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William Bernard Walton

Criminal defense Attorney at Kenai, AK

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Will Walton

  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 17 years
    Texas - TX 20 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Inactive No misconduct found

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


Walton, Theiler & Winegarden, LLC
105 Trading Bay Road
Suite 103
Kenai, AK, 99611


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by M. | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney on the Kenai Peninsula
I hired Will to resolve a Felony Assault case. He represented me better than I could have hoped. Facing up to 5 years in prison, Will helped me bring the truth to light from countless inconsistencies and poor assumptions made on behalf of law enforcement. Will knew exactly who to call when I needed an expert to look at medical documents and draft an objective and fair report. When overcharged with a Felony, Will was able to prove to the court that the State had no basis for a Felony, and it was dropped to a Misdemeanor. After a lot of hard hours Will was able to see me through all of the stages leading to and through a Criminal Trial where I was found Not-Guilty by a unanimous jury of 6. Hands down the best choice for representation to make sure the justice system handles your case honestly and fairly. The best parts about working with Will was ease and consistency in communication. He always made sure that my questions were answered and paid close attention to the details. He also never tried to pressure me into taking a bad deal. When you are facing life changing events, Call Will Walton.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Review
Will represented me in a lengthy divorce case and gave me wise counsel throughout the case. At the outset of the case I set out my priorities to him and my primary goals were met-which is not a given in any case. Will represented me and my situation fairly and he makes a point to not go "over the top" in how he presents a situation to the court. If you are looking for an attorney who will present reality to the court, and who has spent years earning a positive relationship with the court, Will is an excellent choice. Will presents a case he can back up and I always felt solid walking in to the courtroom knowing that we were presenting an honest representation of the situation. There were some specific issues that were very much in contention and outside expert opinions were rendered that Will competently dealt with so that the judge was able to work within case law yet not just go with the patently unequitable proposal they were faced with. Will is knowledgeable, extremely competent, and will help you get through your situation with the best outcome you can reach. He will be honest about his opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of your case. He was absolutely my first choice for an attorney and my opinion of him has only gone up as he has worked with me through my case.
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Posted by Chris | November 21, 2015
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2nd chance
I was arrested for committing a crime I never committed. It was an extremely stressful time in my life and I had no idea what to do. I contacted the first lawyer I found in the phonebook and hired him that day. BIG mistake. After reviewing my case he said I should strike a plea deal. I of course told him no since I never actually did the crime. He mentioned that it would be extremely difficult to defend this case and he insisted again that I take the deal. I fired him and hired Mr.Walton from the recommendation from a friend. That was the best decision I have made in my life. He took the time to review my case and lower my stress level. He went throughj everything with me and I felt much better about this awful situation. Not once did he try to convince me to plea out nor made me feel like I didn't have a case. He always was a phone call away if I had any concerns which meant a lot. Long story short the charges were dropped and my nightmare is over. Granted I hope I never need a lawyer again but if I do, I wouldnt hesitate at all to hire Will Walton.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
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Honest & professional with great results!
Hired Will twice now and got more than I expected! He goes above and beyond working with and for you. He always took my call no matter the time of day or called me back in a reasonable timeframe. Very honest guy with a great sense of humor...which can help during the hard times! My most memorable experience with Will is that he fights for you and does not give up until you get what you deserve! I appreciate all that he did for me and would work with him again if that time ever came. Thanks Will!
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Posted by Marion | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent results
Will responded quickly to my wife's plea for help when I was arrested on two criminal charges, even though he was out-of-state on vacation at the time. He provided a clear explanation of what was going to happen, even before we retained him. Thanks to his perseverance and skill, both charges were dismissed and I have my life back.
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Posted by Jeannette | August 24, 2015
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Given sons life back
William Walton was very explicit on every detail of the case. when he took on with my sons case, Will was able to pick out the facts and make sense of a very serious situation and help our family in ways I have trouble explaining. My son has his life back and I owe it all to Will. He is very personable, and easy to talk too. There are few like him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Check those tail lights
I met with Mr. Walton and explained my situation. He described several possible scenarios with the obvious and most desirable one being the dismissal of the charge. he kept me informed and answered my questions. He was professional with a good sense of humor that made him easy to talk to. In the end my, case was dismissed because it was not legally sufficient as charged. He was extremely helpful and I would recommend him to friends.
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Posted by Luke | June 22, 2015
Great lawyer, highly recommend
Will did an awesome job handling my case which lasted a little over a year. He is friendly, down to earth, knowledgeable, kept me updated, and always returned my calls the same day. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. To top it off, his fee was affordable. Again, great lawyer. Very happy with the outcome of my case. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Gina | May 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney in Many Various Areas of Law
I have retained Will Walton a few times. He has represented members of my family and I have sent him several referrals. Will is very bright, hard working, knows the ins and outs of the legal system, he is well received by his colleagues and he knows how to get the job done! Will is a great communicator and when he is in your court you can rest knowing he will do his very best to protect your interests. I would highly recommend Will Walton to anyone who finds themselves needing help maneuvering within the legal system.
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Posted by Kenneth | April 23, 2015
Outstanding and highly recommended
I found Mr Walton to be extremely professional and personable. I was impressed by his ability in court to present all the pertinent facts in a succinct manner, which the judge also appreciated!
Posted by Brian | August 13, 2014
Pleased with Mr. Walton
Will was knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He and his office staff conducted business in a professional manner. Will was also friendly and quick to respond to phone and text messages no matter the time of day. Most importantly, he got the job done! I was pleased with his services.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2014
Very Knowledgeable and Professional
Mr. Walton took time out of his schedule on a regular basis to explain court proceedings and avenues for positive outcomes in my case. I greatly appreciate his knowledge and help.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Walton, Theiler, & Winegarden
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • State of Alaska
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hartline, Dacus, Barger & Dreyer
  • 2003 - 2006


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • Alaska Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Membership
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Walton scrapes and scratches to the end for his clients and seems to always come out on top. In criminal law, the devil is often times in the details and the unwritten and easily overlooked consequences go unnoticed by many people, and sadly many lawyers. Walton can identify and help you sidestep those pitfalls as he deftly navigates you to a great result."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will Walton is an excellent lawyer. I have known Will for many years, and personally seen his abilities in the courtroom. Because of his down-to-earth, straight forward personality, Will has a unique ability to relate to juries and judges. Will knows the lay of the land in the Kenai legal community, and judges trust him. Most importantly, Will cares for his clients and works hard to achieve their goals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked both sides of the courtroom, Will has a knack for what works, and how to get things done. It is rare to find a lawyer with Will's combination of brilliance and down to earth personality. He is a zealous advocate who cares deeply for his clients. He's my first choice for referral of cases on the Kenai Peninsula."
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