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Teri A. Walter

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Teri

Learn Teri’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    Business litigation matters, such as contracts, leases, Deceptive Trade Practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty claims.

  2. Real estate
    20%
    Real estate title and transactional matters, including landlord/ tenant, liens and adverse possession claims. i

  3. Construction and development
    15%
    Disputes between contractors and owners, including preparation and defense of mechanic's and materialmen's liens.

  4. Debt collection
    15%
    Collection and defense of debt claims.

  5. Business
    10%
    Disputes between business owners, simple entity formation and contract preparation.

Board Certified - Civil Trial Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

 

Real Estate Broker's License, 1995

Texas Real Estate Commission

Location

Walter Law Firm, PC
1111 North Loop West
Suite 1115
Houston, TX, 77008

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Debt collectors lawsuit from deceased husband
Ms. Walter was extremely helpful and patient on answering all my inquiries. It maybe few minutes of her time but it priceless peace of mind for me. Thank you so much Ms. Lawyer absolutely someone you could defend on.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impressive, Trustworthy, Excellent Professonal Lawyer
I had to hire an attorney for a civil case consultation and I luckily found Teri Walter via Houston Bar Assocation. Teri provided her legal expertise and her nice and frank attitude brought me so much assurance. Her consultation fee is very reasonable. I am very glad that I found a nice professioal lawyer. She is the right choice whom I trust. Teri, Thank you!
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Posted by Alex | August 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided a great answer, took the time to respond
I'm in the process of retaining Ms. Walter for the plain fact that she took the time to answer my question, and be the only one to do so. This shows me that she is commited to go the extra mile in her field, and that is someone I want to have represent our company. Cant wait to update the review with all the wonderful work she is going to do for us, if she will accept us as her client. Thank you Teri!
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Posted by Teresa | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Teri Walter and her law firm are the best in the business we thank them so much for helping us with our issue in Houston, they recouped what they could for us, and she did everything she could ,she even was working Thanksgiving Day "WOW" thank you so much again to Teri Walters and her law firm we love you all God bless you Teri ,you truly are my sister ,Respectfully Submitted, Teresa G
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Posted by Dianne | August 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THANKS TERI WALTERS
TERI, YOU ABSOLUTELY SAVED THE DAY, I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE OUT OF ALL THE ATTORNEYS KNEW OF THAT WEB SITE FOR AMENDING DEATH RECORDS ETC. YOUR SIMPLY THE BEST. A BIG HUGE THANK YOU !!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mechanics Lien issue
Ms. Walter responded very promptly to my request for legal consultation regarding a possible mechanics lien on my residential property. She was very personable and listened to my concerns. Great job! Thank you so much.
Posted by Marc | December 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post case review
I have hired Teri Walter's law firm for a dispute with a commercial tenant. The case was settled very professionally outside the court, during a one time mediation. The results were excellent and all parties involved obtained what they wanted.I definitely would recommend her firm for complicated litigations cases like mine was.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive, Trustworthy & Best Lawyer Ever
My family and I have had to hire an attorney for protection of our privacy rights and we couldn't have found a better trial attorney that personally gets involved the way Teri A. Walter does. Her expertise and down to earth attitude has brought my family and I so much assurance and protection. No matter the cost, our rights are worth every cent to protect and get back what we have lost. She is the right choice.
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Posted by Randall | March 13, 2015
Fantastic Results Every Time
Ms. Walter has been my attorney for over 15 years. I have been completely impressed with her work each and every time she has worked for me. I strongly endorse her skills, expertise and communication skills.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
I would recommend.
I had a consultation with her and she assisted on a small claims case. Extremely helpful. I would recommend. I felt she went beyond what I asked for to help my case and even followed up later how things went. I would recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2014
Knowlegeable and Personable Counselor
Ms. Teri Walter was very easy to reach when I have questions. She is very knowledgeable in a wide variety of fields. She explained things in easy to understand terms and doesn't talk down to me.
Posted by Patty | February 23, 2012
Really pleased
Teri answered her own phone. Even though she was in the middle of an office move, she made time to see us the very next day! She was very knowldgeable, personable and generous with her time. We would not hesitate to call on her again.
Posted by ls.daza | December 8, 2010
Professionalism and integrity.
Teri's professionalism is unrivaled among lawyers. If you find yourself in a situation that requires legal representation, do not hesitate to retain Teri. Her honesty, integrity and knowledge are priceless. Teri has the rare ability to translate “law language” into easy to understand regular language. I cannot say enough good things about her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2010
Suberb Trial Attorney
Teri has that rare combination of high intelligence, common sense, and business acumen. She loves being a trial attorney and it shows. She has the ability to read people well which is very important in evaluating how to proceed in pending litigation. She knows the judges and how they might react to situations as they come up. She is always thinking of how best to conduct the case with the least possible expense to us as a client.
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Posted by Mary | August 7, 2015
Excessive fees for no trial work
Ms. Walter charged me over $7,000 for a case that never even went to court. No litigation, no mediation, nothing. This was many years ago. I can't even imagine what her fees are like today. I would not recommend her for anything.
Response from Teri Walter November 8, 2015
My practice has always been to have the client sign a written fee agreement explaining how fees will be earned and charged. Litigation is expensive, and often the most cost efficient method of resolving disputes is outside of court. Ultimately, the client has the choice of whether to proceed or settle.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 290-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Walter Law Firm, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sr. Counsel
  • Burleson LLP.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • President
  • Walter Law Firm, PC
  • 1997 - 2011
  • Sr Associate
  • Whittington, Pfeiffer & Vacek
  • 1991 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Baker Brown Sharman and Parker
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Smith Wright & Weed
  • 1986 - 1989
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Education

  • University Of Houston
  • JD
  • 1988
  • University of Houston
  • BA
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Broker Commission
  • After a two day hearing, Arbitrator awarded nothing to a business broker against firm’s client, the wife.
  • Title to Real Estate
  • After a one day trial, client was awarded full title to the commercial lot, and attorneys fees.
  • Title to Real Estate
  • After a one day trial, firm's client was awarded full title to a house, and attorneys' fees
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Associations

  • Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Women Contractors Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appeallate Specialists
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • River Oaks Womens Business Exchange Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Bellaire Business Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Bellaire Business Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Federation of Houston Professional Women
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Women Contractors Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2021
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Business Networking International
  • Treasurer, Greenway Plaza
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Business Networking International
  • Member, Greenway Plaza
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2024
  • Cougar 100
  • University of Houston
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyers 2020
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Women of Excellence
  • Federation of Houston Professional Women
  • 2008
  • Tiffany Star
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • 2006
  • Movers & Shakers Award
  • Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Real Estate Investors Summit
  • Common Title Problems and How to Fix Them
  • 2021
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Ten Commandments of Clear Contract Writing
  • 2019
  • Educational Seminar
  • Secure Your Legal Rights - Texas Mechanic's Lien Laws
  • 2018
  • Mechanic's Lien Update
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • 2016
  • In-House Education
  • Evaluating Mechanics & Materialmens Liens
  • 2011
  • Business Skills Radio Interview
  • Contracts
  • 2011
  • Business Skills Radio
  • Chosing a Business Entity
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (15)
Endorse Teri
Real estate Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Walter for her thoughtful analysis and solid answer to questions posed on AVVO."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Ms. Walter for her accuracy as well as her insight into issues that are often not raised by a questioner, but crucial to resolution of the matter."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Teri Walter consistently shows her expertise and experience in dealing with business and litigation matters when she answers questions here at AVVO. I highly recommend this attorney and would have full confidence in referring any Texas business and litigation matters to her."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Walter is a skilled advocate and a valuable contributor to this forum. I endorse her."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teri is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Walter is a strong and principled attorney who provides clear answers applicable to the real world."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Ms. Walter are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. Further, her manner of address fellow attorneys with respect inevitably will produce better results for her clients than the antagonistic approach of many attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Teri Walter. Teri is an outstanding attorney, someone I trust. Teri has my highest recommendation."
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Walter is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teri's posts reflect broad experience both in business and construction law. She always provides valuable counsel. I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Walter is a well respected, generous contributor on Avvo. I would recommend her to anyone needing an experienced advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to legal questions on this website are always on point, and I have no doubt that she would do a great job for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly Excellent Lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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