Texas since 1978
All U.S. District Courts in Texas
United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Texas:
Recipient of the 2022 Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation (2022)
Named to “Best Lawyers” in America list, by BL Rankings, for Commercial Litigation, Appellate and Litigation-Banking and Finance (2013-2019)
He is the only lawyer to have received Presidential Citations from eight different State Bar of Texas Presidents for outstanding service to the State Bar: in 2005-2011, and 2018.
Named to “Texas Super Lawyer” list, a Thomson Reuters service, for Business Litigation (2003-2018)
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law-Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Talmage is a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office who handles commercial litigation in both trials and appeals. During his 40-year career, he has successfully represented clients in state and federal court lawsuits and arbitrations involving oil and gas, real estate, banking, intellectual property, partnership disputes. He has successfully tried many jury trials throughout Texas and prevailed in appellate courts all over the state including the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2019, Talmage received the prestigious Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation which is given annually to the Texas lawyer who is “an accomplished, talented, and dedicated Texas lawyer who is a servant of the profession and a dedicated advocate”.
Talmage has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1988 and Civil Appellate Law since 1990 by Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has previously served as the Chairman of the State Bar of Texas’ Litigation Section, and Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association’s Business Litigation Section.
Recent success stories:
A large national bank recently had a customer who was having a serious problem with the enforceability of its contracts. The bank officer sent that customer to Talmage. He supervised the legal research necessary to verify that the customer’s legal position was solid, and, in fact, it was very solid. He then sent a demand letter to the offender who at first claimed that its legal position had merit. He then filed a lawsuit on behalf of my client, with lots of paper discovery attached which showed the offender that they meant business–but continued to dialog with the offender’s attorney—and succeeded in persuading that lawyer that his client was in the right, under Texas law, and the offender was in the wrong.
Talmage reaching a settlement with the offender, under the terms of which, the offender has agreed to stop offending, and also agreed to pay for all of his client’s attorneys’ fees incurred on this matter to date—$35,000.