Location: Washington DC, United States
Judge Reggie B. Walton has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in litigation.
In his career, Judge Walton has set out to improve the quality of justice for all individuals who have entered a courthouse. With the desire to make a positive difference in the world, Judge Walton has presided over and aided in legal matters for many important cases throughout the five decades of his career. Two of his most notable cases have been United States v. Libby and United States v. Roger Clemens. Since 2013, Judge Walton has served as the presiding judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Since 2001, he has been a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Walton was appointed and nominated for several courts by George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and John Roberts.
There were many factors that inspired Judge Walton to choose a career in law, but he gained the most inspiration from his fraternity brothers, one of which was Justice Thurgood Marshall. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia State University and continued at American University to receive a JD in 1974. In 2008, he received an Honorary LLD from WVSU. With such a lauded and rewarding career, Judge Walton has received a number of accolades throughout the years. Some of these include the Community Service Award from the National Organization Black Law Enforcement, a Distinguished Alumni Award from American University, the William H. Hastie Award from the National Bar Association, the Secretary’s Award from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the H. Cark Moultrie Award from the NAACP.
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