Attorney Troy Walton of Walton Telken & Foster in Edwardsville has been named president of the Madison County Bar Association.
In a statement, Walton said it was an honor and he was humbled by his selection to an organization committed to protecting and serving the legal needs of its communities.
A native of Chatham, Ill., Walton is the son of a night shift postal worker and a bank teller/administrative assistant, and was the first member of his family to attend college after high school.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor of arts degree, and in 2000, graduated cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law. At age 27, he was named partner with The Rex Carr Law Firm.
He has lectured on topics ranging from personal injury to civil trial methods and has tried cases in both Illinois and Missouri.
In 2007, Walton was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum. In 2009, he founded the Walton Telken Foster firm, where his practice focuses on personal injury litigation, products liability claims, medical malpractice and wrongful death. He was named a "Super Lawyer," "Leading Lawyer" and a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers organization. He’s also received the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability.
Earlier this year, Walton and Stephen Telken successfully tried a $30 million case for a client who required a kidney transplant. He’d suffered kidney failure as a result of medical malpractice and negligence at a clinic operated by the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation.
In its 91-year history, the Madison County Bar Association has offered both educational and networking opportunities for legal professionals.Today, it has more than 400 members who participate in outreach events such as Law Day and the People’s Law School.
Walton resides in Glen Carbon with his wife, Anne, and their two daughters. He is an Edwardsville Township Democratic Precinct Committeeman and former vice president of the Edwardsville Democratic Club.