Will O. (Trip) Walton, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Auburn, AL

Walton Law Firm, P.C.
 | 1710 Catherine Court, Suite B
Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: 334-321-3000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

Will O. (Trip) Walton III is the founder of Walton Law Firm, P.C., located in Auburn, Alabama. Focusing his practice on litigation, he represents residents of the cities of Auburn and Opelika as well as of the surrounding areas of central and eastern Alabama in personal injury and wrongful death actions resulting from motor vehicle accidents, train collisions, premises liability and dog bite attacks. Mr. Walton also draws on his past experience as a prosecutor in providing a vigorous defense to clients who have been charged with driving under the influence, drug and narcotic violations, and other criminal offenses.

A graduate of Auburn University, where he was a member of the university's football and debate teams, Mr. Walton then attended University of Alabama School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1984. After graduation from law school, he served as a deputy district attorney with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office prosecuting serious crimes, including murder, arson and drug offenses. Mr. Walton then entered private practice and was a partner in an Auburn firm before founding Walton Law Firm, P.C., in 2001. Admitted to practice in Alabama and Georgia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In recognition of his successful track record, Mr. Walton has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is included in both The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He stays up to date with the latest developments in his practice areas through active participation in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and the Alabama Association for Justice.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Will Walton, III

Admitted: 1984, Alabama

Professional Webpage: http://waltonlaw.net/attorney/will_o.trip_walton_iii/

Honors and Awards:

  • Opelika/Auburn All-Millenium Football Team, 2000
  • Alabama Heavyweight Golden Gloves Champion, 1982
  • Alabama AAU Heavyweight Champion, 1981
  • Auburn A-Club Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1978
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense - Top 75 DUI Attorneys in Alabama, 2014
  • Best of Auburn – Personal Injury Attorney, 2012
  • Business in Alabama – Top Attorney, 2012 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • Member, Kappa Alpha Order
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Service
  • Distinguished Service Award, Kiwanis of Lee County

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alabama District Attorneys' Association, 1984 - 1985
  • APITLA National Advisory Board
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Executive Board, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1986 - 1987
  • American Association for Justice
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Saint James School Board, 2013 - Present
  • Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Alabama State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Member, Alabama State Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Task Force on Disaster Response, 1991 - 1992
  • Alabama State Bar, Military Law Committee, 1990 - 1991
  • Alabama State Bar, Indigent Defense Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • Alabama State Bar, Task Force on Illiteracy, 1988 - 1989
  • Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 1986 - 1994
  • American Bar Association
  • Chambers County Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, 1985
  • Georgia State Bar, 2008
  • Alabama State Bar, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Walker, Hill, Adams, Umbach, Meadows & Walton, 1987 - 2001
  • City Prosecutor for the City of Auburn, for approximately five (5) years
  • Landman - Michigan Oil Company, Northpoint, Alabama, 1981 - 1983
  • Member, Auburn University Debate Team
  • Member, Auburn University Football Team
  • Annual gifts to local United Way and other well-known charitable institutions.
  • Provided funding at a village in Zambia for water well which should provide fresh drinking water for 20+ years to 300 or more people a day.
  • Provided 65 new Riddell football helmets for Varsity Football team at St. James School - Montgomery, AL
  • Annual Sponsor of Chambers County Sheriff's Rodeo
  • YMCA Basketball Coach - Montgomery, AL
  • Past President of YMCA Board of Directors
  • Past Board member of Lee County Boys & Girls Club

