Law School: California Western School of Law, cum laude
College: Western Washington University
Christopher C. Walton is the principal of Walton Law, APC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of nursing home neglect and personal injury. Since opening the doors to his firm, Walton has earned numerous awards for his advocacy on behalf of elders and victims of catastrophic injury. In 2014, he was named a Southern California Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for only five percent of attorneys in each state. He was also named a 2014 Top 40 Under 40 California Litigator by the American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2013, he was recognized as a Top Attorney in the area of Personal Injury by The Daily Transcript. He was also named Attorney of the Month and featured on the cover of the San Diego Attorney Journal. Walton maintains the highest Avvo rating of 10.0 and has been awarded the Clients’ Choice Award in back-to-back years.
In 2012, Walton joined forces with Professor Robert Seibel of California Western School of Law to help launch the Access to Law Initiative, which helps provide legal services to the underserved in our community while encouraging attorneys to develop viable solo or small firm practices. He volunteers his time mentoring the attorneys and also serves as the chair of the board of advisors.
Walton is also a volunteer attorney with the Service Members Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Program, which seeks to protect the legal rights of members of our military while they are deployed and unable to defend themselves. He also volunteers his time mentoring law students through the mentorship and supervising attorney programs at local law schools.
Inns of Court, Honorable William B. Enright Chapter; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Foundation Board, Governmental Relations Committee, Awards Committee); Consumer Attorneys of California; Co-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (2011, 2012); San Diego County Bar Association; North County Bar Association; American Association for Justice.