Jason L. Walker is a preeminent accident trial attorney based in Denver, Colorado. Currently practicing with Bachus & Schanker, LLC, he passionately advocates on behalf of victims of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. Mr. Walker’s nearly fifteen years of extensive experience and success have earned him recognition among the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys’ Top Ten and the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100.
As a kid who would regularly stand up to bullies, it was only natural that Mr. Walker ended up in a career that involves sticking up for the underdog. Though he knew he wanted to help people, it wasn’t until his senior year of college that he decided to go into law. He recalls:
When I got to the University of Wyoming, I studied a few different subjects, including sociology, psychology, and criminal justice with the idea of going into profiling. During my senior year, I went to see prominent attorney Gerry Spence speak and that’s when I decided I was going to be a lawyer. A year later, I studied at Mr. Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.
With his sights set on a career in law, Mr. Walker enrolled at the University of Wyoming College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2003. After graduating, he went on to serve as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephen M. Munsinger, followed by a position representing large insurance companies. During this time, he became acquainted with the decision making processes used by a jury in court and by large companies to evaluate injuries.
Today, Mr. Walker utilizes his wealth of trial experience to advocate on behalf of injured individuals. As a prior law clerk, he has a deft ability to choose, resonate with, and speak to a jury. Additionally, his background on the other side of the courtroom gives him a unique insight into the inner working of the defendant's mindset and legal strategy. These factors result in a more level playing field between victims and insurance companies and better outcomes for his clients.
As a leader in his field, Mr. Walker maintains active memberships in the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations in order to stay up to date on the latest trends in personal injury law. In particular, he notes that he is currently interested in the advent of self-driving cars and what it could mean for his practice and road safety writ large:
There are currently a few test autonomous cars out there and Tesla has also put out a self-driving truck.
Looking towards a bright future, Mr. Walker plans to continue providing the best representation to his clients and hopes to start lecturing in his field. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and is a regular donor and speaker to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).