Susan L. Walker

Title/s:  Attorney, Private Practice

Specialty Area: Advocacy (Dispute Resolution)

Phone: 312.266.9306



Susan L. Walker has taught Dispute Resolution, Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration as an Adjunct Professor at DePaul's College of Law and coaches the ABA moot court negotiation, client counseling and commercial arbitration teams and Vis International Commercial arbitration teams. She also teaches Introduction to Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University's School of Law and was a coach for the ABA moot court trial team. Through teaching and coaching, she instructs students on dispute resolution theory, process and advocacy.

Ms. Walker has extensive experience teaching in the dispute resolution field for practicing lawyers. She has taught in the Mediation Training Certificate Program at DePaul's Center for Dispute Resolution and teaches in the trial and deposition programs for the Nation Institute of Trial Advocacy.

As a practicing attorney for over twenty years, she focused on product and commercial litigation as a partner with the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon and as chief of litigation for the Chicago Park District. At the Chicago Park District, she was also involved in business dispute resolution and problem solving as acting Chief Operating Officer and acting Chief Administrative Officer.

She has authored and edited publications on arbitration and international business practice. She co-authored the chapter on arbitration in the IICLE book on Business and Commercial Litigation. She is on the AAA commercial arbitration panel and is a chair certified arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration program. Ms. Walker has completed the arbitrator training program with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is member qualified. She is a certified mediator and was trained at DePaul’s Center for Dispute Resolution and the Center for Public Resources (CPR).


BA, University of Illinois, 1975
JD, University of Chicago School of Law, 1979