Leading the firm’s commercial and creditor rights group, Brian Walker enjoys helping individuals and businesses achieve successful outcomes in real estate, commercial, debtor-creditor, construction, and general business litigation and transactions. He looks for creative, cost effective, and client oriented resolutions while understanding effective litigation could be needed to achieve his clients’ goals. Brian also routinely advises employers and provides employment claims defense.
Brian earned his law degree from Willamette University in 1996, where he also received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution and earned multiple awards for academic excellence. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Oregon in 1991. Before joining Ogden Murphy Wallace in 1997, Brian externed at the Oregon State Supreme Court.
Brian frequently speaks on commercial and real estate topics, and has presented attorney continuing legal education programs on debt collection, real property, and employment law. He also provides pro bono assistance at the Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services to low-income members of North Central Washington.
Brian is a contributing legal columnist for the Business World, a monthly business magazine focusing on Chelan and Douglas Counties, Washington. Also, Brian is a member of Wenatchee North Rotary and a past Board Director and President. During his presidency, WNR increased its international programs with its annual sponsorship of an elementary school in Guatemala. Brian currently chairs the Club’s fall fundraiser (the Arlberg Sports’ Shopping Spree Raffle) that funds WNR’s international program and its continuing commitment to fund Wenatchee’s Rotary Park. Since 2007, he has proudly coached Ogden Murphy Wallace’s youth soccer team, and has coached the Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse Association’s high school and elementary school teams.
- Real Estate,
- Employment & Labor,
- Banking & Financial Institutions,
- Washington State Bar Association
- Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association
- Debtor-Creditor Section, Washington State Bar Association
- J.D., Willamette University College of Law
- Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law
- B.A., University of Oregon, History
Professional and Community Activities
- Washington State and Chelan-Douglas County Bar Associations
- Wenatchee North Rotary - Member
- Wenatchee Valley Humane Society - Board Member and Secretary
Considerations Before Contract DisputesBrian Walker11/05/2017General Litigation
Act Defines How to Defend Trade SecretsBrian Walker08/31/2016Business
Defending Trade Secrets Just Got EasierBrian Walker06/30/2016Business
Does Your Dog Bite? Dogs and LiabilityBrian Walker10/02/2015General
Easements Often Created by UseBrian Walker07/05/2015General
Businesses Can Protect Their Trade SecretsBrian Walker04/02/2015General
Gift Cards: A Present that Can Last ForeverBrian Walker01/03/2015General
Tackling Employee Alcohol and Drug UseBrian Walker11/01/2014Employment and Labor
Marijuana, Jobs and the LawBrian Walker06/01/2014Employment and Labor
It Pays to Know the Law on WagesBrian Walker04/04/2014Employment and Labor
Understanding Unemployment BenefitsBrian Walker01/01/2014Employment and Labor
Attorneys’ fees: It pays to know the rulesBrian A. Walker09/19/2012Business
It doesn’t end on judgment dayBrian A. Walker09/19/2012Business
Key pieces of business loansBrian A. Walker09/19/2012Business
Foreclosure: A look at the factsBrian A. Walker09/19/2012Business
Examining litigation, step by stepBrian A. Walker09/19/2012Business