Tom Walsh is an accomplished trial lawyer who has substantial experience successfully handling complex commercial litigation cases, class action cases, and patent litigation cases in jurisdictions throughout Texas and the United States.
Tom previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joe Kendall, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. Additionally, he maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Tom also serves as the firm-wide Co-Chair for Winston's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Prior to joining Winston, he served as a principal in the Dallas office of another Am Law 100 firm and was one of seven elected members who served on the national Management Committee for his prior law firm.
Honors and Awards
- The Legal 500 U.S. for Patent Litigation (2018)
- D Magazine, “Best Lawyer in Dallas” (2016–2020)
- D Magazine, “Best Lawyer Under 40 in Dallas” (2002, 2004, and 2006)
- U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2014–2021); Intellectual Property Litigation (2018–2021)
- Texas Super Lawyers (2007–2020)
- BTI Client Service All-Star 2020
- 2013 Top Rated – AV® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law
Outside his law practice, Tom has extensive experience in radio and TV broadcasting. The 2020 season will mark his 23rd consecutive season in serving as the football radio play-by-play announcer for Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, the largest private high school in Texas. Additionally, Tom has called play-by-play and color commentary on radio and TV broadcasts for numerous basketball games on the college level. For example, he has served in the analyst role for nationally televised collegiate basketball games featuring Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Wisconsin, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Syracuse, Villanova, Florida, Georgetown, and many other well-known universities.
Tom received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in 1989, and he received his J.D. from University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1992.
Tom is frequent lecturer to trial lawyers and corporate counsel on a variety of substantive law and trial science topics. He lectured on Markman hearings at the State Bar of Texas’ Intellectual Property Law Section’s 2nd Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course in 2006. He made a return appearance in 2007 to present on Markman hearings, as well as “Injunctive Relief After eBay.” In 2009, Tom spoke on “Arbitration: How to Bust or Follow Through on an Arbitration” at the State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Civil Trial Course in San Antonio. In 2011, Tom spoke on the subject of “Strategies for Handling Large Numbers of Defendants” at the State Bar of Texas’ Intellectual Property Law Section’s 6th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course in San Antonio. He also spoke on the subject of opening statements at the State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Civil Trial Law Course in 1999.
In December 2017, Tom was featured in the Dallas Edition of Attorney at Law Magazine, where he discusses his commitment to preparation, passion for the law, and life outside of Winston. Read the full profile.
Briefing 12/27/20Summary of Second COVID-19 Stimulus Relief Bill and COVID-19 Funding Included in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Accolade 12/09/20Winston Partners Named 2020 Client Service All-Stars by BTI
Accolade 08/20/20Winston & Strawn Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Accolade 05/20/209 of Winston’s Dallas Partners Named in D Magazine’s 2020 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List
Media Mention 03/18/20Tom Walsh Offers Guidance on Legal Issues and Areas of Concern Related to COVID-19
Accolade 08/15/19Winston & Strawn Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Accolade 08/15/18101 Winston Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
New Development 08/01/18Winston Dallas Team Secures Significant Settlement for Scout Energy Group
Accolade 05/30/18Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2018
Media Mention 12/20/17Tom Walsh Featured in Dallas Edition of Attorney at Law Magazine
Accolade 08/15/1799 Winston Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
Accolade 06/26/17 - 06/23/17Winston Recognized in 2017 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers
Media Mention 06/23/17“Legal Shock and Awe in Dallas”: Winston Partners Profiled in Dallas Business Journal
Accolade 05/31/17Winston Partners Recognized in D Magazine’s 2017 Best Lawyers in Dallas
Media Mention 05/09/17Winston & Strawn Takes a Unique Approach in Launching Dallas Office
New Development 04/06/17Winston’s “Appeal” to the Federal Circuit Results in Major Victory
Press Release 03/02/17Winston & Strawn Welcomes Three Litigation Leaders in Dallas