S. Scott Walker
S. Scott Walker is the managing partner of Folds, Walker & Maltby, LLC. His main area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on family law, commercial litigation, and land use litigation. Scott is also a Certified Family Mediator.
For over 35 years, Gainesville family law attorney, S. Scott Walker has represented clients through complex proceedings, including high asset dissolution of marriage cases and dissolution of business relationships. For complex matters, he works closely with skilled and experienced forensic accountants, appraisers, vocational evaluators, psychologists and other professionals in order to help our clients achieve desired results.
Scott also has extensive experience in government law. He serves as the City Attorney for the City of Newberry (since 1986), City of High Springs (since 2012), City of Archer (since 2013) and Town of Micanopy (since 2017); and, was formerly the Town Counsel for the Town of McIntosh (1994-2006). Scott became familiar with the needs of the City by working under the direction of the City’s prior attorney, his longtime mentor and partner, Allison E. Folds, Esq. In addition, Scott also has experience in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including actions arising under the Federal Torts Claim Act.
Scott is active in the local legal community, where he has served on the Board of Directors for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. From 1993-1996, he served as the Representative of the Eighth Judicial Circuit on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. Scott enjoys being a frequent panelist for the annual Eighth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Seminar for Family Law and Government Law. Most recently, he served as Vice Chair on the Eighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Government and Administrative Law
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation
Real Property and Land Use
Federal Torts Claim Act
Scott is admitted to practice in Florida (1984), U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (1987), and the U.S. Supreme Court (2003).
Scott attended Daytona Beach Community College on a Basketball Scholarship, and graduated with High Honors in 1978. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Florida, with Honors, in 1980. He remained at the University of Florida and obtained his law degree in 1983.
Affiliations & Community Involvement
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Executive Committee, First District Appellate Inn of Court
Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Gainesville Masonic Lodge 41
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
American College of Barristers
Scott was born on July 11, 1958 in Manhattan, Kansas and was raised in Poplar Grove, Illinois and Deland, Florida. In 1979, he completed a 5,000-mile cross country bicycle tour across the United States, just prior to entering law school. Scott is married to L. Alison Walker and has seven children.