Hon. Rodney L. Walker, Ret.

Rodney L. (“Rod”) Walker entered Western State University College of Law in August of 1971.  He received his BSL on June 16, 1973 and his JD on June 7, 1975.  During his law school years, he worked part time as a Certified Law Student for the Office of the Riverside County Public Defender in the Palm Springs and Indio Courts.

On December 19, 1975, Mr. Walker was admitted to the California Bar and opened a solo practice in the City of Banning.  From its start, the practice was busy and grew rapidly, with a heavy emphasis on litigation.  As plaintiff’s counsel he handled a wide variety of matters, including negligence cases, personal injury and property damage claims, automobile accidents, debt recovery, construction and building defect cases.  He defended those charged with violations of criminal law, including white collar crimes, major felonies and death penalty cases.  Mr. Walker both prosecuted and defended matters on behalf of insurance companies.  He was admitted to the Federal Bar for the Central District of California on March 19, 1976, and practiced in the Central District Courts in the fields of Bankruptcy and civil litigation, including tax matters and Indian affairs.

During his practice, Mr. Walker was an active member of the Rotary Club, the Banning Chamber of Commerce, and was elected to the Beaumont Unified School District.

In 1979, Mr. Walker opened a second office in the City of Hemet and became outside counsel for

several local banks.  He left the Banning office to another attorney and for the next 10 years

added the areas of Banking Law, Finance, Real Estate Disputes and Transactions, Secured

Transactions, Business, Contracts and Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Wills, Trusts and Probate

to his already varied practice.

On November 2, 1989, Governor George Deukmejian appointed Rodney L. Walker Judge of the

Municipal Court.  In 1995, Judge Walker was cross-assigned by the Chief Justice of California to

serve as a Superior Court Judge.  That assignment became permanent with Court Consolidation.

In keeping with the varied range of experience he brought to the Court, Judge Walker was at

various times assigned to Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Probate and Juvenile Departments.  Judge

Walker served full time as a Riverside County Superior Court Judge for 19 years, until his

retirement in 2008, and for two additional years in the California Assigned Judges Program,

handling thousands of cases and hundreds of jury and non-jury trials. 

Judge Walker resigned from the Bench and re-activated his California Law license in 2011 in

order to join his son Barry as a partner in the newly formed law firm of Walker Trial Lawyers,

LLP, with offices in Riverside, California. 

Practice Areas

Anza 92539, Banning 92220, Beaumont 92223, Big Bear 96010, Bonsall 92003, Borrego Springs 92004, Cabazon 92230, Calimesa 92320, Cardiff 92007, Carlsbad 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92013, 92018, Cherry Valley 92223, Chino 91708, 91710, Corona 92877, 92878, 92879, 92880, 92881, 92882, Del Mar 92014, Desert Center 92239, Encinitas 92023, 92024, Escondido 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029, 92030, 92033, Fallbrook 92028, 92088, Green Valley Lake 92341, Hemet 92543, 92544, 92545, 92546, Highland 92346, Idyllwild 92549, La Jolla 92037, 92038, 92039, 92092, 92093, Lake Elsinore 92530, 92531, 92532, Leucadia 92023, Menifee 92584, Murrieta 92562, 92563, 92564, Oceanside 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 02056, 92057, 92058, Pala 92059, Rancho Cucamonga 91701, 91729, 91730, 91737, 91739, Rancho Santa Fe 92067, 92091, Riverside 92501, 92502, 92503, 92504, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92509, 92513, 92514, 92515, 92516, 92517, 92519, 92521, 92522, San Bernardino 92401, 92402, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92406, 92407, 92408, 92410, 92411, 92412, 92413, 92414, 92415, 92418, 92423, 92424, 92427, San Jacinto 92581, 92582, 92583, Solana Beach 92075, Sun City 92584, 92585, 92586, 92587 Temecula 92589, 92590, 92591, 92592, 92593, Valley Center 92082, Yucaipa 92399.

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