Judson A. Waltman

Judson A. Waltman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

The Lanier Law Firm
 | 10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: 713-659-5200
Fax: 713-659-2204
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Judson (Jud) Waltman, a native of Lufkin, Texas, is the Managing Attorney in Houston over Personal InjuryProduct Liability and Maritime Litigation.  

Jud joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2002 and limits his practice almost exclusively to the representation of individuals who are victims of injury or death. He handles cases involving commercial truck collisions, product liability, medical malpractice as well as a focus on workplace injuries and oil field accidents.

He has tried numerous cases to verdict including receiving one of the largest verdicts in the history of Ward County, for an injured oilfield worker. He produced two of the firm’s largest settlements on behalf of clients who were catastrophically injured by commercial carriers.

Certificates and Credentials

About Judson Waltman

Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.lanierlawfirm.com/attorneys/judson_a_waltman.htm

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters 2018, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, 2018, 2019
  • The annual listing from Texas Lawyer newspaper identifies the state’s top law firms based on litigation results. The major litigation victories recorded by The Lanier Law Firm in 2014 included a record-breaking $9 billion jury award against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. over the prescription diabetes drug Actos.  The Lanier Law Firm’s Judson “Jud” Waltman won a $1 million settlement on behalf of an El Paso truck driver who was severely burned and disfigured in an electrical accident. The lawsuit against Central Florida Irrigation Services (CFIS) included claims that the company failed to properly train a crane operator who caused an electric power line to strike the driver’s truck, leaving him with severe burns and other life-altering injuries that he continues to deal with to this day., Litigation Department of the Year, Texas Lawyer, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Member
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. 
  • Northwest Houston Bar Association, 2012
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Also licensed to practice in New York State

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • He is an active member of Faithbridge United Methodist Church.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Jud published an article in which he outlined two distinct and important changes that will impact Texas personal injury practitioners going forward. These changes came in the form of new rules governing health insurer subrogation rights, and the Texas Supreme Court's decision to severely curtail trial judges' ability to issue spoliation instructions. , Author, 2014 Year in Review: Personal Injury, Texas Lawyer, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Judson “Jud” Waltman won a $1 million settlement on behalf of an El Paso truck driver who was severely burned and disfigured in an electrical accident. The lawsuit against Central Florida Irrigation Services (CFIS) included claims that the company failed to properly train a crane operator who caused an electric power line to strike the driver’s truck, leaving him with severe burns and other life-altering injuries that he continues to deal with to this day., 2014
  • Jud Waltman served as lead counsel in a case tried in Ward County, Texs for an injured oil field worker.  The jury returned a $5.5 million verdict, including punitive damages., 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, 2013
  • He produced two of the firm’s largest settlements on behalf of clients who were catastrophically injured by commercial carriers.

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum Laude, 1996
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1993

Industry Groups

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Trucking
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Office Location for Judson A. Waltman

10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064

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Last Updated: 4/10/2019

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