Walter is partner-in-charge of the firm's Dayton, Ohio office and has developed an excellent reputation representing brokerage firms, banks, insurance companies, savings and loan associations and other financial institutions. As a partner in the firm, he has handled many construction disputes representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 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, Member; past President, 1996-1997
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Dayton, Ohio Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Joseph Cinque Award, 2011 
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society, Community Leadership Award, 1997
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008 


  • 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