Judge Walker received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State Law School. He served with the U.S. Army Special Forces in Southeast Asia in the Vietnam era. Judge Walker has been very involved in community service activities including board membership with both ARC and Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, volunteering with the Community Coordinated Response Committee and Local Access to Justice Committee and serving as a Teen Court and Mock Trial judge. He has continued his legal education through attendance at a variety of legal and judicial education seminars.
Judge Walker was appointed to the County Court bench in May, 2007. Prior to his appointment he served nine years as the Deputy Public Defender in the Office of the State Public Defender. Previous to his public defender position he was in private litigation practice for twenty years.