Judicial Experience: Judge Walker was appointed to the bench on April 21, 2006, and elected to a full term in November of 2006.  Judge Walker is assigned to he Illinois Appellate Court effective June 15, 2018. His previous judicial assignments in the Circuit Court of Cook County include the Law Division, Juvenile Justice Division, Felony Preliminary Hearings, Criminal Misdemeanors, Domestic Violence, and Traffic Court.

Legal Experience: In private practice, Judge Walker handled personal injury litigation, residential and commercial real estate transactions, insurance litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, probate, felony criminal defense, and DUIs.

Education: University of Iowa College of Law (J.D.); University of Illinois Urbana (B.S. Accounting); Chicago Vocational High School

Awards: Certified Public Accountant; Iowa Law Review; Iowa College of Law’s Prestigious Award for the Advancement of Human Rights; Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma; Illinois Judicial Council Kenneth Wilson Award; Vanguard Award for making the law more accessible to the community; Cook County Bar Association Judicial Award for commitment to equal justice under the law

Membership: Trinity United Church of Christ; Illinois Judicial Council (past Chair); Illinois Judges Association (Board member); Cook County Bar Association (past Treasurer and Board member); ISBA; CBA; Illinois Association of Criminal defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers