Rathwell & Wallison has successfully represented clients across Texas and Louisiana on a comprehensive range of investigation, trial, and appellate matters. The firm has prosecuted and defended complex civil, insurance defense, and commercial litigation matters on behalf of corporations, insurers, and individuals.

Ed Wallison

WallisonEd Wallison
25511 Budde Road, Suite 601
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Ed's principal area of practice is civil litigation involving business disputes and the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is also a certified mediator with experience in a broad range of commercial and personal injury disputes.

A 1981 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law, Ed's legal career began with service as a law clerk for Hon. John F. Kilkenny of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, Oregon. Since returning to Texas in 1982, Ed's legal career has included over 11 years as an Executive Director/Managing Trial Attorney for United Services Automobile Association, where he was primarily responsible for the defense of all third party indemnity litigation in Houston and its surrounding counties.

He has also represented former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman in several business transactions and litigated matters.

A veteran of over 150 first chair commercial and personal injury jury trials, he is a member of the Houston and Montgomery County Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before all Texas courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.


Representative Legal Matters


  • Represented George Foreman incident to transactions involving the production and marketing of the George Foreman Lean, Mean Grilling Machine and related products.
  • Represented a multi-state healthcare provider in litigation involving an elderly patient in one of its Texas facilities who was allegedly killed by fire ants.
  • Represented several long-term care facilities in litigation alleging that neglect and abuse caused the death of elderly and disabled residents.
  • Represented the excess carrier in one of the first lawsuits arising out of the death of a minor child as the result of the deployment of a passenger side airbag.
  • Represented a nationwide operator of coin operated laundromats in numerous commercial lease disputes.
  • Represented one of the nation's largest providers of physical therapy services in litigation involving the validity of the non-compete provisions of its employment contracts



Ed, his wife Julie, and their three children live in Spring Texas, where Ed frequently volunteers as a youth basketball coach at the Cypress Creek YMCA.