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Partner Breon C. M. Walker Selected for Riley Institute at Furman Diversity Leaders Initiative’s 8th Class

BWalker Bio Webpage HS 10-7-13

GWB is pleased to announce Breon C. M. Walker is one of 38 leaders from across the Midlands and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 8th Midlands class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). “DLI and the Riley Fellows have matured into a potent force to help move South Carolina forward,” said Dr. Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute. “The members of this class will add considerably to the conversations and lasting partnerships that form among Riley fellows and it is the strength of these bonds that truly produces progress across the state.”

Walker is poised to join more than 1400 Riley Fellows from across the state. Class members will meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. As part of the program, leaders will work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects.

Walker joined Gallivan, White & Boyd in 2011. She is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Practice Group and Insurance Practice Group in the firm’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’s dedication to her practice has led to recognitions by:

  • Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association (2013)
  • Super Lawyers – “Rising Star” (2012-2014)
  • South Carolina’s Top Ten Emerging Legal Leaders by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2011)

Walker is very active in the legal and civic communities both locally and nationally.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.  Walker also serves on the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Council, is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Columbia, and is a member of the Columbia (SC) Chapter of The Links, Inc., where she serves as the Chapter Reporter.