Lisa L. Walker joined Smithey Law Group, LLC as an associate in 2018, where she focuses exclusively on employment law issues. Before joining Smithey Law Group, Ms. Walker served as a judicial law clerk to two judges on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland — the Honorable Stuart R. Berger in Baltimore City from 2016-2017 and the Honorable Robert A. Zarnoch (Senior Judge, Specially Assigned) in Annapolis, Maryland from 2017-2018.
Practice Areas, Bar Admissions, and Education
- Employment Law
- Maryland (2016)
- Tennessee (2017)
- Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Labor & Employment Law Section
- American Bar Association
Education and Background
Ms. Walker grew up in Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2011. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in sociology at MTSU in 2013, during which she conducted research on inequality issues in the workforce and completed a thesis examining sexual harassment within the restaurant industry.
Ms. Walker graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2016, where she served as a Law Review editor and a Rule 16 student attorney in the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic. As a student attorney, she represented low-income clients in civil and administrative cases and negotiated on behalf of clients in matters involving state and federal minimum wage laws. Ms. Walker also interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Hearings Office, the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, and the Court of Appeals of Maryland with the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell.