Breon C. M. Walker Recognized in Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association

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Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce Breon C. M. Walker has been chosen to receive the prestigious Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 award presented by the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT.  The Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 award recognizes distinguished attorneys within the African American legal community who have earned the highest level of respect and distinction in their legal practice through unrelenting dedication to their profession and community. Award recipients are selected based on achievement, community involvement, innovation, vision, and leadership.

Walker joined GWB as an associate in 2011 and was elected as a partner in 2013.  She is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Group and Insurance Group in the GWB’s Columbia, South Carolina office.  Walker’s practice focuses on motor vehicle liability, premises liability, product liability and commercial litigation, with extensive experience trying cases to verdict.

Walker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double major in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2000.  Walker earned her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2003, where she was the recipient of the Custer Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law.

Walker is very active in the legal and civic communities both locally and nationally.  Locally she is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Richland County Bar Association where she serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division, and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association as a member of the Executive Committee and Editor-in-Chief of the organization’s publication, The Defense Line.  Nationally, Walker is a member of the Defense Research Institute and National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.  She is also a member of the Columbia Chapter of The Links, Inc. serving as Public Relations Officer.

Walker’s dedication to her practice led to her recognition in 2012 and 2013 as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”  She was also recognized as one of South Carolina’s Top Ten Emerging Legal Leaders in the 2011 edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.   Managing Shareholder C. William McGee stated, “Bre is a very talented and accomplished lawyer.  We are extremely fortunate to have her as a partner in our firm.  This truly is a tremendous and well deserved honor for her.”

The NBA was formally organized in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 1, 1925. Its membership includes over 20,000 lawyers, judges, educators, and law students nationwide.  Ultimately, the NBA works to “advance the science of jurisprudence; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary and to uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession.”