Meet the Barrister – Glenn Walter
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Glenn Walter: Initially I wanted to be a lawyer when I was young because my family said I should be a lawyer since I argued so much. Then I decided against staying in school that long until my junior year in college when going to law school seemed to make more sense than any other options I had at that time.
LT: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Glenn Walter: I would have to say that becoming a shareholder with the firm was my most important moment followed by serving as TBA YLD President.
LT: If you had time for a new hobby or to learn a new skill, what would you choose and why?
Glenn Walter: I would like to do something equestrian such as horseback riding, jumping or polo.
LT: What type of kid were you (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet, obnoxious…)?
Glenn Walter: I was somewhat timid and always very small for my age. I was generally a rule follower.
LT: What is your favorite way to waste time?
Glenn Walter: Exercising. It is the one thing that helps to relieve stress.
LT: What is the best way to stay motivated and complete goals?
Glenn Walter: I try to make a game of everything. I always try to see if I can do better than projected. Also, I think it is important to have little short-term goals to reach on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as well as longer term goals.
LT: My biggest “pet peeve” is?
Glenn Walter: People who think they are better than everyone else.
LT: What famous person do you admire and why?
Glenn Walter: “Abraham Lincoln. I appreciate his ability for public speaking, his conviction of belief and willingness to learn from his mistakes.
Glenn R. Walter, a shareholder of Lewis Thomason, has a varied litigation-based practice. Mr. Walter has extensive experience as lead counsel in the areas of insurance defense, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, healthcare liability, transportation, agri-business liability defense, workers’ compensation, and general tort litigation. Other areas of his practice include professional liability, premises liability, ERISA, other commercial litigation matters, along with professional liability, including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense.
Mr. Walter has handled matters to trial or through settlement involving claims of extensive physical and/or emotional injury. Many of his cases entail complex discovery and pretrial preparation including the utilization of alternative dispute resolution.