The Madison County Record Sep. 8, 2015, 5:18pm


Attorney Troy Walton of Schoen Walton Telken & Foster in Edwardsville has been selected as an “Emerging Lawyer” by the Leading Lawyers in the State of Illinois.

Walton will be recognized in the October 2015 Top Settlements issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine. He will be the only plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer in Edwardsville or Madison County to receive this distinction.

The “Emerging Lawyers” designation is limited to the top 2 percent of lawyers 40 years old or under who have been recognized by their peers as a top lawyer in their field.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by my peers and to be listed alongside so many well-respected and accomplished attorneys,” Walton stated in a press release.

Walton earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and received his law degree in 2000 from the St. Louis University School of Law.

Walton focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, including all types of serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Walton has successfully settled several multi-million dollar cases on behalf of Madison County residents alone, including a $7 million settlement on behalf of a Collinsville woman who was seriously injured, and whose husband was killed, due to a defective refrigerator.

He also settled a confidential multi-million dollar case on behalf of a Collinsville man who was seriously injured in a work-site accident.

Walton formed Schoen Walton Telken & Foster in 2009. Since then, he has continued to focus exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.

Walton resides in Glen Carbon with his wife and two daughters.

He is currently the Vice President of the Madison County Bar Association and an Edwardsville Township Democratic Precinct Committeeman.

He has received the AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell, and was previously inducted into the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum.

Walton practices law in Illinois and Missouri and has tried cases to verdict in both states.

He also regularly lectures on a variety of personal injury litigation topics and civil trial techniques.

Schoen Walton Telken & Foster handles personal injury and wrongful death actions involving motor vehicle and trucking accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability and workers’ compensation. The firm also handles mass tort and class actions.

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