Thomas Walker (Baylor University, Campbell University School of Law) is nominated to replace George E. B. Holding as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
- Born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1964.
- Completed one year of a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Has been a partner in the litigation and trial practice group at Alston & Bird, LLP in Charlotte, N.C., since August 2003.
- Was special counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) in Raleigh, N.C., from July 2001 to July 2003.
- Served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina from August 1994 to June 2001.
- Worked as a part-time instructor at the American Institute of Paralegal Studies in the spring and fall of 1992 and the spring of 1993.
- Was the assistant district attorney in Charlotte, N.C.,-based Mecklenburg County DA’s office from September 1990 to July 1994.
- Clerked for Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes & Davis, P.A. in Asheville, N.C., during the summer of 1989.
- Worked as a part time law clerk for Whitney E. Fanning in Waco, Texas, during the summer of 1988.
- Was an office assistant/runner at Tracy, Crumley & Holland in Fort Worth, Texas, from September 1986 to June 1987.
- Worked as a camp counselor at Kanakuk/Kanakomo Kamps, Inc. in Branson, Mo., during the summer of 1986.
- Has tried approximately 40 jury trials to verdict as assistant district attorney. Has tried approximately 15 cases to trial as Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Walker reported assets of $1.5 million. The majority of his assets are in his four properties including a personal residence valued at $425,000, a second residence valued at $250,000, a vacation residence valued at $310,000 and an undeveloped lot valued at $5,300. However, Walker still owes $658,300 on the properties and $6,100 in accounts and bills due. In total, Walker has liabilities of $664,400, resulting in a net worth of $873,800.
On his Office of Government Ethics disclosure he reported earning from Alston & Bird, LLP for 2008 and most of 2009 was $590,833. This includes his salary and bonuses.