Irving E. Walker, Esq., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who


    BALTIMORE, MD, December 28, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Irving E. Walker, Esq., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Walker celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An attorney at the firm of Cole Schotz P.C., Mr. Walker has been heading the firm's Baltimore office since the firm opened its new location in February 2008. The firm also has offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, and Texas. Located in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, the Baltimore office primarily focuses on matters in the bankruptcy, litigation, business, and health care law areas. Mr. Walker has been recognized for many years as one of the top lawyers in Maryland representing businesses in financial distress, with an unrivaled ability to help such businesses navigate through financial challenges without the need for seeking bankruptcy relief. When necessary, Mr. Walker also has been highly successful in representing companies as well as a variety of other parties in Chapter 11 and other bankruptcy proceedings, as well as in litigation arising in connection with bankruptcy cases. Mr. Walker also represents creditors' committees, trustees, landlords, trade creditors, and equity holders, as well as purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy, in federal bankruptcy and state court proceedings. Mr. Walker's achievements include presenting argument and winning a unanimous victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Citizens Bank of Maryland v. Strumpf.

Mr. Walker earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University in 1973 with a double major in mathematics and management science, and obtained his juris doctor with honors (including Order of the Coif) from the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland in 1978. Mr. Walker is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Maryland, the Third and Fourth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a faculty advisor for the American Bankruptcy Institute and Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a nine-year board president and 10-year member of the board of directors for the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the State of Maryland.

In 1986, Mr. Walker was a contributing author for the book “Bankruptcy Deskbook.” He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, The Bar Association of Baltimore City, and the American Bar Association. Previously, Mr. Walker was partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, principal of Miles & Stockbridge P.C., and associate turned partner at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman, between 1978 and February 2008.

Throughout his career, he has received numerous accolades, including being named as Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America for Baltimore, in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law for 2013, 2016, and 2018, as well as in Litigation-Bankruptcy for 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013 for Bet-the-Company Litigation, and in recent years was listed as one of Maryland's Top 100 Lawyers by the Maryland Edition of Super Lawyers.

Mr. Walker has been cited in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World. From Mr. Walker's perspective, much more important than these professional awards is the work being done by the nonprofit he leads, Homeless Persons Representation Project, which has accomplished a number of significant changes in the laws and operations of systems in Maryland that have eliminated barriers that make it difficult for those suffering homelessness to get back on a path to a decent life. Married to Leslie A. Walker, with whom he shares four children and two grandchildren, Mr. Walker enjoys weightlifting and Jiu Jitsu. For more information, visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Irving E. Walker, Esq., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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