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David R. Walker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Galveston, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
306 - 22nd Street, Suite 301
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-763-1623
Fax: 409-763-3853
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime (90%), Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Practice manager and partner at Royston Rayzor, David R. Walker manages legal cases involving admiralty and maritime law, and business and commercial litigation and counseling. With a career that has spanned four decades, he focuses his practice on representing maritime interests such as operators, charters and vessel owners as they deal with matters involving charter party disputes, property damage claims, collision and allision, and personal injury claims of longshoremen and seamen.

In 1977, Mr. Walker graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended law school at the University of Texas School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor and graduated with honors in 1980. In 2021, he was recognized in Admiralty and Maritime Law as one of the Best Lawyers in America. With his background in business law, he is qualified to handle all contract and commercial matters, including waivers of subrogation, additional insured provisions, indemnity agreements and damage provisions.

Mr. Walker is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and before several federal courts. These include the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

A member of the Maritime Law Association, he is also involved with the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit. Within the Maritime Law Association of the United States, he served as the Offshore Industries Committee Chair and as a member of both the Practice and Procedure Committee and the Offshore Industries Committee.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Transportation Law


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003, 2011 - 2021

About David R. Walker

First Admitted: 1980, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Maritime Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • All Texas State Courts
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo
  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Educational Background

  • B.A., Rice University, 1977
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Office Location for David R. Walker

306 - 22nd Street
Suite 301
Galveston, TX 77550

Phone: 409-763-1623

Fax: 409-763-3853

Last Updated: 5/18/2021

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