COVID-19 Resource Center
M. Cole Walker Jr.


Cole Walker represents individuals and employers in professional liability claims, including lawyers and law firms against allegations of legal malpractice. He also defends corporations and individuals in a variety of litigation involving business disputes, premises liability claims, and insurance coverage matters. He is involved in all phases of litigation from inception of a case through resolution, including pleadings, discovery, drafting and arguing motions, and trial preparation.

Before joining Hawkins Parnell & Young, Cole gained valuable courtroom experience during a one-year clerkship with the Honorable J. Wade Padgett and the Honorable Daniel J. Craig in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. In law school, he interned with the Honorable Carla W. McMillian and the Honorable Verda M. Colvin.



  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law  (J.D., 2019)
    • Mercer Law Review
    • Moot Court
    • Treasurer, Student Bar Association
    • Dean's List
  • Clemson University  (B.A., 2016)
    • University of Oxford Study Abroad Program

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • South Carolina


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar