Keys To Leadership From Attorney Frank Walker II

Award-winning Attorney Frank Walker II is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solutions. Born in Institute, West Virginia, Frank received his education in Kanawha County Schools and at West Virginia State University, Marshall University, and West Virginia University, where he earned his law degree. Frank is a sought-after criminal defense attorney in Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia due to his reputation as a fearless defender of the rights afforded to citizens in the Constitution of the United States.

Frank currently serves as a Board Member of West Virginia State University Foundation and President of the Pittsburgh Black Lawyers Alliance. He is a member of the National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, AVVO Top Rated, National Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, Frank frequently serves as faculty for Continuing Legal Education courses focusing on state and Federal Criminal Defense matters and teaches at West Virginia University College of Law. 

Frank was duly initiated in the Xi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated in 1999 and is an active member of the Iota Phi Chapter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he serves on the Iota Phi Foundation Board. Frank previously served as a member of the American Inns of Court, Board Member of the Propel Charter Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is now a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Death Penalty Counsel, CJA Panel Attorney for Northern District of West Virginia and the Western District of Pennsylvania, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

As busy as he is, Frank enjoys quality time with his wife, Jennifer, and teenage daughters and is currently completing the requirements for his Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership Studies from Robert Morris University (expected 2023).

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