John R. Walker

1001 McKinney
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002, United States
Phone: 713-588-0446
Fax: 713-488-0556
Areas of Practice
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation

Practice/Organization Description

John R. Walker is a Partner in SBSB'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.

Bar Admissions

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

Houston Marine Arbitrator's Association

Houston Mariner's Club

Honors and Awards

Top Lawyer: Houstonia Magazine 2015.

South Texas College of Law: Law Review;

American Jurisprudence Award.

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