Wesley M. Walker

Wesley M. Walker

Associate

Houston Business Litigator - Wesley M. Walker

Wesley Walker’s practice focuses on both employment matters and construction litigation, in which he represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners in a variety of related disputes. Wesley has experience representing clients in non-compete and trade secret litigation, breach of contract disputes, wage-and-hour actions, and employment discrimination claims. He routinely advises clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws.

Prior to joining the firm, Wesley was an associate in a large, national law firm recognized in the area of insurance defense, where he was a member of the complex tort and general casualty practice group. While at his previous firm, Wesley frequently represented a national rideshare entity along with several construction and energy clients. Additionally, Wesley evaluated ERISA and non-ERISA disputes over disability, life and health coverage for the insurance industry and self-funded plans.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
    • Commercial
    • Construction
    • Employment

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth District

Representative Experience

  • Represented employers in construction and employment disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies
  • Advised private businesses regarding legal compliance with applicable law and workplace issues, policies and practices
  • Successfully negotiated removal of OSHA imposed citations and penalties for client
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in various matters
  • Represented national rideshare entity in matters of liability frequently exceeding $500,000 and up to $1M
  • Represented major insurer in first-party actions emanating from coverage disputes
  • Represented construction and energy clients in matters of alleged “on the job” and premises liability injuries
  • Represented policy carriers in ERISA and non-ERISA disputes originating from denials of benefits

Education

  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2018
    • Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review Vols. 47 & 48
    • Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court
    • Caruthers Fellow
    • Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum President
  • University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A., (Magna Cum Laude) – 2014
    • Presidential Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction and Employment Law Sections
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction and Employment Law Sections
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • South Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association

Speeches and Publications

Update: Frequently Asked Vaccine Requirement Questions,” AM Law Alert, October 2021

Texas Two-Step for Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation,” AM Monthly Law Alert, September 2021

ADA Title III Lawsuits on the Rise in Texas,” AM Monthly Law Alert, June 2021

Common Sense Prevails: A Victory for Texas General Contractors,” AM Monthly Law Alert, May 2021

Mandatory or Voluntary Vaccination Policy Update,” AM Law Alert, March 2021

COVID-19 Presentation to Golf Course Builders Association of America

Mask Order Updates,” AM Law Alert, July 2020

Update on Mask Orders in Houston and Austin,” AM Law Alert, June 2020