Jake Garris

Jake Garris

Ph • 919•760•6950 EXT. 305



  • Campbell University (J.D., 2015)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A., 2011)



  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Jake joins Walker Allen having practiced the previous six years litigating primarily on behalf of Fortune 500, residential construction developers, and national banking and loan servicing clients. In addition to gaining valuable litigation skills, Jake’s prior experience has shown him the importance of attention to detail, hard work, how to efficiently and effectively resolve disputes, and to always be over prepared. Jake also has extensive experience handling cases through appeal.

Jake is originally from Goldsboro, NC, and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Management & Society, with a minor in History. In law school, at Campbell University School of Law, Jake held leadership positions in the Men’s Legal Caucus, planning social and charity events for the student body, and participated in the first year of the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic. While in law school, Jake also gained experience working for a social security disability and personal injury law firm, and interning at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and with NC Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Paul M. Newby.

Jake looks forward to bringing his rich and diverse experience to the Walker Allen team, focusing on general civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, and construction defect matters, in addition to representing clients at the appellate level. Jake also has the unique perspective of having a personal connection to the representation of clients in the healthcare industry, as his fiancé, Emily, works for the Duke Health System. Jake understands, firsthand, the pride and care with which medical providers strive to deliver critically important, and often lifesaving services, to their patients, and the physical, mental, and emotional tolls that work sometimes extracts.

Outside of the office Jake enjoys spending time traveling or at the beach with his fiancé Emily and their dog Beau, trying out new restaurants, watching Tar Heel sports, taking his boat out to Atlantic Beach, firing up the grill, or imbibing in his modest whisky collection.