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Prepared and presented a program regarding tractor trailer mediation, Auto Spectacular Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah Association Of Justice, 2017
  • Prepared and presented a program regarding Tractor Trailer Crashes - NBI - Montgomery, AL, 2011
  • Prepared and presented a program regarding Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish, Chambers County Bar Association, 2011
  • Prepared and presented program emphasizing preparation of the plaintiff for mediation, Seminar Instructor, Mediation - Fighting for Dollars, AR, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association - Little Rock, 2011
  • Prepared and presented a program regarding pedestrian type personal injury cases including all aspects from selection to resolution., Seminar Instructor, Pedestrian Injury Litigation Primer, National Webinar, 2010
  • Prepared and presented program regarding numerous issues in handling car wreck claims, Seminar Instructor, Handling the Auto Injury Claim, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2010
  • Prepared and presented program regarding car wreck claims, mediation and litigation, Seminar Instructor, Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish, Jones School Of Law, 2010
  • Prepared and presented program regarding car wrecks from selection through discovery and settlement tactics, Seminar Instructor, Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2010
  • Prepared and presented program regarding resolution of hospital liens, health insurance liens, Medicare liens, Medicaid liens, Med-pay liens, and other issues regarding subrogation and liens, Seminar Instructor, Subrogation and Liens in Auto Accident Litigation, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2009
  • Prepared and presented program regarding strategies for obtaining personal injury settlements, Seminar Instructor, Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2008
  • Prepared and presented program regarding Federal and State DOT regulations covering tractor-trailer collisions, Seminar Instructor, Truck Accident Litigation from Start to Finish, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2008
  • Prepared and presented program regarding investigation, discovery, and selection of automobile injury cases, Seminar Instructor, How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2007
  • Presented and prepared program regarding the handling of motor vehicle personal injury claims, Seminar Instructor, Strategies for Succesfully Trying Automobile Cases, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2005
  • Prepared and presented program regarding "out of the box" solutions to automobile litigation in State District Court, Seminar Instructor, Taking a Case to State District Court, AL, Alabama Trial Lawyers - Winter Convention - Birmingham, 2004
  • Prepared and presented a program regarding car wreck claims and litigation, Seminar Instructor, Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Alabama, AL, Statewide Attorney Seminar - Montgomery, 2003
  • Prepared and presented a program regarding tractor-trailer claims and litigation, Seminar Instructor, Killer Trucks, AL, People's Court Law School - Auburn, 2000
  • Behold – Mediation, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2011
  • Road Collision Litigation: Key Tactics. Lee County Bar Association, 2011
  • Road Collision Litigation: Key Tactics. Lee County Bar Association, 2011
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions Start to Finish, April 2012
  • Mediation, November 2012
  • Gamma Phi Beta, Auburn – "Know Your Rights", March 2013 & February 2014
  • Lee County Bar Association – CLE, March 2013
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers – Top Guns II St. Louis, Missouri April 25th, 2013
  • West Point Georgia / Valley Alabama Rotary Club, April 2013
  • KA Order, Auburn – "Know Your Rights", April 2013
  • Lawyer Logbook –, Article Mediation: The Winning Approach, April 2013
  • ALAJ Annual Convention – Tractor Trailer Collisions, Destin, Florida June 13th, 2013
  • National Business Institute Webinar – Mediation and Subrogation Leins, June 2013
  • Litigating Low Impact Collisions – NBI – Montgomery, Alabama, August 2013
  • Jones School of Law – "Lunch with a Lawyer", September 2013
  • Mediation in Tractor-Trailer Cases: A Winning Approach, Tort Law Conference for Alabama Attorneys, Friday September 13th, 2013 Birmingham Marriott

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $2,500,000.00 Settlement - Moderate Brain Injury - Lee County, AL, 2010
  • $8,000,000.00 Settlement - Serious Traumatic Brain Injury - Chambers County, AL, 2010
  • $7,500,000.00 Settlement - Quadriplegic Injury (Multiple Defendants) - Harris County, GA, 2006
  • $2,000,000.00 Verdict - Wanton Destruction of Business Property - Chambers County, AL, 2002
  • $17,500,000.00 Verdict - Insurance Fraud - Chambers County, AL, 1996

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America, Inc., 1974

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, B.S., 1980
Office Location for Will O. (Trip) Walton, III

1710 Catherine Court
Suite B
Auburn, AL 36830

Phone: 334-321-3000

 

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Last Updated: 6/28/2017

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