A. Walker Barnes

Walker represents individual, small business, governmental, and corporate clients in a wide variety of civil litigation and professional liability/licensing matters with a specific focus on: medical negligence claims; product liability; business and commercial litigation; toxic torts; construction litigation; personal injury; governmental defense; asbestos litigation; general negligence; premises liability; and contract disputes. He has been recognized by his peers for several years for his competency, integrity, and professionalism in publications by Martindell-Hubbell (AV rating), Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), and Best Lawyers.

While attending the University of South Carolina Honors College on a full academic scholarship and being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Walker worked in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the South Carolina Senate Clerk’s Office. During law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law, he served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Law and Business, the Honor Council, and the International Law Society, he studied transnational dispute resolution at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (London, England), he clerked for the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, DC), and he clerked for an established Columbia, South Carolina litigation firm. Prior to law school, he was a paralegal at civil litigation law firms in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.

Walker currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Art Museum (formerly as Board President), Spartanburg County First Steps (recently chairing its Executive Director Search Committee), and Project REST, and previously served on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Advisory Council (Charleston, SC, 2015-2018).

Walker was born and raised in Spartanburg and lives in Spartanburg with his wife and their daughter. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing tennis, having been a member and team captain of multiple 3.5 and 4.0-ranked USTA teams in Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg. He is fluent in French, having lived, studied, and worked in France for 7 years in the 1990s and 2000s.

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