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David R. Walker

Of Counsel


Mr. Walker is the Practice Manager of Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, L.L.P.'s Maritime Practice Group and works in the firm's Galveston and Houston offices.

Mr. Walker has been selected as a "Best Lawyer in America" and a Texas "Super Lawyer" in Admiralty and Maritime law.  He is a member of the Bar of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and all Texas State courts.

Mr. Walker's practice is focused on the representation of vessel owners, operators, charterers, other maritime interests, and their insurers in both litigated and non-contentious matters involving cargo, collision and allision, charter party disputes, other contractual disputes, other property damage claims, and maritime personal injury claims of seamen, longshoremen and other workers.

David R. Walker was included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Admiralty & Maritime Law.


  • University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1980
  • Rice University, B.A., 1977

Texas, 1980 All Texas State Courts United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas United States Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Former Chair, Offshore Industries Committee) (Member, Offshore Industries Committee and Practice and Procedure Committee)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo
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