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Worthy Waring Walker

Worthy Waring Walker

Practice areas:

Litigation, Oil & Gas, Employment & Labor

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About Me

As a trial attorney and litigator, Worthy Walker has broad-based experience in prosecuting and defending claims for clients in a wide variety of business, commercial and employment cases. Over the years, Mr. Walker has represented a wide variety of businesses, financial institutions and individuals in business disputes. This experience includes disputes involving the following industries: banking, oil and gas, software, apparel, restaurants, food supply, real estate, seismic exploration, aviation, construction and marketing.


Worthy also has diverse experience in employment litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret, non-competition and non-solicitation matters, and has been asked to represent companies and executives in contract and severance negotiations.  He also has represented employers in nearly every type of employment claim, from basic discrimination claims to complex and class claims arising under other employment statutes.


Mr. Walker is a third-generation Texan, and often serves as local counsel to out-of-state attorneys in matters filed in Texas courts. He enjoys cycling, soccer and spending time with his family.  He is also a student of communications and graphic arts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
  3. Oil & Gas: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Joel Tyson Gomez

    Worthy is an intelligent, hard-working lawyer.

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    Joel Gomez Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Barbara L. Wohlrabe

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Barbara Wohlrabe Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX, 75202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2011
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2010
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerElrod, PLLC2006 - Present
AssociateClouse Dunn2002 - 2005
AssociateMatthews, Carlton & Stein, LLP2001 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/A2001 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionMemberN/A
National Wildlife FederationN/AN/A
Dallas Zoological SocietyN/AN/A
University of Texas Longhorn FoundationN/AN/A
Southern Methodist University Mustang ClubN/AN/A
Texas High School Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer JudgeN/AN/A
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitN/AN/A
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of TexasN/AN/A
Collin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Breach of ContractObtaining judgment for client on its counterclaim for damages and attorneys' fees, and take-nothing judgment on the opposing parties' claims.
First Chair Trial Counsel in Jury TrialObtaining take-nothing judgment for client on claim by customer.
First Chair Trial Counsel in Bench Trial for National Banking AssociationObtaining take-nothing judgment for client on claim by customer.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Elrod, PLLCAuthor, "Bulletin: New federal rules change how garnishments are handled in Texas"2011
Dallas Bar Association Consumer-Creditor SeminarAuthor and speaker, "FDCPA and Legislative Updates with Ethical Considerations" and "Obtaining Discovery from Financial Institutions Under the Texas Finance Code."2009
Elrod, PLLCAuthor, "Revoking a Job Offer Can Still Give Rise to a Claim Under Texas Law"2009
Texas Association of Defense CounselCo-Author, "FACT OR FICTION: ARE THERE LESS JURY TRIALS & TRIAL LAWYERS? IF SO, WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?"2009
Elrod, PLLCCo-Author, "USERRA BOOT CAMP: WHAT EMPLOYERS DON’T KNOW CAN HURT THEM, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO RETURNING GUARDSMEN AND RESERVISTS"2008
Dallas Bar Association CLEAuthor and Speaker, "OBTAINING DISCOVERY FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE TEXAS FINANCE CODE"2008
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalCo-Author, "Oakwood Homes: Arguments Against the Strict Discounting of Damages to Petition Date"2008
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesCo-Author, "Determination of Foreign Law Under Federal Rule 44.1"2008
Dallas Bar Association CLEAuthor and Speaker, "DEBT COLLECTION LAWS AFFECTING TEXAS COLLECTIONS"2008
University of Houston Law CenterCo-author, “Injunctive Relief”2004
Elrod, PLLCAuthor and speaker, "Body Language Basics: Nonverbal Clues for Litigation"N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Southern Methodist UniversityAdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Consumer-Creditor SeminarFDCPA and Legislative Updates with Ethical Considerations and Obtaining Discovery from Financial Institutions Under the Texas Finance Code2009
Dallas Bar Association CLEDebt Collection Laws Affecting Texas Collections2008
Dallas Bar Association CLEObtaining Discovery From Financial Institutions Under the Texas Finance Code2008
Body Language BasicsBody Language Basics: Nonverbal Clues for LitigationN/A