Dave Walker, a native of Modesto, started practicing law in Modesto in 1979 and became Of Counsel to the firm in July 2006. Mr. Walker is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney who specializes in the areas of Personal Injury, Employment Termination, Real Estate, Construction, Criminal Defense, and Mediation/Arbitration Services. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Stanislaus County Superior Court and as a Discovery Referee for the Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County Superior Courts. Mr. Walker received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law and has served as a mediator/arbitrator in both private and court-appointed mediations and arbitrations, resolving hundreds of cases over the past ten years. Mr. Walker is a 2008 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. In 2009 he also completed the Seven Step Certification Program at the College, one of only a handful of people to have done so.
Mr. Walker is a Charter Member of the Modesto Sunrise Rotary and is active in the Stanford Alumni Association. While attending Stanford, Mr. Walker played football for the 1971-72 Pac 10 and Rose Bowl Champions.
California Western School of Law, 1978, J.D.
Stanford University, 1975, B.A. (Communications)
Stanislaus County Bar Association
(served as President in 1986)
American Bar Association
Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law
Member of Stanislaus County Mediation and Arbitration Panel
Trial Lawyers College
U. S. District Court – Eastern District of California
U. S. District Court – Northern District of California
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Association for Justice
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Cash, Check, Credit card
1601 I St 5FL
Modesto, CA, 95354
David Walker is a quality attorney with a great reputation. I’ve known Dave for my entire legal career. Dave is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and has an amazing recall of specific cases and resources. In addition to being a great attorney he is an exceptional mediator. Mediation is always a tough part of legal work and Dave is excellent. His good reputation for mediation is known throughout the legal community, which is helpful when we collaborate. I refer Dave regularly, he is always in my top 2 or 3 when I am asked for a reference for local mediators.
Dave is the one that coined the phrase, “If you don’t have my cell phone, you certainly should.” With Dave it’s not just a phrase though, he means it. He’s always available.
At various times throughout David Walker’s career, I have relied on him for legal advice and actions on many subjects which have included real estate, employment issues, wills, and family matters. I have found Mr. Walker to be professional, personable and knowledgeable Dave is an effective listener with an intuitive understanding of the needs at hand to get to the heart of the matter. Furthermore, Mr. Walker is approachable and compassionate while maintaining a professional style to effectively and successfully execute our legal needs . I refer Mr. Walker regularly, and those I have refered have routinely been very pleased with his services.
I’ve known Dave since 1984, but I didn’t need his services until about the year 2000. Since then, I’ve utilized Dave for everything from estate planning and benefits to investments and personal liability issues. Dave is a man of character who truly knows the law. He’s very thoughtful. He takes time to listen to what I have to say and then responds with pertinent questions and ideas, allowing me make the best decision based on the circumstances.
I also really respect Dave for his connections within the legal community. When I’ve had something that he feels would be better served by a colleague, he not only refers me, but paves the way so that it’s an easy, comfortable contact for me to make. Through the years, he has always been more than willing to help me.