150 Fourth Avenue North
2300 One Nashville Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Robert J. Walker has been practicing trial law continuously since 1968. He has experience in prosecuting and defending product liability, medical malpractice, and aviation lawsuits.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Walker has focused primarily on commercial and business litigation, including securities and corporate governance lawsuits, shareholder and hostile takeover suits, anti-trust, consumer protection, business fraud suits, proxy challenges, and director and officer liability claims. He has experience in most of these suits from both the prosecution and defense perspective, and has a great deal of recent experience in class action litigation involving business as well as product liability claims.
Mr. Walker was born and raised in Monterey, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1962. Following graduation from Vanderbilt, he served as a naval officer on a destroyer. Mr. Walker returned to Vanderbilt and graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1968. While in law school, he served as the Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Walker served as President of the Nashville Bar Association in 1981; and in 1986 he was elected a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as Chairman for Tennessee from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Walker is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in several categories. He has been a principal in, and has served as an officer and director of, a variety of businesses. In 1986, Mr. Walker was elected a Fellow in the Society of International Business Fellows, an organization dedicated to development of international business in the southeastern United States, where he maintained fellowship for over ten years. He is also a licensed and active pilot with current ASMEL(I) ratings.