John A. Walton

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office Location: Swen Parson 194B
Office Phone: 815-753-0120
Education: B.S., Illinois State University
M.S., Illinois State University
J.D., Northwestern University

John Walton has taught business organizations, agency, sports and entertainment law, intellectual property and lawyering skills. He has held visiting professorships at DePaul Law School and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Before joining Northern's faculty, he was a litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to his litigation practice, he was Counsel to the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund, on the Boards of Directors for the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Lawyers for the Arts and was a visiting prosecutor for the Denver City Attorney.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agency
  • Business organizations
  • Sports and entertainment law
  • Litigation and trial practice


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