Donald C. Walton III



Donald C. Walton III is a Member practicing out of both the Louisville and Lexington offices, with a practice focusing solely on workers’ compensation defense. His experience includes 18 years of successfully handling the defense of workers compensation claims at the administrative law judge level and at all Kentucky appellate levels. He regularly works with employers’ human resources and safety personnel, insurance companies and self-insured clients in all aspects of workers compensation, providing guidance on achieving cost-effective resolutions to all workers compensation issues.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating


Kentucky Bar Association
Unites States Army Reserves (Ret., LTC)
Fayette County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky Supreme Court, 1998


U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002
J.D., University of Kentucky, 1998
B.S., United States Military Academy, 1987


Rockville, Maryland

Representative Cases

Trane Commer. Sys. v. Tipton, 2016 Ky. LEXIS 7 (Ky. Feb. 18, 2016) v. Mull, 2015 Ky. Unpub. LEXIS 77, 2015 WL 6590024 (Ky. Oct. 29, 2015)

Bowlin Grp., LLC v. Padgett, 2015 Ky. Unpub. LEXIS 35 (Ky. June 11, 2015)

Taubensee Steel & Wire Co. v. Saum, 2013 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 856, 2013 WL 5765140 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2013)

Broughton v. Quality Carriers, 2006 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 184, 2006 WL 2382747 (Ky. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2006)

Keith v. Hopple Plastics, 178 S.W.3d 463, 2005 Ky. LEXIS 369 (Ky. 2005)