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Attorney - John L. Walker Jr.
 

Education
 
  • B.S. - University of Pennsylvania, (Wharton School of Finance),
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1969
  • J.D. - New York University, New York, New York, 1972
    Post Graduate
  • Center For Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Hastings College of
    Law, University of California, San Francisco, California, 1975
  • Advanced Advocacy College (Proof of Damages),
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Miami, Florida, 1979
  • National College of Advocacy, Advanced College (Medical
    Malpractice), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Boston,
    Massachusetts, 1982
  • Anatomy & Physiology For Lawyers, Federal Publications for
    Touro College, Vail, Colorado, 1985
  • National College of Advocacy, Advanced College (Products
    Liability), Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
    Vail, Colorado, 1986
  • National College of Advocacy, Advanced College
    (Computers In Law Practice), Association of Trial Lawyers
    of America, Vail, Colorado, 1987
Legal Experience
 
  • Summer Intern, National Conference of Black Lawyers,
    New York, New York, Summer of 1970
  • Law Clerk, Law Offices of Cora T. Walker,
    New York, New York, 9/70-5/72
  • Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 8/72-6/73
  • Partner, Law Firm of Johnson & Walker,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 7/73 - 2/76
  • Law Offices of John L. Walker,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 3/76 - 5/78
  • Partner, Law Firm of Walker, Brookins, & Walker,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 6/78-4/82
  • Partner, Law Firm of Walker & Walker,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 5/82 - 12/90
  • Partner, Law Firm of Walker, Walker & Green,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 1/91 - 12/94
  • Partner, Law Firm of Walker & Walker,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 1/95 - 12/96
  • Member, Walker & Walker, PLLC,
    Jackson, Mississippi, 1/97 - present
  • Attorney for the Town of Bolton, Mississippi, 6/73-present
Bar Membership
 
  • Mississippi, 1972
  • New York, passed 7/72 examination but never returned for
    formal admission
Court Admissions
 
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1972
  • United States District Court for the Southern District
    of Mississippi, 1973
  • United States District Court for the Northern District
    of Mississippi, 1973
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1973
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1976
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981
Board Memberships
 
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers,
    Board Member, 1974-1975
  • Central Mississippi Legal Services, Vice-Chairperson,
    1976-1986; Board Member, 1976-present
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Executive
    Committee, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, and 1986-1987, and
    Member of Board of Governors, 1983-1987
  • State of Mississippi Judicial Nominating Committee,
    9/83-8/87; 4/88-12/91
  • Radio Station WJSU Neighborhood Advisory Committee,
    1984-present
  • Mississippi Workers' Compensation Advisory Council,
    1987-present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member,
    1987-present
Legal Organizations
 
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers, Member of Board of
    Directors, 1974-1975
  • Magnolia Bar Association, Chairperson, Continuing Legal
    Education Committee, 1985-1987; President Elect 1990-91;
    President 1991-92; Executive Committee Member, 1992 - 93
  • National Bar Association
  • Mississippi Chapter of National Conference of Black Lawyers,
    President, 1973-1977
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Legislative
    Committee, 1978-1984 and 1985-1986; Co-Chair of Worker's
    Disability Committee, 1982-1983; Chairperson, Rules Committee,
    1986-1987; Member, Executive Committee, 1983-1984,
    1985-1986, and 1986-1987; Member of Board of Governors,
    1983-1987
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1988-present
  • National College of Advocacy, Faculty Member - May 1988
    College, Orlando, Florida
Non-Legal Organizations
 
  • NAACP, Life Member
  • Magnolia Bar Foundation, President 1994 - 1998
  • Black American Law Students Association (BALSA), Board
    Member and Northeast Regional Director, 1971-1972
Appellate Cases
 
