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Clarence W. Walker

Of Counsel
Fax +1.704.353.3150

Mr. Walker focuses his practice on the areas of corporate and transactional law, public utility regulation, securities law, and alternative dispute resolution.


  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Business North Carolina Magazine, Litigation, 2007-2008
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law and Securities Law, 2001-2008
  • North Carolina Bar Association Judge John J. Parker Memorial Awards Recipient, 2006
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2007, Corporate/M&A
  • Business North Carolina Magazine, 2003-2006 Legal Elite

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1980-2000; Board of Governors, 1997-2000; Finance Committee, Chair, 1999-2000; Standing Committee on Rules and Calendar, Chair, 1988-1991; Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, Chair, 1991-1994; Special Committee on Governance, Chair, 1993-1995; Standing Committee on Audit, Chair, 2000-2003
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Corporate Law Drafting Committee of N.C. General Statutes Commission, Member, 1987-1993
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Director, 1989-1992
  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Trustee, 1986-1989
  • North Carolina Bar Association, President, 1978-1979
  • Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, Board of Directors, 1990-present; Chair, 1997-2002
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, Vice-chair, 1982-2001
  • Health Services Foundation, Board of Directors, 1990-2006
  • Duke Law School, Board of Visitors, 1988-present
  • Johnson C. Smith University, Board of Visitors, 1987-2006
  • Served as party-appointed arbitrator in several major contract disputes in utility industry.
  • Served as party-appointed arbitrator in major contract dispute between a coal company and an electric generator.
  • Represented buyer in purchase of assets of a leading hosiery manufacturing business.
  • Represented seller in sale of assets of a home furnishings manufacturer.
  • Represented a major utility in matter before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.