Walton Harris Walker III has practiced law in both the private and public sectors, providing diligent and exceptional representation across the local, national, and international sectors. He is eager to bring his skills and experiences to Weaver, Bennett and Bland.
Walton joins WBB from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney’s Office, where he worked for nearly six years as an Assistant District Attorney. Walton served under elected District Attorneys from both the Republican and the Democrat parties, and prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to crimes of injury to property, unlawful possession of firearms, drug sales and trafficking, and violent crimes including domestic violence, robberies, and violent assaults.
Prior to coming to the District Attorney’s Office, Walton clerked nearly two years in New Bern, North Carolina, working in the chambers of the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Walton assisted Judge Flanagan in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters, including cases raising issues of criminal procedure; constitutional law; trademark and copyright infringement; and employment litigation.
Before his clerkship, Walton held a one-year legal fellowship in East Asia for the human rights organization International Justice Mission, where he supported an office of attorneys, investigators, social workers and other professionals in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking.
Walton began his legal career with a large law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented utility companies appearing before federal regulators. Over his four years as an associate, he handled matters with a variety of litigation, regulatory and transactional components. He also won a firm-wide award for pro bono service.
Walton received his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received a Dean’s Scholarship. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Walton is the son of a career U.S. Army officer. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were four-star generals. He is actively involved in his church, where he has served as a deacon. He is married and has two young children.