Talmage Boston has been a member of Winstead's litigation practice since joining the firm in 1997. His practice involves all aspects of dispute resolution in commercial transactions. With more than 38 years of business litigation experience in Dallas, Talmage has tried jury cases and argued appeals all over Texas in both state and federal courts. Talmage is board certified (and has been recertified many times) in both Civil Trial Law (since 1988) and Civil Appellate Law (since 1990) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Talmage served as the 2003-2004 Chairman of the Litigation Section for the State Bar of Texas and as the 2004-2005 Chairman of the Council of Chairs for the State Bar. For his leadership activities, he received a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation Award every year from 2005-2011. In June 2011, he completed his three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. He also is a past Chairperson of the Business Litigation Section of the Dallas Bar Association.
Since joining Winstead, Talmage has been one of the most sought-after seminar speakers at State Bar and Dallas Bar Association litigation seminars, on a wide variety of litigation ethics topics, and he has also been a featured speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting 2012-2016, and at the State Bar Conventions of Texas, Arkansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.
Talmage is the author of Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents (Bright Sky Press 2016, forward by Ken Burns) which was released September 1, 2016. Dust Jacket endorsements by David McCullough, James A. Baker, III, Jon Meacham, Harold Holzer, Douglas Brinkley, Evan Thomas, and H.W. Brands.
He’s also the author of Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (Texas Bar Books 2012), which includes a foreword by Dick Thornburgh, former Attorney General of the United States under Presidents Reagan and Bush. The book also has dust jacket endorsements from former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III; former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson; CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin; Baylor University President Ken Starr; and lawyer turned best-selling novelist Richard North Patterson.
Talmage is also the author of 1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point (Bright Sky Press 2005), foreword by John Grisham; and Baseball and the Baby Boomer (Bright Sky Press 2009), foreword by Frank Deford. He’s been inducted as a Media Member into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame; and on May 30, 2014, he assembled and moderated a program televised on C-SPAN entitled “Baseball & American Life,” in which his panelists were United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the Washington Post’s George Will, the New York Times’ David Brooks, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian, and USA Today’s Christine Brennan.
- Attorney of record in 27 published opinions, including two arguments to Texas Supreme Court and one to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Extensive first-chair jury trial experience in real estate, banking, energy, business fraud, construction, intellectual property, condemnation, consumer protection and contractual disputes
- Handled major lawsuits in the last five years for Fannie Mae, ORIX Capital Markets, LLC, and Bank of Texas