Walter has developed an excellent reputation representing brokerage firms, banks, insurance companies, savings and loan associations and other financial institutions. He has handled many construction disputes representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Walter is listed in Best Lawyers® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers®.


  • University of Dayton School of Law  (J.D., 1978)
  • Wilberforce University  (B.A., cum laude, 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, Former Member
  • Commercial Law League, Former Member
  • Dayton Bar Association, Past President, 1996-1997
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Dayton, Ohio Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016
  • Best Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Joseph Cinque Award, 2011 
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008 
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society, Community Leadership Award, 1997


  • Dayton Area Dialogue on Race Relations, Trustee
  • Dayton Metro Library Foundation Board, Trustee
  • Dayton Legal Heritage, Trustee 
  • Improved Solutions for Urban Systems, Former Trustee 
  • Diabetes Association, Dayton Area, Former Trustee 
  • Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, Former Member 
  • Montgomery County Public Defender, Former Commissioner 
  • Montgomery County Corp, Former Trustee 
  • Dayton Art Institute, Former Trustee 
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Greater Dayton Chapter, former Corporate Chair