Mike Walker is a neutral in the mediation and arbitration company of Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has extensive litigation experience and is an active mediator. He received his mediation certification from the University of Texas Law School Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution in 2002. He is an approved ADR panel mediator for the U.S.D.C., Middle District of Louisiana, and is also listed on the Louisiana Register of Qualified Civil Mediators.
Mr. Walker is an experienced mediator and arbitrator having conducted over 900 mediation cases in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, hospital liability, employer liability, insurance, and civil rights. He is also Of Counsel with Kinchen, Walker, Bienvenu, Bargas, Reed & Helm LLC with over forty-seven years of practice in medical malpractice, products liability, insurance and employment law. He began his career as a law clerk for United States District Judge E. Gordon West for 2 years.
With a reputation for impartiality, Mr. Walker brings to the table a maturity in many areas of the law combined with a common-sense approach to resolution that enables him to reach out beyond the legal community. He is a Middle District of Louisiana ADR Panel Member; listed on the Louisiana Register of Qualified Civil Mediators; and 2022 Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Louisiana by Super Lawyers®. His training includes Mediation of Employment Disputes at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution.
Additionally, Mr. Walker is a contributing author regarding construction litigation and medical/legal issues. He wrote an article featured by the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors titled Mediation: How to Take Litigation out of the Construction Process. He was also an adjunct faculty moot court instructor for the LSU Law Center. In the past, he has volunteered as mock trial and BREC little league coaches, as well as volunteered for Boy Scouts of America and United Way.
"You’re my favorite mediator EVER. I am 3 for 3 with you. Let’s keep up the good work. I do refer everyone to you."
"In a mediation best described as surreal, Mike Walker did an excellent job in getting it resolved. For most of the day, I did not think that there was any way that it was going to settle."
"Thanks for your wisdom, insights, good humor, and PATIENCE that contributed to the successful resolution of this matter. This one was tough on my end. Your ability to steer the conversation away from the facts and toward resolution greatly contributed to the outcome."
“You are in a league of your own. I have never seen a mediation like that. You got my client to trust you and that is an incredible feat!!!”
“Thank you very much for helping resolve the issues in my lawsuit. I am very glad to get this matter behind me and please know that your assistance was instrumental.”
“Mike is an excellent mediator. I have used him quite often in the past and plan to do so often in the future.”
“I have used Mike 3 times and feel he does a good job and handles medical issues with great skill.”