Judson (Jud) Waltman, a native of Lufkin, Texas, is the Managing Attorney in Houston over Personal Injury, Product Liability and Maritime Litigation. He attended Baylor University where he earned his undergraduate degree in History and Spanish in 1993. He received his law degree and graduated, with honors, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1996.
Jud joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2002 and limits his practice almost exclusively to the representation of individuals who are victims of injury or death. He handles cases involving commercial truck collisions, product liability, medical malpractice as well as a focus on workplace injuries and oil field accidents.
He has tried numerous cases to verdict including receiving one of the largest verdicts in the history of Ward County, for an injured oilfield worker. He generated several of the firm’s largest settlements on behalf of clients who were catastrophically injured by commercial carriers.
Jud was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1996. Soon after he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. He is further licensed to practice in New York State. Jud is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section), The Christian Trial Lawyers Association, The Houston Northwest Bar Association and The Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Jud has also been awarded the prestigious AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings in addition to being named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters from 2018 to 2021. He was further recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, from 2018 to 2022. In 2020 Jud was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, one of the most respected guides to the legal profession.
He lives in Houston with his wife Dwana and their two children, Jackson and Ellie. He is an active member of Faithbridge United Methodist Church. He enjoys fishing and an occasional golf outing in his spare time.