation.
Houstonia Magazine features Teri A. Walter as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, Litigation.
Walter Law Firm, P.C. expands to a new, larger space located at:
1111 North Loop West, Suite 1115, Houston, TX 77008
Represented homeowner who had roof replaced. New roof leaked from the date of installation, but roofing company refused to replace or repair, despite an 8 year warranty, and the company’s own inspection confirmed the leak. Court awarded the full cost of replacement roof, plus interest, court costs and attorneys’ fees.
Represented widower who had inherited ½ interest in house from his deceased wife. The wife’s ex-husband sued for child support not previously awarded, attempting to acquire Widower’s interest in house. Court found that widower had a ½ interest in the property.
Represented landowner in suit by tenant alleging that landlord’s refusal to grant a substantial utility easement over landlord’s property, for the benefit of tenant’s adjoining property. After a three day trial, jury found in favor of landowner on all counts.
Ms. Walter resumes independent practice, continuing her work in commercial litigation and oil and gas title at 5177 Richmond, Suite 1250, Houston, Texas.
The 14th Court of Appeals Affirmed a Summary Judgment in favor of creditor client in a collections matter; Judgment was paid in full out of funds escrowed from sale of debtor’s property.
Ms. Walter is admitted to practice before the US District court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio division.
Ms. Walter merges her practice with Burleson, LLP, to build that firm’s litigation section, and assist with oil and gas title work.
Represented Bank in promissory note deficiency case with lender liability counterclaim in excess of $2M. Case settled on the third day of trial.
Represented ex-wife in claim by ex-husband of fraudulent lien. After a 3 day trial, the jury found that a notice of unpaid child support lien was not fraudulent for mentioning a property which ex-husband claimed was homestead.
Represented Defendant Church which had been convinced to sign a “contract” to provide lifetime pay to deceased pastor’s wife without receiving any consideration. After jury trial, case was settled for 10% of the amount demanded.
Ms. Walter receives Woman of Excellence Award from the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
Represented buyer of a new home that had significant plumbing problems. Builder agreed to buy the house back, then refused to close. After three day trial, jury unanimously found that builder had breached the settlement agreement, and had fraudulently induced buyer to settle, and awarded full value of settlement, plus attorneys fees and punitive damages. Total award of more than $375,000.00.
Ms. Walter accepts position as Treasurer of the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
Client’s neighbor sued, claiming Client’s house was constructed in the wrong location, encroaching on the neighbor’s property. Neighbor wanted the house moved 13 feet to the east, at an estimated cost of more than $100,000.00. After a one day trial, the court found in favor of Client.
Represented bank in suit by borrower claiming Deceptive Trade Practices as a result of truck repossession. The parties entered into an Agreed Judgment in favor of bank after investigation revealed that documents submitted in support of borrower’s claims were forged.
Teri A. Walter accepts position as President of the Association of Women Attorneys.
Plaintiff slipped and fell on an apartment stairway, breaking her elbow, and sought in excess of $660,000.00 in damages. After a three day jury trial, the court awarded a judgment in the amount of only $10,575.16 against the firm’s client, the apartment complex.
Teri A. Walter becomes Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Plaintiff made multiple contractual, theft, and deceptive trade practice violation claims against the firm’s client, a remodeling company, in connection with a contract to remediate mold and remodel Plaintiff’s house, seeking a total of $144,000.00 in damages. After a three day jury trial, the court found against Plaintiff and in favor of Client on all counts.
After a one day trial, the court awarded judgment in favor of the firm’s client, a software vendor, in the amount of $1,745.97, plus attorneys fees, for unpaid sales taxes.
Texas Court of Civil Appeals, 13th District, Affirms the judgment of the trial court in favor of the firm’s client, whose neighbor claimed to own a part of Client’s lot due to a fence which was not on the property line.
Texas Court of Civil Appeals, 13th District reverses and renders the decision of the trial court, resulting in the firm’s clients regaining ownership of property in Wharton County. Property had belonged to their grandmother, and was claimed by a stranger who received a deed from the grandmother’s Guardian, who deeded the property without court approval.
Teri A. Walter elected President Elect of the Association of Women Attorneys.
Represented Seller of real property in suit by developer/Buyer alleging that the property had been improperly platted, making it impossible to build the townhouses which had been designed for the site. After completion of discovery, case settled for 1% of the amount demanded.
Teri A. Walter elected Treasurer of the Association of Women Attorneys.
After a one day trial, the court awarded judgment in favor of the firm’s client, a construction company, the amount of $32,326.75 for unpaid construction costs.
Walter Law Firm, P.C. is Certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the Womens Business Enterprise Alliance.
After a 2-day jury trial, the court awards judgment in favor of the firm’s client. Client sought to regain possession of the property deeded to her, which her next-door neighbor claimed was hers due to a fence which was not placed on the property line.
Firm changes name to Walter Law Firm, P.C.
M. Edward Burdzinski resigns to accept position as General Counsel of Tradition Bank.
Ms. Walter accepts position as Treasurer of Business Networking International – Greenway Plaza Chapter.
Represented Defendant homebuilder against claims by a limited partner for breach of contract, fraud and negligence. After completion of discovery, Court awarded Summary Judgment in favor of homebuilder, and claimant surrendered her limited partnership interest in settlement of homebuilder’s counterclaim.
Ms. Walter receives Movers & Shakers Award from the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce.
The firms moves to new offices at Three Riverway, Suite 1800, Houston, Texas, to increase office space, amenities and client services.
Walter, Burdzinski, & Company, P.C. is incorporated; initial shareholders are Teri A. Walter and M. Edward Burdzinski.
Plaintiff sought damages of $50,000 due to a hand injury on a pipe threading machine. After a two day jury trial, the court finds that the firm’s client, Plaintiff’s employer, was not responsible for the injuries.
After a one day trial, the court awards a judgment of to the Plaintiffs in connection with injuries they sustained in a car accident with the firm’s client. Plaintiffs had sought a total of $130,000.00, but received $7,500.00
After a one day trial, the court finds that the firm’s client, an engineering company, was not negligent in connection with a structural engineering inspection for the Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs had sought damages of $46,000.00 for loss of value and estimated repair costs for their home.
Plaintiff had sought damages of $31,000.00 for injuries suffered during a robbery at an apartment complex. After a three day jury trial, the court finds that the firm’s client, the apartment complex, was not responsible for the injuries.
Plaintiffs sued a home inspector, along with the seller and real estate agent, alleging violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had represented the foundation to be a slab; the foundation was actually a pier & beam foundation, in which the sellers had filled the crawl space filled with concrete, and sought damages of $90,000.00. During the 2nd day of a jury trial, the court awards a directed verdict, finding no liability against the firm’s client, the home inspector.
The Court of Civil Appeals holds that the firm’s client, mother of a child whose father was deceased, should receive contractual child support from the deceased father’s estate, in compliance with a court order entered before the father’s death.
Walter, Burdzinski, & Company, L.L.P. begins serving clients from its offices at 3730 Kirby Suite 520, Houston, Texas, with partners Teri A. Walter and M. Edward Burdzinski.

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