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Meet Thomas Walker

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Thomas G. Walker (Courtesy Alston + Bird) [1]

Thomas G. Walker (Courtesy Alston + Bird)

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.

His vitals:

  • 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 [2] 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. [3] in Asheville, N.C., during the summer of 1989.
  • Worked as a part time law clerk for Whitney E. Fanning [4] 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 [5] 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.


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