Attorney Profiles
John W. Walker, P.A.

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Practice areas

  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Estates
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • General civil practice
  • Insurance law
  • Probate
  • Real estate


  •  Idaho,1973
  • Oregon,1973 (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho,1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit,1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court,1976
  • Washington, 2003


  • University of Idaho, J.D., 1973
  • University of Idaho, B.S., Accounting, 1970

John W. Walker was born in Sherman, Texas on July 2, 1948. In 1970, John graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He was employed as a Legislative Auditor by the State of Idaho and also was an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance while attending Law School. In 1973, John was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. John was admitted to the Idaho State Bar, the Oregon State Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho in 1973. In 1975, John was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit).  John has argued several cases before the Ninth Circuit, the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals. In 1976, John was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America (U.S. Supreme Court).  John argued a murder case before the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 1977. In January of 2003, John was admitted to practice law before the Washington Supreme Court. John maintains professional memberships with the Idaho State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. In 1998, John received the “Professionalism Award” from the Idaho State Bar. From 1990 to 1999, John served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, instructing law students on trial practice and procedure. John also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Idaho Alumni Association and was elected President of the Alumni Association in May 2001. He has served on many local and civic boards, including Stepping Stones, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Moscow Elks. John’s areas of legal practice include Automobile Accidents, Business Law and Contracts, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, all areas of felony and misdemeanor Criminal Law such as DUI, DWP, Manslaughter, Controlled Substances, Assault, Battery and Domestic Violence, Estates, including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney, General Civil Practice, Insurance Law, Probate, and Real Estate. Over his 44 years of practicing law, John has been involved in many lawsuits and mediations, several of which have resulted in settlements ranging from $300,000 to $850,000. Based on ethical considerations, names of clients and cases necessarily must remain confidential.


  • Sherman, Texas, July 2, 1948

Walker & Pattinson serves clients throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.