Cole Schotz P.C.



James W. Walker
Texas Office
901 Main Street, Suite 4120, Dallas, TX 75202
T: 469-557-9391 / C: 972-400-2720 / F: 469-533-0361
Legal Practice Assistant: Adrienne Hickey
T: 469-557-9393


James W. Walker enjoys substantial experience in the trial and appeal of complex commercial disputes for Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and individuals requiring dedicated legal counsel. James’s recent professional recognition includes his selection as a “Fortune 500 Go To Law Firm" by Fortune Magazine for eight consecutive years. James has continuously enjoyed a “Preeminent” A/V Martindale rating since 1995 and Thomson Reuters recently designated him as a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation. See Award Methodology.

James has been previously recognized for his ability to connect with juries and to communicate complex facts and concepts in a manner that gets results for his clients. His trial and appellate experience extends to include litigation of complex disputes across the country in areas of law governing commercial contract and business torts, intellectual property, energy and electric utilities, municipalities, executive and professional liability and commercial insurance and reinsurance claims. He is a participating member of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.

James is also active in his community. He is currently a member of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council, Dallas/Ft. Worth. James is also a Sustaining Life Fellow in the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. James has previously served two terms as a member of the Coppell Economic Development Committee and as President of the Coppell Economic Development Foundation. He has previously served as President and Immediate Past President of the Austin College "L" Association.

In recent years, James served two terms as President of the Coppell ISD Education Foundation and as a member of the 2009 City of Coppell Bond Advisory Committee. For more than two decades, he has served in a variety of capacities on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science. James was selected by the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce in 1992 to participate in the Leadership Dallas program and was honored in 1998 as one of "Forty Under Forty" by the Dallas Business Journal. He was also a Charter Member and Barrister of the Justice Patrick Higginbotham Dallas Inn of Court and an Honorary Barrister in the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn in London, England.


Southern Methodist University, 1985Austin College, 1982

Bar & Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 1985U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit U.S. Court of International TradeU.S. District Court, Northern District of TexasU.S. District Court, Southern District of TexasU.S. District Court, Eastern District of TexasU.S. District Court, Western District of TexasU.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida



Annual law symposium investigates ethics and Advocacy in litigation

As published in: North Texas e-News February 13, 2020

New Jersey Firm Latest Sued by Houston Litigation Funder Over Unpaid Loans

As published in: Texas Lawyer November 20, 2019

Lawmakers Want To Rein In Texas' Broad Anti-SLAPP Law

As published in: Law360 April 23, 2019

Dallas office boosted at Cole Schotz

As published in: IPPro Magazine April 10, 2019

Cole Schotz Beefs Up in Dallas with IP Group

As published in: Texas Lawyer April 10, 2019

Cole Schotz Grows IP Team in Dallas As Firms Keep Eyeing Texas

As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business April 10, 2019

Jim Walker talked to the Coppell Gazette about the annual Beast Feast, a community event and fundraiser he helped create

As published in: Coppell Gazette February 15, 2017

Coppell's 'Beast Feast' raises more than $60,000

As published in: CoppellGazette May 19, 2015



Out-of-State Deposition and Discovery in Texas

Today’s General Counsel Spring 2019 Issue

James W. Walker and Ian R. Phillips
2014 Year in Review: Litigation

Texas Lawyer December 15, 2014

James W. Walker
Mediation Strategies and Considerations

Today's General Counsel October 2014

James W. Walker

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