Will Walton, III

Walton Law Firm, P.C.
1710 Catherine Court
Suite B
Auburn, AL 306830
(334) 321-3000
www.waltonlaw.net


Will O. (Trip) Walton, III

Born: LaFayette, Alabama, August 15, 1957

Education: Auburn University, B.S., 1980, University of Alabama, J.D., 1983

Practice Areas: Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Automobile Accidents; Dram Shop Liability; Slip and Fall; Criminal Law;  Narcotics and Drug Cases

Membership: Lee County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Alabama State Bar (Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1986-1994; Task Force on Illiteracy, 1988-1989; Indigent Defense Committee, 1989-1990; Military Law Committee, 1990-1991; Task Force on Disaster Response, 1991-1992; Member, 1991-2006 and Chairman, 1998-2006, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Executive Board, 1986-1987); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS). The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; 2011 Alabama Super Lawyer.

Admissions: 1984, Alabama; 1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1996, U.S. Supreme Court; Member of the Georgia State Bar.

Miscellaneous Information: Phi Delta Phi. Seminar Instructor: Killer Trucks, 2000; Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Alabama, 2003; Taking a Case to State District Court, 2004; Strategies for Successfully Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Alabama, 2005; How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, 2007; Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish, 2008; Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients, 2008; Subrogation and Liens in Auto Accident Litigation, 2009; Pedestrian Injury Litigation Primer, 2010; Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish (Montgomery County Bar Association), 2010; Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish (Jones School of Law), 2010; Handling the Auto Injury Claim, 2010. Deputy District Attorney, Montgomery, Alabama, 1984-1985. Member, Alabama District Attorneys' Association, 1984-1985. Member, Walker, Hill, Adams, Umbach, Meadows & Walton, 1987-2001.

Biography:

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Auburn attorney, Trip Walton is an exceptional litigator and dedicated advocate for injured clients, focusing his practice in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Automobile and Tractor Trailer Accidents, Train Accidents, Dog Bite attacks, and Slip and Fall injuries.  He also has a well earned reputation in the criminal defense arena, providing a vigorous defense to clients accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drugs and Narcotics and other crimes.

Attorney Walton is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Service, which means he has been rated by his peers as having the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

While in college and law school, he enjoyed a successful amateur heavyweight boxing career with a 20-1 record.  As an amateur heavyweight fighter, he was known for his knockout punch with 18 first round knockout victories. His record includes the Auburn University and Southeastern Regional Intercollegiate Titles in 1978; a win in the Georgia Golden Gloves Tournament in 1980; the Alabama AAU Open-Class Heavyweight Championship in 1981; and he concluded his boxing career in 1982 by winning the Alabama Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship.

Mr. Walton is an Eagle Scout and was a member of the Auburn University Varsity Football Team and the Auburn University Debate Team.  He is a member of Phi Delta Phi and Kappa Alpha Order.

He has taught classes and seminars on various topics, including:

Prepared and presented a program emphasizing Tractor Trailer Crashes - National Business Institute (NBI) - Montgomery, AL, 2011

Killer Trucks, Peoples Court Law School, January 2000

Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Alabama, National Business Institute, December 2003

Taking a Case to State District Court, Trial Lawyers Association, January 2004

Strategies for Successfully Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Alabama, National Business Institute, April 2005

How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, National Business Institute, June 2007

Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, February 2008

Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients, National Business Institute, National Business Institute, August 2008

Subrogation and Liens in Auto Accident Litigation, National Business Institute, October 2009

Pedestrian Injury Litigation Primer, National Business Institute, June 2010

Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish (Montgomery County Bar Association), November 2010

Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish (Jones School of Law), November 2010

Handling the Auto Injury Claim, National Business Institute, December 2010

Before founding his own firm in 2001, Mr. Walton served as a Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, from 1984 to 1985; was an attorney with the Harper and Meadows Law Firm from 1985 to 1986; was a partner with Meadows and Walton Law Firm from 1986 to 1987; and was a partner at Walker, Hill, Adams, Umbach, Meadows and Walton from 1987 to 2001.

While a partner with the Walker, Hill firm, Trip Walton handled the City prosecution duties for the City of Auburn, Alabama, for approximately five years.

Community Service

Mr. Walton has been active in many local community organizations, including:

Lee County Boys and Girls Club, Board Member

Alabama Democratic Executive Committee, Elected Member

YMCA Board of Directors - Lee County, Chairman

Lee County Youth Judicial Program, Director

Kiwanis of Lee County, Distinguished Service Award

Southern Union Junior College, Adjunct Professor

Opelika-Auburn All Millennium Football Team, Member

First United Methodist Church of Lafayette, Alabama, Member