Brian K. Walker, Attorney
The practice of law has taken Brian Walker far and wide. It initially took him to east Texas right after law school where he spent a couple of years as an Assistant District Attorney in Harrison County, to handling complex litigation cases throughout the nation today, to currently serving as a reservist in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, to winning countless veterans hundreds of thousands of dollars in various legal claims throughout the U.S., to the federal district of Hawaii where Brian was hired and defended one of three army soldiers prosecuted by the Department of Justice in what the head of the DOJ fraud section called “the biggest military fraud case in the history of the Afghanistan war.”
Brian Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science, and he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston in 2003. While attending law school at U of H, Brian clerked for famed criminal defense attorney Richard "Racehorse" Haynes. Prior to attending law school, Brian worked as: an intern on the first Bush/Cheney presidential campaign, an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Texas Senate, and a Messenger for the Texas Senate.
Brian Walker spent four years as an adjunct government professor at Panola College, and was the 2008 Republican nominee for a House of Representatives seat in East Texas. He lost his bid for State Representative by 120 votes in that four county district. Brian is the past Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Association Veteran’s Committee and a founding member of the TLTV pro bono program which holds monthly pro bono legal clinics for military veterans in Fort Worth, along with placing indigent veterans with pro bono attorneys on an as-needed basis.
Today Brian Walker’s law practice focuses primarily on state and federal criminal defense, military and veteran’s law, and civil litigation. Brian is a frequent lecturer and author on various legal topics. Brian is asked several times a year throughout Texas to teach continuing legal education courses for attorneys on various areas of the law and has been published in several legal periodicals and journals on various legal topics.
In 2013, Brian was selected by the Fort Worth Business Journal to their annual “40 Under 40” list of persons in the community under the age of forty who are the most successful in their respective professions and who are making a significant impact in the city through community service. In the early part of 2014, Brian was named a Fellow with the Next Generation Project of the Robert Strauss Institute for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin.
During the summer of 2014, Brian became the first Judge Advocate in the history of the U.S. Air Force to serve as a Flight Commander/Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama. During the latter part of 2014, Brian was selected to the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers list which is “extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.” Brian was also honored by his high school alma mater as The 2014/2015 Distinguished Alumnus. Brian was the youngest recipient of that award in the several decades that it has been given.
Brian was recently named as a "Lawyer on the Rise" by Texas Lawyer magazine. This honor is given to only 20 attorneys in Texas under the age of 40. Brian was one of only two attorneys in private practice to receive the award. Also, for the past two years, Brian has been selected as a "Rising Star" by "Super Lawyers", the highly selective organization that chooses and ranks the top 2.5% of lawyers in the country based on peer review and successful performance in the legal industry.
In addition to his law practice and military duty, Brian continues to be active in politics and community service. Brian recently served as his father's campaign manager during his successful campaign for the highest criminal court in Texas, The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Brian splits his time between his residence in downtown Fort Worth and his ranch in Hill County, Texas.