Veteran Trial Lawyer James W. Walker Joins Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Reinforcing Firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Capabilities

August 2023

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones (“PSZJ”), the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, is pleased to announce the addition of James (“Jim”) W. Walker, a seasoned trial lawyer who successfully defends clients throughout all stages of a matter, including at both the federal and state trial court level, in the Fifth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, multiple Texas appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of Texas. Walker’s arrival bolsters PSZJ’s capabilities in complex litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, Jim conducts claims investigations in significant chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as in ICDR-AAA arbitration proceedings involving a variety of commercial disputes.

"With the number of contested matters on the rise, it is increasingly important to have great litigators on our team,” emphasized Michael Warner, Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office, its newest. “Having worked with Jim in the past, I know he will fit in well at PSZJ. I look forward to working with him again here,” Warner added.

Walker is a highly respected member of Texas’s legal and business communities. He is ranked in Chambers USA’s "General Commercial Litigation" section and is a Thomson Reuters "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation. Mr. Walker was previously the founder and managing partner of a “Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm” and has enjoyed a Martindale Hubbell “Preeminent A/V” rating since 1995.

"Joining Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is undoubtedly a career highlight,” noted Walker. “I'm eager to leverage my experience in complex litigation matters to assist the firm with its handling of the nation’s largest bankruptcy matters, as well as the firm’s general commercial clients in the prosecution and defense of their claims,” he concluded.

PSZJ’s litigators defend and prosecute the rights of creditors, debtors, committees and trustees in all litigation forums. The firm’s extensive bankruptcy experience allows it to intelligently and effectively navigate the many types of proceedings and issues that are generated in bankruptcy cases. In addition, PSZJ’s litigators represent plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of general business litigation matters, including contract disputes, fraud actions, and similar commercial matters, in both state and federal courts.

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