A. Walker Barnes
Walker has been practicing law for more than a decade, representing individual and corporate clients in all aspects of civil litigation with a specific focus on: medical malpractice; 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 his competency 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. While in law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Law and Business, the Honor Council, and the International Law Society. He completed course work in transnational dispute resolution at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (London, England) and clerked for the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, DC). Prior to law school, he was a paralegal at law firms in New York, NY and Washington, D.C.
Walker currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Art Museum and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition 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, their daughter, and Coach (their beloved Treeing Walker Coonhound). Outside of the office, Walker enjoys playing tennis, having been a member and team captain of multiple 3.5 and 4.0-ranked USTA teams. Walker is fluent in French, having lived, studied, and worked in France for 7 years.