Joseph E. Walters


(405) 235-9621 | | Oklahoma City

Prior to his retirement in June 2018, trial lawyer Joe Walters focused his practice on the resolution of a broad range of disputes. Over the course of his career, he developed significant expertise in products liability defense litigation, especially cases involving leading manufacturers of tractors and other machinery, as well as criminal defense and disputes concerning antitrust, securities and family law issues. He also had expertise in public contracting with federal, state, county and municipal governments, and in advocating  for clients in administrative and public contracting law matters. He  represented clients before a number of governmental bodies and regulatory agencies, including the Oklahoma Department of Central Services, ABLE Commission, Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Examiners, Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission, and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, and several municipalities. He also served as an administrative law judge for the Oklahoma Department of Central Services, now a division of Oklahoma Capital Assets Management.

While actively practicing, Joe volunteered with the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes, a program that provides pro bono assistance to members of the military, veterans and their families who can not afford a lawyer.

Joe’s achievements earned him recognition in Oklahoma Super Lawyers from 2006 – 2018.




  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 1986
    • Order of the Coif; Instructor, Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy; Phi Alpha Delta
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, National Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Fordham University, 2011
  • M.A. (Pastoral Care), Fordham University, 2012
  • 4 Units Clinical Pastoral Education, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
  • D.Min, Fordham University, 2017