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Walter Dukes is President, founding member and Senior shareholder of Dukes, Keating, Hatten, McRaney and Blum, located in Gulfport, Mississippi. He received his B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and Juris Doctorate from The Jackson School of Law at Mississippi College.
Walter brings first-chair practice in all aspects of jury and bench trials, and mediation. His more than forty years of experience in the courtroom has led to his handling the defense of complex cases throughout the State of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas. He has tried cases to verdict in Mississippi, Texas and West Virgina. Mr. Dukes also has an extensive practice in the areas of defense premises liability, premises security, trucking/transportation law, and construction litigation.
Active in various defense and insurance organizations, Walter holds membership in the DRI and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), which is composed of leaders in legal communities worldwide and in which he has served on the Board of Directors and spoken on many complex issues. Membership in the FDCC is held exclusively for those who have been judged by their peers who have achieved professional distinction. Mr. Dukes is honored to be a Fellow of The Mississippi Bar Foundation, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).
Walter’s practice areas include a broad general insurance defense practice, although he specializes in the defense of catastrophic claims involving wrongful death, burns and paralysis. Walter also defends police officers and municipalities.