Mr. James Lorenzo Walker Jr.
Walker & Associates
James L. Walker, Jr. is a business and entertainment lawyer whose practice has consisted of handling estate planning, the representation of corporations, on-air radio/TV talent, musicians, artists, filmmakers, athletes, and real estate developers. He has represented the likes of Rick James; Jamie Foxx; Shirley Caesar; DMX; NBA star, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and BET’s Bobby Jones; among many other incredible clients, over a near 25-year career. He also represents Grammy-winning singer/writer Twinkie Clark (Clark Sisters), whose song is featured on the Jay-Z “Family Feud" song on his 4.44 album.
Mr. Walker has settled high-profile cases involving Sony, A&E, and Lifetime; and handled the negotiations in developing the autobiography of Coretta Scott King, released in January 2017. Mr. Walker also hosted noted author and scholar Randall Robinson at Yale University; and handled the HarperCollins book deal for multi-platinum rapper/actor DMX. A former legal advisor to The Source and Black Elegance magazines, Mr. Walker has represented some of the top writers in the country and a number of high-profile books. Mr. Walker has also negotiated contracts and legal matters with various networks and television outlets, including BET, TVOne, VH-1, ABC, WE-TV, CBS, and many other entertainment outlets.
Mr. Walker has taught entertainment law for over 10 years and has won a number of high-profile cases. He wrote the best-selling “This Business of Urban Music” (Random House).
Mr. Walker holds a law degree from Howard University; he taught entertainment law at the University of Hartford’s Hart School of Music and at the UCONN Law School. In the past, he has served as a business panelist and workshop instructor at various schools, including Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, UCONN, Boston College School of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU, and George Washington University. He is also a guest commentator for Court TV's Prime Time Justice, CBS NEWS, BET’s Nightly News, and CNN. Mr. Walker has also appeared on the television show Power of Attorney.
Mr. Walker is admitted in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut and hopes to add two other jurisdictions. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts.