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R. Walker Garrett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus, GA

Morgan & Morgan
408 12th Street, Suite 200
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-478-1949
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, R. Walker Garrett is an attorney in the office of Morgan & Morgan that is located in that city. He focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his client base comes from throughout the region. Admitted to practice before all Georgia and Alabama state courts, Mr. Garrett is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Garrett provides effective and forceful advocacy for people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. During his career, he has handled a variety of these types of cases, including those arising out of truck and other motor vehicle accidents, oil spills, and premises liability, and his background also includes assisting injured railroad workers with claims that they have brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act. Mr. Garrett has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients, and his fellow attorneys have taken note of both his successful track record and his high degree of ethics and have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Garrett was a 2007 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and in 2010, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Mr. Garrett is a member of several legal organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Active in his community as well, he has been elected to the Columbus City Council and participates in several charitable organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2023

About R. Walker Garrett

First Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Georgia Super Lawyer’s Rising Star
  • “40 under 50 Award” by Columbus Magazine, 2016
  • Huntingdon College’s Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year for 2017
  • “Five under Forty Award” by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Columbus and the Valley Magazine at the age of twenty-nine, 2013

Educational Background

  • Huntingdon College, Political Science, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Greater Columbus Young Professionals
  • MyTeam Triumph Georgia
  • Georgia Watch
  • First Baptist Church-Ordained Deacon and Usher
  • Alabama Zeta Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Volunteer Corporation
  • Hamilton Cemetery Association
  • Direct Services Corporation
  • Rotary Club of Columbus

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Columbus Consolidated Government City Council
  • Columbus Inn of Court
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Alabama State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Middle District Federal Court of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District Federal Courts of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District Federal Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
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Office Location for R. Walker Garrett

408 12th Street
Suite 200
Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: 706-478-1949

Last Updated: 9/8/2022

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