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David Sinclair Walker Jr.

Estate planning Attorney at Duluth, GA

4.6   11 reviews

also known as David S. Walker, Walker Law Firm


Licensed for 46 years

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Wills, trusts, probate of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, will contests, and all areas concerning estate planning.

    47 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    DIvorce, custody, child support collection, legitimation, and all areas concerning family law.

    47 years, 500 cases

  3. Business
    10%
    Business formation, contracts, focus with smaller business

    47 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Litigation
    10%
    Business, Estate, Injury and General Litigation other than family law

    47 years, 2,500 cases

  5. Real estate
    10%

DAVID WALKER HAS DONE OVER 140 JURY TRIALS, AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER COURT CASES, DETAILS ON WEBSITE

I am one of the few native Atlantans and I'm a Georgia guy, lived here most of my life, and attended the University of Georgia undergraduate and law school.

I started as a closing attorney out of law school. Because of the ups and downs of the real estate market, I branched into litigation and other areas. I have done criminal defense cases, serious injury cases, medical malpractice, medical device,  divorce, bankruptcy, business litigation,  and small business and corporate. I have even set up a few pension and profit-sharing plans back in the day. I became a certified mediator about 15 years ago.

These days I concentrate on wills, probate and estates, trusts, and divorce-related cases. We still help businesses, set up small corporations, write contracts, purchase and sale, and do some injury cases and other types of litigation. There's a lot of information about cases we have handled over the years on our website.

