Adam Walton, a litigator in Dickinson Wright’s Austin office, focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and commercial dispute resolution. He has handled a variety of disputes for his clients, including employment contract disputes, shareholder and investor disputes, fraud cases, business torts, mass toxic torts, a wide variety of contract disputes, and construction disputes. Adam’s clients rely on his clear and knowledgeable guidance, as he helps them resolve pressing disputes with an eye to long-term growth and future success.
Prior to shifting his career to private practice, Adam gained valuable experience in the courtroom through various positions in the judicial system. Following his clerkship with the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Court, he joined the District Attorney’s Office of Comal County, TX, as an Assistant District Attorney, where he drafted appellate briefs, presented oral argument to the Court of Appeals, and handled a variety of hearings and matters before the trial courts. He later became a Staff Attorney under the Honorable Bob Pemberton on the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, TX, drafting orders and opinions for the Court in both civil and criminal cases. Having experienced the court system in such diverse contexts, Adam brings a unique perspective to his litigation work, allowing him to produce the best results possible for his clients.
Liberty University School of LawJ.D., 2014
- cum laude
- Liberty University Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
- Certificates of Concentration in Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Constitutional Law; Certificate of Excellence in Lawyering Skills
Whitefield CollegeB.A., Christian Philosophy, 2011
- summa cum laude
- Represented a supermajor oil and gas production company in mass tort litigation following an extensive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
- Represented a Fortune 500 company in personal injury litigation stemming from a natural gas explosion
- Represented an international oil and gas production company in litigation with former employee over patent development and ownership
- Represented the State of Texas in appellate litigation for the protection of a six-time Billboard top-ten recording artist
- Represented financial services client in establishing an independent RIA firm
- Represented property owners in various easement, access, and code-compliance disputes
- Represented inventor against former employer claiming ownership of a later-developed and independently-obtained patent
- Represented one of the Big Four accounting firms in considering compliance and licensing issues implicated by various professional engagements
- Represented individuals seeking equitable and contractual remedies for losses incurred due to Covid-era restrictions
- Represented publicly-traded entity in post-judgment proceedings related to multi-million dollar judgment entered against former subsidiary
- Represented employer in challenge to Texas Workforce Commission’s award of unemployment benefit payments to employee terminated for cause
- Represented emergency medical services company in challenge to CMS’s revocation of Medicare registration and billing privileges
- Represented major national banking client in FINRA arbitration related to financial advising services
- Represented various individuals and companies seeking extraordinary remedies in enforcement and collection of judgments
- Represented U.S. Representatives in successfully dismissing a lawsuit based upon novel Constitutional theories intended to bar them from seeking reelection.
- Represented sellers in a dispute arising out of services contracts implicated by the sale of an apartment complex.
- Represented founder and business owner against former company officers attempting to leverage customers, industry experience, trade secrets, and other proprietary information in competition against the company.
- Represented multiple individuals to assert or defend against defamation claims arising in high profile political and ecclesiastical contexts.
- Represented construction companies to provide general corporate guidance, assist with dispute resolution, interpret contractual obligations, and resolve various employment issues.
- Represented high net-worth individuals in confidential contract negotiations and personal business disputes.
- Texas Bar Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Federalist Society
- Austin Bar Association
- Red Oak Hope
- Rodeo Austin, Rodeo Committee
- Volunteer Legal Society
- Northern, Eastern, Southern & Western U.S. District Courts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day and the Search for Consistency in the Theory of Groundwater Rights, 8 LIBERTY U. L. REV. 27 (2013).