Walton is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation, Consumer and Commercial Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Admiralty and Maritime practice groups. His practice includes the representation of insurers in first-party litigation including in bad faith, outrage and fraud litigation; the defense of oil and gas interests in royalty owner class action and general liability claims; the representation of transportation interests (over-the-road and maritime) in all manner of disputes; and the defense of financial institutions in commercial litigation and customer disputes.

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Employment, Insurance and Transportation Committees)
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Special Committee on Cybersecurity (2016-2017)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (Delegate - 2003 Transatlantic Program)



  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law (2019 - present); Commercial Litigation (2020 - present); Litigation: Banking and Finance (2020 - present); Litigation: Insurance (2021); Admiralty and Maritime Law (2021-present); Consumer law (2024-present)
  • Best Lawyers© "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Insurance (2024)



  • State Bar: Alabama
  • U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Southern)
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