Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

James N. Walter Jr.


(334) 241-8046


Jimmy Walter is recognized in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers in the specialties of alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, business litigation, civil litigation and insurance litigation. Best Lawyers recently named Jimmy as Montgomery’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation and for Arbitration.

Jimmy’s 40 years of experience in all types of civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants serves him well as a mediator and arbitrator. He has extensive experience in contract disputes, business and consumer fraud, accounting, antitrust, banking, class action, construction, estates, government, insurance, personal injury and wrongful death, products liability and real estate litigation. As a mediator, Jimmy’s extensive and varied experience allows him to work with all parties to achieve a satisfactory resolution of their dispute.

Jimmy is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators. He serves on the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and is a certified mediator and arbitrator registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. Jimmy has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals since 2014 and has served as arbitrator in numerous commercial and consumer arbitrations.

To reserve a mediation or arbitration date online, please click your preferred available date. Jimmy’s office will contact you upon receipt of your appointment request form.



J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1981

B.S., cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 1978

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1981

Admitted To Practice

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Alabama

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama


Honors and Awards

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

The Best Lawyers in America – Arbitration; Mediation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Securities

Best Lawyers – “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Montgomery (2021); “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in Montgomery (2022); “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Montgomery (2023)

Super Lawyers – Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business Litigation; Civil Litigation – Defense

Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award

Alabama Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Dean M. Leigh Harrison Scholar

Hugo L. Black Scholar

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Order of the Coif

Jasons Senior Honor Society

Phi Delta Phi

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Alabama Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

American Arbitration Association, Roster of Neutrals

Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section, Co-Chair (2017-18)

Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, Chair (2021-22)

Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2018-19)

Registered on the Alabama State Court Arbitrator and Mediator Rosters

Bar Examiner in Equity, Alabama State Bar (1992-97)

Church of the Ascension, Senior Warden (2016)

Montgomery YMCA Endowment Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer

Other Professional Experience

Clerk, Honorable Truman M. Hobbs Sr., United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama (1981-82)

Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Associate (1982-85)

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8046

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Legal Assistant

Anne Gunderson

p: (334) 241-8047

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