ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.—Adult industry veteran attorney Lawrence G. Walters has announced the formation of his new practice in Altamonte Springs, Florida, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Walters, who began practicing law in the late 1980s, has been representing adult clients since the early 1990s. In March of 2001, Walters joined Weston, Garrou & DeWitt, which subsequently became Weston, Garrou, DeWitt & Walters, and then Weston, Garrou, Walters & Mooney. Walters also is a familiar face on seminar panels at adult trade events, and has appeared on numerous television news programs over the years, speaking mostly on First Amendment and adult industry issues. He also was the president of the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA) for the one-year term that ended in August 2009.
The new firm will be known as the "Walters Law Group," and will include Mr. Walters as the managing partner, along with his current associate, Kevin Wimberly, Esq., who focuses on intellectual property along with related First Amendment concerns. The firm is also excited to announce the establishment of an 'of counsel' relationship with Jennifer Kinsley, Esq., who will maintain her current office location and practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with her partners Louis Sirkin and Scott Nazzarine, but will assist the firm in civil and criminal litigation, along with various transactional work.
"Everyone in my office is eager to launch the new operation, and we're particularly happy to have Jennifer Kinsley of counsel to the new firm,” Walters told AVN.com. “Jennifer and I have worked on various matters in the past, and her experience will be a welcome addition to the firm. Fortunately, we will not be changing physical location, phone numbers, emails or website addresses, so we hope that the launch will be minimally disruptive to our practice and allow for continued, successful representation of the industry."
The new practice also will continue to use the same website Walters has been using for years, www.FirstAmendment.com, though with a new design to be unveiled at the beginning of January, upon the commencement of the new firm.
Walters can be reached at his current email address, [email protected].