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Aldous\Walker represents individuals and businesses who
have been harmed by the misdeeds of others. Led by noted Dallas trial lawyers
Charla Aldous and Brent Walker, the firm handles cases involving personal
injury, business disputes, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful
Early in her legal career, Charla spent many
years representing defendants. Her “insider’s knowledge” of the defense side of
the docket has proven invaluable to her clients. She understands the “tricks of
the trade,” and can anticipate the other side’s moves.
Whether it’s standing up to environmental polluters,
healthcare providers, the pharmaceutical industry, or those simply unwilling to
take responsibility for the damage they’ve caused, Charla’s driving goal is to
make sure her clients receive the justice they deserve, and to make a positive
a difference in their lives.
A past president of the American Board of Trial
Advocates-Dallas Chapter, Charla is heavily involved in the legal community.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice, Texas Bar Foundation,
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial
Lawyers Association. She also has earned membership to the prestigious Inner
Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of 100 of the nation’s top
In addition to being featured in Best Lawyers in America each
year since 2003, Charla earned special recognition as the Best
Lawyers Litigator of the Year in Dallas for Personal Injury and Medical
Malpractice in 2009 and 2013.
A veteran of more than 100 trials, Charla is routinely
recognized among the top trial lawyers in the country. She has earned numerous
honors and awards, including:
- Trial Lawyer of the Year (Texas Chapter of the
American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008)
- Top 10 attorneys in the entire state of Texas
(Texas Super Lawyers magazine,
- Top 100 attorneys in Texas (Texas Super Lawyers magazine,
- Top 50 female attorneys in Texas (Texas Super Lawyers magazine,
- 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America (Lawdragon, 2007,
- Best Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine, 2001,
2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
- Best Women Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine, 2010)
- Texas’ Top 5 Personal Injury Attorneys (Texas Lawyer’s “Go-To
- Ten Winning “Lawyers in America” (The National Law Journal,
- Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation (Lawyers Weekly USA,
Charla earned her undergraduate degree from Austin
College in Sherman, Texas, where she was honored as the school’s 2007
Distinguished Alumni. She earned her law degree from Southern Methodist
University’s Dedman School of Law.
As a young boy, Brent witnessed what it took to become
a lawyer as his mother attended law school. Playing trivia games with her
involving evidence objections during long car drives, and seeing her work hard
to win major verdicts, helped him know at age 11, that he wanted to be a trial
Never looking back, Brent’s passion to fight for
justice and make a positive impact on people and the community burns bright as
he pleas the cause of personal and corporate clients in the courtroom.
A member of the board of directors for both the Dallas
and Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Brent has obtained more than $250 million
in verdicts and settlements for injured individuals, and others, in the first
decade of practice. He has represented Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted
the Ebola virus while working at a Dallas hospital in a high profile national
case. He also successfully represented a high school student and her family in
a $9.3 million verdict involving Episcopal School of Dallas.
A six-time recipient of the Texas Super Lawyers® list,
Brent also earned recognition by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40
Under 40, Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
In addition to
significant experience in personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries
and wrongful death, Brent has expertise in commercial litigation claims
involving breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. He has
earned significant honors, including:
Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas (2013, 2016), Best Lawyers Under 40,
- Texas Super
Lawyers (Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018)
- Texas Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters, 2007;
Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Under 40, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Brent earned his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee
University in Lexington, Virginia, where he served as editor of the Washington
and Lee Political Review. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist
University’s Dedman School of Law.