Will (Trip) Walton, III

Will (Trip) Walton, III

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.

Trip Walton, has been named to the Alabama Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Alabama for 2011 and 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

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:

• 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
• Tractor Trailer Crashes - National Business Institute (NBI) - Montgomery, AL, 2011
• Motor Vehicle Collision Start to Finish, Chambers County Bar Association, 2011
• Behold-Mediation, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2011

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.

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