Caroline D. Walker

Caroline D.

Walker

Overview

Caroline is an attorney in our Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group, as well as our Products, Catastrophic and Industrial Litigation Group. She defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country.

Experience

  • As an attorney in Butler Snow’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare group, Caroline Walker represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in product liability litigation across the country. She has experience in all aspects of mass tort litigation.
    • Acts as lead counsel in hearings and case workup in multiple jurisdictions, including Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.
    • Served as trial lawyer assisting lead counsel in multiple cases involving medical device litigation.
  • In re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia: Core member of the Gynemesh deposition, motions, and expert teams.  
  • Caroline also served on the trial team that obtained a complete defense victory after an eight-day jury trial in March 2022. Shears v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:20-cv-00264, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Distinctions

  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2018
  • Birmingham Business Journal
    • NextGen: Law, 2022
    • Best of the Bar, 2022
    • Rising Star of Law, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2023

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2013
  • Mississippi, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Alabama, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • Executive Editor, Alabama Law Review
    • Chair, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
    • Final Round Winner, 2012 John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition
    • Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Associate Justice, Student Bar Association Honor Court 
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Business Management, French, summa cum laude, 2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Taylor Medal Recipient
    • Ole Miss Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division

Papers, Presentations & Publications

Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Zoo Junior Board
  • Birmingham Ballet Guild
  • Children’s Art Guild Member

Caroline D.

Walker

Overview

Caroline is an attorney in our Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group, as well as our Products, Catastrophic and Industrial Litigation Group. She defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country.

Experience

  • As an attorney in Butler Snow’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare group, Caroline Walker represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in product liability litigation across the country. She has experience in all aspects of mass tort litigation.
    • Acts as lead counsel in hearings and case workup in multiple jurisdictions, including Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.
    • Served as trial lawyer assisting lead counsel in multiple cases involving medical device litigation.
  • In re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia: Core member of the Gynemesh deposition, motions, and expert teams.  
  • Caroline also served on the trial team that obtained a complete defense victory after an eight-day jury trial in March 2022. Shears v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:20-cv-00264, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Distinctions

  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2018
  • Birmingham Business Journal
    • NextGen: Law, 2022
    • Best of the Bar, 2022
    • Rising Star of Law, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2023

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2013
  • Mississippi, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Alabama, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • Executive Editor, Alabama Law Review
    • Chair, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
    • Final Round Winner, 2012 John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition
    • Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Associate Justice, Student Bar Association Honor Court 
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Business Management, French, summa cum laude, 2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Taylor Medal Recipient
    • Ole Miss Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division

Papers, Presentations & Publications

Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Zoo Junior Board
  • Birmingham Ballet Guild
  • Children’s Art Guild Member