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Gordon K. Walton

Phone: (312) 523-2106
Fax: (312) 523-2001

Attorney Gordon K. Walton founded Walton Law Group LLC in 2012 after nearly two decades practicing in some of the largest and most respected law firms in the country, and serving as partner for eleven of those years. He draws on that experience to offer insurance companies throughout the United States representation regarding a variety of matters, from pre-suit disputes, through all phases of litigation, including state and federal trials, as well as arbitrating and mediating coverage disputes. His practice includes coverage issues ranging from slip and falls to asbestos-related injuries.

In addition to his extensive experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Walton offers client consultation regarding risk management, coverage analysis, and claims counseling and coordination. Committed to conserving his clients' resources, his focus is on preventing claims from arising where possible, and resolving the coverage disputes that do arise effectively and efficiently.

Mr. Walton's background includes serving as environmental coverage counsel for the Midwest region for one of the country’s largest insurance companies, handling every aspect of some of the largest environmental coverage actions in the country. He also served as national mold counsel for the same insurer, handling numerous mold claims from around the country, particularly in California, Florida and Texas, where the majority of the claims arose. Along with his team, Mr. Walton developed and drafted mold exclusions that were added to the insurer's policies. Over time, Mr. Walton's responsibilities grew to include claims involving lead, silica, asbestos, benzene, and diacetyl.

Mr. Walton has obtained excellent results in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. From negotiating claims-handling agreements to addressing complex multidistrict litigation and declaratory judgments, he has converted his clients’ valuable rights under contracts of insurance into effective legal remedies. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on insurance coverage legal issues.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Risk Management & Consulting

Education

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School
  • B.A., University of Chicago

Admissions to Practice

  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Inn of Court
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Who's Who in Black Chicago