Walker W. Beavers

Walker W. Beavers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Houston, TX

Law Office of Walker W. Beavers
 | 909 Fannin Street, 3030 Two Houston Center
Houston, TX 77010-1029
Phone: 713-669-1499
Fax: 713-669-1474
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2014
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Walker primarily handles condemnation, commercial, and personal injury cases on a contingency basis. He has tried more than fifty cases to a jury verdict. Walker has tried cases throughout Texas, including the Federal District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and in Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Travis, Bexar, Denton, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Waller, Wharton, Brazos, Nueces, Williamson, Bastrop, Bandera, and Webb counties. He has also argued appeals before the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Court of Appeals for Houston (1st and 14th), Dallas, Texarkana, and Waco. As a result of these experiences, Walker is very familiar with the Greater Houston Area court system, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex court system, and the Austin-San Antonio Corridor court system.

Walker has represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and personal injury cases ranging in complexity from securities fraud, real estate fraud, antitrust violations, wrongful death actions, condemnation, breaches of fiduciary duty, products liability, and professional malpractice to matters involving simple negligence and breach of contract issues.

After twenty-five years with Vinson & Elkins, LLP, nineteen years as a voting and equity partner, Walker decided to establish his own independent law firm to continue his success in recovering compensation for the harm that others have inflicted on his clients, free of any conflicts that might preclude or impede him from representing and advancing the claims of those who need his help.

 

Certificates and Credentials

About Walker Beavers

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/77002-al-walker-beavers-11153...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1989.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Texas Bar, Houston Bar, and American Bar Associations and a member of the Texas Bar Foundation. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, along with the Western District of Oklahoma. Testified as an expert before the Texas Legislature in support of laws to provide additional protection to Texas property owners. Served as an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange. Lectured on evidence and trial procedure issues in continuing legal education programs and on constitutional law issues at the South Texas College of Law

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Post Oak Montessori School.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Walker has been very fortunate in having an extremely diverse trial practice and equally fortunate in achieving substantial success with each of the diverse matters he has handled during his career. Of particular significance has been his success with condemnation cases. Walker has successfully tried to a jury verdict and/or has reached settlements in highway expansion cases involving Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway), US 59 (Southwest Freeway and Eastex Freeway), Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway), Interstate 45 (Gulf Freeway and North Freeway), Highway 99 (Grand Parkway), Highway 6, Highway 249 (Tomball Parkway), Highway 105, Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Toll Road), Fort Bend Parkway, Westpark Toll Road, Interstate 610 (the Loop), Hardy Toll Road, Highway 75 (Central Expressway), Interstate 35 E (Stemmons Freeway), Interstate 635 (LBJ Freeway), Interstate 35 W (North Freeway), Highway 183, and Highway 71. Walker's condemnation representations have included all types and uses of property including office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, car dealerships, hotels, single tenant retail, pad sites, lumber yards, car washes, oil and gas wells, salt dome storage facilities, churches, apartments, mobile home parks, residential subdivisions, regional malls, banks, commercial storage facilities, commercial parking lots, schools, park land, golf courses, farms, vacant land, leasehold estates, pipeline corridors, industrial, and single family residential properties.   The trial of more than fifteen of these condemnation cases resulted in Walker recovering between $1,000,000 and $10,000,000 more for his clients than the condemning authority had offered prior to litigation. Walker has also settled prior to trial more than fifteen condemnation cases in which his clients have recovered between $500,000 and $7,500,000 more than the condemning authority had offered prior to litigation beginning. Although most of Walker's condemnation practice has been devoted to representing property owners, he has represented a select few condemning authorities. For example, Walker successfully represented the Fort Worth Sports Authority in acquiring the numerous properties necessary to construct the Texas Motor Speedway Project in north Texas for the benefit of all of you who may be NASCAR fans.  

Representative Clients:

  • Shell Oil Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Cockrell Oil Corporation, Tortuga Oil Company, Global New Millenium, Western Gas Resources, Texas Eastern, Pennzoil, Mitchell Energy & Development, Tandem Energy Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Mesa Petroleum Corporation, North Shore Oil Company, Fina Oil and Chemical Company, Colonial Pipeline Company, United Texas Transmission Company, Tomball Production Company, Jamex, Inc., Gulshan Enterprises, Inc., Toyo Menka Kaisha (Tomen Corporation), BMW, Air Products and Chemicals, Kansas City Southern Railway, Allright Parking Corporation, Burger King Corporation, Burger King franchisees, Holiday Inn franchisees, CCP, Inc., Toys R Us, Al's Formal Wear, Inc., J. P. Morgan, First City Bank, Enterprise Bank, Humble National Bank, Countrywide Funding Corp., Sonic Financial Corporation, Texas Motor Speedway, Group 1, Houston Gamblers, Chapman & Cole, The Methodist Hospital, Stehlin Foundation, Service Corporation International, Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston), Radha Soami Society Beas-America, Cushman & Wakefield, Woodlands Development Corporation, Johnson Development Corp., Hines Interests, Allstate BK Real Estate Holdings, University of Houston, St. Thomas University, Rice University, Klein ISD, Port of Houston, Fort Worth Sports Authority, City of Dallas, Fort Bend County, Hunters Creek Village, City of Katy, Gulf Coast Water Authority, St. Paul Insurance Company, Robert Moody, Jerry Argovitz, Gary Hornberger, Ed Wulfe, Walter Mischer, Jerold B. Katz, and Alfred Glassell  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Walker's reported cases include City of Houston v. Van de Mark, 83 S.W.3d 864 (Tex. App.--Texarkana 2002, pet. denied); State v. Enterprise Bank, 873 S.W.2d 117 (Tex. App.-- Waco 1994, writ denied); State v. Landry, 793 S.W.2d 281 (Tex. App.--Houston [14th Dist], 1990, no writ); Pryor v. State, 773 S.W.2d 21 (Tex. App.--Houston [14th Dist.], 1989, writ denied); Tandem Energy Corp. v. State ex rel. Dept. of Transp., 2003 WL 22349032, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Oct. 16, 2003, no pet.); In re Tandem Energy Corp., 2003 WL 22104611, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 29, 2003, no pet.); In Re Olin Corporation, 14-03-01353-CV, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] March 14, 2005, no pet.); FW Sports Authority v. Holman-Bolding, 02-01-00005-CV, (Tex. App.—Fort Worth, Aug. 29, 2003, no pet.); Texas New Mexico Power Company v. Moody, 14-98-00288-CV, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] November 18, 1998, no writ); Western Gas Resources Storage v. Harrelson, 14-95-00288-CV, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] March 13, 1995, no writ); State of Texas v. Florence, 14-91-00479-CV, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] May 24,1991, no writ); City of Houston v. Memorial Woods Townhouses Owners Association, 14-88-01068-CV, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] December 13, 1988, no writ); and Hernandez v. M/V Rajaan, 841 F.2d 582 (Fifth Cir. 1988).

Educational Background:

  • Columbia University, J.D., 1982; University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1978.

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate Development
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Office Location for Walker W. Beavers

909 Fannin Street
3030 Two Houston Center
Houston, TX 77010-1029

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