John F. (Jack) Walker, III

John F. (Jack) Walker, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tyler, TX

Martin Walker, P.C.
 | 121 N. Spring Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-526-1600
Fax: 903-595-0796
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jack Walker is a trial lawyer and has dedicated his career to helping those who have been injured because of the negligence of other individuals, professionals or corporations. Jack has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1999 and has tried numerous jury trials to verdict. He focuses his trial practice on catastrophic injury cases and understands the complexity and difficulty of handling these types’ cases.

    In 2018, Jack Walker and Reid Martin won the largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas on behalf of their client, according to VerdictSearch and as published by Texas Lawyer.

    In addition to be named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers, Jack has earned selection to The Best Lawyers in America and is recognized among the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers nationally by Lawdragon. In 2015, Jack was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), and in 2014, he was the recipient of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award.

    Jack Walker understands that thorough, hard work is the only thing that separates his clients from winning against difficult odds.

    Areas of Practice:

    Catastrophic Injury

    Auto Accidents

    18-Wheeler Accidents

    Wrongful Death

    Defective Products

    Medical Malpractice

    Burns and Explosions 

    Certificates and Credentials

    About John Walker, III

    Admitted: 1992, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2020
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020-2021, 2021
    • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2019-2020, 2020
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), 2015
    • Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for High Professional Achievement
    • Recipient of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, 2014
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice: 1992 – Texas; 1993 – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1994 – U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1998 – U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas; 2008 – U.S. District Court, State of Colorado
    • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee 2015; Board of Directors 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA): Past President, East Texas Chapter 2015; Past President, East Texas Chapter 2014; Executive Committee 2011 – 2015
    • Smith County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Charitable donations given to the local Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth community in support of the physical well-being of the seven nuns who live in a convent on the grounds of Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas who attend to the spiritual and emotional needs of the hospital’s patients and staff., 2019


    • Won a $43.32 million medical malpractice verdict against Tyler, Texas-based East Texas Medical Center and one of its doctors. VerdictSearch ranked it as the largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas, 2018
    • Obtained a $1.9 million verdict against a hospital and a doctor for medical malpractice. The family of a truck driver who was killed during an EGD procedure sued the anesthesia care team involved in his medical care. 
    • Obtained a $603,000 verdict involving an auto collision case in Athens, Texas, 2015
    • Obtained a verdict against the manufacturer of a platform fire truck in the amount of $800,750.00 for the family of a firefighter killed in the line of duty. Jack and the firm sued the manufacturer alleging a design defect, a marketing defect, negligence, and gross negligence. The jury found in favor of the family and held the company responsible under all four causes of action. Gregg County, Texas
    • Obtained a judgment in excess of $4 million as a result of a commercial dispute for losses caused by a subcontractor

    Educational Background:

    • South Texas College of Law, 1992
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    Office Location for John F. (Jack) Walker, III

    121 N. Spring Ave
    Tyler, TX 75702

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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