ATTORNEY KARLA WALKER
Karla Walker, is part of a team of progressive and aggressive attorneys in South Georgia at the law firm of Copeland, Haugabrook and Walker. Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut Karla received her B.A. in History at the prestigious, Ivey League Yale University and later obtained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at
Mercer University. Upon graduating, she moved to Valdosta, Georgia after attaining employment with the law firm Copeland and Haugabrook. Attorney Walker has been with the firm for 15 years; 11 of which as a partner.
Personal injury (including but not limited to car accidents, slip and falls, and other forms of negligence), workers compensation, family law (including divorce, custody, legitimations and adoptions), misdemeanors, felonies, and criminal defense are the areas of focus of Attorney Walker. She is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association of Yale Alumni, and Habitat for Humanity.
As an advocate for equality, one of the greatest challenges Attorney Walker encounters is overcome the stereotype and stigmas of her profession. In her own words, "People often have a jaded perspective when dealing with lawyers. We are often deemed as shady or liars; although I will readily admit that there are attorneys like that, there are still many of us who operate with integrity and care about the well being of our clients."
Though tough in the court room, Attorney Walker loves to enjoy life outside of work. Karla is the Youth Pastor at Path Church of Restoration and Deliverance where she is responsible for overseeing all youth activities. She is a speaker and coordinator for Hand Up Marketplace, Inc. which is designed to provide youth ages 16 and up with the skills needed to succeed socially, financially, occupationally, and educationally. Some of the other programs she works with are Girls of Grace Summer Program and Roadmap to Success.
Attorney Walker is currently building a program around a seminar she gives for first time probationers. During the seminar, she addresses employment, education and other issues that young adults face while on probation. She enjoys being a positive impact for other people.