Practicing in Civil Litigation:

Premises Defects, Product Liability, Vehicular Collisions, Insurance Disputes, Workers' Compensation, Discrimination, and Wrongful Death


"At James D. Walker Law you'll find something you may not find elsewhere.  You'll receive individual attention from an award-winning attorney.  I will fight to deliver results to you.  My track record proves it.  I received an excellence award which is limited to the best attorneys in America in 2015.  I offer free initial consultation and I am readily available to clients."

                          - James D. Walker

                               Trial Attorney










James Walker has an extensive background in trial practice, and has had a solid record when it comes to past verdicts and settlements.*  He earned a Rue Rating award in 2015, which is only given to the top 1% of lawyers in each State.

Recent results:


    - December 2016, $100,000 settlement for bicyclist injured by vehicle

  • - September 2016, $40,000 settlement for auto accident

  • - April 2016, $65,000 settlement for auto accident

  • - March 2016, $127,500 jury verdict in Clay County, MO in slip and fall injury at an apartment complex


  • - December 2015, $8.2 million judgment in Jackson County Circuit Court for Westport business dispute including defamation claim


  • - March 2015, $117,000  settlement for a slip and fall hip injury in a parking lot


  • - February 2015, $370,000 settlement for a slip and fall knee injury in a retail store


  • - November 2014, $43,000 for auto accident


  • - October 2014, settlement for employment discrimination (confidential)


Some past jury verdicts:


  • - $127,500 Harrell v. North Winn Acquisitions, LLC, Clay Co., MO slip and fall at apartment complex


  • - $10,000,000 Lay v. Schindler Elevator, jury verdict, Jackson Co., MO product liability


  • - $40,000 Boudreaux v. Jiffy Lube, Jackson Co., MO warranty violation on oil filter, causing  engine damage

  • - $120,000 Macleod v. Prairie Petroleum, Platte County 2012, slip and fall at convenience store


  • - $300,000 Cain v. Kansas City, MO, Jackson County, MO slip and fall on city sidewalk


  • - $297,000 Garcia v. Pat's Pub, Clay Co., MO, customer sustained burn on leg at restaurant/bar


  • - $153,000 Johnson v. KCATA, Jackson Co., MO, pedestrian injured by bus


  • - $200,000 Spring v. KCATA, Jackson Co., MO, pedestrian injured on bus


Some past settlements:


  • - Scald burn death against hot water heater manufacturer (confidential settlement)    2008


  • - Industrial equipment death  (confidential) 2012

  • - $950,000 settlement for burn injury to minor at restaurant  2006

  • - Semi-truck struck and killed road worker (confidential settlement) 2010

  • - Semi-Truck killed motorist (confidential settlement) 2002







*Past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.



James D. Walker, Jr.


James Walker has his roots firmly planted in the Midwest. He was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, and has lived in Kansas City, Missouri since 1971. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell College, and earned a law degree at University Missouri-Kansas City in 1981. 

He has been practicing civil law since 1985. James has served as lead counsel in 23 civil jury trials, receiving plaintiff's verdicts in 17 of them.*  He was awarded a BEST ATTORNEY  designation from an attorney rating agency in 2015 limited to 1% of attorneys in each state, as well as an American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure while in law school. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, limited to attorneys with settlements/jury verdicts of  a million dollars or more. 

He has been a lifetime athlete and has completed two Boston marathons, and enjoys bicycling, weight lifting, traveling to the country with his wife and their dogs. 

"..As a sole practitioner , I accept a limited number of cases, and this allows me to devote my full attention to your  case. I like representing people who have been wronged by corporations and insurance companies. I will be working on your case directly, and you will be able to talk to me at any time about your case. I pride myself on treating every client's case with a sense of urgency, commitment and fight. I will fight for you. The insurance companies know it. Though I've had "million dollar" cases, I enjoy fighting for you no matter the dollar amount involved."

- James Walker 

*Plaintiff's verdict means the plaintiff received monetary damages. Prior results afford no guarantee of future results and every case must be judged on its own.




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