Walter currently practices in the areas of premises liability, asbestos, hospitality/dram shop, product, auto, trucking & transportation and pharmaceutical matters. Walter has extensive experience in premises liability practice, having handled several hundred cases ranging from slip and falls to falling merchandise claims. He likewise has broad experience in pharmaceutical matters, representing numerous pharmacies and pharmacists in misfill and mislabel matters. In the course of his career, Walter has taken more than 50 matters to trial, including many jury trials. He has is also quite skilled in alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediations and arbitrations.
Walter is a 1983 graduate of the University of Delaware where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. In 1987 he received his juris doctor from The Delaware Law School of Widener University, after which he joined Marshall Dennehey. In 1991, he moved to the New Jersey office where he concentrated his practice on general liability matters. He has been a shareholder since January of 1996.
Walter initially began his career in the asbestos department where he handled hundreds of asbestos personal injury actions involving various claims of lung disease. As such, early in his career, he took numerous cases to verdict.
At the request of clients, Walter has organized and/or given presentations at various seminars and training sessions for attorneys, claims representatives, and insurance companies.
Outside of his practice, Walter is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree, and is the head coach of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel track team of second through eighth graders.
Significant Representative Matters
•Obtained a defense verdict in a case involving allegations of RSD.
•Successfully mediated products liability matter with loss of sight in one eye.
•Successfully mediated products liability case involving permanent facial disfigurement.
•New Jersey Creates Recreational Sports & Leisure Activities Liability Study Commission, Defense Digest, Summer, 1994
•New Jersey Spoliation of Evidence and the Doctrine of Res Ispa Loquitur, Defense Digest, August, 1995
•The Blizzard's Backlash: A Symposium on Issues Confronting Pennsylvania and New Jersey Property Owners, (Co-author), Defense Digest, March, 1996
•Then N.J. Appellate Division Clarifies Duty Owed by Commercial Tenant, Defense Digest, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1997
•No More Pigeonholes in Premises Liability Law, New Jersey Law Journal, August 21, 2006
•1997 Civil Motion Practice, New Jersey State Bar Association Civil Litigation for Paralegals, CISI Dram Shop, South Jersey Claims Association
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization: 1987