Walt has a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University (1979) and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles (1982).
After practicing law in the Los Angeles area for two years, Walt came to Fresno in 1985 and practiced with McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth for 12 years in the business litigation department, where he specialized in business and employment litigation.
In 1997, Walt established his own law firm in Fresno, where he has continued to specialize in business and employment litigation. He has tried to verdict or judgment over 70 cases in state and federal courts in California. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has, once again, been named a Super Lawyer for Northern California (reserved for the top five percent of lawyers). Walt has been AV®-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 12 years.
Over the years, Walt has represented a variety of clients, including corporate clients such as AT&T, RadioShack Corporation, Adventist Health, Beverly Enterprises, Sumner Hills Homeowners’ Association, Save-Mart Supermarkets, SYSCO Foods, Central Yalley YMCA, Primex Farms, Central Yalley Processing, Wilbur-Ellis Company, and Sportsmobile West, to name a few.