Mr. Grant A. Walsh focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution related to business transactions and he also advises clients on contracts, franchising relationships, real estate, and entertainment-related transactions. He is a qualified mediator and utilizes his skills to help parties achieve resolution of their disputes at the earliest possible opportunity. Mr. Walsh’s experience and business acumen have protected his clients’ interests at the negotiation table, in the boardroom and in the courthouse.
In addition to his civilian law practice, Mr. Walsh is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard where he currently serves as a Captain in the JAG Corps. A seasoned business negotiator and litigator who serves clients by combining logic, reason, and creativity while concurrently acting as a tenacious advocate when disputes arise–all the way through trial if necessary.
Mr. Walsh has significant litigation and arbitration experience in numerous forums throughout the United States. He has represented clients ranging from large international companies to small “mom and pop” businesses and high net worth individuals.
Regardless of whether the client is the plaintiff or defendant, Mr. Walsh believes in delivering effective, creative, and highly-responsive counsel at every stage of a lawsuit in order to achieve a swift, fair, and cost-effective resolution. He approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
During law school at Southern Methodist University, Mr. Walsh served on the Board of Editors for the SMU Law Review and as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Air Law & Commerce. He also spent a semester as a visiting student at Pepperdine School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California. In 2003, Mr. Walsh was selected as a summer clerk in the chambers of the Hon. Ed Kinkeade of the U.S. Northern District of Texas.
After law school, Mr. Walsh practiced with a downtown-Dallas firm, before he joined an entertainment production company in Las Vegas as General Counsel of global productions. During his tenure, Mr. Walsh was directly involved with the negotiation, procurement, and construction of a large commercial entertainment development at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino valued at more than $30 million.
In addition to Las Vegas, Mr. Walsh has also been involved in live entertainment transactions for artists and shows performing in Atlantic City, Branson, MO, Los Angeles, and New York–as well as numerous television appearances.
- Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D.
- Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (visiting student)
- Baylor University, B.A. Political Science and Radio/TV/Film
- Wyrick Productions, Inc. (General Counsel)
- Kessler & Collins, PC
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Northern District of Texas
- U.S. Southern District of Texas
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- U.S. Western District of Texas
- American Bar Association
- ABA Young Lawyers Division
- Dallas Bar Association
- Urban Land Institute’s Young Professionals
- U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
- Obtained full defense judgment following bench trial on behalf of a behavioral health hospital that was sued for breach of contract by a recruiting and placement firm
- Won full defense judgment on behalf of general contractor who was sued for negligence when a laborer was injured on job site
- Obtained approximately 40 judgments throughout Texas on behalf of national lender of secondary mortgage loans
- Successfully defended and settled claims brought by a business broker based on defense that broker was unlicensed and could not collect commissions under Colorado law
- Obtained Temporary Restraining Orders to preserve and protect clients’ interests in commercial contract disputes
- Defended multiple clients against enforcement of non-compete agreements with their former employers, and also counseled numerous clients on enforcement of non-compete agreements to preserve and protect their business interests and proprietary information
- Prosecuted claims against guarantors of written agreements following default and breach of contract by the principal obligor
- Obtained favorable outcomes in multiple landlord-tenant disputes, including residential and commercial properties
- Advised real estate investors on the acquisition of various commercial and residential properties
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