I have a wife and four children of whom I'm very proud. My oldest is a biomedical engineer and patent agent in Atlanta, and in law school and the other is a realtor in Dallas Texas. I have a stepdaughter who is a business cost analyst and a stepson in the construction business. And four grandchildren! When not involved with work or family, I enjoy golf, fishing, and snow skiing.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Licensed for 46 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/03/2022
State DC
Status Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues
Acquired 1991
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Walker Law Firm
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 200
Duluth, GA, 30097
David Sinclair Walker Jr.
2330 Scenic Highway,
Snellville GA 30078, GA, 30078
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Matthew | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightfoward and Efficient
I’ve used David’s services twice after he came highly recommended by a close friend. From start to finish, David made both cases smooth, transparent, and efficient. David has a great deal of experience and this really helps to avoid lots of unnecessary and costly movement in the court system. I now have custody of all my children and owe a great deal of credit to David’s knowledge and experience in dealing with these matters.
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Posted by Rick | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saving my business
I first met WALKER when a company opened up using almost identical name as mine they just added two letters to there's my customers was totally confused and was tricked into using them instead of me after about a year and a half of litigation we prevailed and forced that company to change there name that company closed their doors after only six months later so I recommend Mr. Walker completely
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Posted by Porter | October 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
David has been my attorney for well over 20 years. His knowledge and experience makes him the best. He listen better than any attorney I've ever know, and will work to resolve your issue to your satisfaction. I encourage you go see David, you will be happy you did.
Posted by Gail | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Walker represented my company in 3 cases, in state and magistrate court. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and represented the company well. I was extremely impressed by his thoroughness in dissecting the opponent's cases, addressing each piece of evidence. He knew what to address, and what to ignore. We prevailed in 2 cases and reached a settlement agreement in the 3 case. Highly recommend David and his law firm.
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Posted by Kathy | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Exceptional Attorney
I hired David S. Walker to represent the Estate in a “Will” probate contest. David did a great job. He always returned phone calls promptly and explained all procedures of the pretrial motion hearings and during the three days of trial. In court, he was professional, well prepared, confident and calm, organized, and thorough. He had a good rapport with the judge, and was polite to all the witnesses on both sides. David spent the necessary time to research all the case law and find cases that he presented in an excellent closing argument that ultimately won the day. David is an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by Rick | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Review of David Walker
I have hired David Walker to act as my attorney many times for both business and personal legal matters over a 15 year period. He was hired as my attorney to help me successfully execute my parent’s will. He was hired for a lawsuit my company had with a contractor who refused to pay me as a subcontractor. I was awarded and receved all the money due me. Most recently, I hired David to negotiate a Buy-Sell Agreement for my company. This negotiation was settled very satisfactorily. I would recommend David for both personal and business legal matters.
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Posted by Debbie Owens | March 14, 2019
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The BEST of the BEST!!!
The lawyer, and his office personal, have help me with and thru several situations. From a divorce,property sells to HOA problems. I have always had prompt and courteous service from Mr. Walker and wouldn’t consider any other attorney. After 20+ years of providing me with excellent advise and walking me thru everything needing to be done I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Mary | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills and probate, personal injury,
Mr. David S. Walker has assisted me with legal matters over the past 35 years. He is concentrating on family law, wills and probate, and business matters and he previously worked in many different areas with execellent results. Some years ago I had a personal injury case that was settled quickly due to Mr. Walker's expertise facilitating my case. Mr. Walker has assisted my husband and me with our wills and updated codicils over the past years, he always makes sure we are informed of the current changes in the law and advises us accordingly. I entrusted my Mother to David for her will and other Elder Care legal matters a few years ago. I have referred Mr. Walker 20+ friends over the years for personal injury, divorce proceedings, child custody, etc. and all have been extremely appreciative. I would highly recommend David for your legal matters.
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Posted by Bobby | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Excellent Outcome
My wife and I meet Mr. Walker in 2010 when he constructed our will. Unfortunately in 2014 I lost my wife to cancer. Walker assisted me in her estate and was able to get it all taken care of with relative ease. Walker is hard working and knows the court system to get you an outcome that is in your favor. I definitely recommend Mr. Walker.
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Posted by lindsay | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Favorable Outcome
No divorce is pleasant. I know mine was a total nightmare, but having David on my side made it a bit better. He genuinely cared about my family, and always put my children's best interest first. He was knowledgeable in child custody law and set realistic expectations for the outcome. Then, in Court, he presented my case so well that the outcome far exceeded what we were hoping for. I'm so glad I chose David. His experience with Judges in Gwinnett County was reassuring and his assistant Sandy went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule. I would recommend David to anyone.
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Posted by Murry | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find a better lawyer
I hired him because of his experience of 40+yrs. I thought i got a great laywer,boy was i wrong. I hired him to defend me in my divorce. I paid him 43,000.00 and in court Carlton Rouse eat him up for lunch. I felt like i just died. For someone with more than 40+yrs, i thought he would do a better job. He likes to use words like " could" "should". He was late on the second day of my hearing, PLEASE FOR ABOUT $300.00 PER HOUR GET A BETTER LAWYER. He did a terrible job defending me.Dont use him to defend you.
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Response from David Walker September 4, 2018
This client had a tough divorce case, and his wife insisted on a jury trial even though they had limited assets. The client was warned about the cost of a trial and readily agreed to go through the jury trial. For some reason, he refused to have us call any witnesses for him. This happened in April 2017 and we are surprised to see this review, it is the 1st complaint we have heard from him. Prior to trial, the judge stated what he would award to each party as the property division, in lieu of the jury trial, in an effort at settlement. The jury brought back almost exactly what the judge predicted.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David Sinclair Walker, Jr. P.C.
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • A.B
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Calamia v. Burns
  • All funds recovered
  • Brown Vs. Graves
  • Mother is awarded back child support and attorney fees
  • Matthew Vs. Moore
  • Custody awarded to father
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Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best of Gwinnett 2004
  • Gwinnett Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
  • Prenuptial Planning – Using Trusts
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Services
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Walker is a tenacious litigator who is well known in the local legal community amongst attorneys and judges. David uses his knowledge of the law, i.e., civil practice, research and writing to obtain great results for his clients. While he spent a significant amount of time working in the courts trying cases, he now offers transactional services in the area of probate and estate planning. I enjoyed working with him, even as an opposing lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney in Gwinnett County, I've known David for over 25 years. He is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice, a true professional, and trustworthy. I've referred many individuals to David without hesitation, knowing that he will represent them to the best of his ability."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed David in several cases. I have worked with David on many civil and criminal cases. David has represented several of my clients in estate matters. He is always prepared, is excellent in court and fights hard for his clients. I highly recommend David."
Probate Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Walker is an outstanding attorney that is highly skilled in the practice areas of probate law and estate planning. I seek every opportunity to refer clients who seek assistance in these areas as he is the ultimate professional whose character is above reproach."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a good man and a fierce opponent in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David and I have had several family law cases in which we were on opposite sides. He was professional and courteous at all times."
General practice Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent attorney with many years of experience and wisdom and I strongly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know David to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. It is with confidence that I have referred cases in litigation to David when I had a conflict of if the problem was not in my practice area. The same is true for estate planning and general business matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years and have always found him to be professional, detailed and fair. I strongly endorse him."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our office often receives calls seeking an attorney who practices in the area of family law, wills, trusts, estates or general probate matters. We would not recommend anyone, but David Walker to assist potential or existing clients with their family law or probate issues. David’s patience with his clients and his knowledge of the law always makes his clients feel that they are in the best of hands. He is familiar with the courts and judges where he practices and has an outstanding track record"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very experienced counselor and advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Walker for more than ten years. He is an outstanding trial lawyer who works relentlessly for his client. He is always well prepared."
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