Walter K. Burton, is a 4th Generation attorney with more
than 36 years of trial experience handling all types of personal
injury accidents to include automobile, slip and fall, wrongful
death, Medical/nursing home negligence. Walter has tried
personal injury cases in Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina.
In North Carolina, Walter has tried cases in more than 60
Walter was raised in Princeton, West Virginia as the second
in a family of five children. Walter attended military school in
Waynesboro, Virginia and excelled in both academics and
athletics. Walter later played college football at Bluefield
State College in West Virginia and went on to graduate Cum Laude
from Marshall University in 1981.
After graduating college, Walter attended law school in
Chicago, Illinois at the John Marshall School of Law where he
graduated in December 1983. Walter was admitted to the Bar in
the State of Illinois in May 1984, in the State of North Carolina
in April 1987 and in the State of Virginia in September 2017.
Walter maintains an active personal injury practice in both North
Carolina and Virginia.
Walter currently lives in Oak Ridge, North Carolina and is a
member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Virginia State Bar
and the Illinois State Bar. In addition to practicing personal
injury work, Walter also is a Certified Mediator in North
Carolina having been certified since 2003 and has handled
countless mediation and arbitrations since that time.
- John Marshal School of Law, JD Degree, January 15, 1984.
- Marshall University, BA History, 1981
- Honors/Activities: Varsity Football Bluefield State College (1978);
- Graduated Cum Laude Marshall University.
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- Illinois 1984
- North Carolina 1987
- Virginia 2017
BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the North Carolina Bar Association and Virginia State Bar.
ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP
AV Rated Martindale Hubble