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Leading Complex Civil Defense Attorney Thomas E. Walker joins White Arnold & Dowd


Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Walker has joined the firm as a shareholder.  Mr. Walker joins White Arnold & Dowd after practicing with the former Johnston Barton firm for over 30 years, most recently serving as Chairman of that firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Mr. Walker’s practice focuses in the area of complex civil litigation defending products liability claims, especially litigation involving toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and in the area of defending consumer credit claims including numerous cases brought under the federal Truth-in-Lending Act, Alabama’s Consumer Credit Act, RESPA, and other theories alleging misdeeds by financial institutions.

Specifically, Mr. Walker’s product liability experience includes litigation involving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, isocyanates (primarily MDI), infant car seats, industrial grinding wheels/machines, injection molding equipment, robotic welding systems, skid-steer loaders, and a variety of food and beverage products.

Mr. Walker graduated from The University of Alabama (J.D., 1981; B.A., summa cum laude, 1978), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Jasons, Delta Theta Phi, Bench and Bar, and the Alabama Law Review. In 1977, he was named the Outstanding Pre-Law Student at the University of Alabama.

In the legal community, Mr. Walker is a member of the Birmingham and American Bar Associations and the Alabama State Bar. From 1993-1995, he served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Food Industry Counsel. In addition, he has served on various committees for both the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Walker serves on the Board of Directors of Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., which he has done since 1995. In 2005-2006, he served as Chairman of the Board, and in 2003-2004, he was Secretary of the Board. In 2006, he was named Alabama Goodwill’s Volunteer of the Year.

In 2005, Mr. Walker was selected by the Homewood City Council to serve on the Homewood Parks & Recreation Board. In 2007-2008, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board and in 2009-2010, he served as Chairman. Mr. Walker was reappointed to the Homewood Parks & Recreation Board for a second five-year term in 2010, and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. Mr. Walker also served for six years (2000-2005) on the Board of Directors of the Homewood Patriot Youth Baseball League. He was President of the League in 2003.

According to Managing Lawyer, Augusta S. Dowd, “Tom brings the perfect, compatible skill set to our firm.  Tom is well-recognized as an exceptional lawyer and individual, and is able to offer his expertise and experience to our clients.”

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Kitty Rogers Brown
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