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Thomas B. Walsh, IV

Partner in Dallas

Co-Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice

Admissions

  • Texas

Clerkships

  • USDC - Northern District of TX for the Honorable Joe Kendall

Education

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 & 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

Activities

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.

Credentials

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.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

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. 

Thomas B. Walsh, IV

Partner in Dallas

Co-Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice

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

Legal
500
The Legal 500 United States
Best Lawyers in
Dallas
D Magazine
Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America©
Listed
Texas
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Client
Service
All-Star
BTI Consulting Group
  • 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

Activities

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.

Education

University of Texas
JD, 1992
Southern Methodist University
BA, 1989

Clerkships

N.D.
Tex.
USDC - Northern District of TX for the Honorable Joe Kendall

Admissions

TX
Texas

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. 

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