Walker counsels human resource professionals and general counsel on day to day employment matters to maintain best practices and avoid litigation. He frequently advises clients on FMLA and other leave issues and reviews and drafts policies, procedures and employee handbooks for clients.
Walker also mediates and arbitrates employment cases. He serves as an arbitrator both in private, ad hoc arbitrations as well as for the American Arbitration Association in employment cases and is a member of the AAA's panel of employment neutrals. Walker is also a successful mediator, having mediated over 200 employment lawsuits as a mediator.
Walker’s business and commercial practice has involved serving as outside general counsel to small and medium sized businesses, including El Paso’s largest private employer, and advising them on a variety of day to day legal issues, including those involving insurance, contracts and entity formation among others. Walker has represented creditors, including financial institutions, factoring companies and car loan lenders in collection litigation and foreclosures for over a decade.
Walker’s clients are located throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Although based in Arizona, Walker maintains an active presence and practice in El Paso, Texas.
Representative Presentations and Publications
• Fifth Circuit: Sign Your Arbitration Agreement!, Author, Snell & Wilmer Labor and Employment Law Blog (June 19, 2018)
• EEOC Update, Presenter, What You Need to Know: The Latest Trends in Employment Law (September 7, 2016)
• Five Reasons Why Employees Talk to Lawyers,” Author, Workplace Word (May 2016)
• Show Me the Money: Damages, Presenter, State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Update (September 22, 2010)
• Deposition Strategies & Techniques, Co-Presenter, El Paso Bar Association Civil Trial Law Seminar (February 21, 2009)
• Confessions of a Part-Time Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer, Author, Texas Lawyer (April 2, 2007)
Professional Recognition and Awards
•Texas Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2014-2015)
•Rising Stars Edition, Labor & Employment (2008-2014)
•Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, El Paso Young Lawyers Association (2006-2007)
•Professional of the Year, El Paso Society for Human Resource Management (2006)
•Fiesta Bowl Committee
•El Paso Country Club, President (2015)
•Sun Bowl Association
•General Counsel (2007-2012)
Other Professional Experience
•Crowson & Crowson, LLP, Partner (2005-2015)
•Kemp Smith, LLP, Partner (2005), Attorney (1999-2005)
Related News & Events
Partner Walker Crowson Recieves Fiesta Bowl Chair of the Year Award
New Partners and Counsel Elected for the Class of 2019 Announced by Snell & Wilmer
Snell & Wilmer Elects New Partners and Counsel
Under Construction - April 2019
Legal Alert - Nationwide Injunction Halts Enforcement of DOL Regulation on Overtime Pay
Workplace Word - Five Reasons Why Employees Talk to Lawyers
Professional Memberships & Activities
•State Bar of Arizona
•State Bar of New Mexico
•State Bar of Texas
•American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator & Mediator
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