Walker & Pattinson

Walker & Pattinson

Founded in 1954 under the original firm name of Felton & Bielenberg, Walker & Pattinson has continued its strong tradition of providing clients throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington with professional and reliable legal services.

Firm Overview

With their 53 years of combined experience, attorneys John W. Walker and Michael J. Pattinson leverage their broad knowledge base and skills to proactively resolve your dispute, no matter how simple or complex.

John is also well known among his peers for his professionalism and ethics, and he is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry.

We believe that all clients, no matter what their native language, should be able to understand the charges against them and their legal options. Michael is able to communicate with our Spanish-speaking clients both orally and in writing.

Innovative and zealous legal advocacy
We are a law firm that encourages close working relationships among our attorneys and with other professionals, such as accountants, economists, tax specialists, doctors and engineers, as is appropriate given the unique nature of each case and our clients' needs. Our multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving enables us to maximize your chance of success in achieving your goals. Our attorneys' familiarity with state and federal legislation and applicable case law, together with their assertive approach to preserving your interests, can make a significant difference to your case.

Reported appellate cases
Over the years, Walker & Pattinson has been involved in several notable cases, including the following reported appeals:
-United States v. Antelope, 430 US 641, 51 L.Ed.2d 701, 97 S.Ct. 1395 (1977)
-State v. Deccio, 136 Idaho 442, 34 P.3d 1125 (2001)
-Appeal of Evangelical Luth. G. Sam Soc., 119 Idaho 126, 804 P.2d 299 (1990)
-Butters v. Hauser, 125 Idaho 79, 867 P.2d 953 (1993)
-Thompson v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 108 Idaho 802, 702 P.2d 840 (1985)
-Wheeler v. McIntyre, 100 Idaho 286, 596 P.2d 798 (1979)
-Hunt Bros. Const. Inc. v. Wolcott, 99 Idaho 241, 580 P.2d 418 (1978)
-Sangster v. Spangler, 97 Idaho 186, 541 P.2d 610 (1975)
-Estes v. City of Moscow, 96 Idaho 922, 539 P.2d 275 (1975)

Main Office

Main Office
1208 Alturas Drive
Moscow ID 83843



Personal Injury

Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person's negligence.

Moscow firm helping victims recover for their losses
The personal injury attorneys at Walker & Pattinson have more than 50 years of combined experience successfully helping injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls, and unsafe work conditions. We also represent people with workers compensation and Social Security disability claims.

Seeking just compensation for injuries
At Walker & Pattinson, our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge about insurance company tactics and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

Personalized legal guidance
At Walker & Pattinson in Moscow, the client's interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available.

Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the assistance of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.

Protecting your claim
Idaho law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses' memories remain fresh.

John W. Walker

Walker & Pattinson

Practice areas
-Automobile accidents and Injuries
-Business law
-Limited liability companies
-Criminal law
-Controlled substances
-Domestic violence
-Domestic law
-Child custody
-Powers of Attorney
-General civil practice
-Insurance law
-Real estate

- Idaho,1973
-U.S. District Court, District of Idaho,1973
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit,1975
-U.S. Supreme Court,1976
-Washington, 2003

-University of Idaho, J.D., 1973
-University of Idaho, B.S., Accounting, 1970

John W. Walker was born in Sherman, Texas on July 2, 1948. In 1970, John graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He was employed as a Legislative Auditor by the State of Idaho and also was an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance while attending Law School. In 1973, John was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. John was admitted to the Idaho State Bar, the Oregon State Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho in 1973. In 1975, John was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and he has argued several cases before the 9th Circuit and the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals. In 1976, John was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued a murder case before the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 1977. In January of 2003, John was admitted to practice law before the Washington Supreme Court. John maintains professional memberships with the Idaho State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Oregon State Bar, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. In 1998, John received the "Professionalism Award" from the Idaho State Bar. From 1990 to 1999, John served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, instructing law students on trial practice and procedure. John also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Idaho Alumni Association and was elected President of the Alumni Association in May 2001. He has served on many local and civic boards, including Stepping Stones, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Moscow Elks. John's areas of legal practice include Automobile Accidents, Business Law and Contracts, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, all areas of felony and misdemeanor Criminal Law such as DUI, DWP, Manslaughter, Controlled Substances, Assault, Battery and Domestic Violence, Domestic Law, Child Custody, Divorce, Estates, including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney, General Civil Practice, Insurance Law, Probate, and Real Estate. Over his 37 years of practicing law, John has been involved in many lawsuits and mediations, several of which have resulted in settlements ranging from $300,000 to $850,000. Based on ethical considerations, names of clients and cases necessarily must remain confidential.


University of Idaho
Juris Doctorate,