THE WALKER LAW FIRM, PLC


PHONE 703-779-0720 FAX 703-779-0730  
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ATTORNEY PROFILE

The Walker Law Firm PLC is a different kind of law firm.  Here you are treated like a person, not just an account number.  We strive to be excellent attorneys and to represent every client to the best of our ability.  We hope you contact us today, and give our firm a chance to prove it.

                                                                    ATTORNEYS

D. Burke Walker, Esquire
Principal, The Walker Law Firm, PLC

Before attending law school, D. Burke Walker received undergraduate degrees from James Madison University in Economics and Political Science.

A cum laude graduate of the top ranked George Mason School of Law, Mr. Walker has extensive experience as a trial lawyer all over Northern Virginia. He began working cases while still in law school in Fairfax County where he donated his time to help those who could not afford legal representation.
 

Following law school, he joined a small private firm in Leesburg where he focused on divorce, landlord tenant law, contract disputes, business formation and criminal defense work. Mr. Walker then went on to gain invaluable experience at the Loudoun County Public Defender’s Office where he concentrated on purely criminal defense and defended thousands of criminal cases ranging from simple traffic infractions to double murder.  Mr. Walker’s caseload concentrated on DUI / DWI’s, Reckless Driving, drug possession and distribution, assault and battery, domestic violence and property crimes.  During this time, Mr. Walker was in Court every day and developed several numerous working relationships with the prosecutors and the courthouse staff.

Mr. Walker then established his private practice in Northern Virginia. He understands that clients are people and strives to keep his clients informed, to answer every question, and to make them as comfortable as possible. By taking the time to understand how each client’s situation is unique, Mr. Walker is able to customize his representation to maximize the results.

Mr. Walker prides himself on being available to his clients.  To that end, early, after-hours, and weekend appointments are available at no extra cost.  He can be reached by email virtually 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns his clients may have.


Mr. Walker devotes the majority of his practice to general criminal and traffic defense. He regularly appears in courts throughout Northern Virginia on behalf of his clients. In his criminal defense practice, he has represented those accused of virtually every crime including: DUI / DWI, assault, domestic assault, property crimes, larceny, drug possession offenses, drug distribution offenses, reckless driving, speeding infractions, weapons offenses, violent crimes, bad checks, forgery and fraud. Mr. Walker also has extensive experience providing criminal representation to juveniles.

In addition to criminal defense, Mr. Walker has an active civil practice in which he represents individuals and businesses on a variety of matters including: contract formation and disputes, landlord/tenant issues, debt collections, formal business formations, and every aspect of family law.

Mr. Walker is a member of the Virginia and Loudoun County Bar Association where he plays an active role in the state and county.  He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Bar Association.  Mr. Walker is also member of the Loudoun County chapter of Beat the Odds, an organization that works to provide scholarships to high school students who have overcome adversity in their lives.      

Mr. Walker is certified to handle felony, misdemeanor and serious juvenile criminal cases by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. 


Matthew E. Bass, Esquire
Associate Attorney, The Walker Law Firm, PLC

Before attending law school, Matthew E. Bass received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Archaeology, from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Bass graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class from the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law. 

During law school, Mr. Bass performed more than 750 hours of service in the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic and the Community Development Legal Clinic, helping indigent clients in the Washington D.C. area.  While in-between his second and third years of law school, Mr. Bass, along with a fellow classmember, conducted a 3 day jury trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  He obtained a favorable result for his client in a complex landlord-tenant dispute, conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses, introducing evidence, and making the closing argument.  It was his law school's first jury trial in almost a decade.

Mr. Bass was also winner of the LeClerq Best Brief Award, given to the first-year law student who writes the best brief out of all the first-year legal writing classes.  He was also one of 6 students from his class awarded the Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award for outstanding performance in legal clinic work.  During his third year of law school, Mr. Bass served as Publications Editor of the U.D.C. Law Review.

Mr. Bass certified by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission to handle criminal misdemeanors, is licensed to practice law at all levels of the Virginia State Courts, and is a member of the Loudoun County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Please contact The Walker Law Firm, PLC today.
 
Call us at 703-779-0720 or email us at contactus@walkerlawva.com  

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