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

James N. Walter Jr.


(334) 241-8046


Jimmy Walter has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of arbitration, mediation, commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, insurance litigation and securities litigation. He is also listed in Alabama Super Lawyers in the specialties of alternative dispute resolution, business litigation and civil litigation.

Jimmy has more than 35 years of experience in all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including business and consumer fraud, accounting, antitrust, banking, class action, contracts, construction, government, insurance, products liability and real estate litigation.

Jimmy currently serves as Chair of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and is a certified arbitrator and mediator registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. He 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.



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

Judicial Clerkship

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

Honors and Awards

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

Best Lawyers – Montgomery Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (2021, 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

American Arbitration Association, Roster of Neutrals

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

Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, Chair

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

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

f: (334) 323-8888