John W. Walker was born in Sherman, Texas on July 2, 1948. In 1970, John graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He was employed as a Legislative Auditor by the State of Idaho and also was an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance while attending Law School. In 1973, John was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. John was admitted to the Idaho State Bar, Oregon State Bar, and United States District Court for the District of Idaho in 1973. In 1975, John was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). John has argued several cases before the Ninth Circuit, the Idaho Supreme Court and Idaho Court of Appeals. In 1976, John was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America (U.S. Supreme Court). John argued a murder case before the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 1977. In January of 2003, John was admitted to practice law before the Washington Supreme Court. John maintains a professional membership with the Idaho State Bar, Washington State Bar, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Americans for Justice. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. In 1998, John received the "Professionalism Award" from the Idaho State Bar. From 1990 to 1999, John served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, instructing law students on trial practice and procedure. John also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Idaho Alumni Association and was elected President of the Alumni Association in May 2001. He has served on many local and civic boards, including Stepping Stones, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Moscow Elks. John's areas of legal practice include Automobile Accidents, Business Law and Contracts, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, all areas of felony and misdemeanor Criminal Law such as DUI, DWP, Manslaughter, Controlled substances, Assault, Battery and Domestic Violence, Estates, including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney, General Civil Practice, Insurance Law, Probate, and Real Estate. Over his forty four years of practicing law, John has been involved in many lawsuits and mediations, several of which have resulted in settlements ranging from $300,000.00 to $850,000.00. Based on ethical considerations, names of clients and cases necessarily must remain confidential.