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James E. Walker, III

Phone: 401-843-8400, ext. 107

Fax: 401-843-8401

Email: jwalker@legalmgt.com

Mr. Walker joined Litigation Management Counsel in 2005, after spending the prior 9+ years serving as the Senior Civil Litigation Attorney for a general litigation firm in Los Angeles. He has substantial litigation experience, for both plaintiff and defense, in a wide array of areas, including insurance defense, personal injury, medical/legal malpractice, corporate, contracts, intellectual property and appellate practice. This spectrum of litigation experience allows Mr. Walker to utilize his talents in such a manner so as to effectuate a satisfactory, cost effective resolution to his clients' litigation needs – whether such a resolution is obtained via trial verdict or some type of alternative dispute resolution prior to trial. At LMC, Mr. Walker is responsible for coordinating all franchise litigation matters across the country. These responsibilities include tendering new lawsuits to franchisees, securing the dismissals of improper parties in lawsuits involving franchisors and franchisees, overseeing and managing high profile cases, recovering monies owed to the franchisors from the franchisees and/or their carriers, and defending franchisors in litigated matters.

Mr. Walker is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. While at Davidson, Mr. Walker was a member of the men's varsity soccer team and men's varsity track and field team, and he continues to serve as the starting goalkeeper on two Rhode Island adult soccer teams, as well as coach his sons' youth soccer teams. He has also been honored to serve as President of the Jamestown Rotary Club for two terms, and he presently serves as the Hillsdale Homeowner's Association President, as well as Vice-President of the Exeter West Greenwich Youth Soccer Association. Mr. Walker is also a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of Pack 1 Richmond. In his spare time, Mr. Walker enjoys politics, travel and spending time with his wife and children.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD 1995
  • Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts Philosophy, 1990
  • Beatrice Downes Pierce Scholarship Recipient


  • California State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court -- Northern District Court of California
  • Federal District Court -- Central District Court of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Washington, D.C. Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court

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Litigation Management Counsel's aggressive cost saving strategies saved YUM over $2 million in Legal Fees. This savings enabled KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to enjoy higher profit margins and thereby improved results for YUM investors!

Don Becker, Counsel
YUM! Brands Inc.