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Business, Corporate, and Real Estate Transactions
We represent businesses of all sizes in a broad range of business, corporate, and real estate transactions.
BARKER WALTERS counsels and guides a diverse group of business clients through transactions in a practical, problem-solving, and results-oriented manner. The firm brings over twenty years of experience and an emphasis on comprehensive personal attention to assisting our business, corporate and real estate clients. More...

Construction Law
We provide aggressive, quality, cost-effective representation to the construction industry throughout California--those within the industry and those who interact with the industry--contractors, material suppliers, equipment companies, architects and engineers. Working together as a team with our clients, we focus on successful outcomes. With a strong litigation background, we are prepared to handle cases from inception to culmination, via settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or trial. More...

Employment and Labor Law
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ARKER WALTERS has both a proven track record and an on-going commitment to serving employers’ interests. The firm is also proud to be approved panel counsel for EPLI carriers. With a total of fifty years of experience in insurance and employment defense, we understand the practice of interfacing with insurance carriers and employers to best meet their needs. More...

Litigation Including Insurance Defense
We begin our initial investigation of any litigation matter with the following question: "What plan of action will most effectively and efficiently solve our client’s legal problem?" Through teamwork and productive communication we achieve a sense of the client’s goals and thereby forge a highly productive and effective attorney/client relationship. More...

Mediation and Arbitration
The firm, through its managing partner, Douglas H. Barker, provides mediation and arbitration services. Mr. Barker has over twenty years of experience as a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He is on the San Diego Superior Court mediation panel, and has been a judicial arbitrator on over three hundred cases. Mr. Barker has been a Judge Pro Tem periodically from 1984 to the present. He belongs to the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the San Diego County Bar Association, and San Diego Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution.

As a practicing attorney, Mr. Barker remains current on the challenges facing lawyers and litigants, and he maintains a strong sense of how judges and juries treat all sorts of cases. This allows him to understand and value cases based on contemporary expertise, which in turn benefits both attorneys and clients in an ADR setting. More...

Trusts and Estates
The rigors of today's rapidly changing market have caused many individuals to put off planning for their family's future. Yet, proper estate planning can provide security, control, and peace of mind. Barker Walters' trusts and estates lawyers specialize in working closely with the client to design and implement the right estate plan. We provide trusts and estates services to individuals and families, as well as related services to closely held businesses. Trusts and Estates Site

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