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Teri A. Walter

Founder and Managing Partner

Professional Experience

Ms. Teri A. Walter is a board certified civil trial lawyer with a practical, business-oriented approach to handling cases. Her practice focuses on business litigation matters, including contracts, leases, construction, real estate, collections and deceptive trade practices cases. Her experience includes major personal injury and medical malpractice cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, giving her valuable insight into both sides of case dynamics.

Prior to forming Walter Law Firm, P.C., (formerly Walter, Burdzinski, & Company) in January 1997, Ms. Walter was an associate with Whittington, Pfeiffer, & Vacek in Houston (1991-1996), Baker, Brown, Sharman & Parker in Houston (1989-1990) and Smith, Wright & Weed also in Houston (1986-1989). She worked in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.

In addition to an active trial practice, Ms. Walter has prevailed in four reported appeals: Johnson v. McClintock, 202 S.W.3d 821, (Tex.App.–Corpus Christi, 2006, no writ), Estate of Leroy Gorski v. Welch, 993 S.W.2d 298 (Tex. App. –San Antonio 1999, writ denied); Riddick v. Quail Harbor Condominium Assoc. Inc., 7 S.W.3d 663 (Tex. App. — Houston, [14th Dist.] 1999, no writ); and Palla v. McDonald, 877 S.W.2d 472, (Tex. App. –Houston, [1st Dist. ] 1994, no writ).

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Practice Areas

  • Contracts & Leases
  • Construction
  • Real Estate & Title Disputes
  • Collections
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Fraud
  • Other Cases

Education

  • Law School (1988):
    Juris Doctor from University of Houston
    Graduated top 25% of class while working full-time as a paralegal during both courses of study
  • Undergraduate (1985):
    Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Houston in Economics
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Licensing, Bar Admittance & Certifications

  • Texas Board Certified- Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, (2006)
  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Southern (1989) and Western Districts of Texas (2011)
  • Real Estate Broker License, Texas Real Estate Commission (1995)
  • State Bar Admittance (1998)

Memberships

  • Member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), serving as president from June 2015 to May 2016.
  • Experience Panels for Civil Trial and Bankruptcy with the Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • College of the State Bar
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys

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