Teri A. Walter

Teri A. Walter

Walter Law Firm PC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Texas
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Biography

Ms. Walter is an experienced trial lawyer, with a practical, business-oriented approach to handling cases. Her practice focuses on business litigation matters, including contracts, leases, construction, real estate, collections and Deceptive Trade Practices case and business owners' disputes. It Feels Good to Prevail!

1997 to Present President, Walter Law Firm, P.C., Houston, TX

2011 to 2012 Burleson, LLP, Houston, TX
Senior Counsel. Business litigation matters, including contracts, leases, collections, construction, real estate title, DTPA, fraud. Preparation of oil and gas title opinions.

1991 to 1996 Whittington, Pfeiffer & Vacek, Houston, TX
Associate Attorney. Represented Plaintiffs and insured Defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation matters.

1989 to 1990 Baker, Brown, Sharman & Parker, Houston, TX
Associate Attorney. Commercial litigation and personal injury defense.

1986 to 1989 Smith, Wright & Weed, P.C., Houston, TX
Associate Attorney 1988 - 1989; Legal Assistant/Litigation Section 1986-1988. Commercial litigation involving banks, savings & loans, and title company.

Professional:
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, 2006
Admitted to practice State of Texas 1988,
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Texas 1989, Western District of Texas 2011
Licensed Real Estate Broker - 1995

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
    Bankruptcy
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Consumer Law
    Personal Injury
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For clients with matters in our practice areas, I typically do a free phone screening, and offer a 1 hour, $200 consultation if needed to review applicable documents and discuss the actions needed in your situation, and expected results. Most matters are handled on an hourly basis, with an initial retainer that varies depending on what actions are anticipated within the first 30-90 days of the engagement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 20815100
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Walter Law Firm PC
Current
Education
University of Houston Law Center
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Honors: Top 25% of Class
Activities: Moot Court, and Mock Trial participant, multiple years, and worked full time as a paralegal during the entire course of study.
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.A. (1985) | Economics
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Worked full time during the entire course of study.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Des Moines Area Community College
A.A. (1979) | Legal Assistant
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Activities: Worked full time during entire course of studies.
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Awards
Top Lawyers 2020
H Texas Magazine
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magizine
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Houstonia Magazine
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Houstonia Magazine
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Houstonia Magizine
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Houstonia Magazine
Women of Excellence
Federation of Houston Professional Women
Tiffany Star
Association of Women Attorneys
Movers & Shakers Award
Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce
Professional Associations
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
Member, Past President
- Current
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Association of Women Attorneys
Member, Past President
- Current
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College of the State Bar
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 20815100
Member
- Current
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Houston Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Common Title Problems, Real Estate Investor Summit, The Woodlands, Texas
Investor Events
Presentation to investors regarding common real estate title problems and how to solve them.
Ten Commandments of Clear Contract Writing, Lunch & Learn, Houston, TX
Houston Paralegal Association
Secure Your Legal Rights - Texas Mechanic's Liens, Educational Seminar, Houston, TX
Womens Contractors Association
Mechanic's Liens Update, Educational Seminar, Houston, TX
Womens Contractors Association
Evaluating Mechanic's & Materialmans' Liens, In House Education, Houston, TX
K Hovnanian of Houston, LLC
Contracts, Online Radio Show, Houston, TX
Business Skills Radio
Choosing a Business Entity, Online Radio Show, Houston, TX
Business Skills Radio
Certifications
Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Walter Law Firm, PC Website
Legal Answers
296 Questions Answered
Q. If I drive a vehicle that doesn't have insurance on it can I still be held financially responsible for the vehicle
A: You're always responsible for accidents you cause, no matter whose vehicle it is. You need your own insurance.
Q. I'm looking for low income lawyer to help me. My father passed in September and his widow will not give me keys
A: Keys to what? A house, a car, a safe, a boat, a crypto-currency account? Is the item you want keys to yours, or was it your father's? If there's no will, you need to look at the rules of intestate succession to determine who has rights to what property. In order to take any action on property which is in your father's estate, you will need authorization to do so, which probably will require some kind of probate proceeding. Talk to a probate lawyer in your area.
Q. Harris County TX.non-relative squatting in Deceased Parents house.How can I kick him out & Charge back rent?
A: The status of the probate case is not clear, but before anyone can do anything with the house, two things have to happen: 1) There must be someone appointed to represent the estate - if there's no will, that means you need an administrator appointed. 2) The administrator would have the authority to remove someone that is living in the house without authorization, or should transfer the property to the proper heir(s) who would then be able to take appropriate action to remove someone from the house. Also, a motion to dismiss doesn't have anything to do with which attorney is representing you. If you aren't getting good representation from your current attorney, and can't work things out, you can hire a new attorney and they will file a motion to substitute counsel with the court.
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Contact & Map
Walter Law Firm PC
1111 North Loop W
Ste 1115
Houston, TX 77008
Telephone: (713) 529-2020
Fax: (713) 529-2266
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed