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Christopher C. Walton

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   20 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 2 years
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

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EXPERIENCED AND AWARD-WINNING REPRESENTATION IN THE AREAS OF PERSONAL INJURY, NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Christopher C. Walton is the founder of Walton Law APC, an award-winning firm with offices in Southern California and Western Washington. Mr. Walton concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, nursing home abuse/neglect and employment law. Early in his career, he spent several years defending insurance companies and corporations. He now dedicates his practice exclusively to helping people who have suffered injury or a violation of their rights in the workplace.

 

Mr. Walton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a Minor in English from Western Washington University, where he was listed on the President’s Honor List.  He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he graduated with honors, cum laude. While attending California Western, he was regularly listed on the Dean’s Honor List and awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for superior academic achievement. He was further awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence in Trial Practice, Advanced Mediation Advocacy and his Clinical Internship. In his final year at California Western, he won the Environmental Law Negotiation Competition and was selected to compete nationally on behalf of the law school. 

 

Following law school, Mr. Walton gained invaluable civil litigation and trial experience working for reputable firms on both the defendants and plaintiffs side. Prior to founding Walton Law, he was the Managing Partner of Webb & Walton, LLP.

 

Mr. Walton remains active in the community by volunteering his time with the Service Members Civil Relief Act, where he protects the legal rights of members of our military while they are deployed. He also volunteers his time mentoring law students through mentorship programs at local law schools. He was previously elected by his peers to serve back-to-back terms as Co-Chair of the Elder Law Section for the County Bar Association.

 

In 2021, Mr. Walton served as the President for Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He is presently an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, Whatcom County Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, North County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Inns of Court, Honorable William B. Enright Chapter.  He is admitted to practice law in both California and Washington.

 

 

 

 

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Location

Walton Law, APC
12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 333
San Diego, CA, 92130
Walton Law, APC
26636 Margarita Road
Suite 100
Murrieta, CA, 92563
Walton Law, PC
2219 Rimland Drive
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA, 98226
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Posted by Ken | August 8, 2014
Superb attorney A to Z : highest praise all the way !!!!!
I worked with Chris on a personal injury lawsuit, which he brilliantly handled, despite the delays thrown his way by the insurance company and its representatives. He is a state-of-the-art attorney in every way: knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, reliable, efficient, ethical, and then some. In a case which I thought may have taken years, Chris navigated his way through the hurdles placed by the insurance company and, through his skill and toughness, got a settlement way beyond my greatest expectations. If you are looking for an attorney who totally erases all the negative stereotypes of attorneys and replaces them with glowing qualities, he's the one to get the job done. You will be thrilled you hired him!
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Posted by Cynthia | October 12, 2012
Chris was for me an Attorney with Power and compassion
Chris Walton was SO attentive to details , listened to me and addressed every point clearly taking the time to explain things step by step. He knew his stuff communicated clearly. It felt as if he fought for me as if I was his own family. Chris also caught things that the other attorneys had overlooked. He was strong yet calm when in depositions and mediations I felt so confident with him on my side. I also felt he had great compassion for what I was going through. I would reccomend him to anyone needing a good attorney and If I should need an attorney again I feel good that I know one!
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Posted by Phillip | November 25, 2017
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If You've Been Injured
If you're looking for an honest, compassionate, realistic lawyer that will fight hard for you then Christopher Walton is your man. He will always return your calls and will never promise you something that he cannot deliver on. In my personal situation Mr. Walton was able to explain the legal process to me with guidance along the way. I am grateful for his support and his hard work on my case. Mr. Walton and his staff are true professional!
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Posted by Kathy | July 14, 2017
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Pedestrian hit by auto in a crosswalk
I contacted, consulted & hired Mr. Walton to fight Health Net from obtaining a large amount of the settlement I obtained from my auto insurance. Mr. Walton fought continuously for an equitable settlement. It took 2 years but Mr. Walton came through with his staff. I was so thankful to him for all that he did. He kept me in touch to where the case was at, at all times. He is the most honest and personable lawyer that you will ever meet. I highly recommend Chris Walton.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
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An amazing attorney!!
Chris is by far the best lawyer in San Diego in my opinion. We were stopped at a light and rear ended by a van full of 7 people. Not only were both cars badly damaged, but my neck and back suffered substantial injuries. Not only did Chris assist and walk us through getting us the best recovery both physically and financially, he did it in such a professional and intelligent way. His staff and support are amazing as well. I'm so happy I found Chris and will definitely be using his office in the future if I need an attorney. If you are deciding which lawyer to use and take care of your best interests, Walton Law is your answer.
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 28, 2016
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A great advocate for me and my family
I was in a bike accident in 2015, and Chris could not have been a better advocate for myself and for my family. He always emailed and spoke with me on the phone at every step in the process. He let me know my options whenever a decision had to be made, and reassured that the process would take care of it self. He did everything in his power to get the best and largest settlement he could. I now understand and deeply respect everything Chris did for me.
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Posted by Gregory | December 10, 2015
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Best in the Business
I was rear-ended and my new car was totaled. I remember being back and forth between whether or not I should hire an attorney or take on the insurance company alone. I'm glad I hired an attorney. The accident is stressful enough without the added stress of dealing with insurance. Chris fought for the best settlement possible and always made himself available to talk, was always professional, and always provided excellent advice. Mostly, what I liked about him was that his primary concern was always to do what was best for the client. Chris is the guy you want on your side if you've been injured in an accident. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.
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Posted by Lenore | October 26, 2014
Christopher Walton is a gem!
After being hit by a bus while walking down the sidewalk, I called Christopher for some advice as to how to proceed. It was clear within the first 5 minutes of conversation that his top priority was to make sure I received the best medical treatment possible, quickly, and that I was able to get back to work as soon as possible (I'm self employed). To be honest, at first, I was skeptical and thought he was just speaking typical lawyer talk. Not so! We worked together for the next 20 months and my health and well being remained his top priority. Throughout the process, he always took the time to explain everything clearly, keep me informed and even took time to speak to my spouse if he had questions about anything. The insurance company representing the bus company was disorganized and often unresponsive; my case got passed around to three or four different adjusters and at least one of those adjusters was extremely rude and unreasonable. Thankfully, Christopher is tenacious! He stayed on them and ultimately made them accountable. He is a true gem and I believe it would be impossible to find another lawyer as competent, caring and kind as he is. It was a pleasure working with him.
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Posted by Tom | December 25, 2013
Excellent Service
Chris was great to work with always very professional and concerned about my health first.I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2013
Professional and Caring
While handling my case, Chris Walton was consistently professional, competent, and caring. He was accessible and returned all my messages promptly. In every interaction he was courteous and calm. He always kept me informed about what was happening, what was going to happen, and what both of us needed to do. I learned early on that I could trust him to handle the details; there was never any need to worry that something would be missed or overlooked. He provided me with legal advice but never pushed me into anything. He made it clear in the beginning that ultimately the case belonged to me and he stayed true to that promise. When he took my case, he said he would be committed to seeing it through. When the case hit an unexpected snag, his commitment to it stayed firm. Chris cared about me and my situation and he was flexible. I could ask him for extra help and he would understand and do what he could to accommodate me (for example, by getting an extension for a deadline). In fact, on more than one occasion Chris anticipated what I would need and got it for me without my even having to ask. His professionalism made it easy to deal with him, his competence helped me win my case, and his sincere caring gave me an advocate. I consider myself fortunate to have had him as my lawyer.
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Posted by Eva | December 16, 2013
Excellent and dedicated service
Chris Walton was by far the most attentive, kind, knowledgeable and hardworking attorney I've ever met. And in my business we have hired quite a few attorneys from corporate to patent and licensing work. They're very good, but Chris Walton's calibre is on a different level. His desire to do his utmost for me was evident from the beginning, and his support and hard work never waivered throughout the long process. I could not more highly recommend him. He is excellent and dedicated.
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Posted by Todd | November 16, 2013
Top 5 Percent
If you need an outstanding lawyer to represent you in an auto accident injury case, read this review. Should Mr. Walton take your case, consider yourself very fortunate. I'm one of those highly satisfied clients. Here's why Chris receives my highest 5-Star rating. After months of struggling as a defendant in a high speed rear collision case, my own attorney reached out to Walton Law for help. Several detailed telephone calls later, Mr. Walton agreed to become my lead attorney. In addition to thoroughly reviewing every piece of existing evidence and methodically uncovering lots of new information, he skillfully rebuilt my case and my confidence. Chris patiently walked me through the highly detailed process of strategically winning an accident injury case in San Diego County. He explained how innocent victims are frequently denied fair compensation for pain and suffering. I am most impressed with Mr. Walton's thorough, step-by-step, pre-trial preparation process. Specifically, during depositions and mediation with the defendant's attorney, I felt comfortable, relaxed and emotioinally prepared to handle every question thrown at me. I would not have won my case without Chris by my side. The legal profession is not for the faint of heart. It takes lots of smarts and years of practice to truly master the art of law. Having worked with dozens of legal types, including plenty of licensed attorneys during my 25+ year career (real estate, environment and construction), I rarely come across professionals of Chris Walton's caliber. The really good ones typically charge hundreds of dollars per hour and generaly come saddled with enormous egos. Fortunately, Chris is neither arrogant nor overpriced. At all times, he demonstrates amazing compassion for his clients and his profession while sustaining a steely resolve during critical legal proceedings. I would use Walton Law again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Chris!
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Posted by Lian | April 18, 2013
we had a great lawyer!
We are very lucky to have Chris represent us as attorney after we had an unexpected accident. He went through all of the details with us, and was very considerate. He helped us big time to negotiate with different parties. His professionalism and integerity are well respected. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends who need help on legal dispute.
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Posted by Jackie | October 13, 2012
Compassionate Lawyer
Upon first visit and through entire proceedings with Mr. Walton he was compassionate as to my feelings regarding the loss of my family member. There was never a doubt that Mr. Walton would be professional at all times with all people connected with the case. He stayed on course through many ups and downs and was able to close the case brilliantly and with great success. Please never hesitate to hire Mr Walton to be your lawyer. Jackie
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Posted by Kyle | July 2, 2012
Sharp Lawyer
Mr. Walton was an excellent lawyer! His behavior was always professional and we feel he went above and beyond to help our family. He was available 24/7 with any questions or concerns that we had. He is a savvy and quick witted lawyer.We feel lucky to have met and worked with him and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by JoAnn | March 16, 2012
Testomonial
If I were ever to re-live the past, I would not hesitate to have Chris Walton as my attorney again. As a true professional and as a true human I couldn't have been in better hands. There is not a word that can explain how Mr. Walton will work to his full capacity on behalf of his clients. THANK YOU CHRIS WALTON!!!
Posted by MariaCarter | March 2, 2012
Best Attorney Ever!!!!!
Mr Walton was their for my whole family .He treated my mom like a queen. He was always honest and if you ask me.He went above and beyond his duties to win my mom case[which he did] Thank you Mr. Walton
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2011
only lawyer to use!!!!!
i did not have high views of attorneys. but after dealing with Chris that all changed. this is why. i was involved in a auto accident in southern California. i was rear ended on the highway. i was in California for a short time before moving. my case was referred to Chris because i lived on the east coast and the case was being handled on the west coast. the lawyers i had handling my case before Chris, treated me like a number and a pay check. so by the time Chris got involved with the case there was a lot of mess ups to try and fix the best Chris could. when i first talked to Chris on the phone to discussed how to proceed with the case, he stated that if i use him as my attorney in this case he will be dedicated to me and my case. after talking on the phone for over an hour i got the sense he was sincere about looking out for my best interests in dealing with this case.so i decided to have Chris handle my case. there is a three hour differences in time zones but that didn't matter to Chris. he was always available to discussed the case. i always spoke directly to Chris when calling him at his office or on his cell. the care and attention Chris showed me as i dealt with the legal and emotional issues in the case changed my view of lawyers. it felt as tho Chris was a friend of mine just helping me through the legal system. (i wish i found Chris at the beginning of the case and not the end.) i highly suggest that if you need legal advice or representation, that you talk to Chris. you will find that he is going to do his best at helping you though your legal problems.
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Posted by John | December 12, 2011
Exceptional Service and Expertise
Chris Walton provided first-class service from start to finish. We were able to obtain a favorable outcome thanks to his expertise and diligence. Chris always approached my case with my best interests in mind. His compassionate, caring, and understanding style make him a sheer joy to work with.
Posted by Hanna Family | November 11, 2010
Excellent and professional. Best I've seen.
My family retained Mr. Walton to represent us in an elder abuse case. From the onset Mr. Walton was very professional and informative. He kept us very informed of the case throughout the process and handled the case to our full satisfaction in the end. We strongly recommend this attorney and would gladly use him in the future if needed.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Walton Law, APC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Webb & Walton, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Berman & Riedel, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Greer & Associates, APC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Law Clerk/Clinical Intern
  • Greer & Associates, APC
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Whatcom County Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2003
  • Western Washington Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Past President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Service Members Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Western School of Law Mentorship Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • President
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Government Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Access to Law Initiative Advisory Board
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Awards Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2021
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Lawyers - Personal Injury
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Month
  • San Diego Attorney Journal
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Lawyers - Personal Injury
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Law Library
  • Senior Law - Current Issues
  • 2016
  • Senior Resource Association Education Program
  • Civil Remedies Under California's Elder Abuse Act
  • 2012
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Continuing Educational Meeting
  • What Every LNC Should Know About California's Elder Abuse Act
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (14)
Endorse Christopher
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a highly skilled personal injury attorney and I highly endorse him as an excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is one of the premier personal injury attorneys in San Diego. His legal acumen is exceeded only my his commitment to his clients. Chris is one of the most skilled litigators in the field of elder abuse in town. I regularly refer Chris cases, and I am never disappointed with his response or the results."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Walton has proven himself time and again to be an understanding and caring attorney, who puts his clients and his client's families and loved ones at ease in the difficult times when they face economic uncertainty because of injuries that are no fault of their own. If you have been injured or harmed, I highly recommend consulting with Mr. Walton as soon as possible, as he has the knowledge and skills to get you relief from the start, and fight against insurance companies and others that seek only to protect their own bottom line."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris Walton is a true professional. He delivers agressive but fair advocacy for his clients and is is a true believer in civility."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is very compassionate and he is great at what he does. You would be lucky to have him as your lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Walton is an outstanding attorney that I would entrust with my own legal issues. I would strongly recommend him to clients seeking his legal services."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an exceptional lawyer! He provides clients with dedicated service, professional acumen, and tenacity to achieve exceptional results."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris gets results for his clients because he understands the legal issues, passionately advocates for his clients, and is respected in the legal community. Chris is tremendous lawyer and I endorse his work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. As a young, new attorney, Chris serves as a mentor to me and is always willing to take time out of his busy day to help educate and provide me with sound career advice. Chris has a tremendous understanding of personal injury and elder abuse/neglect law that, together with his vast experience practicing in these areas of law, has helped him put forward top quality work. One of Chris' strongest professional qualities is the understanding he has and ability to cater for each of his clients' needs and concerns. I am confident that any client would feel extremely pleased with the representation that Chris can provide."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chris is a very well versed attorney in many areas of law, but he has particularly impressive knowledge and experience in the areas of personal injury and elder abuse. I am sure any client will be superbly represented by Chris."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse attorney Chris Walton. I had the privilege of working with him as an associate attorney early in my legal career, and he was an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented attorney. The things that stand out most about Chris are his sincere interest in what his clients are going through, and his ability to listen and communicate with clients, even in highly emotional situations. I would be happy to refer any client to Chris Walton."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I consider Mr. Walton to be a mentor of mine. In working with Mr. Walton, I have found that he is knowledgeable, thorough and diligent in his representation of clients. He practices law with a high degree of integrity and professionalism."
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San Diego Personal injury Lawyer Christopher C. Walton
Christopher C. Walton
Personal injury Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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