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May 09, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo
John Leo Walter has been a litigation attorney since 1996 – his practice focuses primarily on personal injury and criminal defense. Prior to law school, Mr. Walter obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Baltimore; thereafter, he received a Masters in Government and Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. In 1995, Mr. Walter earned his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Scholarly Writing and served with distinction as a Senior Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Mr. Walter was honored to have Rutgers Law School use his Law Review Case Note as supplemental reading for its first year
law students.

Although Mr. Walter has thousands and thousands of hours of litigation experience, he continues to review and analyze the most recent case law on a weekly basis. Whether it’s a jury trial or a bench trial – District Court or Circuit Court – Mr. Walter is comfortable and confident in the courtroom.

Mr. Walter’s law firm, EASTERN SHORE LEGAL®, has a reputation for being strong and aggressive while defending criminal & traffic cases – while being methodically prepared and steadfast pursuing civil tort/contract cases. Mr. Walter recently obtained what has been said to be “the largest personal injury award in Queen Anne’s County.” No matter the type of case, Mr. Walter always has the same goal...
to win.

When asked what he would advise someone looking to hire a lawyer, Walter says: “If you need a lawyer, get a local lawyer – a local lawyer is familiar with the characteristics and makeup of the local community and is better able to advise a client about important decisions such as selecting a jury trial rather than a bench trial or vice-versa; it’s also important to hire a lawyer that you’re comfortable with – for most, going to Court is an intimidating experience – if you are confident with your attorney you will undoubtedly be happy with the result.”

The bottom line – when searching for an attorney to represent you in a legal matter, it is of paramount importance that you trust the attorney you hire. I strongly suggest that you call/meet with a few lawyers – size them up – ask them tough questions (how much experience do you have? How many cases have you litigated?) – the attorney/client relationship should be hand in glove; Don’t get stuck with a lawyer that isn’t exactly what you want – getting the wrong lawyer could be a disaster.

John Leo Walter is on call 24/7 and can be reached at 1-866-ESL-2662, 410-758-2662 or by email Visit the firm website at: Mr. Walter encourages you to call anytime – all initial consultations are free (offices in Easton and Centreville).