2015 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
For over 40 years, Walters has served the Louisiana legal community. He is a partner with Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC in Baton Rouge where he maintains an active trial practice. Since 1988 Walters has been Board Certified in the field of Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he is the Louisiana Chair, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury Litigation.
Since 1988, Walters has served as an Adjunct Professor at the LSU Law Center, teaching a skills course entitled Advanced Trial and Evidence. He has been a member of the faculty of the Law Center’s annual Trial Advocacy program since its inception 23 years ago, and a member of the Apprenticeship Week faculty which began in 2014.
A Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Walters was recognized as the Foundation’s 2008 Distinguished Attorney. He served as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 1993 and received its President’s Award in 1995 and 1998. Since 1985, he has been the Editor of Around the Bar, the official publication of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He has served on many committees with the Louisiana State Bar Association including the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and he is currently the Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division of the LSBA. He received the LSBA President’s Award in 2011. In 2012-13, he served as LSBA Secretary and Editor of the Louisiana Bar Journal, the official publication of the LSBA, and currently serves on its editorial board.
Walters is a member of the LSU Law Center’s Alumni Board of Trustees and Chancellor’s Council. He is a past member of the LSU Law Center National Alumni Board. In 1990, he was selected for the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame. His law firm annually provides scholarship funds for LSU Law students in need.