Our Team


Howard Walker – President/Attorney – Click to learn more

I have been practicing law since 1984 and offer a variety of legal services-business, commercial, and real estate litigation; mediation; corporate-business formations; commercial and real estate transactions; Wills and probate services.  Most of my business is, however concentrated in and/or related to real estate.

In addition to my law license I also have a Real Estate Broker’s license [active since 1979], provide title/escrow and Closing services, and I am an approved instructor by the Texas Real Estate Commission [TREC].  I am ready to provide you with a variety of services in your real estate pursuits, including the review and drafting of documents/contracts and Closing papers.

While I offer TREC approved education courses, I am also available to realtors/brokers for office meetings, seminars, training, and conferences to assist in understanding the TAR and TREC forms, their proper use, and preventative maintenance.

Matt Cree – Vice President – Click to learn more

Matt grew up in a small town in Illinois. After graduating High School, he joined the Air Force. In the Air Force he was an Armament Systems Specialists. After the Air Force, he started his career in the title industry as an abstractor in St. Louis, Missouri in 1989. Matt worked his way up through the ranks in the title industry, to include but not limited to, examiner, closer, funder, etc.

In 1997, Matt moved to the Houston area to continue his work in the title industry. In order to learn more about Texas history and the land records, he spent the next 5 years in the Oil and Gas industry as a Landman. Matt worked researching mineral rights, division orders and seismic permitting during that time. In 2002, Matt left the Oil and Gas industry and returned back into the title industry. Matt has been a manager, operations manager and partner in Title Agencies since returning to the industry.

Matt is currently married to his lovely wife, Christy. They have 2 boys, Cody and Ryan and have made Spring Texas their home. Matt is active in Boy Scouts and serves as an Adult Leader as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

If you ever have a question or concern about the services Lineage Title provides or any other questions, Matt personally invites you to contact him directly at his cell phone (281) 989-6400.

Ryan Sheppard – Escrow Officer – Click to learn more

Ryan was born in New York but by the time he was four his family had relocated to the Spring area where he attended schools in Klein ISD. After high school, Ryan went to the University of Georgia where he studied Health and Physical Education while competing for the track and field team, earning All-American honors.  After college Ryan moved back to the Spring area where he began his career in the title industry.

Ryan began working for Howard D. Walker, a real estate attorney and now President of Lineage Title of Texas, in 2007 as an assistant to Mr. Walker working both for his law practice and his title company processing closings, researching title and liens, and closing real estate transactions and assisting in the curing and clearing of title issues.  Working for an attorney has given Ryan a more in depth experience in complex title issues as many of the files that came through the attorney’s office had unique issues that were unable to be cured by other title companies.

Eva Gomez – Escrow Assistant – Click to learn more

Eva was born in Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish. After working at a bank for 9 years, she knew it was time for a change to a more fulfilling career. She took a chance, and has been an active part of the Title Industry for over a year. Eva strongly believes in the golden rule: treat others the way they want to be treated. After all, great customer service is the key to success for any industry.

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