Kara Walton is an associate in the firm's Inland Empire office, where she assists clients in myriad issues, including labor and employment, governance and leadership, as well as a heavy emphasis on complex litigation management. She has represented school districts regarding personnel matters for both certificated and non-certificated employees. In addition, she is an experienced presenter and trainer for K-12 public school districts and community colleges on the topics of sexual harassment prevention, mandated reporter duties, Title IX, grievance and complaint procedures, and updates of labor laws.
Prior to joining F3, Ms. Walton practiced law with a boutique education law firm in Orange County. During and after law school, she served as a law clerk at the Orange County District Attorney's Office and with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
She brings a unique perspective to her legal practice, having begun her professional career as an educator in Tustin Unified School District, where for ten years she taught algebra and served in leadership capacities.
Ms. Walton earned her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School and holds a B.A. from San Diego State University, an M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from California State University Fullerton.
Outside of her professional activities, Ms. Walton enjoys gardening and spending time in Palm Desert.