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Shareholder Thomas E. Walker Joins Mathews Center Advisory Council


Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Thomas E. Walker has been invited to join the Chair’s Cabinet of the inaugural Advisory Council for the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.   As a member of the Advisory Council, Mr. Walker will work to advise the Executive Director regarding Mathews Center programmatic effectiveness, connect the Mathews Center to potential partners and supporters, and serve as an ambassador for the mission and work of the Mathews Center.   After graduating from the University of Alabama undergraduate school and before beginning his legal education, Mr. Walker served as administrative assistant to Dr. Mathews, who at the time was the president of the University and for whom the Center is now named.

According to the Mathews Center, “our programming includes convening and moderating deliberative public forums, hosting reporting-out events, conducting moderator and convener training workshops, and developing youth leadership and community engagement opportunities. The Mathews Center also authors the Alabama Civic Health Index to measure how Alabamians engage with each other and the issues they care about. DMC signature programs equip Alabamians with tools to find strength in themselves, and their fellow citizens, to find solutions to knotty community problems and pressing public issues. Because we believe that Alabamians should play a role in defining the public issues – and their solutions – that affect their daily lives, we listen as much as we speak. Much of our time is spent in Alabama communities working with an ever-growing network of everyday Alabamians in their capacities as small business owners, university professors, educators, service providers, faith-based community members, and more to strengthen civic life in our state. Over the past decade, this diverse group of partners has remained united in a common goal: to work better together in our communities and across our state.”

Mr. Walker joined White Arnold & Dowd in 2014, and his product liability experience includes litigation involving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, isocyantes (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. 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.

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