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Attorney Profile

Frank M. Walker, Jr.

Brief Biography

Frank M. Walker, Jr. is a partner at Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC, practicing with the firm since 1977. Walker’s specialties include litigation involving governmental liability, premises liability, products liability, automobile liability, general liability and wrongful death cases. He has also defended numerous EEOC claims, trucking accident claims, and property and casualty damage suits.

Walker was selected as a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” and was named the Best Lawyers’ “2012 Lake Charles Personal Insurance Litigation – Defendants’ Lawyer of the Year” (Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”). Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

AV Rating – Martindale-Hubbell


University of the South in Sewanee, TN, B.A. Degree, Political Science 1973
LSU Law School, J.D., 1976, finishing in the top 10% of his class


All of the state district and appellate courts in Louisiana
United States District Courts, including the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Litigation Counsel of America – Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Representative Matters
  • Glatfelter Claims Management, Inc.
    Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Cintas Corporation
    Federated Mutual Insurance Company
  • The Calcasieu Parish School Board
    The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
    International Paper Company
  • Has tried to verdict over 100 jury cases
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