- Campbell University (JD 2000)
- Elon College (BA 1996, cum laude)
- North Carolina State Bar
- South Carolina State Bar
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Forth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
My father, who is now a District Court judge, used to practice law in the town of Trenton. Years ago, he became friends with Bob Walker when they represented opposing clients in a lawsuit. During my second year of law school, my dad bumped into Bob at the Onslow County courthouse. I needed a summer clerk position, as every law student knows, and in the course of conversation, my dad was able to make a connection with Bob for me.
It’s usually a good idea to follow your dad’s advice, and in my case, my dad’s wisdom was pretty definite: “You’re going to meet with Bob Walker, and if he offers you anything, you will accept it.”
Bob did offer me a job that summer, and I have never looked back. My experience that summer changed my direction. I had originally planned to pursue a career in the DA’s office, but I ended up enjoying the culture and the work at Walker Allen so much that I decided to reconsider.
I’ve been with Walker Allen since I graduated from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2000. I started at the practice handling motor vehicle liability and professional liability defense. My primary practice areas today, however, involve medical negligence and the defense of physicians, physician extenders and physician practices. I am privileged to represent people who put their careers on the line to help others.
Work With Purpose
Along with a passion for our work, the firm encourages attorneys to develop a passion for our communities. As part of my community focus, I serve on the Human Rights Committee at O’Berry Neuromedical Treatment Center in Goldsboro. This center offers hands-on, attentive care for individuals with developmental challenges in a beautiful, high-quality facility. The committee holds monthly meetings and serves as a “checks and balances” committee to monitor behavioral and pharmaceutical restraints. There are 15 members, one of which is required to be an attorney. As the committee attorney, I become an advocate and a voice for these developmentally disabled individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to speak for themselves. It gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment to stand in the gap for those who can’t defend themselves.
The Walker Allen Family
Bob cultivated this firm into something very special. The people at Walker Allen are family. There’s a high degree of collaboration on every case, and the results of our collective efforts are outstanding. The satisfaction of a job well done is also the satisfaction of working with exceptional people. Our clients get remarkable representation from attorneys who love what they do and who enjoy working together.