Walker M. Duke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Duke Seth, PLLC
 | 325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 2220
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-965-8100
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation,
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%)
    Attorney Profile

    Walker M. Duke is a partner at Dallas, Texas-based Duke Seth, PLLC. Representing clients throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding counties, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting plaintiffs who have been harmed by another party's negligence. The types of cases that he handles in this regard have included premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Throughout his career he has been able to obtain sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Duke also has extensive experience in business litigation, including the representation of construction companies that have not been paid by contractors or developers, and he assists homeowners who are facing foreclosure or eviction.

    Mr. Duke is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys at continuing legal education seminars. He has also written extensively for industry publications on construction law and other topics.

    Mr. Duke attended Trinity University in San Antonio as an undergraduate, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. He then enrolled at the Southern Methodist University Dedman College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2002. While in law school, he was a member of its Board of Advocates. After graduation, Mr. Duke was associated with two area civil litigation firms before founding the predecessor to his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Duke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. His professional memberships include the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Business Litigation
    • 0%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense


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    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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    About Walker Duke

    Admitted: 2002, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.dukeseth.com/walker-m-duke/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Informal Fiduciary Relationships: Can Trust Heighten Duties?,” Headnotes (Dallas Bar Association), October 2008
    • “Liquidated Damages: Be Sure You Get What You Bargained For,” Construction News, October 2008
    • “Texas Construction Trust Fund Act: Avoiding the Potential Liability You Never Knew You Had,” Construction News, November 2008
    • “Payment Tools Every Contractor Should Have,” Construction News, December 2008
    • “Whistle-Blower Claims Can Cause Collateral Damage to Businesses,” Executive Legal Advisor, November/December 2008
    • “Two Payment Statutes Every Builder Should Know,” Texas Home Builder, January/February 2009
    • “The Texas Residential Construction Commission: Past, Present, and Future,” Texas Home Builder, March/April 2009
    • “Employee or Contractor?,” Texas Home Builder, May/June 2009
    • “Builders’ Indemnity for Manufacturers’ Mistakes,” Texas Home Builder, July/August 2009
    • “Home Warranties in the Post-TRCC Era,” Texas Home Builder, September/October 2009
    • “Legal Lessons to Learn From the BP Oil Spill,” Construction Digital, August 2010
    • “Limitation of Liability Clauses,” Construction Digital, September 2010
    • “Three Practical Steps to Help Ensure Prompt Payment,” Construction Digital, October 2010
    • “Consistent Contract Drafting Will Keep You from Fighting the Same Disputes in Both Arbitration and Litigation,” Construction Digital, December 2010
    • “Liquidated Damages: Be Sure You Get What You Bargained For,” Construction Digital, January 2011
    • “Handling Post-recession Increases in Business with a Reduced Workforce,” Construction Digital, March 2011
    • “Indemnity Agreements: What You See Isn’t Always What You Get,” Construction Digital, April 2011
    • ACCA North Texas Lunch & Learn, “Payment Tools Every Contractor Should Have”
    • Continuing Legal Education Presentation to the Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, “Three Payment Statutes Every Construction Lawyer Should Know”
    • Continuing Legal Education Presentation: “Present State of the Foreclosure Crisis”
    • Continuing Legal Education Presentation: “Mortgage Securitization Issues”
    • Continuing Legal Education Presentation: “Understanding Substantive Foreclosure Law”

    Educational Background:

    • Trinity University, B.A., 1999
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    325 North St. Paul Street
    Suite 2220
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-965-8100

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