Breon C. M. Walker

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Biography

Breon C. M. Walker is a litigation attorney and partner in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. She has a diverse legal practice which includes the defense of personal injury claims, products liability defense, commercial litigation, and government relations. Breon has years of trial experience dating back to her time as an assistant attorney general.

Breon regularly defends insurers, self-insured corporations, and third-party risk managers in complex litigation involving tort liability and risk management issues. Breon is also an accomplished products liability defense attorney often representing clients in mass tort and catastrophic loss claims related to the manufacturing, design, and sale of consumer products and their alleged defects.

Breon also provides government relations and public affairs services to clients, and represents major business interests throughout South Carolina before both state and local government bodies. Breon was born and raised in Columbia, where she returned to practice law following her graduation from law school. Because of her long-standing ties to the community, Breon understands state and local government issues and advises clients on how to properly navigate the political landscape. Breon previously served as general counsel to county school boards through South Carolina and currently represents clients on issues related to:

  • Healthcare
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Community Development

Education

University of South Carolina Honors College

B.S. (2000)

Emory University

J.D. (2003)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • National Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (YLD), Former Co-Chair
  • South Carolina Black Lawyers’ Association
    • President (Present)
    • Vice President (2018-2020)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
    • Member Board of Directors
    • The Defense Line, Editor-in-Chief (2013-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hotlist (2016)
  • Columbia Business Monthly
    • Legal Elite: Business Litigation (2019 – 2020)
  • Gary Walker Memorial Scholar Recipient (2010)
  • National Bar Association, Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 (2013)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
    • South Carolina Leadership in Law Honoree (2020)
    • Emerging Legal Leaders Top 10 (2011)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
    • Personal Injury: General Defense (2020)
    • Rising Stars (2012 – 2019)

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Columbia (2010-2011)
  • The Columbia (SC) Chapter of The Links Inc.
  • Richland-Lexington Airport Commission, City of Columbia, Commissioner
  • South Carolina Chamber’s Diversity Council
  • South Carolina Legal Services, Board of Directors
  •  701 Center for Contemporary Art, Board of Directors

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