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Phillip Ray Walker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.9   20 reviews

also known as Phillip R. Walker

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1986
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About Phillip

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Ending a marriage is rarely easy. Divorce and legal separation involve deep-seated emotions and complex legal issues. Because there are so many factors that can impact the divorce process, there is no "one-size-fits-all"approach.

  2. Probate
    Carrying out a loved one's wishes is a weighty responsibility. Probate law can be confusing and complicated. Fortunately, our lawyer has the experience to walk you through the process from beginning to end.

  3. Child support
    A support order can drastically impact the finances of both parties. Whether you are facing proceedings for an initial determination of child support or for modification of an existing order, it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney.

  4. Estate planning
    At the law firm of Phillip R. Walker, PLLC, we are committed to guiding you through the legal issues that accompany all stages of life, from welcoming a new child to ending a marriage to preparing for retirement and beyond. Call today.

  5. Elder law
    You can turn to our firm for help with estate planning, probate, probate litigation and elder law. There can be legal consequences to growing old, and you'll want to know them before they know you.

  6. Family
    Child custody & support | Parenting plans | Alimony | Paternity & parental rights | Guardianship | Adoption | Divorce | Prenuptials & Postnuptials | LGBT Family Law | Child surrogacy | Call now.

  7. Child custody
    Divorce and separation are undoubtedly stressful. Concerns over the impact of the break-up of the family on your children magnifies the emotional turmoil of these unfortunate events.

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    Prenuptial agreements are valid in Tennessee and have been provided by statute since 1980. There are limits to what a prenuptial agreement can control in the event of a divorce or legal separation, which is why you should talk to a lawyer.

Our law firm is led by Phillip R. Walker, a seasoned attorney who has practiced law since 1986. Mr. Walker has represented families in a variety of legal matters including jury and non-jury civil trials. He has successfully guided many clients through mediation to resolve their disputes, sparing them costly and emotionally draining trials. Based in Bartlett, Tennessee, Mr. Walker not only practices law in Shelby County, but also serves clients throughout Memphis, Tipton County, Fayette County and Western Tennessee. We invite you to review attorney Walker's full profile through the link below. Phillip Ray Walker Family Law Our focus is on your family from beginning to end. As a former contract attorney for the Juvenile Court and a long-time practicing family law attorney, Mr. Walker has handled the full spectrum of family law matters, including divorce, custody, relocation child support and paternity (parentage). As a result of his experience with the Juvenile Court, Mr. Walker gained extensive experience in child support and paternity cases including the use of DNA testing to establish and disestablish parentage. Estate Planning And Probate Mr. Walker helps our clients create and modify trusts, wills, living wills, advanced directives, durable powers of attorney and other estate planning tools. He is skilled in Probate Court proceedings and can handle claims dealing with the proper execution of these documents. Additionally, he assists the aging and their families with elder law issues such as long-term care and Medicaid planning. Injury Claims Attorney Walker has represented clients in many different personal injury claims ranging from truck and serious vehicle accidents to criminal assaults. He has also handled property liability cases, such as slip-and-fall injuries and dog bites, as well as complex worker's compensation cases. Mr. Walker has lectured on these topics for the National Business Institute, and has written several continuing legal education publications about injury litigation, evidence, insurance and settlement procedures. Community Involvement Lawyer Phillip R. Walker gives back to the community by providing pro bono legal service for the poor and for charities. He is a former board member and served as legal counsel for Hope Works, Inc., a nonprofit, faith-based educational program serving the Memphis area. He has been certified to serve as a mentor under the Tennessee Supreme Courts Attorney Mentoring Program. The law firm of Phillip R. Walker, PLLC, is dedicated to helping generations of families address the many legal issues life brings. We handle every legal matter with care, dedication and compassion.


Phillip R. Walker, PLLC
2820 Summer Oaks Dr
Memphis, TN, 38134-3811

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4.9 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Rick | January 8, 2024
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Highly recommend
I hired Philip Walker to prepare a will and durable power of attorney for me. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me with any questions and concerns I had. This was overall a very pleasant experience. I will use him again in the future if necessary.
Posted by Randy | January 28, 2022
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Great Attorney
I had the loss of a family member. Phillip made it a lot easier than it could have been to deal with estate issues.Mr. Walker is a great communicator and kept me apprised of all of the processes involved and took care of things in a timely manner . If I need the services of an attorney in the future, I will definitely call Phillip .
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Posted by William | December 6, 2021
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Review of services
I recently had Mr. Walker prepare my will. I am very satisfied with his work and professional advice. He took the time to explain the legal aspects of each item in the will as well as the Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Directive for Health Care which he alco prepared for me. I highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by Linda | August 10, 2021
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My husband and I first met Phillip Walker 4 years ago when a close friend recommended him to draw up our wills. We were immediately impressed with his professionalism and demeanor. Then we contacted him again earlier in 2021 to deal with some probate issues regarding my recently deceased aunt. We also asked him to redo some of the provisions in our original wills. We have always been 100% satisfied with Phillip Walker and his work. He is very knowledgeable of the law, is a patient listener, has excellent written and oral communication skills, is very conscientious, and is experienced and skillful. If you are in need of an excellent attorney for any legal issues you may have, I highly recommend Phillip Walker.
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Posted by Dene | November 16, 2020
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Child Support enforcement
I had a problem with the biological father making child support payments even though it was an active case already enforced through child support agency. Mr. Walker gave me a flat fee for his services & it was well worth it. He was able to get my case enforced & payments coming in. Mr. Walker was very professional, knowledgeable and mannerly. I have much respect for him & his secretary Bobby. They are a great team and I will always use their services when needed!
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Response from Phillip Walker December 3, 2020
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Valerie | September 2, 2020
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A soldier for justice
Mr. Walker is a wonderful attorney.He is very knowledgeable, he cares. I can't express the joy and the peace he has brought me and my family. He explained everything to me. He made sure I understood what was going on with my case. I will be using Mr Walker again. Mr. Walker is the best attorney in Bartlett Tennessee.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2020
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Excellent Choice
Very responsive; easy to get in touch with: quick turn around time, detailed and thorough in his dealings, knowledgeable, a “straight shooter,” and even a bit satirically comical (which I appreciated)! Highly recommend Phillip Walker!
Posted by Travis | January 7, 2020
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wills and elderly parent issues
Mr. Walker was top shelf. He helped us with our wills and our elderly parent issues. Very thorough and efficient. He explained everything in depth and made sure we understood what we were doing. My wife and I would recommend him to any family member and any of our friends.
Posted by Magaly | September 7, 2019
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Untimely Death
Mr. Walker helped my family and I after the untimely death of my husband of almost 31 years. Since my husband did not leave a will, there were many issues that needed to be addressed, such as changing house deeds, etc. He was very patient and approachable and his fees were reasonable. I trust him fully and will consult him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Michael | January 21, 2018
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Name change
Mr. Walker was my 3rd hired attorney. He will also be my last. No matter the case, I will use Mr. Walker for any case regarding a family matter. After a 2 year battle trying to get my son's name changed, it happened without a hiccup after hiring Mr. Walker. He is very thorough and not only does he do his job extremely well, but he cares. He listens to all the facts and he does everything he can to help you. That is something I did not have with my previous 2 attorneys. I owe it all to Mr. Walker and he will be my attorney as long as I need one! He is very professional and takes pride in what he does. I highly recommend using Mr. Philip Walker!!!
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Posted by Cary | January 18, 2018
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Custody modification
Mr. Walker did an excellent job for us. He was very knowledgeable with good communication, and he got our parenting plan modified as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Posted by Phillip | December 14, 2016
