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Founder/Managing Attorney

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As the name suggests, Mr. Doug Walters is the founder of, and managing attorney at, the Law Offices of Douglas F. Walters, APC. With his 40+ years of experience, Mr. Walters has been providing clients all across the State of California with superlative and dedicated legal services for decades. Formerly of Walters & Caietti, he branched off and opened this firm in 2012.


Mr. Walters was born in Los Angeles, California but has called San Diego home since he began his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University. After receiving his law degree from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1977, he began his legal career doing insurance litigation with Shifflet & Sharp. Upon departing from Shifflet in 1998 after over 20 years of service, Mr. Walters went on to become one of the founding partners of the civil litigation firm formerly known as Walters Frasier Caietti Rotan & Lopez.


His primary expertise is insurance and employment litigation, but he has amassed an expansive wealth of knowledge with respect to personal injury  and medical malpractice litigation as well.

With nearly 100 judge/jury trials and over 40 years of experience under his belt, he has become one of San Diego's most respected and trusted plaintiff attorneys. He also serves as an exceptional leader of, and mentor to, his helpful support staff at our law firm. 


In what little free time he has, Mr. Walters enjoys spending time with his two kids, Tayler (23) and Matt (21), relaxing and skiing from his slope-side cabin in Utah, and soaking up the beautiful Southern California sunshine.


Attorney Doug Walters



Western State University College of Law – Juris Doctor, 1977

San Diego State University – Bachelor of Arts, 1973


Bar Admissions:

California State Bar Association

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association

California State Bar Association

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association Insurance Products Liability Section, Former Vice Chair

American Bar Association Torts Section

American Board of Trial Advocates

Arbitrator & Mediator, San Diego Superior Court

Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Defense Lawyers, Vice President 1988 – 1990


Professional Honors:

San Diego Defense Lawyers – Award for Outstanding Advocacy, 1997


Contact Attorney Doug Walters for a Free Consultation


A skilled mediator, Mr. Walters will first attempt to reconcile your dispute via settlement negotiations. However, should the other party refuse to fully engage in the process, San Diego Employment Lawyer Douglas F. Walters possesses the requisite experience to take your case to trial. An experienced litigator, Mr. Walters has successfully tried numerous matters, including cases before the Court of Appeals.


For immediate assistance, contact the Law Offices of San Diego Employment Attorney Doug Walters at (858) 623-5655 to schedule a complimentary, in-depth consultation. Or, connect with us online through our Case Evaluation Form.

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