James N. Walter Jr.
150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1981
B.S., cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 1978
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Alabama
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America - Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Securities; Mediation
Best Lawyers - Montgomery Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, 2021
Super Lawyers - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Commercial Litigation
Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award
Editor-in-Chief, Alabama Law Review
Dean M. Leigh Harrison Scholar
Hugo L. Black Scholar
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Order of the Coif
Jasons Senior Honor Society
Phi Delta Phi
Jimmy Walter obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his law degree from the University of Alabama. In law school, Jimmy was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Law Review, was a Hugo L. Black Scholar and graduated Order of the Coif. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Truman M. Hobbs, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.
Jimmy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of arbitration; commercial litigation, securities litigation, banking and finance litigation and mediation and in Alabama Super Lawyers in the specialties of alternative dispute resolution, business litigation and commercial litigation.
He has more than 35 years of experience in all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including business and consumer fraud, accounting, antitrust, banking, class action, contracts, construction, government, insurance, products liability and real estate litigation.
Jimmy has extensive dispute resolution experience. He has successfully mediated dozens of business and consumer disputes as a private and court-appointed mediator for business, consumer and personal injury cases. Additionally, Jimmy has represented contractors, owners, businesses, consumers, and financial advisors in arbitrations.
Jimmy currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and is a certified arbitrator and mediator registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. He has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals since 2014 and has served as arbitrator in numerous commercial and consumer arbitrations.
Jimmy has served on the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has served as a Bar Examiner of the Alabama State Bar and is heavily involved in numerous professional, church and civic organizations, including the Church of the Ascension and the Montgomery YMCA Endowment Foundation.
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
American Arbitration Association, Roster of Neutrals
American Bar Association
American Bar Association Section on Litigation and Antitrust
American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Co-Chair, Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section (2017-18)
Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, Vice Chair
Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2018-2019)
Registered on the Alabama State Court Arbitrator and Mediator Rosters
Bar Examiner in Equity, Alabama State Bar (1992-97)
Senior Warden, Church of the Ascension (2016)
Secretary/Treasurer, Montgomery YMCA Endowment Foundation
Other Professional Experience
Clerk, Honorable Truman M. Hobbs, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama (1981-82)
Associate, Bradley, Arant, Rose & White (1982-85)