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.
EducationSouthern Methodist University, 1985Austin College, 1982
Bar & Court AdmissionsState 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
As published in: North Texas e-News February 13, 2020
Cole Schotz served as counsel to the Creditors' Committee in Think Finance, LLC, in the Northern District of Texas
November 25, 2019
As published in: Texas Lawyer November 20, 2019
Cole Schotz P.C. secured a major victory for their clients Acius Group, LP and Survivor Outreach Services, LLC
September 13, 2019
July 18, 2019
As published in: Law360 April 23, 2019
Dallas office boosted at Cole Schotz
As published in: IPPro Magazine April 10, 2019
As published in: Texas Lawyer April 10, 2019
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
As published in: Law360 April 21, 2016
Cole Schotz represented our client Ankura Consulting Group in closing on a strategic growth commitment of $100 million from Madison Dearborn
March 3, 2016
January 19, 2016
James Walker was quoted in an article titled, "Federal Judge Overturns $25M Verdict Because of 'Worst Conduct Ever'"
As published in: Texas Lawyer May 19, 2015
Coppell's 'Beast Feast' raises more than $60,000
As published in: CoppellGazette May 19, 2015
May 18, 2015
James Walker was quoted in the article titled, "Metal Recycler Hit with Sanction After Long Battle with Oncor"
As published in: The Texas Law Book April 22, 2015
James Walker was quoted in an article titled, "A 2-Cent Overcharge Leads to $1.5M Judgment for Oncor"
As published in: Dallas Business Journal April 10, 2015
Depositions at a Distance – The Process and Perils of Remote Depositions Live Webcast CLE PresentationAttorneys Speaking: James W. Walker and Michael C. KlauderFebruary 18, 2021
Getting Ready for Trial: When Do You Start & What Do You Do?: CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorney Speaking: James W. WalkerJune 15, 2017
Today’s General Counsel Spring 2019 IssueJames W. Walker and Ian R. Phillips