  • Jones v. Diamond, 636 F.2d 1364 (5th Cir. 1981)
  • McGowan v. King, Inc., 569 F.2d 845 (5th Cir. 1978)
  • Neely v. City of Grenada, 438 F. Supp. 390 (Miss. 1977)
  • McGowan v. Credit Center of North Jackson, 546 F.2d 73
    (5th Cir. 1977)
  • Neely v. City of Grenada, 624 F.2d 547 (5th Cir. 1980)
  • Davis v. Jackson County Port Authorities, 611 F.2d 577
    (5th Cir. 1980)
  • Truvillion v. King's Daughters Hospital, 614 F.2d 520
    (5th Cir. 1980)
  • McGowan v. King, Inc., 616 F.2d 745 (5th Cir. 1980)
  • Neely v. City of Grenada, 77 FRD 484 (Miss. 1978)
  • Jones v. Diamond, 519 F.2d 1092 (5th Cir. 1979)
  • McGowan v. King, Inc., 661 F.2d 48 (5th Cir. 1981)
  • Griggs v. Hinds Junior College, 563 F.2d 179 (5th Cir. 1979)
  • Walls & Buck v. Mississippi State Bar, 437 So.2d 30 (Miss. 1983)
  • Jones v. State, 306 So.2d 57 (Miss. 1975)
  • Anderson v. State, 332 So.2d 420 (Miss. 1976)
  • Kinnis v. Antoine, 472 F. Supp. 215 (N.D. Miss. 1979)
  • Miss. Attorney v. Miss. State Bar, 453 So.2d 1023 (Miss. 1984)
  • Myers v. Miss. State Bar, 480 So.2d 1080 (Miss. 1985)
  • Amiker v. Brakefield, 473 So.2d 939 (Miss. 1985)
  • Brown v. McQuinn, 501 So.2d 1093 (Miss. 1987)
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. State Mutual Fed. S. & L.
    Assn., __2d__ (5th Cir. 1987) (unpublished opinion)
  • Travis v. Randall Reed Trucking Co., 32 ATLA L. Rep. 135
    (Noxubee County, MS Circuit Court, No. 5966, Oct. 26, 1988)
  • Hinds County Board of Supervisors v. Common Cause,
    551 So.2d 107 (Miss. 1989)
  • Motorola Communications And Electronics, Inc., et al v. Mrs.
    Mary Wilkerson, Etc.555 So.2d 713 (Miss. 1989)
  • Daniel v. Ergon, Inc., et al., 892 F.2d 403 (5th Cir. 1990)
  • Wilbourn v. Hobson, 608 So. 2d 1187 (Miss. 1992)
  • Hurst v. Southwest Mississippi Legal Services Corp,
    708 So. 2d 1347 (Miss. 1998)
Political Activities
 
  • Treasurer, R. Jess Brown for Hinds County Judge, 1974
  • Campaign Coordinator, Bennie Thompson for Supervisor District
    Two, Hinds County, Mississippi, 1979
  • Steering Committee Person, Henry Kirksey for Mayor, City of
    Jackson, 1980
  • Treasurer, Leslie McLemore for Congressman, 2nd Congressional
    District of Mississippi, 1980
  • Steering Committee Person, Nausead Stewart for Hinds County
    Judge, 1982
  • Campaign and Finance Committee Person, Honorable Reuben
    Anderson, Supreme Court Justice, Re-election Committee, 1986
  • Campaign Coordinator, Honorable Bennie G. Thompson, Hinds
    County District Two Supervisor, Re-election Campaign, 1987
  • Bennie G. Thompson for Congressional Campaign, Finance and
    Steering Committee Person, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998
Honors, Awards & Distinctions
 
  • Vanderbilt Medal (Given to the five outstanding third year students)
    New York University Law School, June 1972
  • Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, 1972-1973
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Mississippi State Conference
    NAACP, November 1980
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., Legal rating of "b v", 9/16/83
  • R. Jess Brown Award, Magnolia Bar Association, May 1984
  • Service Award, Magnolia Bar Association, April 1986
  • Jack H. Young, Sr. Award, Jackson Branch, NAACP,
    October 1987
  • Magnolia Bar Association President's Award (1992)
  • Jackson Urban League's African American Legal Award (1992)
   

 


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