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Phillip Walker is definitely an attorney I would refer anyone to that is faced with a divorce. He gives you clear and reasonable expectations for your individual situation. Mr. Walker was always very prompt to return any phone calls or correspondence. In my case, and I would expect all others, he does not run up fees on ticky tack items and didn't charge for a quick question or update. All motions filed and things of that nature were always explained in detail what was being done and why. He pursued my interests aggressively and and ultimately I had a very favorable divorce from my spouse both financially as well as with my parental agreement. His fees are by my judgement very fair. Mr. Walker is honest, easy to talk with and works hard to deliver the most favorable outcome for his client.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2014
Custody Case
We hired Mr. Walker for a child custody case several years ago and was very pleased with him. He is very professional, and put us at ease. He has represented us again in the last year or so and we still are very pleased with him. I would highly recommend him to any friends needing an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2014
Highly Recommend Mr. Walker
Mr. Walker is the Best attorney we have ever worked with. We hired him for a child custody case and he was very professional. He was knowledgabe of the law and knew what we needed to do. When we went back to court when the parent seeked custody to be returned, he worked with us and was successful. He is a wonderful attorney and we are very pleased with the work he has done for us.
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Posted by Karla | August 25, 2014
I highly recommend Mr. Phillip Walker
Mr. Walker was referred to me by several close friends when I was beginning to go through a divorce and separation. He gave me sound, legal advice and guidance until my divorce was finalized. He was responsive to my calls / emails and was professional and respectful when he represented me in court. In addition, his assistant has been helpful and responsive, as well. I am thankful to him for the kindness and understanding he showed me through a difficult time. I highly recommend Mr. Walker and will continue to refer people to him for their legal needs in the area of Family Law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2014
One of Bartlett's Best
I have used Mr. Walker's services for wills, estate closing and various legal questions and found him to be efficient in all matters. He always kept me up to date through phone and email conversations. I feel he went the extra mile to help and his fees are reasonable.
Posted by Mario | August 17, 2014
Child Custody & Support Case
I recently hired Attorney Walker for an child custody and support case . I was so amaze with his relentless knowledge, attitude and passion for the law; wow incredible knowledge. In my opinion the best in the city of Memphis so once again thank you and your staff for an job well done. I would highly recommend Attorney Walker to anyone in need of a child custody or child support attorney.
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Posted by jenn | August 16, 2014
recommended family law attorney
I've had the privilege to know Mr. Walker the last 9 years as he has represented me and my daughter in our child support case against her father. He has been consistent in his representation and explanation of the law, his communication has been at his client's convenience even if after normal business hours. He has managed our court case for 9 years through all of it's changes, navigating the changes in legislation, culture and adding grace with a finesse I have appreciated as the years have gone by. He has always sought my daughter's best and the law's best representation through all 9 years of our lives. I am eternally grateful for Phillips guidance and representation. I have recommended Phillip to everyone I have come across that has considered family matters and more because of his depth of knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2010
I hired Mr. Walker after firing my first attorney. In my opinion, Phillip and his associate are about the best you will find in Memphis. What I appreciated most was that he did not seem to be interested in running up the legal fee meter. Most attorneys, treat your case like a money making venture only. Phillip's fees are very reasonable and you get way more than you pay for. He is an experienced attorney who knows the law, the processes, and how to get the most out of your case. He will tell you straight forward what is, and what isn't, worth fighting over. Furthermore, he is an EXCELLENT negotiator who takes a firm stand for your position. What I appreciated most was that he is very good about keeping you updated about your case and promptly returnig phone calls. I would highly recommend Phillip Walker.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
Slow Response, Low Results and Drags Actions to increase Billing
Very dissatisfied with this individual. He ran up his charges, was incredibly ineffective and yielded no results. Retained a different lawyer, and all was resolved within a decent timeframe, and within acceptable budget.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Phillip R. Walker, PLLC
  • 1986 - Present


  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Memphis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Tennessee Auto Accident Case
  • 2004
  • National Business Insitute
  • The Basics of Cross Examination in Tennessee, National Business Institute
  • 2004
  • National Business Insitute
  • A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Tennessee Auto Accident Case
  • 2002
  • National Business Institute
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Tennessee
  • 2001
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phil is a fantastic attorney who is incredibly knowledgeable in all matters regarding divorce/child custody/visitation. I have worked in the same office with Phil for close to 8 years and know him to be incredibly hardworking, thoroughly prepared and of the highest character. I recommend him to anyone in need of a a fantastic divorce attorney."
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Memphis Divorce and separation Lawyer Phillip Ray Walker
Phillip Ray Walker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 38 years
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