Walton's Profile

Walton is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation, Consumer and Commercial Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Admiralty and Maritime practice groups. His practice includes the representation of insurers in first-party litigation including in bad faith, outrage and fraud litigation; the defense of oil and gas interests in royalty owner class action and general liability claims; the representation of transportation interests (over-the-road and maritime) in all manner of disputes; and the defense of financial institutions in commercial litigation and customer disputes.

Walton's Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law (2019 - present); Commercial Litigation (2020 - present); Litigation: Banking and Finance (2020 - present); Litigation: Insurance (2021); Admiralty and Maritime Law (2021-present)

Walton's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Employment, Insurance and Transportation Committees)
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Special Committee on Cybersecurity (2016-2017)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (Delegate - 2003 Transatlantic Program)

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Southern)

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (1997, J.D., magna cum laude; Managing Board, Alabama Law Review; Bench and Bar Honor Society; Johnstone Adams Distinguished Scholar Award; Judge Daniel H. Thomas Award; National Alumni Association Scholarship)

  • Auburn University
    • (1990, B.A.)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas...

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