John R. Walker is a Partner in Kelley Kronenberg'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.
All Texas Courts;
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit;
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
United States Court of International Trade.
Bachelor of Arts - Baylor University 1985
Doctor of Jurisprudence - South Texas College of Law 1989
Professional Associations & Memberships
Texas Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Honors and Awards
South Texas Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award.
Areas of Practice
- Labor & Employment Law
- Maritime Law
- Personal Injury
- Worker’s Compensation
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