Gregory R. Ave

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  • Managing Partner at Walters, Balido & Crain (14 Attorneys)
  • Meadow Park Tower, 10440 North Central Expressway, 15th Floor, Dallas, TX 75231
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Mr. Ave has a general litigation practice with the primary focus on civil appellate matters, complex litigation, and insurance coverage. He has extensive experience before Texas intermediate courts of appeals, Supreme Court of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit. Practice also includes representing corporate, institutional, and individual clients in federal and state district courts across Texas. Nature of cases handled include insurance law and coverage, personal injury, contractual indemnification, construction defects, bad faith, contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, first amendment, patent infringement, antitrust, complex commercial matters, and general business disputes.

Past Employment:
• Touchstone, Bernays, Johnston, Beall, Smith & Stollenwerck, LLP, Partner 1992-2006
• Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Associate 1989 – 1992

Accomplishments and Awards:
• Selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars 2004
• Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2005, 2012 - 2015
• Named to Legal Leaders Texas' Top Rated Lawyers for excellence in appellate law, business and commercial, and general practice
• Named Appellate Lawyer of the Week by Texas Lawyer magazine in the April 28, 2014 and April 20, 2015 issue

Representative Clients:
• Texas Farm Bureau
• Wal-Mart
• Farmers Insurance Group
• Nationwide Insurance
• Liberty Mutual Insurance
• The Auto Club (AAA Texas, LLC)

Texas Bar Foundation - FELLOW.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • General Practice
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Restraining Orders
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-976-9016  Phone
214-347-8310  Phone
214-347-8311  Fax
University Attended:
Georgetown University, Washington, B.S.B.A., Cum Laude, Accounting, 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Texas School of Law at Austin, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1989, California; 1991, District of Columbia; 1990, Texas
State Bar of California; State Bar of Texas; District of Columbia Bar.
Birth Information:
June 15, 1964
Reported Cases:
•Henkel v. Norman, 441 S.W.3d 249 (Tex. 2014)
•Blackstone Medical, Inc. v. Phoenix Surgicals, L.L.C., __ S.W.3d__(Tex. App.-Dallas 2015 n.p.h.)
•Plasma Fab, LLC v. BankDirect Capital Finance, LLC, __S.W.3d__(Tex. App. - Austin 2015, n.p.h.)
•Childress Engineering Servs., Inc. v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 456 S.W.3d 725 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth 2015, no pet.)
•Taylor v. Acxiom Corp., 612 F.3d 325 (5th Cir. 2010)
•Cooper v. Circle Ten Council Boy Scouts of Am., 254 S.W.3d 689 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2008, no pet.)
•Nall v. Plunkett, 404 S.W.3d 552 (Tex. 2013)
•Nationwide Ins. Co. v. Elchehimi, 249 S.W.3d 430 (Tex. 2008)
•Energy Servs. Co. of Bowe, Inc. v. Superior Snubbing Servs., Inc., 236 S.W.3d 190 (Tex. 2007)
•Trinity Universal Ins. Co. v. Brainard, 216 S.W.3d 809 (Tex. 2006)
•Dunagan v. Coleman, 427 S.W.3d 552 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2014, no pet.)
•Hall v. Domino's Pizza, Inc., (Tex. App. - El Paso 2014, pet. denied)
•Dallas Market Center Dev. Co. v. Liedeker, 958 S.W.2d 382 (Tex. 1997)
•Liptak v. Brunson, 402 S.W.3d 909 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2013, no pet.)
•Webb v. Maldonado, 331 S.W.2d 879 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2011, pet. denied)
•American Home Shield Corp. v. LaHorgue,201 S.W.3d 181 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2006, pet. denied)
•Stroop v. Northern County Mut. Ins. Co.,133 S.W.3d 508 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2004, pet. denied)
•Walker Engineering, Inc. v. Bracebridge Corp., 102 S.W.3d 837 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2003, pet. denied)
•RRR Farms, Ltd. v. American Horse Protection Ass'n, 957 S.W.2d 121 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 1997, pet. denied)
•Vanderlinden v. USAA Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 885 S.W.2d 239 (Tex. App. - Texarkana 1994, writ denied)
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